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February 01, 2015
Russian Satellites Prohibited for Emergency 911 Calls in US
Washington DC (Sputnik) Feb 01, 2015
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) doesn't allow the use of non-US satellites, Chief of the FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau David Simpson said, referring to the FCC order, requiring wireless providers to be able to transmit emergency indoor cellphone calls to 911 call centers. "Nothing in this order authorizes the use of any non-US satellite signal in conjunction with the 911 system," Simpson said at an open meeting on improving location accuracy for 911 calls on Thurs ... read more

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Shanghai stampede showed 'critical neglect': mayor
The Shanghai New Year's Eve crush which left 36 dead showed "critical neglect", the mayor of the Chinese commercial hub said Sunday, while insisting that those responsible had been held accountable. ... more
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Hackers target Malaysia Airlines, threaten data dump
The website of Malaysia Airlines was commandeered for several hours on Monday by hackers who referenced the Islamic State jihadists and threatened to expose data taken from the carrier's servers. ... more
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Protection against radiation exposure
The 2011 Fukushima disaster was a stark reminder of the continuing dangers posed by nuclear fallout, highlighting the need for an approved drug that can be taken after radiation exposure to protect ... more
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US Emergency Services to Depend On Russian Satellites?
Russia's GLONASS precision navigation and timing satellite system may be used in the US to locate people calling 911 from their mobile phones, the Washington Times newspaper reported. Trey For ... more
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Australia calls for MH370 recovery tenders as search goes on
The Australian agency leading the search for missing airliner MH370 is calling for expressions of interest for the recovery of the Malaysian jet, if it is found, Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said Thursday. ... more
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China removes four officials over Shanghai stampede
Four local officials in Shanghai have been sacked after 36 people died in a New Year's Eve crush on the city's famous waterfront, known as the Bund, the city government announced Wednesday, saying the carnage could have been avoided. ... more
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Families of China stampede dead criticise compensation
Relatives of the 36 people killed in a New Year's Eve crush in Shanghai criticised official compensation plans on Thursday, as a newspaper called for greater accountability by the Chinese city's government. ... more
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World's poor headed for better lives in 2030: Gates
The lives of the poor will improve faster in the next 15 years than at any time in history, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates and his wife Melinda say. ... more
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Pope euphoria quickly fades in Philippine typhoon zone
Vincent Basiano sang and cheered along with a sea of other joyous typhoon survivors as Pope Francis celebrated mass on a rainy Philippine day, but all too quickly the euphoria passed. ... more
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Pope attracts world-record crowd in wet Philippines
Pope Francis drew a record six million people as he celebrated mass in the rain-swept Philippine capital Sunday, a triumphant finale to an Asian tour in which he championed the plight of the poor. ... more
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Tugboat sinking in China kills 22 including 8 foreigners
Twenty-two people including eight foreigners have been confirmed dead after a tugboat sank on a trial voyage on the Yangtze, China's longest river, state media reported Saturday. ... more
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Can quake-hit Haiti manufacture itself a hi-tech future?
The phrase is used so often it has become a cliche - Haiti is the poorest country in the Americas - but even so it fails to capture the stark reality five years after a devastating earthquake. ... more
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Families of China stampede dead demand answers
Relatives of the 36 people killed in a New Year's Eve crush in Shanghai - who are now closely supervised by the government - have made a formal written demand for a proper account of the disaster, AFP has learned. ... more
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World powers jostle for influence in AirAsia plane hunt
US and Chinese warships have rushed to help Indonesia search for a crashed AirAsia plane, but analysts say more than altruistic motivations are at play with world powers jostling for influence. ... more
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Shanghai cancels lantern festival after stampede
China's commercial hub Shanghai has cancelled a popular annual outdoor festival over safety concerns, after a New Year's eve stampede in the city killed 36 people. ... more
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Indonesian divers struggle to reach AirAsia wreckage
Elite Indonesian military divers battled powerful currents on Thursday to reach the submerged tail of crashed AirAsia Flight 8501, in hopes of finding its crucial black box data recorders. ... more
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Five years on, Haiti struggles with quake legacy
Five years after a powerful earthquake demolished Haiti's capital, more than a million homeless survivors have been rehoused, but thousands remain under canvas, or struggle with trauma and injury. ... more
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US says was overly optimistic on Haiti quake aid
US officials admitted Thursday that Washington had been over ambitious in its plans to help Haiti in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake, despite pledging about $4 billion in aid. ... more
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Three dead, unknown number missing in Myanmar jade mine landslide
Rescuers continued to comb through rubble Thursday for victims of a landslide at a jade mine in war-torn northern Myanmar that killed at least three people, according to police. ... more
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Gaza's ruined homes offer little shelter from storm
Living by candlelight with no electricity and reliant on sandbags to stop their ruined homes flooding, Gazans who survived last year's war are now struggling with a brutal winter storm. ... more
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Natural catastrophe losses lower in 2014: Munich Re
Financial and human losses from natural catastrophes were lower in 2014 than in 2013, the world's leading reinsurer Munich Re calculated in its annual review published Wednesday. ... more
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Shanghai stampede a 'bloody lesson' for city: mayor
The New Year's Eve crush that killed 36 people in Shanghai was a "bloody lesson" for the city, the mayor of China's commercial hub said Tuesday according to official media. ... more
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Canada Safe Despite Fukushima Radiation in British Columbia Waters
Radioactive substances from the defunct Japanese Fukushima nuclear power plant have reached the Canadian shelf, but their levels are of no threat to people, experts have told Sputnik. "No prot ... more
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Japan Doesn't Know What to Do With Waste From Fukushima Nuclear Accident
It remains unclear where much of the radioactive material recovered following the 2011 nuclear accident at Fukushima will be stored, as municipalities across Japan have voiced heavy opposition to th ... more
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