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Scientists find mild cases of MERS among patients’ families

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Fewer than half of Saudi Arabian patients in a study passed the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus to household members, and many of those who developed secondary infections contracted mild cases of MERS, global researchers reported on Wednesday. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, confirmed observations that the virus can cause mild disease, but overall transmission rates are low #Arabic #Business #China #France #Latin America #Mexico #opinion #Russia #Technology #United Kingdom #United States

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Corrupt Chinese hiding in Western nations elude Beijing’s "fox hunt"

BEIJING (Reuters) - When Yang Xiuzhu got wind in 2003 that Chinese anti-corruption investigators were looking into her affairs, she boarded a flight to Singapore. A few days later Yang changed her name and flew to New York. #Arabic #Argentina #Brazil #Business #chinese #opinion #Russia #Technology #United Kingdom #United States

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Saudi Arabia jails 23 more men for militancy in security crackdown

RIYADH (Reuters) - A Saudi Arabian court sentenced 23 men to jail terms of up to 22 years for their role in militant attacks, state media said on Wednesday, part of a security crackdown in which scores of people have been imprisoned over the past week. On Tuesday state media reported that 17 men had been jailed for terms of up to 33 years. #Arabic #Argentina #Brazil #Business #facebook #France #Latin America #markets #opinion #United Kingdom

Aug 28, 2014

Shambolic election campaign leaves Indonesia’s president-elect much to prove

JAKARTA (Reuters) - When he was nominated in March as a candidate for Indonesia's presidential election, polls showed Joko "Jokowi" Widodo had a 30-point lead over the man who would become his main challenger, former army general Prabowo Subianto.  But after three months of shambolic and lacklustre campaigning, the wildly popular governor of Jakarta was staring at defeat. "If you continue like this, it's clear we will lose," prominent businessman Sofjan Wanandi told Widodo and senior members of his Indonesian Democratic-Party of Struggle (PDI-P) at a crisis meeting on June 16. #aut #cnt #content #cookie #rch #rco #typeof-registered #undefined #values #wcntn #wcnts #Yahoo!

Aug 28, 2014

China moves to limit Hong Kong election could stir protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China moved on Wednesday to limit 2017 elections for Hong Kong's leader to a handful of candidates loyal to Beijing, local media reported, a move likely to escalate plans by pro-democracy activists to blockade the city's Central business district. Hong Kong, which returned to Chinese rule from British colonial administration in 1997, has been deeply polarised and hit by protests over how its next leader is chosen in 2017 – by universal suffrage, as the democrats would like, or from a list of pro-Beijing candidates. #Argentina #Brazil #facebook #India #Latin America #markets #Middle East #opinion #Russia

Aug 28, 2014

Insight – A broken man living on dreams pulls Japan into Syria hostage drama

TOKYO (Reuters) - When Haruna Yukawa was captured in Syria earlier this month, a video apparently released by his captors showed them pressing the Japanese man to answer questions friends say he had struggled with for years: Who are you? #Arabic #Argentina #Brazil #facebook #Latin America #markets #Mexico #Middle East #Syria #Tokyo #United Kingdom

Aug 28, 2014

Deadline passed, no sign of breakthrough in Iran nuclear probe

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran may have failed to meet a deadline for addressing U.N. concerns about suspected nuclear bomb research, but it could still act to influence a key report due next week, diplomatic sources said on Wednesday. The sources, who follow the nuclear issue but declined to be identified, said they had seen no indications so far that Tehran had replied in substance to questions from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) by the agreed Aug. #Arabic #Argentina #Brazil #China #Entertainment #facebook #France #India #Latin America #Mexico #Russia #United Kingdom

Aug 28, 2014

Islamic State commits war crimes, Syrian govt using poison gas – UN

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations accused Islamic State insurgents on Wednesday of committing war crimes including amputations and public executions, sometimes in the presence of children, and said it believed Damascus had used chlorine gas in combating its enemies. The Sunni militants, who are bringing weapons from Iraq, have changed the power balance in Syria, consolidating control over large areas and establishing order by imposing harsh sharia law, the U.N #Arabic #facebook #India #markets #Politics #Technology #United Kingdom #United States