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Israel, Palestinian militant groups agree to 3-day Gaza truce

Aug 01, 2014

Israel, Palestinian militant groups agree to 3-day Gaza truce

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel and Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip have agreed to a three-day humanitarian truce to begin Friday morning, and negotiators from both sides will travel to Cairo to discuss a longer-term solution. The 72-hour break after more than three weeks of fighting was set to begin at 8 a.m #facebook #India #China #Technology #Middle East #Italy #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Food supplies cut to rebel stronghold in east Ukraine

Aug 01, 2014

Food supplies cut to rebel stronghold in east Ukraine

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Food supplies have been cut to the rebel stronghold of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine during a military offensive on the city by government forces, local officials said on Thursday. The army says it has almost completely encircled Luhansk but has opened a humanitarian corridor to allow people to flee the city #facebook #China #Business #Brazil #France #Russia #Israel #Argentina #Latin America #city
Taxis, planes and viruses How deadly Ebola can spread

Aug 01, 2014

Taxis, planes and viruses How deadly Ebola can spread

LONDON (Reuters) - For scientists tracking the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, it's not about complex virology and genotyping, but about how contagious microbes - like humans - use planes, bikes and taxis to spread. So far, authorities have taken no action to limit international travel in the region. The airlines association IATA said on Thursday that the World Health Organisation is not recommending any such restrictions or frontier closures #United States #Brazil #Technology #France #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Virus
China takes step at openness, allows foreigners at defence briefing

Aug 01, 2014

China takes step at openness, allows foreigners at defence briefing

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Defence Ministry allowed foreign media for the first time on Thursday to attend its monthly news conference in another step towards increasing transparency, though the briefing yielded little concrete news. #facebook #United States #India #China #Brazil #Arabic #Israel #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico
Marine Le Pen could knock out Socialists in French president race - poll

Aug 01, 2014

Marine Le Pen could knock out Socialists in French president race - poll

PARIS (Reuters) - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen would reach the final round of a presidential election if voters were to vote now, winning more votes than any mainstream party in the first round, a poll showed on Thursday. The survey by pollster IFOP showed Le Pen winning 26 percent of all votes in round one of the two-round election, versus 17 percent for either President Francois Hollande or his more popular prime minister, Manuel Valls. The next presidential election is in 2017 #India #China #Business #Technology #France #Israel #markets #Italy #Argentina #Latin America #european #opinion
Hungarian scientists aim for prototype of cancer surgery device

Aug 01, 2014

Hungarian scientists aim for prototype of cancer surgery device

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian scientists are aiming for the first prototype of a new device in two years that will help surgeons distinguish between healthy tissue and tumours in a split-second as they operate and remove cancerous tissue precisely. Hungarian chemist Zoltan Takats started to work on the technology in 2002 in the United States and from 2004 onwards at the Budapest Semmelweis Medical University in cooperation with the Imperial College London, where he works now. #facebook #India #Business #Japan #Brazil #Middle East #Russia #Israel #markets #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Under fire and out of cash, U.N. overwhelmed by Gaza crisis

Aug 01, 2014

Under fire and out of cash, U.N. overwhelmed by Gaza crisis

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The United Nations in Gaza is struggling to withstand a flood of almost a quarter of a million refugees into shelters that have repeatedly come under Israeli fire. #China #Business #Brazil #France #Israel #markets #Italy #Latin America #Entertainment #Mexico
Sierra Leone declares state of emergency over Ebola

Aug 01, 2014

Sierra Leone declares state of emergency over Ebola

FREETOWN/ACCRA (Reuters) - Sierra Leone declared a state of emergency and called in troops to quarantine epicentres of Ebola on Thursday, joining Liberia in imposing tough controls to curb the worst ever outbreak of the virus amid fears it could spread beyond West Africa. Ebola has been blamed for 672 deaths in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, according to the World Health Organization. #India #China #Business #Brazil #France #Middle East #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #Virus
Ukraine premier stays on, envoys agree on crash site route

Aug 01, 2014

Ukraine premier stays on, envoys agree on crash site route

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament rejected Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk's resignation on Thursday and finally passed legislation he said was needed to finance an army offensive against a separatist rebellion in the east and avert a national default on its debts. The assembly's about-turn on laws it refused to back a week earlier offers relief to Kiev's Western backers, who had feared Ukraine was sliding deeper into political chaos and might renege on an international bailout as it heads into an election period. #Economy #China #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #Ukraine #opinion
Thai junta gives security forces majority in interim legislature

Aug 01, 2014

Thai junta gives security forces majority in interim legislature

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's junta on Thursday named a majority of active and retired members of the security forces to an interim legislature of 200 people, as it seeks to keep tight control over the body it will task with enacting sweeping reforms. The armed forces took power on May 22 in a bloodless coup following six months of street demonstrations that contributed to the ousting of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The junta had been widely expected to reserve both the majority of the interim legislature and the cabinet for the security forces to keep a tight grip on power during a transition back toward a civilian government. #facebook #India #China #Business #Arabic #Security #Latin America #Entertainment #Mexico #opinion