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As Ebola spreads, U.S. won’t enter Congo war zone

“A few seasoned Ebola experts from the CDC were withdrawn from Beni in late August after an attack by an armed group against a Congolese military location along a road close to where the team was traveling, according to a senior U.S. Embassy official in Congo” writes Lena H for latimes.com. No U.S. government personnel or other Ebola responders were targeted or in the immediate area of that attack. Source: latimes.com Share This:

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Mobile phone alerts to warn Europeans if near terrorist attack

“Europeans will be sent official alerts on their mobile phones if they are near a terrorist attack or natural disaster under an EU plan to replace the traditional emergency siren and reduce the risk of fake news causing chaos” writes Daniel Boffey for theguardian.com. MEPs are expected to pass legislation on Wednesday obliging EU member states to implement the so-called Reverse 112 system which will alert people to threats and advise how to stay safe. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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How to manage a panic attack

“A notebook can be a valuable tool for dealing with the onset of a panic attack” writes Megan Nolan for theguardian.com. Telling someone who suffers panic attacks to relax can suggest you need a week by the beach.When it comes to panic attacks, knowledge is power.Studies show that commuters in general suffer heightened levels of anxiety, but rush-hour journeys can be especially difficult if you get panic attacks.When you feel an attack coming on, it is a good idea to limit the stimuli you are experiencing as much as you…

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Thousands raised for trolley hero

“The simplest approach to avoid this problem is to continue to use the Facebook app but not use the in-app browser” writes Megan Palin for dailytelegraph.com.au. There is a specific issue with the Facebook in-app browser intermittently making requests to websites without cookies that had previously been set.This appears to be a defect in the browser which should be addressed soon. Source: dailytelegraph.com.au Share This:

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Death toll from bomb blasts rises above 50

“Somali hospital and police sources say the death toll from a string of bombings near a popular hotel in Mogadishu has risen to 53 with more than 100 injured” writes Agence France-presse for theguardian.com. Captain Mohamed Hussein, a senior Somali police officer, said many of the injured suffered horrific wounds, raising fears that the death toll could rise further.According to sources, the fatalities included the son of the owner of the hotel, Abdirashid Ilqeyte, who was killed in an al-Shabaab attack on the establishment in November 2015.Islamic extremists exploded four…

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Terror attack a ‘wake-up call’, Australian police say

“Shire Ali, 30, who came to Australian from Somalia in the 1990s, had his passport cancelled in 2015, but was not being actively monitored before the attack, police said” writes Luke Henriques-gomes for theguardian.com. Australian police have declared a terrorist attack in the centre of Melbourne a “reality check” and a “wake-up call”, as the city mourns a popular restaurant owner who was stabbed to death by the Isis-inspired attacker on Friday. The other two victims, Tasmanian retiree Rod Patterson, 58, and a 24-year-old security guard from Hampton Park, are…

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