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Ivory Coast closes western borders over Ebola threat

Aug 23, 2014

Ivory Coast closes western borders over Ebola threat

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast has closed its land borders with Ebola-affected West African neighbours Guinea and Liberia in an attempt to prevent the world's deadliest outbreak of the virus from spreading onto its territory, the government announced. A number of African nations have defied advice from the World Health Organization (WHO) and put in place restrictions on travel to and from the countries where Ebola has appeared, which also include Sierra Leone and Nigeria #United States #India #Brazil #Technology #France #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America
Suicide attacks kill at least 17 in Iraq after mosque shooting

Aug 23, 2014

Suicide attacks kill at least 17 in Iraq after mosque shooting

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two suicide bombers in Iraq killed at least 17 people in apparent revenge attacks after an assault on a Sunni mosque deepened sectarian conflict. In Baghdad, a bomber rammed a vehicle into an intelligence headquarters on Saturday, killing at least eight people, police and medical sources said. Near Tikrit, a suicide bomber driving a military Humvee packed with explosives attacked a gathering of soldiers and Shi'ite militias on Friday night, killing nine #facebook #United States #India #China #Business #Japan #Brazil #Technology #Middle East #Russia #Argentina #Entertainment
Egypt calls for Gaza ceasefire as fighting rages

Aug 23, 2014

Egypt calls for Gaza ceasefire as fighting rages

GAZA/CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt called on Israel and the Palestinians on Saturday to halt fire and resume peace talks, but violence continued unabated with Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip and Hamas militants firing rockets at the Jewish state. A senior Egyptian diplomat said Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas had informed Sisi that Hamas was prepared to come to Cairo for further talks, but Hamas did not immediately confirm the report. #United States #China #Business #Egypt #Brazil #France #Israel #Argentina #Latin America #opinion
U.N. Security Council condemns journalist's murder, urges defeat of Islamic State

Aug 23, 2014

U.N. Security Council condemns journalist's murder, urges defeat of Islamic State

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Friday condemned the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, saying that they and their ideology of intolerance must be defeated. #China #Japan #Brazil #France #Arabic #Russia #Italy #Security #Argentina #Latin America #Entertainment #Mexico
Obama may seek new funds to battle Islamic State - Senate aide

Aug 23, 2014

Obama may seek new funds to battle Islamic State - Senate aide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama could ask the U.S. Congress in coming weeks to approve new funds for airstrikes against Islamic State targets, according to a congressional aide, following the militants' beheading of an American journalist and activities in Iraq. A Senate Democratic aide on Friday said the Obama administration could detail by early to mid-September the amount of additional money it wants for the military operations, although the aide did not estimate the size of the possible funding request #India #China #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Russia #Italy #Argentina #Mexico #opinion
U.S. considering taking fight against Islamic State into Syria

Aug 23, 2014

U.S. considering taking fight against Islamic State into Syria

EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - The United States is considering taking the fight against Islamic State militants into Syria after days of airstrikes against the group in Iraq and the beheading of an American journalist, the White House signaled on Friday #facebook #United States #Business #Syria #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Argentina #Entertainment #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
Indonesia's president-elect eyes swift  fuel hike to boost budget

Aug 23, 2014

Indonesia's president-elect eyes swift fuel hike to boost budget

JAKARTA (Reuters) - President-elect Joko Widodo will sit down with Indonesia's outgoing leader next week in the hope of reaching an agreement to raise fuel prices before the handover in October, a move that would help ease budget-sapping subsidy costs. The Constitutional Court on Thursday gave Widodo the green light to lead Southeast Asia's largest economy from its worst slowdown since the global financial crisis #United States #China #Business #Japan #Technology #Arabic #markets #Argentina #Entertainment
Iraq promised to free Saddam Hussein's defence minister - report

Aug 23, 2014

Iraq promised to free Saddam Hussein's defence minister - report

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's government promised to release from prison one of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein's defence ministers, the outgoing deputy prime minister said in comments published on Friday. In an interview with the London-based Asharq al-Awsat, Deputy Prime Minister Minister Saleh Mutlaq did not say why the promises to free Sultan Hashem, who was sentenced to death, and other Sunni military and political leaders were made. The issue could be related to efforts to appease Iraq's minority Sunni community, who were sidelined by outgoing Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki #United States #Business #Technology #France #Russia #Argentina #Entertainment #Mexico #opinion
Philippine police smash online child 'sextortion' ring

Aug 23, 2014

Philippine police smash online child 'sextortion' ring

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine police on Friday arrested eight people suspected of running an online sexual extortion racket involving children and preying on Asians, seizing laptops and other equipment. #India #Japan #Brazil #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Entertainment #Mexico #Ukraine