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Syria signals no ceasefire before borders with Turkey, Jordan shut | Reuters

Feb 07, 2016

Syria signals no ceasefire before borders with Turkey, Jordan shut | Reuters

BEIRUT Syria's foreign minister signalled on Saturday a ceasefire would be difficult or impossible before the borders with Turkey and Jordan were sealed, and before a list of terrorist groups operating in Syria is agreed. Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem, speaking in a televised news conference, said he was citing his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, who had said "a ceasefire would not be possible before the borders with Turkey and Jordan are controlled, and before agreement on lists of terrorist organisations, it is difficult to achieve that". Rebel groups fighting President Bashar al-Assad have received supplies via both Turkey and Jordan #Business #United Kingdom #crisis #Entertainment #Jordan
Australia to step up Zika testing as two new cases reported | Reuters

Feb 07, 2016

Australia to step up Zika testing as two new cases reported | Reuters

PERTH - Australia will intensify testing for the Zika virus in Queensland state where Aedes mosquitoes are found, authorities said on Saturday, adding that two new cases among local residents were the result of travel to affected countries. Queensland's government has earmarked A$400,000 ($283,000) to boost laboratory capacity, particularly in the northeastern city of Townsville, where testing will begin on March 1. #Australia #Middle East #Entertainment #opinion #article
Australia to step up Zika testing as two new cases reported | Reuters

Feb 07, 2016

Australia to step up Zika testing as two new cases reported | Reuters

PERTH - Australia will intensify testing for the Zika virus in Queensland state where Aedes mosquitoes are found, authorities said on Saturday, adding that two new cases among local residents were the result of travel to affected countries. Queensland's government has earmarked A$400,000 ($283,000) to boost laboratory capacity, particularly in the northeastern city of Townsville, where testing will begin on March 1. A A$1 million public education campaign will also be rolled out in the state, which is on high alert for any entry of the disease from Australia's Asian and Pacific neighbors #India #Business #Health #markets #Entertainment #Samoa #Diseases
As Myanmar powerbrokers talk, could Suu Kyi emerge as president? | Reuters

Feb 07, 2016

As Myanmar powerbrokers talk, could Suu Kyi emerge as president? | Reuters

NAYPYITAW/YANGON As Aung San Suu Kyi's lawmakers smiled for the cameras at the first sessions of Myanmar's parliament, a summit of generals convened at a base just minutes from the chamber. On every mind was the same question: who will be the country's next president? #Politics #India #Technology #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment
Stade de France reopens for first time since Paris attacks | Reuters

Feb 06, 2016

Stade de France reopens for first time since Paris attacks | Reuters

PARIS Under tight security and in the presence of French President Francois Hollande, the Stade de France opened its gates on Saturday for the first time since the stadium was targeted in the deadly attacks which struck Paris in November. Around 64,000 rugby fans gathered to watch the Six Nations match between France and Italy at the country's biggest sports venue, situated in the Parisien suburb of Saint-Denis. Hollande had been rushed out of the stadium during an international soccer match on the evening of Nov. #India #France #Crime #Latin America #Entertainment
Somali plane hit by bomb, meant to kill all on board - minister | Reuters

Feb 06, 2016

Somali plane hit by bomb, meant to kill all on board - minister | Reuters

MOGADISHU A blast that punched a hole in the fuselage of a plane this week was caused by a bomb meant to kill everyone on board, Somalia's minister for transport and aviation said on Saturday. #United States #Business #Technology #United Kingdom #Entertainment #opinion
Obama to propose $2.5 billion tax credit for community college investment | Reuters

Feb 06, 2016

Obama to propose $2.5 billion tax credit for community college investment | Reuters

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama will propose a $2.5 billion tax credit over five years for businesses that invest in programs at local community colleges and hire their graduates, administration officials said on Friday. The proposal, dubbed the Community College Partnership Tax Credit, would require businesses to donate funds for equipment, instruction, or internships related to programs in areas such as healthcare, energy and information technology. #United States #Obama #Middle East #markets #United Kingdom #Entertainment
Heavy clashes in southeast Libya, 30 killed | Reuters

Feb 06, 2016

Heavy clashes in southeast Libya, 30 killed | Reuters

Two days of clashes in southeastern Libya between a local armed faction and Sudanese fighters have left more than 30 people dead, a local mayor said on Friday. The commander of the Libyan Subul Assalam faction, Abdurrahman Hashim, said the Sudanese fighters were rebels from Sudan's Darfur region who had moved into the area around the town of Kufra following the uprising that toppled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. He said his group was retaliating for armed robberies and attempted attacks on Kufra, in Libya's desert south-east which shares a border with northwestern Sudan #Africa #Security #Argentina #United Kingdom #Entertainment #opinion #article
Brazil finds Zika in saliva, urine; expert warns against kissing | Reuters

Feb 06, 2016

Brazil finds Zika in saliva, urine; expert warns against kissing | Reuters

RIO DE JANEIRO Scientists identified the Zika virus in the saliva and urine of two infected patients, a top Brazilian biomedical research institution said on Friday, prompting its president to urge pregnant women not to kiss strangers just as local carnival celebrations begin. The discovery added to the rising concern over Zika, which is spreading rapidly in the Americans and has been linked to thousands of severe birth defects in Brazil. They said they used genetic testing to identify the virus in saliva and urine samples from two patients who had symptoms caused by Zika infection, and determined that the virus was active, meaning it had the potential to cause infection, scientists at the public Oswaldo Cruz Foundation said #Middle East #science #Health #Entertainment #article
Huge construction crane collapses in Manhattan, kills one | Reuters

Feb 06, 2016

Huge construction crane collapses in Manhattan, kills one | Reuters

NEW YORK A massive construction crane collapsed in lower Manhattan during a swirling snowstorm on Friday, killing one person and crushing a line of parked cars in the first accident of its kind in New York City since 2008. Hundreds of emergency workers responded after the 565-foot-tall crane toppled at about 8:30 a.m. EST and flipped upside down, leaving the metal boom stretching along nearly two city blocks #India #Technology #Argentina #Entertainment #article