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Hong Kong students, officials set for first talks on political crisis

Oct 21, 2014

Hong Kong students, officials set for first talks on political crisis

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Senior Hong Kong government officials will meet student leaders for the first time on Tuesday in an attempt to defuse more than three weeks of pro-democracy protests which have brought parts of the Asian financial centre to a standstill. Hopes are low for any breakthrough during the evening talks, which will be broadcast live, with both sides refusing to give ground in resolving the worst political crisis in the former British colony since it was handed back to China in 1997. #Politics #facebook #United States #India #Japan #Brazil #Technology #Argentina #Latin America
U.S. issues new protocols for treating Ebola patients

Oct 21, 2014

U.S. issues new protocols for treating Ebola patients

DALLAS (Reuters) - The United States issued stringent new protocols on Monday for health workers treating Ebola victims, directing medical teams to wear protective gear that leaves no skin or hair exposed when caring for patients infected with the virus. The new guidelines from the U.S. #Business #facebook #China #France #Middle East #Russia #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Texas #Mexico
Libya parliament allies with renegade general, struggles to assert authority

Oct 21, 2014

Libya parliament allies with renegade general, struggles to assert authority

BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Libya's beleaguered elected parliament has declared a formal alliance with a renegade former general, as it struggles to assert some authority in a country many fear is sliding into outright civil war. Three years after the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, the oil-producing desert state is in chaos, with Islamists and other militias fighting for territory and influence and the regular armed forces left with little power. One militia faction has seized Tripoli, setting up its own assembly and administration in the capital and forcing the government to take refuge in the eastern part of the country. #Politics #Business #United States #Russia #Argentina #Latin America #House #Mexico
South Sudan sexual violence "rampant," 2-year-old raped - U.N.

Oct 21, 2014

South Sudan sexual violence "rampant," 2-year-old raped - U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Rape and other forms of sexual violence by all sides in South Sudan's civil war have become so widespread that a two-year-old child was among the victims, the U.N. special representative on sexual violence in armed conflict said on Monday #India #Japan #Brazil #France #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico
Bus accident in Bangladesh kills 32 and injures dozens

Oct 21, 2014

Bus accident in Bangladesh kills 32 and injures dozens

DHAKA (Reuters) - At least 32 people werekilled and dozens injured when two buses collided head-on in northwest Bangladesh on Monday, police said. The accident took place at Baraigram in Natore, 220 km (140 miles) from the capital Dhaka. The death toll could rise further as some of the injured are in a critical condition, police official Mohammad Manirul Islam told Reuters #Business #facebook #India #China #Brazil #Middle East #Russia #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #opinion