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Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

An earthmover clears debris caused by mudslide at the Koslanda tea plantation in Badulla district, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) east of Colombo, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera estimated the number of dead in Wednesday's disaster at the Koslanda t…

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Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

A young Sri Lankan mudslide survivor, center, whose both parents are missing sits with other survivors at a relief center set up in a school in Punagala in Badulla district, about 140 miles (220 kilometers) east of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, Oct.30, 2014. Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan …

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Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

Sri Lankan army soldiers walk on sludge as they help in rescue operations at the site of a mudslide at the Koslanda tea plantation in Badulla district, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) east of Colombo, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera estimated the num…

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Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

A Sri Lankan man cries for his missing relatives at the site of a mudslide at the Koslanda tea plantation in Badulla district, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) east of Colombo, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera estimated the number of dead in Wednesday'…

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Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

Sri Lankan mudslide survivors sit at a relief center set up in a school in Punagala in Badulla district, about 140 miles (220 kilometers) east of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, Oct.30, 2014. Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers clawed through the wreckage of a deadly landslide Thursday,…

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Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

People gather to look at names of mudslide survivors displayed on a door at a relief center set up in a school in Punagala in Badulla district, about 140 miles (220 kilometers) east of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, Oct.30, 2014. Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers clawed through the w…

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Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

A Sri Lankan navigates his way though mud and sludge caused by a mudslide at the Koslanda tea plantation in Badulla district, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) east of Colombo, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera estimated the number of dead in Wednesday's…

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Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

Sri Lankans try to console a man, sitting center, whose relatives are missing at the site of a mudslide at the Koslanda tea plantation in Badulla district, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) east of Colombo, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera estimated the…

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Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

A Sri Lankan mudslide survivor, left, who lost her two daughters is comforted by her father as she cries at a relief center set up in a school in Punagala in Badulla district, about 140 miles (220 kilometers) east of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, Oct.30, 2014. Hundreds of desperate Sri Lanka…

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Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

Sri Lankans gather at the site of a mudslide at the Koslanda tea plantation in Badulla district, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) east of Colombo, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera estimated the number of dead in Wednesday's disaster would be fewer than…

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Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

A Sri Lankan stands at the site of a mudslide at the Koslanda tea plantation in Badulla district, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) east of Colombo, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera estimated the number of dead in Wednesday's disaster at the plantation …

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Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers dug with bare hands through the broken red earth of a deadly landslide Thursday, defying police orders after a top disaster official said there was no chance of finding more survivors at the high-elevation tea plantation.

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Burkina Faso president declares state of emergency

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — Burkina Faso’s leader of nearly three decades declared a state of emergency Thursday, hours after protesters who oppose his bid for another term stormed the parliament and set part of it on fire.

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Hundreds feared buried under Sri Lanka mudslide

Hundreds feared buried under Sri Lanka mudslide

A crowd gathers to watch rescue operation at the site of a mudslide at the Koslanda tea plantation in Badulla district, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) east of Colombo, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. The mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers' houses at the tea plantation, …

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Hundreds feared buried under Sri Lanka mudslide

Hundreds feared buried under Sri Lanka mudslide

Sri Lankan men stand by their damaged house caused by mudslide at the Koslanda tea plantation in Badulla district, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) east of Colombo, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. The mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers' houses at the tea plantation, killi…

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Hundreds feared killed by Sri Lanka mudslide

Hundreds feared killed by Sri Lanka mudslide

KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka — A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers’ houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka on Wednesday, raising fears that hundreds may have been killed.

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CDC is doing its job

CDC is doing its job

Public health is a responsibility shared by all, not just government.

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Tragically, political concerns trump Ebola preparedness

Tragically, political concerns trump Ebola preparedness

It’s time our public health officials learned from these mistakes.

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Telecom seminar Froday to focus on compliance issues

A telecommunications provider is hosting a free seminar to help businesses use networking systems to meet healthcare, financial and general business compliance guidelines.

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Gov't downsizes amid GOP demands for more cuts

Gov't downsizes amid GOP demands for more cuts

In this Feb. 19, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks about the sequester, as he stands with emergency responders, a group of workers the White House says could be affected if state and local governments lose federal money as a result of budget cuts in the South Court Auditorium i…

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