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Wall Crushes Homes in Nicaragua After Heavy Rain

A Nicaragua government official says nine people have died when a wall collapsed in heavy rains, crushing five homes in the capital city of Managua. Managua Secretary General Fidel Moreno says the collapse happened in an hour of heavy rain …

Ace Considers Ebola Exclusion in General Liability Policies

Global property and casualty insurer Ace Ltd. says it may exclude Ebola coverage from some of its general liability policies. The Swiss company said Tuesday that it is making the decision on a “case by case” basis for new and …

Macedonia Man Arrested for Stealing Gold Teeth From the Dead

Macedonia may have found its ultimate gold digger. Police in the tiny Balkan country say a 52-year-old guard at an Orthodox Christian cemetery was detained after alleged opening graves to prize gold teeth and dentures and reselling them. The suspect …

Nepal Implements New Rules After Worst Trekking Disaster

Nepal on Tuesday said it will introduce new rules, improve weather forecasts and better monitor the movement of trekkers after the Himalayan country’s worst hiking disaster left dozens dead last week. Tourism Department official Tulasi Gautam said trekkers venturing to …

Customer Loyalty Reliant on More Than Just Claims Satisfaction: Survey

Though 86 percent of insurance customers who submitted a claim in the past two years are satisfied with the way it was handled, 41 percent of those who have submitted a claim are still likely or very likely to switch …

Hurricane Gonzalo Remnants Kills 1 in UK

A woman has been killed by a falling tree in London as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo lashed Britain with rain and strong winds. London Ambulance Service say paramedics tried to resuscitate the woman but she was pronounced dead at …

Researchers Develop New Methods to Calculate Australia Flood Risks

University of Adelaide researchers are devising new methods to more accurately estimate long-term flood risk across Australia. The researchers are examining the possible causes of floods and how they interact with each other. This information is being used to create …

Despite Declines Elsewhere Reinsurers See Stable German Prices

Germany’s Munich Re and Hannover Re expect stable reinsurance prices in their home market next year, cushioning the blow from a slide in prices on world markets. Munich and Hannover, the world’s largest and third-largest reinsurers respectively, pointed to billions …

Small Fire Damages Historic Sailing Ship in London

London firefighters have extinguished a small blaze on the 19th-century sailing ship Cutty Sark, a tourist attraction that was restored after a major fire in 2007. London Fire Brigade said four engines and 21 firefighters were called to the fire …

3 Confirmed Dead After Mine Blast in Poland

Polish mining officials say two miners have died from the burns they obtained in an Oct. 6 methane blast, and the missing body of a third miner has been recovered. The accident occurred 660 meters (1,265 feet) below the surface …

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