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Many deaths as boat with African emigrants sinks off Libyan coast - Libya navy

Sep 15, 2014

Many deaths as boat with African emigrants sinks off Libyan coast - Libya navy

BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - A boat packed with up to 250 African emigrants trying to reach European shores sank on Sunday off the Libyan coast and most are feared dead, a spokesman for the Libyan navy said. #facebook #Business #Brazil #Arabic #Russia #Argentina #Mexico #opinion
Singapore air pollution slips into unhealthy level

Sep 15, 2014

Singapore air pollution slips into unhealthy level

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's air pollution rose to unhealthy levels on Monday, the National Environment Agency said, as winds changed direction and brought in light smoke from forest fires in neighbouring Indonesia. Singapore is in the middle of its "haze" season, when smoke from forest clearing in Indonesia traditionally chokes the air, but this year has been practically haze free, despite warnings in May it was going to be worse than 2013's record pollution #facebook #Politics #United States #India #China #Technology #Arabic #Russia #Italy #Latin America #opinion
Costly eye drug and far cheaper alternative have similar side effects -study

Sep 15, 2014

Costly eye drug and far cheaper alternative have similar side effects -study

LONDON (Reuters) - Injecting Roche's cancer drug Avastin as a cheap eye treatment does not appear to increase deaths or serious side effects, according to an independent study that is likely to fuel a row over the medicine's unapproved use. An analysis of nine clinical trials - including three unpublished ones - concluded that health policies favouring the much more expensive eye drug Lucentis over Avastin were not supported by current evidence. The study was published on Monday in The Cochrane Library journal, which is produced by the Cochrane Collaboration, a non-profit group that reviews trial data to assess the value of drugs #facebook #China #Medicine #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #markets #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Scotland's "Kirk" appeals for reconciliation after vote

Sep 15, 2014

Scotland's "Kirk" appeals for reconciliation after vote

ROSNEATH (Reuters) - On the last Sunday before Scotland votes on independence, church ministers urged Scots from the pulpit to work for reconciliation and avoid recrimination after the referendum. They offered no guidance, heavenly or otherwise, on which way to vote. But they said it was important that Scots did not shirk from casting a ballot and shaping their future #facebook #United States #India #China #Brazil #Arabic #Russia #Italy #Argentina #opinion
Deaths from Nigeria church guest house collapse rise to 41

Sep 15, 2014

Deaths from Nigeria church guest house collapse rise to 41

LAGOS (Reuters) - The number of people killed in the collapse of a guest house under construction at the Lagos headquarters of one of Nigeria's best-known Christian evangelical pastors rose to 41 on Sunday, rescuers said, as they worked to clear the wreckage. The five-storey building in the Ikotun neighbourhood of Lagos collapsed on Friday, and Farinloye said some 130 people had been pulled out alive with varying degrees of injury. #facebook #India #Business #Japan #Russia #markets #North Korea #Nigeria #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico
Islamic State executes eight Sunnis in northern Iraq

Sep 15, 2014

Islamic State executes eight Sunnis in northern Iraq

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants publicly executed eight Sunni men in a small northern Iraqi village at the weekend for allegedly plotting against the group, an eyewitness from the village told Reuters on Sunday. The killing began on Friday night when a pair of masked Islamic State gunmen openly murdered a police officer in al-Jumasah village after the militant group accused him of spying for the Kurdish and Iraqi military forces, the witness said. #facebook #United States #India #China #Business #Japan #Brazil #Middle East #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico
Uganda seizes explosives, suicide vests from suspected al Shabaab cell

Sep 15, 2014

Uganda seizes explosives, suicide vests from suspected al Shabaab cell

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Police in the Ugandan capital of Kampala seized "substantial amounts of explosives" and suicide vests in raids on a suspected al Shabaab cell that was planning an imminent attack, a Ugandan official said in an interview on Sunday. Last Monday, Fuad Mohamed Khalaf Shongole, a senior al Shabaab official, said he would target Americans in New York and Washington and "capture Kenya and Uganda." Police arrested 19 people in the operation on Saturday, and Information Minister Rose Namayanja said Uganda is urging the public to "remain vigilant" as it continues its investigation into the planned attack #facebook #United States #Business #France #Middle East #Government #markets #Italy #Argentina #Mexico #opinion
U.S. sees Middle East help fighting IS, Britain cautious after beheading

Sep 15, 2014

U.S. sees Middle East help fighting IS, Britain cautious after beheading

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another. U.S. #facebook #India #Business #Russia #markets #North Korea #Argentina #indian
Ocean algae can evolve fast to tackle climate change - study

Sep 15, 2014

Ocean algae can evolve fast to tackle climate change - study

OSLO (Reuters) - Tiny marine algae can evolve fast enough to cope with climate change in a sign that some ocean life may be more resilient than thought to rising temperatures and acidification, a study showed. Evolution is usually omitted in scientific projections of how global warming will affect the planet in coming decades because genetic changes happen too slowly to help larger creatures such as cod, tuna or whales. Sunday's study found that a type of microscopic algae that can produce 500 generations a year - or more than one a day - can still thrive when exposed to warmer temperatures and levels of ocean acidification predicted for the mid-2100s. #facebook #China #Japan #Technology #France #Arabic #Middle East #markets #North Korea #Argentina #Latin America #opinion
North Korea sentences US citizen Matthew Miller to six years hard labour

Sep 15, 2014

North Korea sentences US citizen Matthew Miller to six years hard labour

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea sentenced U.S. citizen Matthew Todd Miller to six years hard labour for committing "hostile acts" as a tourist to the country, a statement carried by state media said on Sunday, as the United States requested his immediate pardon and release. Miller joins Kenneth Bae to become the second American currently serving a hard labour sentence in North Korea. #facebook #United States #Technology #Middle East #markets #Italy #United Kingdom #opinion