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  • Tropical Storm Vance moving slowly in Pacific
    MIAMI (AP) Tropical Storm Vance is moving slowly in the Pacific far from Mexico's coast.The storm's maximum sustained winds early Friday are near 45 mph (75 kph) with gradual strengthening forecast over the next few ...
    New Zealand Herald.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:40:11 +1200.
  • Blizzard Believes 'World of Warcraft' Will Live To See Its 20th Birthday in 2024
    I recently wrote about a certain subsection of games that seem like they'll never need "true" sequels, living on through constant updates, patches and expansions. ...
    By Paul Tassi.  Forbes.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:52:00 GMT.
  • VIDEO: The makeshift 'protection' for Ebola
    The BBC's Anne Soy reports from Ghana, where health care workers in one hospital serving Liberian refugees have had to use rain coats instead of proper protective gear against Ebola.
    BBC News.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:32:12 GMT.
  • Editorial: Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Power Play
    An investigation shows that the governor was largely responsible for the Long Island Power Authority’s bumbling response to Hurricane Sandy.
    By The Editorial Board.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:05:11 GMT.
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  • Op-Ed Contributor: Our Failing Weather Infrastructure
    Tight budgets and job vacancies make it hard to predict the next Hurricane Sandy.
    By Kathryn Miles.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:28:43 GMT.
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  • Heavy rains and winds lash Argentina
    Torrential rains and strong winds in central Argentina cause severe flooding, damage homes and force dozens of people to evacuate.
    BBC News.  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:11:40 GMT.
  • Russia detains four more suspects in Total crash probe
    Russian investigators detained four more staff members Oct. 23 at the Moscow airport where the CEO of French oil giant Total died when his plane collided with a snow plough.
    Hurriyet.  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:53:00 +0200.
  • Nepal Tightens Rules Following Hiking Disaster
    The Nepalese government says it will introduce new rules in an effort to reform the country's trekking industry after dozens were killed in a deadly Himalayan snowstorm last week. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:42:29 -0400.
  • French Oil CEO Killed in Moscow Runway Crash
    The head of French oil giant Total was killed late Monday when his private jet collided with a snow plow on a Moscow runway. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:51:32 -0400.
  • Mercedes G class to soldier on with '70s styling
    As Mercedes-Benz restyles the rest of its luxury SUVs, the G class's angular form -- it's about as sleek as a snow plow -- will stay the same. It hasn't had a redesign since its introduction in 1979 -- and sales are higher than ever.  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST.  Subscription required.

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