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At least 95 killed in attack on Mali village as bodies are burned

At least 95 killed in attack on Mali village as bodies are burned

World
At least 95 people have been killed in an attack in central Mali as tensions rise between militias.The raid took place overnight in an ethnic Dogon village, according to interior security ministry spokesman Amadou Sangho. The mayor of nearby Bankass, Moulaye Guindo, said Fulanis from that district had attacked the village of Sobane-Kou after nightfall.Siriam Kanoute, an official for the nearby town of Bandiagara, said: "Armed men, apparently Fulani, fired at the population and burnt the village."Another 19 people were missing and a search for more bodies continued which was likely to increase the number of dead. Advertisement A local official in the Koundou area, where the village is located, said: "Right n...
21 dead, 71 burned in fire at illegal tap on Mexico pipeline

21 dead, 71 burned in fire at illegal tap on Mexico pipeline

World
A huge fire exploded at a pipeline leaking fuel in central Mexico on Friday, killing at least 21 people and badly burning 71 others as locals were collecting the spilling gasoline in buckets and garbage cans, officials said. The leak was caused by an illegal tap that fuel thieves had drilled into the pipeline in a small town in the state of Hidalgo, about 62 miles (100 kilometers) north of Mexico City, according to state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex. Video footage showed dozens of residents near the town of Tlahuelilpan gathered to collect spilled fuel in buckets, garbage cans and other vessels. It appeared an almost festive atmosphere as whole families gathered in a field as a geyser of fuel spouted dozens of feet into the air from the tap. Footage then showed flames shooti...
Patients shocked, burned by device touted to treat pain

Patients shocked, burned by device touted to treat pain

Health
Desperate for relief after years of agony, Jim Taft listened intently as his pain management doctor described a medical device that could change his life. It wouldn't fix the nerve damage in his mangled right arm, Taft and his wife recalled the doctor saying, but a spinal-cord stimulator would cloak his pain, making him "good as new." But Taft's surgically implanted stimulator failed when a wire along his spine broke. After an operation to repair it, he said the device shocked him so many times that he couldn't sleep and even fell down a flight of stairs. Today, the 45-year-old Taft is a prisoner in his own bed, barely able to get to the bathroom by himself. "I thought I would have a wonderful life," he said. "But look at me." For years, medical device companies and doctors have touted s...
Stocks Get Burned by Hot Economy

Stocks Get Burned by Hot Economy

Finance
Shutterstock photo Rising rates have been on the market's mind for several sessions now, but it was on Thursday when fears really took a bite out of stocks. While the major indices came off their lows by the closing bell, each of the Big 3 still took a healthy step backward. The NASDAQ suffered through the steepest drop with a plunge of 1.81% to 7879.51. The FANGs got shellacked led by a 3.55% drop in Netflix (NFLX). The rest of them were down by more than 2%, except for Apple (AAPL, -1.76%). In addition to the general malaise caused by rising rates, this index also got hit by a news report claiming that Chinese microchips were found in equipment from t...