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Philippines recalls peacekeepers from Liberia over Ebola threat

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines on Saturday ordered 115 troops to return home from peace-keeping operations in Liberia, spurred by a worsening Ebola epidemic in West Africa that has killed almost 1,500 people. The Philippines has about 800 to 1,000 soldiers and police officers serving under the United Nations flag in conflict and disaster-stricken areas, including Haiti, Sudan, East Timor, Cote d'Ivoire and the Korean peninsula. "The president is getting worried over the Ebola outbreak in Liberia and has ordered all 115 Filipino troops to return home as soon as possible," a senior defence official told Reuters. #Brazil #facebook #France #India #Latin America #Middle East #Technology #United Kingdom

9 mins ago

Philippines recalls peacekeepers from Liberia over Ebola threat

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines on Saturday ordered 115 troops to return home from peace-keeping operations in Liberia, spurred by a worsening Ebola epidemic in West Africa that has killed almost 1,500 people. The Philippines has about 800 to 1,000 soldiers and police officers serving under the United Nations flag in conflict and disaster-stricken areas, including Haiti, Sudan, East Timor, Cote d'Ivoire and the Korean peninsula. #Africa #Business #India #Italy #Latin America #markets #Middle East #opinion #Russia #Technology #United Kingdom #United States

19 mins ago

Premier League: Ramsey, Giroud lead late Arsenal fightback against Everton

Giroud headed home the equalizer with 40 seconds left of normal time at Goodison Park, capping a comeback started by Ramsey's close-range finish in the 83rd. #Aaron Ramsey #Arsenal #EPL #KickingAround #Olivier Giroud #Premier League

24 mins ago

Russian Deputy PM says no plans to ban McDonald’s – Itar-Tass

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian authorities are not planning to close the McDonald's chain in the country, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich was quoted saying on Saturday, after inspectors visited a number of restaurants run by the fast-food company. "No one is talking about it at all (a ban on McDonald's in Russia)," Dvorkovich was quoted saying by Itar-Tass news agency, in what could be a reprieve for the food chain, which considers Russia as one of its top markets. Russia's food safety watchdog has launched inspections of McDonald's restaurants across the country against the backdrop of a standoff with the West over the Ukraine crisis and has closed three of its outlets in Moscow, citing breaches of sanitary regulations. #Brazil #Entertainment #France #markets #opinion #Russia #russian #Technology #Ukraine

39 mins ago

Sierra Leone makes harbouring Ebola victims a crime

FREETOWN/ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone's parliament has made the harbouring of Ebola victims a crime punishable by two years' jail in an attempt to stop the spread of the deadly virus, the justice minister said on Saturday. The decision came as the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that the hiding of victims and the existence of "shadow zones" where medics cannot go has concealed the true scale of the epidemic. Some 1,427 people have died among 2,615 cases documented since the current outbreak - the worst since the disease's discovery - was first identified in Guinea in March, according to figures released by the WHO on Friday #Africa #Arabic #Argentina #Business #Entertainment #France #Japan #United Kingdom #United States #Virus

54 mins ago

Ferguson protest march marks two weeks since police shooting

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, gathered in intense heat on Saturday to pray and mark two weeks since a white police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager, while supporters of the officer said in a separate rally miles away that the shooting was justified #cnt #content #rch #typeof-registered #typeof-social #values #wcntn #Yahoo!

54 mins ago

Ferguson protest march marks two weeks since police shooting

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, gathered in intense heat on Saturday to pray and mark two weeks since a white police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager, while supporters of the officer said in a separate rally miles away that the shooting was justified #aut #content #cookie #rch #rco #typeof-social #undefined #values #wcntn #wcnts

Aug 24, 2014

Israeli air strike destroys residential tower block in Gaza City

GAZA (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike destroyed a 13-storey residential tower block in the centre of Gaza City on Saturday and initial reports said 17 people were wounded, the Israeli army and Gaza health officials said. An Israeli military spokeswoman said the building, which collapsed completely, had been used as a command centre by Hamas militants. #China #facebook #France #Japan #markets #Mexico #Russia #Technology #United States

Aug 24, 2014

Premier League: Costa scores on home debut as Chelsea beat Leicester

Costa scored on his Chelsea debut in a 3-1 win over Burnley on Monday and was back in the goals five days later. #Chelsea #Diego Costa #EPL #KickingAround #Leicester City #Premier League

Aug 24, 2014

Germany has spied on Turkey since 1976 – Focus magazine

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's foreign intelligence agency has been spying on Turkey for nearly four decades, Focus magazine said on Saturday in a report which could raise tensions further between the NATO allies. The details about the duration of possible surveillance and on the decision-making surrounding it go further than first reports earlier this week. Turkey summoned Germany's ambassador in Ankara on Monday after media reports that Berlin had identified Ankara as a top target of surveillance in a government document from 2009 and had been spying on Turkey for years. #Arabic #Brazil #Business #facebook #german #Italy #Japan #Latin America #markets #Mexico #Russia #Turkey