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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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Michael Bloomberg Aims Against the NRA

Michael Bloomberg, 72, who left his post as Mayor of New York last January wants to stand up to one of the most powerful conservative institutions in the country, the National Rifle Association(NRA). Bloomberg, owner of one of the biggest fortunes of in the US, will invest 50 million dollars in pressuring politicians and convince voters of the need to limit access to firearms, as stated in an interview to the New York Times. He will do so through an organization level citizen who will try to counter the influence of the NRA. The initiative has the name of Everytown for Gun Safety and will have women…
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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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Mayor Taveras Launches Second Season Of Providence Road Improvement Project; Capital City Ahead Of Schedule To Complete $40 Million In New And Repaired Roads

PROVIDENCE, RI - Mayor Angel Taveras today kicked off the second season of Providence's $40 million Road Improvement Project on Moses Brown Street in the Wayland Square neighborhood. "We are excited to resume paving roads throughout Providence for the second season of our $40 million road improvement project," Mayor Taveras said. "We covered a lot of ground last year and anticipate another productive season of road repairs. The Providence Road Improvement project is a long-term investment in jobs and infrastructure, and is immediately improving the quality of life in Rhode Island's capital city." Residents can access a map of completed…
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Flu Declared Widespread in Rhode Island Again; Masking Requirement In Effect For Unvaccinated Healthcare Workers

Providence: Director of Health Michael Fine, MD today declared the flu to be widespread again in Rhode Island. This declaration triggers the requirement that healthcare workers who have not been vaccinated against the flu wear surgical masks during direct patient contact. Rhode Island is seeing a second wave of flu that is even more intense than the first. The dominant strains in this late-season wave have been H3N2 -- which has a great impact on the elderly -- and influenza B. The majority of the 13 flu-related deaths this season have been people in their 80s and 90s. There have…
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HIDTA Task Force Arrest A North Providence Man On Drug Distribution Charges And Seize More Than 200 Grams Of Crack/cocaine

Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces the arrest of a North Providence man on drug distribution charges by the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force. On April 16, 2014, at approximately 8:00 , members of the HIDTA Task Force executed a court authorized search warrant at Winona Street, Building #25, Apt #9, North Providence, RI that resulted in the seizure of two hundred and eight (208) grams of crack/cocaine and $12,490 in United States currency. Kevin Hernandez, age 23, of 9 Winona Street, Building #25, Apt #9, North…
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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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