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After five-week shut down, Greek stocks plummet 3.8.2015 Sify News
By George Georgiopoulos and Angeliki Koutantou
After five-week shut down, Greek stocks plummet 3.8.2015 TOI: Intl Business
Trading on the Athens bourse was suspended in late June as part of capital controls imposed to stem a debilitating outflow of euros that threatened to collapse Greece's banks and hurl the indebted country out of the euro zone.
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Rs 5 lakh ex gratia for landslide victims 3.8.2015 The Assam Tribune
Rs 5 lakh ex gratia for landslide victims
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California wildfires destroy forests and threaten homes 3.8.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

More than 9,000 firefighters work to quell blazes sparked by lightning and exacerbated by tinder-dry trees and grass and erratic winds

Wildfires blazing across western US states have destroyed forests and threatened residents, particularly in northern California where dozens of blazes are raging and homes have been evacuated.

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Eyewitness: Clearlake, California 3.8.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Photographs from the Eyewitness series

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'Everyone here associates death with the mining': the Kyrgyz town sitting on nuclear waste 3.8.2015 Guardian: Environment

Residents of Mailuu-Suu, one of the most polluted places on the planet, complain that officials are doing little to protect them from health hazards. EurasiaNet reports

On the ground floor of Mailuu-Suu’s central hospital, pharmacist Ainagul Parpibaeva says she’s had enough.

“We’re full of illness. Many people have cancer, leukaemia. I think this is because of the uranium, but the government never tells us anything,” she says. People continuously come to her complaining of the same symptoms over and over, “like children who are nauseous and vomit”, she explains.

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CM's night at flood cell 3.8.2015 Telegraph: Bengal
Mamata Banerjee today officially declared that 12 districts had been affected by floods and 20 blocks in five districts had become "very vulnerable" and began a night vigil from Nabanna.
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Homing in on bug bounties 2.8.2015 TOI: India
Some Indian firms are following in the footsteps of US biggies by allowing ethical hackers to test their systems and rewarding them for bug ...
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Fire brigade rescues 40 in a midnight operation in Dholka 1.8.2015 TOI: Ahmedabad Times
Even as the floodwaters have started receding from the periphery of Ahmedabad city after recent downpour, various agencies are continuing with relief and rescue operations. A team of Ahmedabad Fire and Emergency Services (AFES) rescued 40 persons from Pithawada village near Dholka on ...
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WWE superstar John Cena breaks nose, undergoes emergency surgery 1.8.2015 DNA: Mumbai
If you are a John Cena fan, prepare for his absence from WWE RAW and other shows for the next two weeks, reports WrestlingNewsWorld. The WWE superstar seriously injured himself during a match with World Champion Seth Rollins on RAW this past week. Cena broke his nose following a kick by Rollins, and then had to undergo emergency surgery. WrestlingNewsWorld reports that Cena faced breathing problems following the match, which necessitated the surgery. In the video below, you can see the point at which Cena broke his nose. In spite of copious bleeding, Cena managed to finish the match. Given that Cena is likely to face Seth Rollins at Summerslam in a big ticket match, both WWE and the fans will be hoping he recovers ...
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Plane crashes at Chris Evans' CarFest in Cheshire 1.8.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

No confirmation of any injuries as police attend ‘serious incident’ at Oulton Park car festival founded by TV presenter

A plane that was part of an acrobatic display at a festival founded by TV presenter Chris Evans has crashed.

Police are attending the serious incident at CarFest at Oulton Park in Cheshire, an event organised by the new Top Gear presenter to support BBC Children in Need.

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Apollo Hospitals Group to set up hospital in Navi Mumbai 1.8.2015 ET: Healthcare
The hospital will have 500 beds and its location close to the Mumbai-Pune expressway will enable it to provide emergency medical services in case of road accidents.
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Firefighter dies as Governor Jerry Brown declares California wildfires emergency 1.8.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
  • David Ruhl, from South Dakota, died some time on Thursday
  • Eighteen fires across state prompt governor's declaration

A US Forest Service firefighter from South Dakota has been killed battling one of more than a dozen wildfires raging across California, Forest Service officials said Friday night.

Related: California wildfires overwhelm drought-stricken state – in pictures

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Ebola: WHO announces possible ‘game changer’ vaccine 1.8.2015 Sify News
Having achieved its “core objective” of scaling up global action to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response will officially wind down on Friday, transferring its role to the World Health Organization (WHO), which just announced that an experimental vaccine being tested in Guinea appears to be highly effective and could be a “game changer.”
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Unify targets growth through channel partners 1.8.2015 TOI: India Business
Unify, a leading global software and services firm, unveiled a new strategy of growth in India through channel partners.
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Out of control fire in New South Wales Blue Mountains could threaten homes 1.8.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

About 100 crews are in the Wentworth Falls area and waterbombing helicopters are on the way, NSW Rural Fire Service inspector Ben Shepherd says

Rural fire crews are keeping a close watch on an out of control fire in the NSW Blue Mountains, which could threaten homes with strong winds predicted.

About 100 crews are in the Wentworth Falls area and waterbombing helicopters are on the way, NSW RFS inspector Ben Shepherd says.

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Flight TK79 dispatch from 30,000ft: 'God, this is it. This is payback.' 1.8.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

When a stray mobile phone was found on board a Turkish Airlines flight, the captain, suspecting an Isis bomb, made an emergency landing in Warsaw

Mehmet Altug Ekis, the captain on board the Turkish Airlines flight TK79, was doing his best to sound calm.

“Everything is normal,” he told the cabin on the intercom. “We are in Polish airspace and are going to make an emergency landing. In these circumstances, military jets accompany planes. If you see some military jets, please, it is normal too.”

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LBT scrapped for traders with less than Rs50 crore turnover 31.7.2015 DNA: Top News
The state government decided to scrap local body tax (LBT) from Saturday for traders who have an annual turnover of less than Rs50 crore. In the area of 25 municipal corporations, the tax will continue for 1,162 traders whose turnover is above the Rs50 crore limit. Such people form just 0.15% of the total base of 8,09,553 traders. The state government will compensate civic bodies for loss of revenues by devolving stamp duty collections to them from municipal areas, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday told the state legislative assembly. The cash-strapped government has also made a provision for Rs 2,048.44 crore through supplementary demands approved in the monsoon session of the legislature as an emergency provision to financially compensate municipal corporations for the August to December period. Fadnavis said from August 1, LBT would be scrapped for those traders in 25 municipal corporations who have a turnover of less than Rs 50 crore. This will cover 8,08,391 traders (99.85% of the ...
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Air India flight makes safe emergency landing 31.7.2015 ET: Transportation
An Air India flight from Patna carrying 97 passengers onboard made a safe emergency landing here today due to hydraulic failure, sources said.
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Emergency measures fail to halt China's stock market nosedive 31.7.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

July ends on another low note as stocks record biggest monthly loss in almost six years, despite concerted efforts by Beijing to prop up the exchanges

Chinese share prices suffered a dismal end to a dire month as promises of more emergency measures from officials in Beijing failed to stem a stock market slide that is now reverberating around the global economy.

Despite policymakers’ pledges to underpin the flagging Chinese economy and a further crackdown by the markets watchdog, stocks fell further on Friday and posted their biggest monthly loss in almost six years.

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