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Kurdish leader urges world to protect Syrian town from Islamic State

Sep 20, 2014

Kurdish leader urges world to protect Syrian town from Islamic State

DIKMETAS Turkey (Reuters) Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani called on Friday for international intervention to protect a Kurdish town in neighbouring Syria from Islamic State fighters who have forced many Syrian Kurds to flee across the border into Turkey. Thousands of Kurds crossed the frontier on Friday, fearing an imminent attack on the border town of Ayn alArab, known as Kobani in Kurdish, as Islamic State (IS) fighters advanced after seizing dozens of nearby villages over the past two days. "I call on the international community to use every means as soon as possible to protect Kobani," Barzani, the president of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, said in a statement #facebook #China #Japan #Syria #Technology #markets #United Kingdom #Turkey #Mexico
U.S. won't telegraph when Syria strikes will begin  Rice

Sep 20, 2014

U.S. won't telegraph when Syria strikes will begin Rice

WASHINGTON (Reuters) Ten days after President Barack Obama said he had authorized U.S. air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, the White House gave no sign on Friday that attacks were imminent as he prepared to meet world leaders at the United Nations. At a White House briefing, national security adviser Susan Rice was vague as to when the new air campaign might begin in Syria, and whether Obama would in fact sign off on any final attack plan developed by the Pentagon #Business #Japan #Brazil #Technology #Middle East #markets #Argentina #opinion
Chad accuses U.N. of neglecting its peacekeepers in Mali

Sep 20, 2014

Chad accuses U.N. of neglecting its peacekeepers in Mali

N'DJAMENA (Reuters) Chad's government accused the United Nations' peacekeeping mission in Mali on Friday of failing to relieve its contingent in the country's volatile north and neglecting to support it, a day after five Chadian soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb. The mission, known as MINUSMA, was deployed last year after a Frenchled military intervention drove out al Qaedalinked Islamist fighters, who had seized the north a year earlier. Pockets of insurgents remain, however, and the Kidal region has seen a steep rise in attacks and landmine explosions targeting both U.N. #facebook #Japan #Technology #Middle East #Russia #Africa #Italy #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Scottish nationalist leader Salmond quits after losing independence vote

Sep 20, 2014

Scottish nationalist leader Salmond quits after losing independence vote

EDINBURGH (Reuters) Scottish nationalist Alex Salmond resigned as leader of his party on Friday and will quit as First Minister of his country after losing an independence referendum. "For me as leader my time is nearly over but for Scotland the campaign continues and the dream will never die," Salmond told reporters in Edinburgh #Politics #Japan #Arabic #Italy #Argentina #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Ebola lockdown brings Sierra Leone capital to a halt

Sep 20, 2014

Ebola lockdown brings Sierra Leone capital to a halt

FREETOWN (Reuters) Streets in the capital of Sierra Leone were deserted on Friday as the West African state began a contested, threeday lockdown in a bid to halt the worst Ebola outbreak on record. President Ernest Bai Koroma urged people to heed the emergency measures, and only vehicles driven by police and health workers took to the normally bustling roads of Freetown. Radio stations played Ebola awareness jingles on repeat and encouraged residents to stay indoors #facebook #United States #Japan #Brazil #Technology #Russia #Italy #Mexico

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Lessons Indian football needs to learn from Japan

Sep 13, 2013

Lessons Indian football needs to learn from Japan

The Japanese have a philosophy called bushido, which teaches righteousness, loyalty, respect, honour, courage, benevolence and honesty, all of which when put together essentially puts society first. #Sports #India #Japan #football #InMyOpinion #KickingAround
Brazil's FIFA ranking of 22 is just a number

Jun 17, 2013

Brazil's FIFA ranking of 22 is just a number

Brazil are ranked 22nd in the world. Yes, you heard me. Not second, not even a rather embarrassing twelfth, but twenty-second in the world. #Japan #Brazil #KickingAround #Neymar da Silva #FIFA Confederations Cup

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Brazil's FIFA ranking of 22 is just a number

Sep 19, 2014

Super spot huge for Japan: Wing

DUAL international Craig Wing believes a Super Rugby franchise in Japan could help the rising Asian champions become a genuine force in world rugby...
Brazil's FIFA ranking of 22 is just a number

Sep 19, 2014

Japan Downgrades Economic View

Japan cut its overall assessment of the economy in September for the first time in five months, raising questions over the viability of pushing ahead with a second sales-tax increase after the first one in April hurt demand and stalled growth...
Brazil's FIFA ranking of 22 is just a number

Sep 19, 2014

Japan vows to keep on whaling, calls resolution against its hunt ‘regrettable’

TOKYO - Japan vowed on Friday to resume its whaling program in the Antarctic despite passage of a resolution opposing its hunt by the international body that oversees whales, terming the negative vote regrettable...