Monthly Archives: September 2014

Air travel still hobbled after Chicago fire

Air travel still hobbled after Chicago fire

If you are traveling today, you may want to check with your airline. Thousands of flights into and out of Chicago’s two airports have been delayed or canceled since a fire damaged a key Chicago air traffic control center Friday, ...

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PNG Power workers threaten to withdraw services

PNG Power workers threaten to withdraw services

Workers at Papua New Guinea’s energy provider have threatened to withdraw their service unless the government settles its outstanding claims by Friday. The newspaper, The National, reports that PNG Power workers have met union executives concerned at the government’s plan ...

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Meet 12 brilliant African entrepreneurs under 22

Meet 12 brilliant African entrepreneurs under 22

Africa, where 70% of the population is under the age of 30, is buzzing with business ideas and innovative spirit — but who are the continent’s brightest young entrepreneurs? The answer was given last week when 12 young entrepreneurs from ...

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8 arrested in Ferguson after rocks, bottles thrown at police

8 arrested in Ferguson after rocks, bottles thrown at police

Eight people were arrested outside the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department on Sunday night when demonstrations grew violent yet again, police say. Each was charged with failure to disperse and resisting arrest, Lt. Ron Miesner of Missouri Highway Patrol said. Only ...

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Polye confirms move to PNG opposition

Polye confirms move to PNG opposition

Papua New Guinea’s former treasurer Don Polye has confirmed that he and his Triumph Heritage Empowerment Party have joined the country’s opposition. However, the newspaper, The National, reports he is refusing to say whether he will vie for the position ...

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U.S. beheading suspect to be charged Monday

U.S. beheading suspect to be charged Monday

A man accused of beheading a woman in Oklahoma will be charged Monday, authorities said. Charges against Alton Alexander Nolen, 30, will include first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon, according to Jeremy Lewis, spokesman for the Moore, Oklahoma, ...

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Bill Gates praises U.S. response to Ebola epidemic

Bill Gates praises U.S. response to Ebola epidemic

One of the world’s most successful innovators and philanthropists defended the U.S. response to the deadly Ebola epidemic Monday, saying he doesn’t think the government waited too long to act. Bill Gates, speaking at a discussion hosted by the website ...

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TB misconceptions hamper PNG

TB misconceptions hamper PNG

Port Moresby General Hospital says it is running out of space in its wards to cater for the number of tuberculosis patients in Papua New Guinea’s largest city. The Post Courier reports physician Dr Rendi Moke as saying there has ...

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Higher growth expected for Solomons economy

Higher growth expected for Solomons economy

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands says the economy is growing more strongly than it had anticipated after the massive flooding disaster in April. The growth is expected to come from the agriculture, fisheries and communications sectors. There has also ...

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Americans are spending again

Americans are spending again

Get your engines ready: Americans are spending again, and that’s a good sign for the economy. Purchases of durable goods such as furniture and cell phones increased almost 2% in August over the prior month. That’s a healthy uptick after ...

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