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UN to talk with Libyan militias as next step in peace process

TUNIS (Reuters) - The United Nations plans to hold talks with the militias that have seized control of vast parts of Libya, hoping to persuade them to withdraw from major cities and avert civil war, the U.N. envoy there said. On Monday, initial U.N.-brokered talks began between Libya's parliament - which has been forced out of the capital - and elected members who have boycotted the assembly and who have links to a rival parliament that has set up in Tripoli. #Argentina #Business #facebook #India #markets #Middle East #Politics #Russia

19 mins ago

Concerns, questions as Dallas becomes ‘ground zero’ for Ebola in U.S

DALLAS (Reuters) - The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States - a man being treated in a Dallas hospital - has sparked worries that the virus that has killed thousands in West Africa could spread in one of the country's largest metropolitan regions. But there is also a sense of confidence in a city that often brims with bravado and has some of the top hospitals in the country, as well as a public health system that has managed incidents such as a major outbreak of West Nile virus. "Time for panic? #Africa #Arabic #Argentina #Dallas #India #markets #Technology #United Kingdom #United States

34 mins ago

Hong Kong leader plays waiting game, protesters demand he resigns

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's leader is willing to let pro-democracy demonstrations blocking large areas of the city go on for weeks if necessary, a source close to him said, while defiant protesters vowed they would not budge. The city's streets were calm early on Thursday while police largely kept their distance from the tens of thousands of mostly young people keeping up protests in the heart of the Asian financial hub that are now nearly a week old. The protesters demand that Beijing-backed Leung Chun-ying steps down by the end of Thursday, which he refuses, leaving the two sides poles apart in a dispute over how much political control China should have over the former British colony #aut #cnt #content #cookie #rch #typeof-social #undefined #values #wcntn #wcnts

49 mins ago

U.S. Secret Service director Pierson resigns under fire

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire on Wednesday after a series of security lapses came to light involving the protection for President Barack Obama. #Business #India #Japan #Latin America #Mexico #Russia #Technology #United Kingdom

Oct 2, 2014

Loss of smell may be predictor of death in older adults – study

(Reuters) - Being unable to smell bacon frying may be far more dire than simply missing out on one of life's pleasures. In older adults, it could be a predictor of increased risk of death within five years. #Argentina #Business #facebook #India #Mexico #Middle East #opinion #Russia #Technology #United States

Oct 2, 2014

Up to 18 exposed to U.S. Ebola patient, including children

DALLAS (Reuters) - Health experts were observing up to 18 people, including children, who had contact with the first person to be diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in the United States, officials said on Wednesday. Confirmation that a man who flew to Texas from Liberia later fell ill with the hemorrhagic fever prompted U.S. health officials to take steps to contain the virus, which has killed at least 3,338 people in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the World Health Organization said. #aut #cnt #content #cookie #rco #typeof-registered #typeof-social #undefined #values #wcntn #wcnts #Yahoo!

Oct 2, 2014

Geraldine Mock, first woman to fly solo around the world, dies at 88

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock, the first woman to fly solo around the world, has died at the age of 88, a family friend said on Wednesday. Mock, a Newark, Ohio, native known as "the flying housewife," died in her Florida home on Tuesday, said the friend, Mary Kelley. Mock was 38 on March 19, 1964, when she took off from Columbus, Ohio, in a 1953 Cessna 180 single-engine monoplane named the "Spirit of Columbus," according to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum Archives. #Brazil #Business #Middle East #opinion #Politics #Technology #United Kingdom #United States

Oct 2, 2014

Ebola deaths reach 3,338, but widely undercounted, WHO says

GENEVA (Reuters) - The death toll from the world's worst ever Ebola outbreak reached 3,338 people out of 7,178 cases in West Africa as of Sept. 28, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. It said the total number of new cases had fallen for the second week in a row, but warned against reading any good news into the figures as they were almost certainly under-reported #Arabic #Argentina #China #France #Latin America #markets #Mexico #Technology #United States

Oct 2, 2014

France’s Le Pen loses driving licence, but says not her fault

PARIS (Reuters) - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen said on Wednesday police had confiscated her driving licence for a string of road offences - but insisted they had been committed by someone else. #Arabic #Argentina #Brazil #Business #French #India #Japan #markets #opinion #Russia #Technology #United States

Oct 2, 2014

Israel’s Netanyahu to Obama: Don’t allow Iran deal that leaves it at nuclear threshold

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bluntly told U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday that he must make sure that any final nuclear deal with Iran does not leave it at the “threshold" of being able to develop nuclear weapons #Arabic #Brazil #Business #facebook #India #Israel #Latin America #markets #Obama #Politics #United Kingdom #United States