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  • Man arrested after girl, 6, found naked, beaten on Alberta reserve
    RCMP have arrested a man after an attack left a six-year-old girl lying naked and severely injured in the snow on a reserve west of Edmonton.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 13:48:29 EST.
  • 'Hearthstone' Will Be Even Better On Smartphones
    Blizzard's collectible card game will shine, and pay dividends, on smartphones.
    By Erik Kain.  Forbes.  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:40:00 GMT.
  • What are the chances of snow at Christmas?
    In the UK there's a greater chance of snow at Easter than at Christmas.
    BBC News.  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:41:50 GMT.
  • Pickled onion-size hailstone storm
    Hailstones as big as pickled onions fall during a thunderstorm over Ness in the north of Lewis in the Western Isles.
    BBC News.  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:34:04 GMT.
  • Death toll from Indonesian mudslide rises to 51
    BANJARNEGARA, Indonesia (AP) " The death toll from a mudslide that flattened much of a village in central Indonesia rose to 51 on Monday before rain forced rescuers to halt their search for dozens of missing people, officials ...
    New Zealand Herald.  Mon, 15 Dec 2014 23:45:13 +1200.
  • Observatory: Mimicking a Caterpillar to Avoid Detection
    A baby bird in the Amazon rain forest has downy feathers with long, orange barbs and white tips that make it look like a poisonous hairy caterpillar, researchers are reporting.
    By Sindya N. Bhanoo.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:06:39 GMT.
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  • World Briefing: Indonesia: Landslide Toll Rises
    Rescuers pulled more bodies from the debris on Sunday after heavy rain in central Indonesia loosened soil and collapsed a hill.
    By The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 15 Dec 2014 07:02:26 GMT.
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  • 17 dead, nearly 100 missing in Indonesian landslide: Official
    Torrential downpours triggered a landslide on Indonesia’s main island of Java, killing at least 17 people and leaving nearly 100 others missing, with persistent rain hampering rescue efforts, officials said
    Hurriyet.  Sat, 13 Dec 2014 11:41:00 +0200.
  • Heart Attacks Rose in N.J. in Hurricane Sandy's Wake
    Jump in residents' stress, physical exertion may have played a role, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Coping with Disasters, Heart Attack
    National Library of Medicine.  Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:00:00 EST.
  • At Least 2 Dead as Typhoon Batters Philippines
    Typhoon Hagupit centered over the eastern Philippines Sunday bringing heavy rain and wind gusts at times as high 210 kilometers per hour. ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 07 Dec 2014 09:53:00 -0500.

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