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Pakistan widows, "second" wives flee fighting but are denied aid

Aug 02, 2014

Pakistan widows, "second" wives flee fighting but are denied aid

BANNU Pakistan (Reuters) - Thousands of women displaced by fighting in Pakistan are struggling to get food and other aid because they lack identity cards and conservative Muslim elders have forbidden them from going to distribution centres. The women are among nearly a million people who registered for aid after the army began an offensive against the Pakistani Taliban in North Waziristan, a mountainous region on the Afghan border. The army ordered most civilians to leave before the offensive began in June #facebook #Business #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Middle East #Entertainment #Mexico #opinion
Putin wants monasteries, church rebuilt inside Kremlin

Aug 02, 2014

Putin wants monasteries, church rebuilt inside Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for two monasteries and a church that were demolished during Soviet times to be rebuilt in the Kremlin, the largest overhaul of the site's architectural landscape in nearly a century. Putin has cultivated strong ties with Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, adopting more conservative policies and prompting some critics to suggest the line separating state and church has become blurred. #United States #Business #Japan #Technology #Arabic #Russia #markets #Italy #Argentina #Latin America #Entertainment #Mexico
Two relief workers with Ebola to be evacuated to Atlanta

Aug 02, 2014

Two relief workers with Ebola to be evacuated to Atlanta

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Two American aid workers, both seriously ill after being infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia, will be flown to the United States and treated in isolation at an Atlanta hospital, officials said on Friday. A plane equipped to transport Dr. #facebook #United States #Business #Middle East #markets #Africa #Latin America #Entertainment #opinion
Nine months on, Philippines plans $3.9-billion effort to relocate typhoon Haiyan victims Haiyan victims

Aug 02, 2014

Nine months on, Philippines plans $3.9-billion effort to relocate typhoon Haiyan victims Haiyan victims

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines will spend 170 billion pesos ($3.89 billion) to rehouse some 200,000 families displaced by last year's super typhoon Haiyan that killed 6,100 people, the government said in a masterplan released on Friday. It has taken a startling nine months to hammer out the plan because crippling bureaucracy entailed lengthy vetting, say government consultants, and sparse technical data on geological hazards and land use plans held up relocation decisions. Thousands of displaced families remain in makeshift tents or substandard temporary shelter areas, but all-out reconstruction will begin soon after President Benigno Aquino approves the plan, although it is not clear when this will happen. #India #China #Business #Technology #Middle East #Government #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #President #Entertainment #opinion
Iraqi foreign minister blames Maliki for Islamist insurgency

Aug 02, 2014

Iraqi foreign minister blames Maliki for Islamist insurgency

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and his security officials are to blame for the rise of Sunni Muslim insurgents who have seized parts of Iraq, the country's foreign minister said. The comments by Hoshiyar Zebari, a Kurd, are likely to worsen relations between Maliki's Shi'ite Muslim-led government and the Kurds, complicating efforts to form a power-sharing government capable of countering Islamic State militants #facebook #India #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #Argentina #United Kingdom #Entertainment #Mexico
Campaign for an independent Scotland stalls before historic vote

Aug 02, 2014

Campaign for an independent Scotland stalls before historic vote

LONDON (Reuters) - The campaign for Scotland to break away from the United Kingdom has stalled just over a month before Scots decide whether to go it alone in a referendum, an analysis of the latest six opinion polls showed on Friday. In came as one of Scotland's highest profile businesses, Royal Bank of Scotland, said a vote for independence could significantly increase its costs and have a material impact on its business. #United States #India #China #Brazil #Technology #France #Russia #Italy #Entertainment
Nine more killed after week of violence in China's Xinjiang

Aug 02, 2014

Nine more killed after week of violence in China's Xinjiang

BEIJING (Reuters) - Nine militants were shot dead and one captured in China's restive far western region of Xinjiang on Friday, state media said, the latest bout of violence in a week in which dozens have been killed there. The official Xinhua news agency said the incident happened in a rural area close to Hotan city in Xinjiang's far south, when more than 30,000 civilians involved in a counter-terror operation with police saw "signs" of a terror gang in a corn field. "Police and the 30,000 civilians in unison surrounded the terror gang, and forced them into an abandoned house," the report said #facebook #United States #China #Business #Technology #Arabic #Entertainment #Mexico
Obama voices concern to Putin over Russian support for Ukraine rebels

Aug 02, 2014

Obama voices concern to Putin over Russian support for Ukraine rebels

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama voiced deep concerns in a telephone conversation with Russia's Vladimir Putin on Friday about increased support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, the White House said. Days after Washington introduced the most robust sanctions yet against Russia for its role in the Ukraine crisis, Putin told Obama that the measures were "counterproductive" #facebook #Business #Brazil #France #Arabic #Argentina #Latin America #Entertainment #Mexico #Ukraine #opinion
Saudi king labels Israeli offensive in Gaza a war crime

Aug 02, 2014

Saudi king labels Israeli offensive in Gaza a war crime

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah broke his silence on Friday over the three-week-old conflict in Gaza, condemning what he saw as international silence over Israel's offensive and describing this as a war crime and "state-sponsored terrorism". Saudi Arabia, which regards itself as a leader of the Sunni Muslim world, has played only a background role in the diplomacy to reinstate calm in Gaza, leaving the main Arab pursuit of a ceasefire to close ally Egypt and fellow Gulf monarchy Qatar #facebook #United States #Business #Brazil #Russia #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #opinion
Russia has reserves to ride out sanctions - assuming no panic

Aug 01, 2014

Russia has reserves to ride out sanctions - assuming no panic

LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Mathematically Russia has enough reserves to hold out for at least two years before Western sanctions start to choke the economy, but it must avoid reawakening the "sleeping dragon" of investor panic. At first glance the stockpile - $472 billion of hard currency reserves and nearly $1.5 trillion of assets overall - is more than enough to keep banks, firms and the economy going as the West tries to punish Moscow over the Ukrainian crisis. But this ignores the psychological effect #facebook #United States #Economy #Technology #France #Russia #Latin America #Entertainment #russian
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