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Dog saves man from Sacramento home fire

Dog saves life of Sacramento man after alerting him to fire inside home
The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Authorities are crediting a chocolate Labrador with saving the life of a Sacramento man after it alerted him to a fire inside a home that appeared not to have a smoke detector.

Sacramento Fire Department spokesman Roberto Padilla says the man told firefighters he was sleeping when his dog Buddy nudged him and woke him up Thursday night. The man saw a fire burning in a bedroom in the rear of the house.

The Sacramento Bee reports (http://bit.ly/1DR0pvb ) the man suffered some smoke inhalation and had soot on his face.

Ebola: 11th Sierra Leone doctor dies; fire destroys supplies

11th Sierra Leonean doctor dies of Ebola; fire destroys Ebola supplies in Guinea warehouse
Clarence Roy-MacAulay And Boubacar Diallo, The Associated Press

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - One of Sierra Leone's most senior physicians died Thursday from Ebola, the 11th doctor in the country to succumb to the disease, a health official said.

In neighbouring Guinea, a fire destroyed medicine crucial to fighting Ebola. The fire engulfed a warehouse at the Conakry airport and burned everything inside, said Dr. Moussa Konate, head of logistics for Guinea's Ebola response. He could not immediately say how much had been lost.

California gets more rain, 1 big mudslide

California storms unleash freeway mudslide, boost rain, snowfall amid drought
Christopher Weber, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The latest in a string of storms noisily marched across Southern California on Wednesday, hurling lightning bolts, coating mountains with snow and unleashing downpours that triggered a freeway-blocking mudslide before mostly moving on.

Brazil highway patrol says 5 killed in bus crash

Brazil highway patrol says 5 dead, 3 injured when bus collides with tanker truck in northeast
Brad Brooks, The Associated Press

RIO DE JANEIRO - A bus collided with a tanker truck in northeastern Brazil, killing at least five people, the country's highway patrol said Monday.

Earlier, military police had said they feared more than two dozen people were killed in the Monday morning accident, which saw both vehicles engulfed in flames on the roadside.

Both an investigator and a spokeswoman for the highway patrol said five people were killed. They requested anonymity, citing department rules.

UN says death toll in eastern Ukraine up to 4,707

UN says death toll in eastern Ukraine rises to 4,707 with many killed despite cease-fire
The Associated Press

GENEVA - The U.N. human rights office says at least 4,707 people have been killed and 10,322 wounded in the conflict-affected areas of eastern Ukraine.

It says more than 5 million people are living in the conflict areas where they face rising hardships and some struggle to stay alive. At least 1,357 fatalities have been recorded since the much-ignored cease-fire began in early September.

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