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Russia says Ukraine aid delivered to its destination

Aug 23, 2014

Russia says Ukraine aid delivered to its destination

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that humanitarian aid has been delivered to its intended destination in south-eastern Ukraine, and said it intended to continue cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross. "We confirm our intention to continue cooperation with the ICRC in attempts to provide humanitarian aid to the people of south-eastern Ukraine", it said in a statement #India #China #Business #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #markets #Latin America #Entertainment #opinion
Ivory Coast closes western borders over Ebola threat

Aug 23, 2014

Ivory Coast closes western borders over Ebola threat

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast has closed its land borders with Ebola-affected West African neighbours Guinea and Liberia in an attempt to prevent the world's deadliest outbreak of the virus from spreading onto its territory, the government announced. A number of African nations have defied advice from the World Health Organization (WHO) and put in place restrictions on travel to and from the countries where Ebola has appeared, which also include Sierra Leone and Nigeria #United States #India #Brazil #Technology #France #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America
Egypt calls for Gaza ceasefire as fighting rages

Aug 23, 2014

Egypt calls for Gaza ceasefire as fighting rages

GAZA/CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt called on Israel and the Palestinians on Saturday to halt fire and resume peace talks, but violence continued unabated with Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip and Hamas militants firing rockets at the Jewish state. A senior Egyptian diplomat said Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas had informed Sisi that Hamas was prepared to come to Cairo for further talks, but Hamas did not immediately confirm the report. #United States #China #Business #Egypt #Brazil #France #Israel #Argentina #Latin America #opinion
Caribbean storm expected to strengthen, veers away from U.S. East Coast

Aug 23, 2014

Caribbean storm expected to strengthen, veers away from U.S. East Coast

SAN JUAN (Reuters) - A low-pressure system moved over Puerto Rico on Friday and is expected to veer northeast away from the U.S. #facebook #United States #India #China #Business #Japan #Brazil #Technology #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico
Kentucky firefighter critical after ALS ice bucket challenge mishap

Aug 23, 2014

Kentucky firefighter critical after ALS ice bucket challenge mishap

A Kentucky firefighter was in critical condition Friday, a day after he and three others were injured when an aerial ladder got too close to a power line when their department doused a university band with water in an "ice bucket" fundraiser. Captain Tony Grider, 41, and firefighter Simon Quinn, 22, from the Campbellsville Fire Department sustained electrocution injuries Thursday morning in a ladder bucket and two other firefighters were hurt coming to their aid, officials said. #facebook #United States #Business #Japan #France #Middle East #markets #Latin America #Mexico
U.N. Security Council condemns journalist's murder, urges defeat of Islamic State

Aug 23, 2014

U.N. Security Council condemns journalist's murder, urges defeat of Islamic State

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Friday condemned the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, saying that they and their ideology of intolerance must be defeated. #China #Japan #Brazil #France #Arabic #Russia #Italy #Security #Argentina #Latin America #Entertainment #Mexico
Under fire for aid move, Russia lashes out at Ukraine, Lithuania

Aug 23, 2014

Under fire for aid move, Russia lashes out at Ukraine, Lithuania

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia on Friday defended its decision to send a humanitarian aid convoy into Ukraine without official permission, saying there was sometimes "no chain of command" in Kiev and that Moscow was fed up playing games with the Ukrainian authorities. #facebook #United States #Business #Japan #Technology #Latin America #Mexico #Ukraine
Colombia army, rebels meet face-to-face at peace talks

Aug 23, 2014

Colombia army, rebels meet face-to-face at peace talks

HAVANA (Reuters) - Colombian military officers and leftist guerrillas met face-to-face on Friday for the first time in their 50-year war, starting talks on a ceasefire that would take hold should the government and the rebels reach a comprehensive peace agreement. The government of President Juan Manuel Santos and the Marxist-inspired Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have been engaged in peace talks in Cuba for nearly two years, reaching three partial agreements on their five-point agenda. #India #Japan #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Russia #markets #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico
Documented death toll in syria war at least 191,369 through April 2014 - U.N.

Aug 23, 2014

Documented death toll in syria war at least 191,369 through April 2014 - U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - At least 191,369 people have been killed in Syria's conflict through April, more than double the figure documented a year ago and probably still an under-estimate, the United Nations human rights office said on Friday. The U.N. report, based on data from four groups and the government that were cross-checked, reflects a reality of killing and torture while the civil war has "dropped off the international radar", U.N. #China #Japan #Brazil #France #Arabic #Russia #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #Mexico #Ukraine #opinion
WHO says drawing up 6-9 month strategy to combat Ebola

Aug 23, 2014

WHO says drawing up 6-9 month strategy to combat Ebola

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that it had drawn up a draft strategy plan to combat Ebola in West Africa over the next six to nine months, implying that it does not expect to halt the epidemic this year. More than 1,300 people have died this year from the virus in the worst ever outbreak and WHO has faced criticism, including from medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), that it has done too little too late to fight the disease. "WHO is working on an Ebola road map document, it's really an operational document how to fight Ebola," WHO spokeswoman Fadela Chaib said at a news briefing #facebook #Japan #Brazil #Technology #France #Middle East #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America