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United States: State of Hawaii criticized by head of Federal Communications Commission over incoming missile alert mistake
United States: State of Hawaii criticized by head of Federal Communications Commission over incoming missile alert mistake

On Sunday, the head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Ajit Pai, described the erroneous alert, sent on Saturday, warning of an imminent nuclear missile strike, as an "absolutely unacceptable" mistake by the Emergency Management Agency of the state of Hawaii.

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Irish rock band The Cranberries' lead singer Dolores O'Riordan dies at 46
Irish rock band The Cranberries' lead singer Dolores O'Riordan dies at 46

On Monday, 46-year-old Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of Irish rock band The Cranberries, was found dead, her publicist Lindsey Holmes confirmed; reports suggested she was found in her room at the London Hilton on Park Lane hotel.

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Airborne sedan smashes into dental office in Santa Ana, California, US
Airborne sedan smashes into dental office in Santa Ana, California, US

A car accident involving the car occupants and a dentist's office happened on Sunday night in Santa Ana, California. A white Nissan sedan apparently driving too fast hit the raised concrete median on the road, was launched into the air, and slammed into the second floor of a two-story dental practice building.

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British surfers catch more than waves: Scientists find antibiotic-resistant bacteria
British surfers catch more than waves: Scientists find antibiotic-resistant bacteria

In findings published Sunday in Environmental International, a team from Britain's University of Exeter reports that surfers and bodyboarders are roughly three times as likely to house antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli and other bacteria that could easily become resistant, than other UK coastal water users.

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United States: One person dead after boat to offshore casino burns off Florida coast
United States: One person dead after boat to offshore casino burns off Florida coast

On Sunday, a boat ferrying people to a floating casino in the Gulf of Mexico caught fire and burned near New Port Richey, Florida, US.

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