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LONDON (AP) — One doctor calls it a landmark development, but there's also caution about a new, tiny, wireless pacemaker. A new study says one advantage is that it could become a surgery-free alternative to traditional devices. Some doctors, however, say there are lingering safety questions and warned patients not to rush to get the new technology. Many doctors in Europe are still wary of the new device, which is at least double the price of a regular one.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One of the deadliest storms in American history happened 10 years ago along the Gulf Coast and New Orleans. Observances yesterday included the somber and the festive. The storm killed 1,800 people but many also celebrated the rebirth since then. People also say there's more to be done and that the recovery has been uneven, especially for the poor.
ATLANTA (AP) — A witness says a fan tried and failed to hold on to a wire that was part of a protective mesh after he fell from the upper deck of Turner Field during last night's baseball game. The man landed in the lower-level stands and was pronounced dead at a hospital. Foul play is not suspected at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees.
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — A legal aid organization says Spanish authorities have arrested a businessman with dual American-Belgian citizenship who is accused of enslavement and pillaging "blood diamonds" during Sierra Leone's civil war. Civitas Maxima, a Geneva-based organization that provides legal representation for victims of war crimes, says Michael Desaedeleer was arrested last week. Civitas Maxima said it was the first time a businessman had been arrested for exploiting the diamonds.
BERLIN (AP) — The top security officials of Germany, France and Britain are pressing for better processing of migrants arriving in southern Europe and for a European Union-wide list of countries considered safe. A statement today stresses the need to set up "hot spots" in Greece and Italy by the year's end to ensure migrants are fingerprinted and registered, allowing identification of those in need of protection.
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