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Europe, Asia on alert amid fears of Ebola outbreak spreading

Jul 31, 2014

Europe, Asia on alert amid fears of Ebola outbreak spreading

Ebola can kill victims within days, causing severe fever and muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhoea and, in some cases, organ failure and unstoppable bleeding. #NewsTracker #European Union #World Health Organization #Liberia #West Africa #International Civil Aviation Organization #Doctors Without Borders #Sierra Leone #Ebola #MSF #Guinea
Divided US House approves lawsuit against Obama over health care law

Jul 31, 2014

Divided US House approves lawsuit against Obama over health care law

A sharply divided US House of Representatives approved a Republican plan to file an election-season lawsuit against Barack Obama. #World #Barack Obama #US #NewsTracker #Health #Republicans #Washington #US House of Representatives #Obamacare #health care law
US Peace Corps evacuate from West Africa as Ebola virus spreads

Jul 31, 2014

US Peace Corps evacuate from West Africa as Ebola virus spreads

The largest recorded Ebola outbreak in history has led the US Peace Corps to evacuate hundreds of volunteers from three affected West African countries. #NewsTracker #West Africa #HealthBuzz #Virus #Ebola Virus #Health Scare #Ebola virus scare #West Africa disease #Peace Corps #US Peace Corps
Chicken lovers beware Indian breeders use antibiotics to make birds fatter

Jul 31, 2014

Chicken lovers beware Indian breeders use antibiotics to make birds fatter

According to a report from the CSE, chicken breeders in India are relying on antibiotics to get the extra fat and it could affect bacterial resistance in humans. #Chicken #Antibiotics #HealthBuzz #Centre for Science and Environment #Anti-biotics #Bacterial resistance
Drug-resistant malaria spreading fast in Southeast Asia, warn experts

Jul 31, 2014

Drug-resistant malaria spreading fast in Southeast Asia, warn experts

Drug-resistant malaria parasites are now firmly established in border regions in four Southeast Asian countries. #NewsTracker #Thailand #Southeast Asia #malaria #Malaysia #HealthBuzz #drug-resistant malaria
U.S. resupplies Israel with munitions as Gaza offensive rages

Jul 31, 2014

U.S. resupplies Israel with munitions as Gaza offensive rages

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has allowed Israel, waging an offensive in the Gaza Strip, to tap a local U.S. arms stockpile in the past week to resupply it with grenades and mortar rounds, a U.S. defense official said on Thursday. #facebook #United States #China #Japan #Technology #Middle East #Russia #Health #markets #United Kingdom #Latin America
Two former senior Murdoch editors charged over UK phone-hacking

Jul 31, 2014

Two former senior Murdoch editors charged over UK phone-hacking

LONDON (Reuters) - Two more senior journalists from Rupert Murdoch's defunct British tabloid the News of the World have been charged with phone-hacking, prosecutors said on Wednesday, weeks after the paper's former editor was jailed for the crime. Neil Wallis, the paper's former deputy editor, and former features editor Jules Stenson, have been charged with conspiracy to intercept voicemails on mobile phones of well-known figures or people close to them, the Crown Prosecution Service said. Andy Coulson, who edited the paper from 2003 until 2007 before working as Prime Minister David Cameron's media chief, was jailed on July 4 for 18 months for encouraging staff to hack phones in a bid to get exclusive stories. #United States #China #Japan #Brazil #Health #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico #british #opinion
More violence in China's Xinjiang, prominent academic indicted

Jul 31, 2014

More violence in China's Xinjiang, prominent academic indicted

BEIJING (Reuters) - China formally indicted a prominent ethnic Uighur professor for separatism on Wednesday, as security forces flooded into the far western region of Xinjiang amid more reports of violence following what the government called a terrorist attack. Police in Beijing in January detained Ilham Tohti, a well-known economist who has championed the rights of the Muslim Uighur community, who come from Xinjiang. He was subsequently taken to the regional capital Urumqi and accused of promoting and supporting Xinjiang's independence from China, a red line for Beijing which views the region as an inseparable part of the country #facebook #India #China #Japan #Brazil #Technology #Russia #Health #Government #United Kingdom #Entertainment #Mexico
U.S. restricts travel by Venezuelan officials

Jul 31, 2014

U.S. restricts travel by Venezuelan officials

WASHINGTON/CARACAS (Reuters) - The United States imposed travel restrictions on Wednesday on some Venezuelan government officials it accuses of rights abuses in a crackdown on protests against President Nicolas Maduro this year. Three months of demonstrations led by hard-line opposition and student leaders earlier this year led to violence that killed 43 people in the South American OPEC member nation's worst unrest for a decade. Demonstrators said they were protesting economic hardships and dictatorial government, but Maduro, who replaced the late Hugo Chavez last year, called them a cover for a U.S.-backed "coup" attempt against him. #facebook #India #China #France #Arabic #Health #Government #Latin America #Netherlands #Mexico
Trial over Malaysian plane crash not likely at ICC - Dutch

Jul 31, 2014

Trial over Malaysian plane crash not likely at ICC - Dutch

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Netherlands or Malaysia is likely to try those responsible for the downing in Ukraine of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, not the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the Dutch said on Wednesday. Cases are only referred to the world's permanent war crimes court if countries involved are unable or unwilling to prosecute atrocities, Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten said in a letter to parliament #United States #India #China #Brazil #Russia #Health #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #Ukraine #opinion