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Exclusive - Militants, weapons transit Gaza tunnels despite Egyptian crackdown

Aug 22, 2014

Exclusive - Militants, weapons transit Gaza tunnels despite Egyptian crackdown

AL-SARSOURIYA Egypt (Reuters) - A third of the houses on the main street of this Bedouin town near Egypt's border with Gaza look derelict, but inside they buzz with the activity of tunnel smugglers scrambling to survive a security crackdown by the Egyptian army. Smugglers and tunnel owners, who once publicly advertised their services, have taken over the nearly two dozen single-storey concrete structures and boarded up their doors and windows to avoid the attention of the authorities #United States #Japan #Egypt #Brazil #Arabic #Russia #Israel #Argentina #United Kingdom #Global warming #opinion #article
WHO says 70 die from illness in Congo, denies Ebola link

Aug 22, 2014

WHO says 70 die from illness in Congo, denies Ebola link

KINSHASA/DAKAR (Reuters) - At least 70 people have died in northern Democratic Republic of Congo from an outbreak of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, denying that the illness was Ebola. A WHO report dated Thursday and seen by Reuters said that 592 people had contracted the disease, of whom 70 died #United States #India #Business #Japan #Middle East #Russia #Entertainment #opinion
U.N. rights chief rebukes Security Council for failures to act

Aug 22, 2014

U.N. rights chief rebukes Security Council for failures to act

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Outgoing U.N. rights chief Navi Pillay rebuked the U.N. Security Council on Thursday for putting short-term geopolitical concerns and narrowly-defined national interests ahead of intolerable human suffering and grave breaches of global peace and security. #United States #Japan #Middle East #Russia #Security #Argentina #Latin America #opinion #article
For embattled Ukraine rebels, no time to honour the dead

Aug 22, 2014

For embattled Ukraine rebels, no time to honour the dead

DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Pro-Moscow rebels in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk are taking such heavy losses in fighting with advancing government troops they no longer have time to give their comrades a proper burial. #United States #India #Japan #France #markets #Latin America #Global warming #Mexico
Iran says wants progress in nuclear talks before action on Islamic State

Aug 22, 2014

Iran says wants progress in nuclear talks before action on Islamic State

PARIS/DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran is ready to do something to help tackle Islamic State insurgents in Iraq but first wants progress in negotiations with world powers over its nuclear programme, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif was quoted as saying by Iranian media. France, one of the six nations in nuclear talks with Tehran, said on Wednesday it wanted Arab states, Iran and the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council to coordinate a comprehensive response against Islamic State, whose militant forces control large parts of Syria and Iraq. #United States #China #Japan #Brazil #France #Arabic #Argentina #United Kingdom #Global warming #Mexico
Israeli air strike kills three Hamas commanders in Gaza

Aug 21, 2014

Israeli air strike kills three Hamas commanders in Gaza

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel killed three senior Hamas commanders in the Gaza Strip in an air strike on Thursday and said it would continue to target the group's armed leadership after a ceasefire failed. Hamas, which dominates Gaza, named the men as Mohammed Abu Shammala, Raed al-Attar and Mohammed Barhoum, the three highest-ranking casualties it has announced since Israel started its offensive six weeks ago. All three, killed in the bombing of a house in the southern Gaza town of Rafah, had led operations against Israel over the past 20 years, the Islamist movement said #United States #India #Japan #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Israel #markets #Italy #Argentina #Latin America #opinion
Turkey's Erdogan names foreign minister Davutoglu as next PM

Aug 21, 2014

Turkey's Erdogan names foreign minister Davutoglu as next PM

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish president-elect Tayyip Erdogan named Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as his future prime minister on Thursday and vowed a power struggle against a U.S.-based cleric he accuses of plotting against him would continue. #Politics #United States #India #Business #Japan #Arabic #Middle East #Argentina #United Kingdom
U.S. hospital to discharge doctor treated with experimental Ebola drug

Aug 21, 2014

U.S. hospital to discharge doctor treated with experimental Ebola drug

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - An American doctor who contracted Ebola treating victims of the deadly virus in Liberia has recovered and will be discharged on Thursday by the U.S. hospital that treated him with an experimental drug, his charity said. Kent Brantly was given ZMapp, a drug used on a handful of patients in the West African outbreak and produced by U.S.-based Mapp Biopharmaceutical. #India #Business #Japan #Charity #France #Russia #markets #United Kingdom #Mexico #article
Foreign assisted suicide cases in Switzerland double in 4 years

Aug 21, 2014

Foreign assisted suicide cases in Switzerland double in 4 years

ZURICH (Reuters) - The number of foreigners travelling to Switzerland to commit assisted suicide doubled over a four-year period, a study published in the Journal of Medical Ethics said on Thursday. In 2012, 172 foreigners took their lives in Switzerland, which has liberal euthanasia rules, up from 86 in 2009, with citizens from Germany and Britain making up almost two-thirds of the total, the study found. Assisted suicide has been legal in Switzerland since the 1940s, if performed by someone with no direct interest in the death #facebook #Business #Japan #Technology #Russia #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #journal