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Bahamas death toll rises to 43, expected to ‘grow significantly’

Bahamas death toll rises to 43, expected to ‘grow significantly’

World
Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The number of confirmed dead in the Bahamas rose to 43 but officials expect the number to grow "significantly" with thousands missing after Hurricane Dorian leveled several islands nearly one week ago. Around 70,000 people are in need of assistance, including food and water, on Abaco and Grand Bahama islands, the United Nations said. Thousands of people have been evacuated from the Bahamas, including 1,100 on a cruise ship sent with humanitarian personnel from Florida. On Friday night, Bahamas Health Minister Duane Sands told media members the official death toll had climbed from 30 to 43. "I am sure that your reporters have seen uncollected bodies on the ground," Sands said. "I am sure there are many person who know individuals who have personally lost loved ones. So wh...

Know Your Customer and Grow Your Industry

Finance
[unable to retrieve full-text content]By Artak Hamazaspyan, CEO, Beaxy Knowledge is power. It’s an ancient cliché, but its longevity suggests that it’s truth. Few in the cryptocurrency world would dispute the statement, nor would they disagree with its corollary, that anonymity — freedom from others’ knowledge — can also be power. “Anonymous” Latest Articles in

US officials worry paralyzing illness may grow more common

Health
One morning last fall, 4-year-old Joey Wilcox woke up with the left side of his face drooping. It was the first sign of an unfolding nightmare. Three days later, Joey was in a hospital intensive care unit, unable to move his arms or legs or sit up. Spinal taps and other tests failed to find a cause. Doctors worried he was about to lose the ability to breathe. "It's devastating," said his father, Jeremy Wilcox, of Herndon, Virginia. "Your healthy child can catch a cold — and then become paralyzed." Joey, who survived but still suffers some of the effects, was one of 228 confirmed victims in the U.S. last year of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, a rare, mysterious and sometimes deadly paralyzing illness that seems to ebb and flow on an every-other-year cycle and is beginning to alarm public
Markets drop as tech slowdown fears grow

Markets drop as tech slowdown fears grow

Business
A sell-off on Wall Street continued on Tuesday, amid steep declines in oil prices and losses among technology shares.The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 2.2%, weighed down by Apple, which plunged nearly 5%.The broader S&P 500 dropped 1.8%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq index fell 1.7%, to its lowest level since February.Meanwhile, benchmark oil prices sank nearly 7%, close to one-year lows. Apec: A family feud with no end in sight A quick guide to the US-China trade war Connor Campbell at Spreadex described the sell-off as a "macro-car crash, with Brexit fears, the post-Apec pre-G20 US-China trade war flare-up and the continuation of a nasty US tech sell-off resulting in absolute carnage".But IHS Markit's chief economi...