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February 26, 2009 | Ruben Vives
A 23-year-old woman was hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after she was rescued from the Point Fermin cliffs in San Pedro, authorities said. The unidentified woman was airlifted from the bottom of the cliffs and taken by ambulance to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center with leg, back and neck pain, said Brian Humphrey, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. Firefighters were dispatched to the 1000 block of Paseo del Mar about 12:42 p.m. by helicopter, boats and trucks, Humphrey said.
February 15, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
At least 15 people were killed and more than 160 injured when a train derailed in eastern India, an official said. Sixteen cars of a train on its way from Kolkata to Chennai left the tracks in Orissa state near the town of Jajpur, said J.P. Mishra, a spokesman for the East Coast Railway. Forty people were hospitalized in serious condition, but their injuries were not life-threatening, he said. Accidents are common on India's sprawling rail network, one of the world's largest, with most accidents blamed on poor maintenance.
February 13, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A Utah woman listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for her long fingernails has lost them in a car crash. Lee Redmond of Salt Lake City sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries in the accident Tuesday. Redmond's nails, which hadn't been cut since 1979, were broken in the crash. According to the Guinness website, her nails measured a total of more than 28 feet long in 2008, with the longest nail on her right thumb at 2 feet, 11 inches.
February 10, 2009 | Maria De Cristofaro and Sebastian Rotella
A comatose 37-year-old woman at the center of a right-to-die case dividing Italy passed away Monday night amid an uproar over the government's last-ditch bid to keep her alive against the wishes of her family. The death of Eluana Englaro, who suffered massive brain damage in a car accident 17 years ago, occurred as the case was being discussed by the Senate in Rome.
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