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Kentucky firefighter critical after ice bucket challenge mishap

Aug 23, 2014

Kentucky firefighter critical after ice bucket challenge mishap

REUTERS - A Kentucky firefighter was in critical condition Friday, a day after he and three others were injured when an aerial ladder got too close to a power line when their department doused a university band with water in an "ice bucket" fundraiser. Captain Tony Grider, 41, and firefighter Simon Quinn, 22, from the Campbellsville Fire Department sustained electrocution injuries Thursday morning in a ladder bucket and two other firefighters were hurt coming to their aid, officials said. #facebook #United States #Business #Japan #France #Middle East #markets #Latin America #Mexico
Cholera outbreak in Ghana kills at least 67 since June - health authorities

Aug 23, 2014

Cholera outbreak in Ghana kills at least 67 since June - health authorities

ACCRA (Reuters) - Cholera has killed at least 67 people in Ghana since June and infected more than 5,000 others in an outbreak that highlights the health and sanitation challenges facing one of Africa's fastest-growing economies. #India #China #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Health #Africa #Italy #Argentina #Mexico #opinion
WHO says drawing up 6-9 month strategy to combat Ebola

Aug 23, 2014

WHO says drawing up 6-9 month strategy to combat Ebola

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that it had drawn up a draft strategy plan to combat Ebola in West Africa over the next six to nine months, implying that it does not expect to halt the epidemic this year. More than 1,300 people have died this year from the virus in the worst ever outbreak and WHO has faced criticism, including from medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), that it has done too little too late to fight the disease. "WHO is working on an Ebola road map document, it's really an operational document how to fight Ebola," WHO spokeswoman Fadela Chaib said at a news briefing #facebook #Japan #Brazil #Technology #France #Middle East #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America
Moscow defies Kiev, orders aid convoy onto Ukrainian soil

Aug 23, 2014

Moscow defies Kiev, orders aid convoy onto Ukrainian soil

DONETSK-IZVARINO BORDER CROSSING, Russia (Reuters) - Russia ordered a convoy of aid trucks across the border into eastern Ukraine on Friday apparently without Kiev's permission, raising the danger of direct confrontation with the Ukrainian military which is fighting pro-Russian rebels. A Reuters witness said about 70 white-painted trucks, part of a column of about 260 that had been waiting at the border for over a week, had crossed the border and was heading towards the rebel stronghold of Luhansk accompanied by a small number of separatist fighters. #facebook #India #China #Technology #France #Middle East #Russia #Argentina #Latin America #Mexico #Ukraine
Violence-weary Missouri town sees second night of calm

Aug 23, 2014

Violence-weary Missouri town sees second night of calm

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - The violence-weary town of Ferguson, Missouri, saw a second straight evening of relative calm on Thursday after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen nearly two weeks ago. Police, who were widely criticized for using heavy-handed tactics to quell earlier protests over the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, made only isolated arrests as local clergy and civic leaders worked to keep protests orderly #United States #Business #Japan #Technology #France #Middle East #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment

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Violence-weary Missouri town sees second night of calm

Aug 21, 2014

Suspect says he killed teen as 'vengeance' against military: cops

Ali Muhammad Brown is accused of killing a 19-year-old in New Jersey and three men in Washington State. According to court documents, the 29-year-old claimed he wanted to kill the teen as an act of 'vengeance' to retaliate for U.S. military action in... #Middle East #New Jersey
Violence-weary Missouri town sees second night of calm

Aug 22, 2014

Army Gen. Dempsey asserts Islamic militants have 'apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision'

America's top-ranked military officer says the surging Islamic State group has an "apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision" in the Middle East and cannot be defeated unless the United States and a coalition of partners confront it head-on in Syria... #Syria #Middle East #Washington
Violence-weary Missouri town sees second night of calm

Aug 23, 2014

France Calls for Action on Islamic State's Cash Supply

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says the extremist group has amassed `several billions' of dollars, thanks in part to individual donors from the Middle East... #Middle East #Laurent Fabius