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Magnitude 7.5 Earthquake Shakes Mexico

An earthquake of magnitude on the Richter scale has shaken this Friday the surroundings of the city of Tecpan de Galeana, located in the State of Guerrero, in southwestern Mexico, near cities like Acapulco. According to the National Seismological Service of Mexico, the earthquake struck at am, local tim, about 31 kilometers Northwest of Tecpan de Galeana and 10 kilometers in depth. The tremor was felt in Mexico City, as well as in the States of Colima, Jalisco, Veracruz and Michoacan, according to the Mexican daily 'El Universal'. In the Mexican capital have you noticed with special force. "It is shaking", has…
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez Passes Away

José Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian author and Nobel Prize recipient for literature, died yesterday at the age of 87 after a slow decline in health, aggravated in recent weeks. The author of which is undoubtedly the most important novel of Latin America, One Hundred Years of Solitude, his death, although announced, has the whole world mourning. García Márquez was born in Aracataca, a village lost in the Colombian Caribbean, on Sunday March 6, 1927 at nine in the morning, as he detailed in his memoirs. Raised by his maternal grandparents, a retired colonel and a superstitious woman, who both would mark his literature, 'Gabo'-…
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Scottish Independence Would ‘Weaken’ National Security

The promoters of the Scottish independence referendum, as enthusiasts of the so-called right to decide in other latitudes, usually put the emphasis of their political literature in the epic of victimhood and the poetry of a new dawn. But at the Govan Shipyard, located on The River Clyde in Edinburgh, the referendum scheduled for September 18 generates fear and uncertainty. Both facilities are the few who still build boats, thanks to a single client: the British Navy. The British Minister of Defense, Philip Hammond, yesterday reminded in his speech to the employees of a Scottish plant of Thales, another enterprise of Defense which manufactures all the periscopes of the…
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Uncertainty Remains For Over 100 Girls Kidnapped in Nigeria

Doubts remain about the fate of more than a hundred students abducted in the night from Monday to Tuesday in a boarding school in the northeast of Nigeria. While the Nigerian army claimed late Wednesday that almost all young women had been released, the families and the Director of the Center in the early hours of Thursday denied the veracity of this information. "To Chibok (place of the incident), only 14 of the 129 missing girls have returned", Asabe Kwambura, administrator of the school, local media reported. Only a few hours earlier, Chris Olukolade, spokesman for the Ministry of Defense, claimed that all the schoolgirls,…
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Investigating the Sinking of the Ferry in South Korea

The coast guard of South Korea said Thursday that it is investigating the details of the last hours of a ferry which sank on Wednesday with hundreds of students on board. Nine people were killed and 287 are missing, while 179 were able to be rescued. Officials could not confirm reports that the crew delayed giving orders to abandon ship and launch the lifeboats. Strong currents have hampered the work of divers. The South Korean President, Park Geun-hye, met with relatives of the missing at a nearby port. The role of captain is not clear. At a police station, he merely…
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Search For MH370 Intensifies With Mini-submarine

Malaysia's Transport Minister said Thursday that they will intensify the search with a mini-submarine for the defunct Malaysia Airlines aircraft. The autonomous underwater vehicle Bluefin-21 that tracks the depths on the part of the Indian Ocean in search of the aircraft that disappeared March 8 conducted its first successful exploration. Two previous missions had to be aborted due to technical difficulties. Meanwhile, scientists in Western Australia tested samples from a stain of oil in the area to see whether it belonged to the Boeing 777-200 with 239 people aboard flying between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing.
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Ukraine Regains Control of Military Airfield in the East

The President of Ukraine, Olexander Turchynov, said that Ukrainian forces retook control of a military airport in Kramatorsk, in Eastern Ukraine, after fighting against pro-Russian separatists. Earlier, Turchynov had informed the Parliament, that it had begun an operation to evict pro Russians fighters that occupied government buildings in the east of the country. According to various reports, armed with weapons and dozens of police vehicles could be about forty kilometers to the North of Slavyansk. There was also reported an increase in the activity of helicopters in the South of Donetsk.
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Abu Ghraib Prison Has Been Closed

The Government of Iraq reported that the Abu Ghraib prison has been closed, this was prompted by fears about safety. The Minister of Justice, Shimmari Hassan, said that 2,400 prisoners were transferred to other jails in provinces in the north and center of the country. Abu Ghraib is in an unstable region of Baghdad. All employees of the prison service were transferred to other prisons of the Iraqi capital. Abu Ghraib gained worldwide notoriety after the revelation in 2004 of pictures showing the physical, sexual and psychological abuse of prisoners by guards. Since then the name has been changed to…
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US and Ukraine Sign $1 Billion Loan Guarantee

The Secretary of the US Treasury, Jack Lew, and Ukrainian Finance Minister, Oleksandr Shlapak signed Monday in Washington the agreement whereby the United States will help with one billion of dollars to Ukraine with the aim of supporting the reforms for stabilize the Ukrainian economy. The line of loan guarantees, which had already been approved by Congress at the beginning of the month, aims to support a program of reforms proposed by the new pro-European Cabinet and who will have the help of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In the Act of ratification, held at the headquarters of the treasury, Lew underlined that these loan guarantees show "the…
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Traumatic Experiences Can Be Inherited From Parent to Child

Can a traumatic experience, or any change in our lifestyle be transmitted genetically to our children? This phenomenon, called Epigenetic inheritance has been linked in a multitude of diseases, from obesity to psychiatric problems like bipolar disorder where there is a gene that is clearly identified. But up to this date, no mechanism by which this occurs has been identified. A team of scientists from the Institute of Brain Research at the University of Zurich Switzerland, offer the key in the magazine "Nature Neuroscience". Their work suggests that the environment leaves traces in the brain, organs and also in the gametes. And that it is through small fragments of RNA of…
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