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Carnival roars ahead in Brazil despite Zika health scare | Reuters

Feb 08, 2016

Carnival roars ahead in Brazil despite Zika health scare | Reuters

RIO DE JANEIRO The worst health scare in recent history is not keeping Brazilians from their annual Carnival revelry, with millions of partiers swarming streets and some making fun of the mosquito that spreads Zika and other viruses. #Health #markets #Latin America #Entertainment #opinion #lifestyle #article
UK and Japan agree Security Council must take strong action against N.Korea | Reuters

Feb 08, 2016

UK and Japan agree Security Council must take strong action against N.Korea | Reuters

LONDON British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Sunday he had spoken with his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida and both had agreed the U.N. Security Council should take strong action against North Korea for launching a long-range rocket. North Korea said the rocket was carrying a satellite, but its neighbours and the United States denounced the launch as a missile test, conducted in defiance of U.N #United States #India #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #article
Loan rejection may have been early warning of Taiwan building collapse | Reuters

Feb 07, 2016

Loan rejection may have been early warning of Taiwan building collapse | Reuters

TAINAN, Taiwan Before their apartment tower collapsed in a Taiwan earthquake at the weekend, a young couple living on the 14th floor had already been given a clue that the building was unsafe. But it came too late. Chen Yi-ting and her husband bought the apartment in the centre of Tainan city five years ago, having relocated from an outlying district. #Middle East #Latin America #Entertainment #Earthquakes #article
Bootleg liquor kills at least 24 in Indonesian village - media | Reuters

Feb 07, 2016

Bootleg liquor kills at least 24 in Indonesian village - media | Reuters

JAKARTA Bootleg liquor has killed at least two dozen people in a village in Indonesia's Central Java province over the last few days, MetroTV said on Sunday quoting police. Police have arrested two people in the village of Sleman for selling homemade liquor that was believed to have contained harmful substances. #India #Business #science #markets #Argentina #Entertainment #opinion
Saudi King Salman calls for others not to interfere in kingdom | Reuters

Feb 07, 2016

Saudi King Salman calls for others not to interfere in kingdom | Reuters

RIYADH Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Sunday called on other countries not to interfere in the kingdom's internal affairs in what appeared to be a rebuke to Riyadh's main foe Iran, which it accuses of attempting to stir unrest. "It is our right to defend ourselves, without interfering in the affairs of others. We call on others to not interfere in our affairs," Salman said in a speech opening the annual Janadriya cultural festival in Riyadh, state news agency SPA reported #India #Business #Middle East #Security #Argentina #Entertainment #article
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