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National Guard arrives in Hawaii town threatened by lava

Oct 31, 2014

National Guard arrives in Hawaii town threatened by lava

PAHOA Hawaii (Reuters) - National Guard troops arrived in a Hawaii town threatened by a slow-moving river of molten lava on Thursday, and were greeted with cheers by residents of the Big Island community where they are to provide security as the volcanic flow advances. The lava flow from the Kilauea volcano has been slithering toward the Big Island village of Pahoa for weeks, although it slowed to a turtle's pace on Thursday and at last watch had advanced only a few feet (meters) over several hours, said Darryl Oliveira, director of Hawaii County Civil Defense. #facebook #United States #India #China #Brazil #Technology #France #Middle East #United Kingdom #Mexico #Hawaii #opinion
Burkina president rejects opposition calls to step down after violence

Oct 31, 2014

Burkina president rejects opposition calls to step down after violence

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore said on Thursday he would stay in power at the head of a transitional government until after elections, rejecting opposition calls for him to step down immediately following a day of violent protests. #China #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Middle East #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom
Burkina army imposes interim govt after crowd burns parliament

Oct 31, 2014

Burkina army imposes interim govt after crowd burns parliament

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's military dissolved parliament and announced a transitional government on Thursday after violent protests against President Blaise Compaore, but it was not immediately clear who was in charge. Army chief General Honore Traore said the new government would be installed after consultation with all political parties and would lead the country to an election within 12 months. #Business #India #Brazil #France #Middle East #Russia #Government #Africa #Argentina #President #Latin America #opinion
Kerry urges restraint, expresses worry over tensions in Jerusalem

Oct 31, 2014

Kerry urges restraint, expresses worry over tensions in Jerusalem

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday he was worried about the escalation of tensions across Jerusalem and urged leaders to reopen Temple Mount to Muslim worshippers #Business #China #Japan #Brazil #Technology #France #Middle East #Russia #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico
New U.S. rockets include crew launch-escape systems

Oct 31, 2014

New U.S. rockets include crew launch-escape systems

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla (Reuters) - Heeding a lesson from history, designers of a new generation of U.S. rockets will include escape systems to give crew members a fighting chance of surviving launch accidents such as the one that felled an unmanned Orbital Sciences ( ORB.N ) Antares rocket on Tuesday. #Politics #Business #facebook #United States #India #Japan #France #Middle East #Argentina #opinion
Situation in Syria is "appalling," getting worse - U.N.

Oct 31, 2014

Situation in Syria is "appalling," getting worse - U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The humanitarian crisis in Syria is getting worse as all parties to the war, including forces aligned with the government and Islamic State militants, show "callous disregard" for millions of suffering civilians, the United Nations said on Thursday. The comments from Kyung-wha Kang, U.N. assistant secretary-general and deputy emergency relief coordinator, came during a monthly briefing for the Security Council on compliance with U.N #United States #India #China #Syria #Technology #France #Middle East #Russia #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America
Sweden recognises Palestinian state, hopes will revive peace process

Oct 31, 2014

Sweden recognises Palestinian state, hopes will revive peace process

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The Swedish government officially recognised the state of Palestine on Thursday and said there were signs other European Union states would follow its lead. Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom told reporters her government hoped it would bring a new dynamic to efforts to end decades of Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "Our decision comes at a critical time because over the last year we have seen how the peace talks have stalled, how decisions over new settlements on occupied Palestinian land have complicated a two-state solution and how violence has returned to Gaza," she said #United States #France #Middle East #Israel #European Union #Government #Security #Palestine #european #editing #Palestinians #month
Clashes erupt as Israeli police kill Palestinian suspected of shooting Jewish far-rightist

Oct 31, 2014

Clashes erupt as Israeli police kill Palestinian suspected of shooting Jewish far-rightist

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police on Thursday shot dead a 32-year-old Palestinian man suspected of having tried hours earlier to kill a far-right Jewish activist, leading to fierce clashes in East Jerusalem and fears of a new Palestinian uprising. The Al-Aqsa compound, or Temple Mount, a holy site at the heart of the latest violence, was shut down for almost an entire day to all visitors as a security precaution. It was the first full closure of the site, venerated by both Jews and Muslims, in 14 years. #Business #United States #Japan #Middle East #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion #jewish
Corrected - U.S. attends Ebola meeting in Cuba called by leftist bloc

Oct 30, 2014

Corrected - U.S. attends Ebola meeting in Cuba called by leftist bloc

HAVANA (Reuters) - (Corrects number of countries in first paragraph and eighth paragraph to show that CDC did not train Cubans.) United States government health officials were among those from 32 countries in the Americas attending an Ebola conference in Cuba on Wednesday, the latest show of cooperation between the historic adversaries on fighting the disease. The meeting organized by ALBA, a bloc of leftist-governed countries, aims to coordinate a regional strategy on the prevention and control of Ebola, which has killed about 5,000 people in West Africa but in the Americas has only reached the United States. A Liberian man died Oct. #Business #United States #India #China #Japan #Brazil #Middle East #markets #Africa #Italy #Mexico
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