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WHO wary of screening arriving passengers for Ebola, but no ban

Oct 23, 2014

WHO wary of screening arriving passengers for Ebola, but no ban

GENEVA (Reuters) - Screening passengers for Ebola on their arrival may have "a limited effect" in stopping the virus spreading but whether it adds anything to exit screening from affected countries is a decision for governments, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. The advice from the WHO's Emergency Committee on Ebola came a day after the United States said travellers from three West African countries at the heart of the epidemic must fly into one of five major airports for enhanced screening for the virus. "Entry screening may have a limited effect in reducing international spread when added to exit screening, and its advantages and disadvantages should be carefully considered," the committee said in a statement after its third meeting #facebook #China #Japan #Brazil #France #Arabic #Italy #Argentina #Latin America #opinion
U.N. rights watchdog calls for open elections in Hong Kong

Oct 23, 2014

U.N. rights watchdog calls for open elections in Hong Kong

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations Human Rights Committee called on China on Thursday to ensure universal suffrage in Hong Kong, stressing that included the right to stand for election as well as the right to vote. The panel of 18 independent experts, who monitor compliance with an international treaty on civil and political rights ratified by Hong Kong, agreed the move after voicing concern at Beijing's plan to vet candidates in the former British colony. The committee agreed on "the need to ensure universal suffrage, which means both the right to be elected as well as the right to vote #facebook #United States #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #markets #Italy #Latin America
Man arrested near Canada's prime minister in sign of tensions

Oct 23, 2014

Man arrested near Canada's prime minister in sign of tensions

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Police arrested a man at gunpoint just steps from Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Thursday, underscoring tensions in the capital Ottawa a day after a gunmen killed a soldier and rampaged through parliament. #Business #India #China #Japan #France #Arabic #markets #Crime #Argentina #Latin America
Exclusive - Charred tanks in Ukraine point to Russian involvement

Oct 23, 2014

Exclusive - Charred tanks in Ukraine point to Russian involvement

HORBATENKO Ukraine (Reuters) - The burnt-out remains of dozens of tanks and armoured vehicles in fields near this small village bear witness to the ferocity of a battle that turned the tide of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Most of the tanks were used by the government forces routed in August near Horbatenko, 40 km (25 miles) southeast of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, a defeat so demoralising that days later Kiev agreed a ceasefire with pro-Russian separatists. #facebook #China #Japan #markets #Argentina #Latin America #Mexico #Ukraine #russian #opinion
Obama invites new Afghan leaders to White House

Oct 23, 2014

Obama invites new Afghan leaders to White House

KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama, keen to reset relations with Afghanistan that soured under longtime president Hamid Karzai, has invited the leaders of Afghanistan's new unity government to visit the White House early next year. #Technology #France #Arabic #Middle East #markets #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion