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Author Name: Dina Spector
10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now: October 20, 2014
Government of CanadaScientists at the National Microbiology Lab prepare the experimental Ebola vaccine for shipment to the WHO. "Yuko Obuchi, trade and industry minister, resigned over allegations of improper use of political funds, and Justice Minister Midori Matsushima, 58, quit over claims she breached election laws," Bloomberg reports. Dozens of people in Dallas who had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the patient from Liberia who died from Ebola, have been declared risk-free of contracting the virus, The New York Times reports. The 44-year-old Spanish nurse who was the first person to contract Ebola out of West Africa has also tested negative for the virus. The Carnival Magic cruise ship carrying a Dallas Health worker who reportedly handled specimens from Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan returned to its home port of Galveston, Texas, early Sunday morning, after the lab technician tested negative for the virus. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled major economic reforms on Sunday including "a deregulation of diesel prices and a hike in natural gas prices," CNBC reports. Canada is shipping 800 vials of an experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization in Geneva on Monday. Comet Siding Spring passed within 87,000 miles of Mars on Sunday, an event that won't happen again for another one million years.

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