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CDC confirms first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States

REUTERS - U.S. health officials said on Tuesday the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus had been diagnosed in the country #Arabic #Argentina #Brazil #China #facebook #India #Latin America #Mexico #opinion #Russia #United States #Virus

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New cancer therapy comes of age, cost a "toxic" side effect

MADRID (Reuters) - A raft of new cancer drugs promise better, longer-lasting treatments with fewer adverse side effects -- but their high cost is a growing concern. Drugs that help the body's own immune cells fight tumours are expected to be used in multi-drug cocktails, pushing the price of therapies costing more than $100,000 a year even higher. At the same time, other expensive medicines are being combined to produce impressive results fighting diseases including breast and skin cancer. #Arabic #Argentina #Brazil #China #facebook #France #Latin America #Russia

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Islamic State insurgents advance on Turkish tomb in Syria – Turkish deputy PM

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents are advancing on a tomb in northern Syria regarded by Turkey as sovereign territory and guarded by Turkish soldiers, Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said on Tuesday. #Arabic #Brazil #Business #India #Latin America #Middle East #Obama #Technology #United States

Oct 1, 2014

Hardline Buddhists in Myanmar, Sri Lanka strike anti-Islamist pact

COLOMBO (Reuters) - A Myanmar monk accused of inciting violence against Muslims and a hardline Buddhist group in Sri Lanka said on Tuesday they would work together to rally other Buddhist groups and defend their faith against militant Islamists. Ashin Wirathu, who once called himself "the Burmese bin Laden" said the agreement with Sri Lanka's Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) or "Buddhist Power Force", was the first step in a broad alliance against conversions by Islamists in the region. The deal gave no detailed indication what the groups were planning to counter what they said was the risk of Buddhists becoming "victims of conversions by extremists", but the agreement could stoke anti-Muslim attacks in both countries #Ashin Wirathu #Buddhist #editing #Faith #group-on-sunday #lanka #Muslims #Power #said-on-tuesday

Oct 1, 2014

Gritty streets of Mong Kok a potential Hong Kong flashpoint

HONG KONG (Reuters) - The dark alleyways and triad-run bars of Mong Kok are a long way from the glittering towers of Hong Kong island, the hub of pro-democracy protests that have brought tens of thousands of people on to the streets over the last five days and nights. And it is here, in Kowloon district across the harbour from the famous skyline, that police have been most conspicuous in their absence as tensions have ebbed and flowed #Arabic #Argentina #Business #facebook #France #Government #Mexico #Russia #Technology

Oct 1, 2014

Lightning, rain fail to deter resolute Hong Kong protesters

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of pro-democracy protesters thronged the rain-soaked streets of Hong Kong early on Wednesday, ratcheting up pressure on the pro-Beijing government that has called the action illegal and vowed to press ahead with National Day celebrations. On the sixth day of a determined mass campaign to occupy sections of the city and express fury at a Chinese decision to limit voters' choices in a 2017 leadership election, there was little sign of momentum flagging. #aut #content #cookie #rco #typeof-registered #typeof-social #undefined #values #Yahoo!

Oct 1, 2014

Amid jihadi gains, priceless Iraqi artefacts hit black market

PARIS (Reuters) - Ancient Iraqi artefacts are appearing on the black market as Islamic State militants use intermediaries to sell priceless treasures to finance their activities after sweeping through the north of the country, Iraqi and Western officials said. #Arabic #Business #China #facebook #India #Italy #Japan #Middle East #Russia

Oct 1, 2014

Jewish settlers occupy Palestinian homes in Old City’s shadow

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police guarded Jewish settlers as they moved into seven homes in a Palestinian neighbourhood of occupied East Jerusalem on Tuesday while stunned and angry Palestinians looked on, aware that there was little they could do. The homes in Silwan, which sits in the shadow of Jerusalem's Old City, were purchased by Elad, a pro-settlement group that uses funds from Jewish supporters in the United States and elsewhere to buy properties in Palestinian districts. #Arabic #facebook #Israel #Italy #jewish #Latin America #Mexico #Middle East #Russia #Technology #United States