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British Muslims blame jihadi subculture after beheading video

Aug 21, 2014

British Muslims blame jihadi subculture after beheading video

LONDON/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A British Muslim leader called on Thursday for action to tackle a jihadi sub-culture after an Islamic State video showed a suspected Briton beheading U.S. journalist James Foley held hostage in Syria. #United States #India #Business #Brazil #France #Arabic #Middle East #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Muslim #british
Turkey's Erdogan names foreign minister Davutoglu as next PM

Aug 21, 2014

Turkey's Erdogan names foreign minister Davutoglu as next PM

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish president-elect Tayyip Erdogan named Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as his future prime minister on Thursday and vowed a power struggle against a U.S.-based cleric he accuses of plotting against him would continue. #Politics #United States #India #Business #Japan #Arabic #Middle East #Argentina #United Kingdom
U.S. hospital to discharge doctor treated with experimental Ebola drug

Aug 21, 2014

U.S. hospital to discharge doctor treated with experimental Ebola drug

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - An American doctor who contracted Ebola treating victims of the deadly virus in Liberia has recovered and will be discharged on Thursday by the U.S. hospital that treated him with an experimental drug, his charity said. Kent Brantly was given ZMapp, a drug used on a handful of patients in the West African outbreak and produced by U.S.-based Mapp Biopharmaceutical. #India #Business #Japan #Charity #France #Russia #markets #United Kingdom #Mexico #article
Foreign assisted suicide cases in Switzerland double in 4 years

Aug 21, 2014

Foreign assisted suicide cases in Switzerland double in 4 years

ZURICH (Reuters) - The number of foreigners travelling to Switzerland to commit assisted suicide doubled over a four-year period, a study published in the Journal of Medical Ethics said on Thursday. In 2012, 172 foreigners took their lives in Switzerland, which has liberal euthanasia rules, up from 86 in 2009, with citizens from Germany and Britain making up almost two-thirds of the total, the study found. Assisted suicide has been legal in Switzerland since the 1940s, if performed by someone with no direct interest in the death #facebook #Business #Japan #Technology #Russia #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #journal
Islamic State video shows conversion of Yazidis to Islam

Aug 21, 2014

Islamic State video shows conversion of Yazidis to Islam

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State, a militant group that witnesses and officials say has executed hundreds of members of Iraq's Yazidis, has released a video that seeks to show it enlightened hundreds of members of the religious minority by converting them to Islam. The production was issued not long after the group on Tuesday released a video showing one of its black-clad fighters beheading American journalist James Foley, sparking international outrage. The Yazidis, followers of an ancient religion derived from Zoroastrianism who are part of the country's Kurdish minority, have paid the highest price for Islamic State's dramatic advance through northern Iraq. #United States #India #China #Business #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Russia #markets #Argentina #Latin America #Entertainment
UK and Wellcome offer $10 mln for emergency Ebola research

Aug 21, 2014

UK and Wellcome offer $10 mln for emergency Ebola research

LONDON (Reuters) - An emergency research call has been launched to help fight the world's worst Ebola outbreak in West Africa, with the British government and the Wellcome Trust medical charity pledging a combined 6.5 million pounds ($10.8 million). Expert teams from around the world are being invited to submit research proposals by Sept. 8 for initiatives that can rapidly investigate new approaches to treating, preventing and containing the disease #Politics #United States #India #Business #Brazil #Arabic #Russia #Argentina #United Kingdom #british
FBI believes Foley video is authentic -GlobalPost

Aug 21, 2014

FBI believes Foley video is authentic -GlobalPost

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI believes the Islamic State video purporting to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley is authentic, GlobalPost reported on Wednesday. "The FBI on Wednesday morning told the Foley family they believe the video is authentic," according to GlobalPost, a Boston-based online publication that employed Foley as a freelancer. U.S. #facebook #India #China #Business #Brazil #Technology #Middle East #Russia #markets #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment
Austria detains nine suspected of wanting to join militants in Syria

Aug 21, 2014

Austria detains nine suspected of wanting to join militants in Syria

VIENNA (Reuters) - Nine people suspected of intending to join Islamic militants fighting the government in Syria have been arrested in Austria, Vienna prosecutors said on Wednesday. #facebook #India #Business #markets #Argentina #Latin America #Austria #interior
Illness with Ebola-like symptoms kills several in Congo - locals

Aug 21, 2014

Illness with Ebola-like symptoms kills several in Congo - locals

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo has sent its health minister and a team of experts to the remote northern Equateur province after several people died there from a disease with Ebola-like symptoms, a local official and a professor said on Wednesday. It was not immediately clear if there was any connection with Ebola #Politics #Business #Japan #Brazil #Arabic #Russia #Health #markets #United Kingdom