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Oct 22, 2014

Switzerland top destination for expats: poll

Switzerland is the world’s favorite destination among expats, followed by Singapore and China, a poll on quality of life conducted for HSBC bank revealed Wednesday. “Many Switzerland-based expats mentioned the better work-life balance, availability of outdoor activities and the family-centric culture as the reasons ...

Ebola: Why do some die and some escape?

Oct 22, 2014

Ebola: Why do some die and some escape?

Although the first U.S. Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, died and two nurses were infected while caring for him, people who shared an apartment with him are emerging from quarantine healthy. There are other successes, too. A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as ...

Head of sphinx discovered at mysterious Greek tomb

Oct 22, 2014

Head of sphinx discovered at mysterious Greek tomb

The head of a nearly intact marble sphinx has been discovered in the largest tomb ever unearthed in Amphipolis, Greece, the culture ministry announced on Tuesday. Discovered in the fourth chamber of a burial mound at the site in the northern region of Macedonia, ...

WWII ships found deep in 'Graveyard of the Atlantic'

Oct 22, 2014

WWII ships found deep in 'Graveyard of the Atlantic'

Two sunken ships from World War II — a German U-boat and an American merchant vessel — have been found deep in the ocean off the coast of North Carolina, officials said Tuesday. The ships clashed in the Battle of the Atlantic in 1942 ...

Oct 22, 2014

U.S. tightens Ebola checks; Rwanda to scrutinize Americans

Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation’s defenses against Ebola by requiring that all arrivals from the disease-ravaged zone pass through one of five U.S. airports. The move responds to pressure from some Congress ...

Oct 22, 2014

U.N. torture investigator wants to visit Guantanamo

The United Nations’ investigator on torture said Tuesday he had asked the U.S. military to allow him to interview inmates as a condition for a visit to the Guantanamo prison. U.N. special rapporteur on torture Juan Mendez said he was invited in 2012 to ...

Famed Elvis photographer Alfred Wertheimer dies

Oct 22, 2014

Famed Elvis photographer Alfred Wertheimer dies

Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer whose portraits of Elvis Presley documented the birth of a music legend, has died. Wertheimer, who was 85, died of natural causes at his New York apartment, said Chris Murray, who owns Washington, D.C’s Govinda Gallery, which counts Wertheimer among ...