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Orlando man who lost 25 percent of skin to flesh-eating bacteria has died

A man in Florida who had undergone four operations which removed over 25 percent of his skin after he contracted flesh-eating bacteria, died last week. According to his obituary, David Ireland, 50, of Orlando, died on Thursday. The navy veteran started having flu-like symptoms, including aches and fever, on August 16, his wife, Jody Ireland, told Fox News last week. FLORIDA MAN LOSES 25 ...

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Dan Jenkins, sports writing great and author, dies at 89

FILE – In this Aug. 15, 2009, file photo, sports writer Dan Jenkins, right, stands next to his daughter, Sally Jenkins, at the PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. Jenkins, the sports writing great and best-selling author known for his humor, has died. He was 89. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File) FORT WORTH, Texas — Dan Jenkins, the ...

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Japan still has great influence on global financial markets

IT IS the summer of 1979 and Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, the everyman-hero of John Updike’s series of novels, is running a car showroom in Brewer, Pennsylvania. There is a pervasive mood of decline. Local textile mills have closed. Gas prices are soaring. No one wants the traded-in, Detroit-made cars clogging the lot. Yet Rabbit is serene. His is a Toyota ...

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How the medical-tourism business thrives

IN THE tiny Croatian town of Zabok patients arrive in their thousands each year from across Europe and the Middle East, seeking replacement hips or knees at the St Catherine hospital, which specialises in orthopaedic work. Some come for treatment they cannot get at home, others to escape long waiting-lists for public health care or high prices for private operations. ...

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Japanese banks’ foreign exposure may threaten financial stability

THE maelstrom that hit global financial markets a decade ago is known in Japan as the Lehman Shock, after the bankruptcy of the American investment bank that caused it. Japanese banks themselves escaped relatively unscathed, owing to defences built during the 1990s, when the country struggled with deflation and excessive debt. But they seem to have forgotten the lesson. Risk-taking ...

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