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January 12, 2019 2:31 AM Argentina isolates 85 people to quell hantavirus outbreak

A man wearing a mask waits for clients at his shop, with a sign posted that reads in Spanish "We are all family in Epuyen, be supportive, use a mask" in Epuyen, Argentina, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Gustavo Zaninelli) An Argentine judge has ordered 85 residents of a remote Patagonian town to stay in their homes for at least 30 days to help halt an outbreak 123

January 5, 2019 12:14 AM Fearing Congo violence, U.S. deploys small military force to Gabon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday that U.S. military personnel had deployed to Gabon in response to possible violent demonstrations in the Democratic Republic of Congo after a presidential election there. In a letter to congressional leaders, Trump said the first of about 80 military personnel arrived in Gabon on Wednesday 114

January 4, 2019 11:37 PM How the shutdown is messing with your great American vacation

Marnie Hunter and Katia Hetter, CNN • Updated 4th January 2019 The partial government shutdown in the United States raises all sorts of questions for travelers on topics from aviation safety and security to passports and national parks. Although National Park Service sites across the country have been closed during previous government shutdowns, many have initially 124

December 21, 2018 1:47 AM The Netherlands is paying people to cycle

Andrea Lo, CNN • Published 21st December 2018 With 17 million residents and 23 million bicycles, the Netherlands already has more bikes than people. Now, it wants to get even more cyclists on the roads -- and will pay people to do it. The Dutch government recently announced that it will invest $390 million (€345 million) in cycling infrastructure to get 200,000 more people 108

December 20, 2018 5:54 PM US self-defense airstrikes in Somalia kill 11 al-Shabab

JOHANNESBURG – The U.S. military says it has killed 11 al-Shabab extremists with a pair of airstrikes outside Somalia's capital. The U.S. Africa Command statement says Wednesday's airstrikes were in self-defense after al-Shabab fighters attacked forces with the Somali military and the African Union peacekeeping mission. The statement says U.S. personnel 120

December 20, 2018 5:36 PM ExxonMobil shelves Canada LNG export project

LONDON/HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) has withdrawn its WCC liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in Canada from an environmental assessment, it said on Thursday, signaling that the project has been shelved. The decision to pare its LNG project portfolio follows the decision by a Royal Dutch Shell-led group to build 150

December 20, 2018 7:16 AM Britain can still hold a second Brexit referendum

PARIS (Reuters) - Britain can still hold a second Brexit referendum, France’s European Affairs Minister Nathalie Loiseau said on Thursday. “The door remains open, but it will be up to them to choose, not us,” Loiseau told French TV station CNews. Former Prime Minister Tony Blair is among those leading calls for a second Brexit referendum as Prime Minister 115

December 19, 2018 6:46 PM Mariners' stadium renamed T-Mobile Park

The Seattle Mariners unveiled the new name for their stadium on Wednesday after agreeing to a 25-year hometown partnership with the Bellevue, Wash.-based wireless carrier. It’s the first name change for the ballpark since it opened in 1999. “T-Mobile has a deep commitment to this community, a passion for customer service and a well-earned reputation 132

December 10, 2018 10:15 PM U.S. veterans' hospitals often better than nearby alternatives

(Reuters Health) - - U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals may provide better quality care than other hospitals in many American communities, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers looked at 121 regional health care markets with at least one VA hospital and one non-VA facility. Altogether they assessed 135 VA hospitals and 2,988 non-VA hospitals using 127

December 6, 2018 6:26 AM New Satellite Images Show Expansion at a North Korea Missile Base, Report Says

New satellite images discovered by researchers appear to show activity taking place at an unidentified long-range missile base in North Korea. Published Wednesday by CNN, the images reportedly show the expansion of a unidentified, active long-range missile base near the previously identified Yeongjeo-dong base in North Korea’s mountainous interior. Analysts 110