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officials said yesterday that
a number of Americans will
return from West Africa to
be monitored after possibly
being exposed to Ebola.
The Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention
(CDC) said several Ameri-
cans who may have been ex-
posed to Ebola in Sierra
Leone would be monitored.
The CDC did not specify
how many Americans are
coming back, but University
of Nebraska Medical Center
officials said they will be
monitoring four Americans.
"In the unlikely instance
that one of them does de-
velop symptoms, we would
take them to the Biocon-
tainment Unit immedi-
ately for evaluation and
treatment," the unit s di-
rector, Phil Smith, said in a
"Because we have indi-
viduals to monitor simulta-
neously, the safest and most
efficient way to do that is in
a group setting." Smith said
the patients would be quar-
antined and kept away from
other patients, students and
Earlier this week, an
American healthcare worker
who contracted Ebola while
volunteering in Sierra Leone
was brought to the National
Institutes of Health in
Bethesda, Maryland, for
A former president of the Maldives has been
sentenced to 13 years in prison after he was
found guilty of ordering the arrest of a judge
while in office.
Mohamed Nasheed was cleared of the
charges last month, but was re-arrested and
charged under anti-terrorism laws.
His lawyers quit during the second trial,
which they said was biased and intended to
end his political career.
Hundreds of supporters have been
protesting on a regular basis since Nasheed's
arrest last month.
Both the US and India have both voiced
concerns over the charges. A former human
the nation's first
elected leader in
2008, ending three
decades of rule by
The judge at the
court in the capital,
Male, said the
ordered the "arrest or forceful abduction and
detention" of Judge Abdulla Mohamed in
Mohamed was detained after ordering the
release of an opposition politician, provoking
weeks of protests.
Nasheed eventually stepped down on
February 7, later saying he had been forced to
resign at gunpoint. His allies say he was
ousted in a coup.
After the sentencing, Nasheed urged his
supporters to come out on to the streets to
"confront the dictatorial power of this regime,"
according to a statement released by his
Analysts say his arrest adds to growing
instability in the small coral atoll nation.
The current president, Abdullah Yameen, has
recently become alienated from key former
colleagues. He arrested his defence minister,
accusing him of plotting a coup, and also
sacked the chief justice and another judge.
He was elected in November 2013 in a poll
that saw its second-round run-off cancelled
when early results put Nasheed ahead.
The jail term will effectively prevent
Nasheed running for president at the 2018
elections but President Yameen, who is a half
brother of Gayoom, has denied the trial was
politically motivated. (BBC)
"There s a baby. There s a baby."
The frantic voices of rescuers can be
heard on the body cam video showing
the moment baby Lily was found one
The 18-month-old girl hangs upside
down after her mother s car crashed and
flipped into a frigid Utah river some 14
A firefighter is seen lifting her tiny body,
wrapped in pink, from the red car where
Lily s mother, Lynn Jennifer Groesbeck,
25, lost her life.
The car landed on its roof in the Spanish
From the murky waters, the rescuer
hands baby Lily to a police officer. He
dashes up the rocky banks of the Spanish
Fork, pressing the infant close to his chest
"Got it," the officer is heard saying.
Lily is freezing.
"Come on, baby," he says. "She s def-
In the ambulance, the officer pats little
Lily on the back in an attempt to get her
breathing. Lily is on her side. She looks
pale, her tiny arm appears stiff.
Those moments captured by the body
cam video---which first aired on CNN
affiliate KSL---were crucial.
"If anything had been different, she
might not have made it," emergency room
doctor Brock Royall said.
In the ER, Lily opened her eyes as CPR
was performed to get her heart pumping,
Another important factor was a car
Lily was in the proper car seat for her
age, and the seat appears to have been
Even though the child was trapped and
upside-down, her body remained in the
seat and above the frigid water. Doctors
say that such low temperatures are dan-
gerous, but even more dangerous if the
baby had gotten wet. (CNN)
Chilean authorities have declared a
state of emergency as a raging forest fire
forced thousands of people to flee their
The fire is threatening the port cities of
Valparaiso and Vina del Mar.
The interior ministry said about 4,500
people had already been evacuated and
another 10,000 might need to be moved.
Valparaiso is still recovering from a forest
fire last April that killed 15 people, injured
more than 500 and destroyed nearly 3,000
The fire began at an illegal garbage dump
on Friday afternoon, officials said, and
spread quickly fanned by strong winds.
By late Friday, Chile s Emergency Office
estimated that about 300 hectares (740
acres) had been affected.
Emergency crews battled through the
night to keep the flames from reaching
residential districts in Valparaiso.
Three firefighters have been injured so
far and a 67-year-old woman died of car-
dio-respiratory causes, the interior ministry
Valparaiso s poorest areas, often made
up of little more than wooden huts, were
worst hit by last year s devastating fire.
Entire neighbourhoods were razed and
many of those who died were found in
the burned-down homes they had refused
to leave. (BBC)
Americans returning from Africa for Ebola monitoring
for 13 years
Toddler rescue caught on tape
State of emergency
declared, thousands evacuate
A firefighter sprays water into a forest that is burning in Valparaiso, Chile, yesterday. A serious forest fire spread quickly on Chile's coast
Friday and threatened to reach the nearby port cities of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. AP PHOTO
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