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British media unmask killer 'Jihadi John' with first schoolboy photograph

Feb 27, 2015

British media unmask killer 'Jihadi John' with first schoolboy photograph

LONDON (Reuters) - The "Jihadi John" killer who fronted Islamic State beheading videos was unmasked publicly for the first time on Friday by British media which published a photograph showing Mohammed Emwazi as a smiling schoolboy. The black-clad militant brandishing a knife and speaking with an English accent was shown in videos released by Islamic State (IS) apparently decapitating hostages including Americans, Britons and Syrians. #facebook #India #Technology #markets #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #author #british #article
U.S. military ends Ebola mission in Liberia

Feb 27, 2015

U.S. military ends Ebola mission in Liberia

MONROVIA (Reuters) - The United States military officially ended a mission to build treatment facilities to combat an Ebola outbreak in Liberia on Thursday, months earlier than expected, in the latest indication that a year-long epidemic in West Africa is waning. Washington launched the mission five months ago and the force peaked at over 2,800 troops at a time when Liberia was at the epicentre of the worst Ebola epidemic on record. Nearly 10,000 people have died in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea over the past year. #facebook #United States #India #Technology #Arabic #markets #Italy #Argentina #Latin America #author #opinion
No charges for truck driver in California train wreck

Feb 27, 2015

No charges for truck driver in California train wreck

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - A truck driver whose vehicle was struck by a Southern California commuter train, triggering a wreck in which 50 people were hurt, will not be charged at this time in connection with the derailment, Ventura County prosecutors said on Thursday. Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez, 54, was found walking and "in distress" more than a mile (1.5 km) from the crash site in Oxnard on Tuesday and was later taken into custody on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, police said. #United States #India #Russia #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #article
Nigeria's opposition will not tolerate any more vote delays - Buhari

Feb 27, 2015

Nigeria's opposition will not tolerate any more vote delays - Buhari

LONDON (Reuters) - Any further delays to Nigeria's election would be unacceptable and the opposition will take the government to court if the election commission chief is forced out, presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday. The vote pits incumbent Goodluck Jonathan of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) against former military leader Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the most hotly contested election since the end of military rule in 1999. The election was set for Feb #Business #facebook #India #Brazil #France #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion #article
U.S.-led coalition launches 14 air strikes against Islamic State - statement

Feb 27, 2015

U.S.-led coalition launches 14 air strikes against Islamic State - statement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its partner nations launched 14 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria since Wednesday morning, the Combined Joint Task Force said on Thursday. Five air strikes were conducted in Syria, the task force said in a statement. #Business #India #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Argentina #Latin America #opinion
Compound from Chinese medicinal herb shows promise for Ebola

Feb 27, 2015

Compound from Chinese medicinal herb shows promise for Ebola

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A drug derived from a Chinese medicinal herb is showing promise for combating Ebola infection, effectively imprisoning the virus inside cells so it cannot do its usual damage, scientists said on Thursday. #Business #United States #India #Brazil #Russia #markets #Italy #Latin America #author #chinese #Virus
Kiev reports no combat casualties for second straight day

Feb 27, 2015

Kiev reports no combat casualties for second straight day

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's military reported no combat casualties at the front for a second straight day on Thursday, a sign that a ceasefire deal has held at last after rebels initially ignored it to launch one of the biggest battles of the war last week. After initially spurning the truce to advance, the pro-Russian separatist rebels have been withdrawing heavy weapons from the front under the ceasefire deal for the past two days. #facebook #Japan #Arabic #Middle East #Italy #Latin America #author #article
Ukrainian prisoners forced to hunt for dead comrades in airport rubble

Feb 27, 2015

Ukrainian prisoners forced to hunt for dead comrades in airport rubble

DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - The gunmen lined up around 20 pale-looking prisoners in two silent rows in the ruins of the airport terminal. Somehow still clinging to a wall pulverised by bullets and artillery was a sign marked "Lost and Found" #facebook #United States #France #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #airport #author #russian #opinion #article
Reuters journalist Maria Golovnina died of asphyxiation - autopsy

Feb 27, 2015

Reuters journalist Maria Golovnina died of asphyxiation - autopsy

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - An official autopsy report on the death of Reuters journalist Maria Golovnina has concluded that she died of asphyxiation, the cause of which "at this stage cannot be established." Golovnina, 34, the Reuters bureau chief for Afghanistan and Pakistan, was declared dead in an Islamabad hospital on Monday after she collapsed in the Reuters news bureau. Pakistan authorities are conducting a further toxicology report, which is expected to take about a month. "We fully support Maria's family, the doctors and others who are reviewing her case, and will provide them any information we can," Thomson Reuters, the parent company of Reuters, said in a statement. #Business #facebook #United States #Japan #Brazil #Arabic #Russia #Italy #Argentina #Latin America #Entertainment #article
Immigration to Britain rises in pre-election blow to PM Cameron

Feb 27, 2015

Immigration to Britain rises in pre-election blow to PM Cameron

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of people moving to Britain surged last year, an embarrassment for Prime Minister David Cameron, whose Conservatives had pledged to cut net annual migration to the tens of thousands, close to a national election. #Economy #facebook #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Italy #Latin America #Mexico