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U.S. military orders broad review as anthrax mishap widens| Reuters

May 30, 2015

U.S. military orders broad review as anthrax mishap widens| Reuters

WASHINGTON The U.S. military said on Friday it discovered even more suspected cases of inadvertent shipments of live anthrax than previously thought, both in the United States and abroad, and ordered a sweeping review of its practices for inactivating samples. "As of now, 24 laboratories in 11 states and two foreign countries are believed to have received suspect samples," the Pentagon said in a statement #Business #Economy #Technology #science #Africa #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Great Barrier Reef kept off UNESCO 'danger' list for now| Reuters

May 30, 2015

Great Barrier Reef kept off UNESCO 'danger' list for now| Reuters

PARIS A heritage committee of the UNESCO cultural agency stopped short of placing Australia's Great Barrier Reef on an "in danger" list, but the ruling on Friday raised long-term concerns about its future. The long-awaited ruling by UNESCO's World Heritage Committee welcomed Australian efforts to maintain the environmentally sensitive region but noted its outlook was "poor" and called on the government to stick rigidly to commitments to protect it. "Climate change, poor water quality and impacts from coastal development are major threats to the property's health...," the statement said after delegates held discussions in the German city in Bonn. #Business #Sports #Australia #science #Health #markets #Africa #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #Mexico #opinion
Texas seeks presidential disaster declaration after storms kill 21| Reuters

May 30, 2015

Texas seeks presidential disaster declaration after storms kill 21| Reuters

DALLAS Texas Governor Greg Abbott sought a presidential disaster declaration on Friday after severe weather this week killed at least 21 people, caused massive flooding and prompted evacuations. Storms that battered North Texas on Thursday and Friday added more runoff to swollen rivers and prompted hundreds of calls for help in Dallas, where some areas saw up to seven inches (17.8 cm) of rain. #Economy #Sports #United States #Technology #France #markets #Africa #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
France's UMP party changes name to The Republicans, boosting Sarkozy| Reuters

May 30, 2015

France's UMP party changes name to The Republicans, boosting Sarkozy| Reuters

PARIS French conservatives overwhelmingly backed renaming their UMP party "The Republicans" on Friday in a boost for former president Nicolas Sarkozy, who wants to use the re-branding as a springboard for the 2017 presidential election. With 83 percent of the party's more than 210,000 members backing the name change, the vote marked a new step in Sarkozy's political comeback, although it remains at risk from challengers within the party and his judicial woes. "We call on all Republicans to rally around us," Sarkozy said in a statement #Economy #Sports #United States #Technology #Middle East #science #Health #Africa #Latin America #Entertainment
Six people killed, eight wounded in rocket attack in Libya's Benghazi - official| Reuters

May 30, 2015

Six people killed, eight wounded in rocket attack in Libya's Benghazi - official| Reuters

BENGHAZI, Libya/TRIPOLI Six people were killed and eight wounded when a rocket hit a residential district in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Friday, officials said. An army commander blamed Islamist fighters for the rocket strike. Fighting for control of the country's second-largest city has been going on for a year, part of a conflict between former rebels groups who helped topple Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 but now back two rival governments. #United States #Technology #France #Middle East #science #markets #Africa #Copyright #Latin America #Mexico #opinion