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Home care kits highlight gaps in West Africa's Ebola response

Oct 21, 2014

Home care kits highlight gaps in West Africa's Ebola response

DAKAR/MONROVIA (Reuters) - With the number of Ebola cases spiralling in West Africa and weeks remaining until treatment units promised by Western governments are built, health workers fighting one of the world's deadliest diseases are being forced to improvise. In the "hot zones" of Liberia, where Ebola patients are being turned away from overflowing clinics, aid agencies are distributing tens of thousands of protection kits, made up of buckets, chlorine, soap, gloves, a gown and instructions on how to look after the infected in their own homes. #United States #India #Japan #France #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #markets #Argentina #Mexico
Bus accident in Bangladesh kills 32 and injures dozens

Oct 21, 2014

Bus accident in Bangladesh kills 32 and injures dozens

DHAKA (Reuters) - At least 32 people werekilled and dozens injured when two buses collided head-on in northwest Bangladesh on Monday, police said. The accident took place at Baraigram in Natore, 220 km (140 miles) from the capital Dhaka. The death toll could rise further as some of the injured are in a critical condition, police official Mohammad Manirul Islam told Reuters #Business #facebook #India #China #Brazil #Middle East #Russia #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
U.N. would offer humanitarian support in Syria safe zones -Amos

Oct 21, 2014

U.N. would offer humanitarian support in Syria safe zones -Amos

ANKARA (Reuters) - The United Nations would offer humanitarian assistance for proposed "safe zones" inside Syria even if they were created without a Security Council resolution, the U.N.'s top humanitarian official Valerie Amos said on Monday. An estimated 3 million people have fled Syria since 2011, when an uprising began against President Bashar al-Assad. About half of them are in neighbouring Turkey, which wants the zones to be set up in Syria close to the its border where civilians could be protected from the civil war #Politics #facebook #United States #India #Brazil #France #Middle East #Mexico #opinion
Gaddafi cousin hopes to participate in Libyan peace talks

Oct 21, 2014

Gaddafi cousin hopes to participate in Libyan peace talks

CAIRO (Reuters) - A cousin and former aide of Muammar Gaddafi said he wants to take part in proposed talks aimed at bringing together Libya's warring parties, in a rare bid by a member of the ex-ruler's inner-circle to regain influence. The Gaddafi family has kept a low profile since the 2011 uprising in which the leader was killed, ending 42 years of one-man rule #Politics #Business #facebook #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
Video of woman giving birth outside Egyptian hospital triggers outcry

Oct 21, 2014

Video of woman giving birth outside Egyptian hospital triggers outcry

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian hospital director was suspended on Monday after a video purporting to show a woman giving birth on the facility's doorstep caused an uproar among citizens tired of overcrowded and understaffed medical centres. The woman's husband, Ahmed Musa Abdel Fattah, was quoted by the website of state-run newspaper Al-Ahram as saying the couple were turned away by hospital staff who told them the only doctor was busy performing a Caesarean section on another woman. In the video, uploaded to YouTube and published on news sites, the woman, covered by her veil and a sheet as she lies on her back in the street, appears to go into labour outside Kafr al-Dawar Public Hospital #Politics #United States #Japan #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Health #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico
U.S. Ebola response chief seeks to reverse mistakes, step up response

Oct 21, 2014

U.S. Ebola response chief seeks to reverse mistakes, step up response

CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Ebola response coordinator Ron Klain faces a long to-do list when he begins his new role:soothe Americans' jitters about the virus, fix federal coordination with states, and restore a sense of control over the crisis that the White House had lost #United States #India #Brazil #France #Middle East #Russia #Health #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #President #Mexico
Saudi inmate to stay at Guantanamo, another cleared for transfer

Oct 21, 2014

Saudi inmate to stay at Guantanamo, another cleared for transfer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Saudi inmate with links to al Qaeda will remain at the Guantanamo Bay prison and a second Saudi man has been cleared for transfer home, a U.S. national security panel said on Monday. #Business #facebook #India #China #Japan #Brazil #France #Arabic #Middle East #markets #Argentina #opinion
Islamic State insurgents advance into Iraqi town of Qara Tappa

Oct 21, 2014

Islamic State insurgents advance into Iraqi town of Qara Tappa

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants advanced on the Iraqi town of Qara Tappa on Monday disguised as Kurdish peshmerga fighters, Kurdish security sources said. They seized two Kurdish villages after surprising the Kurdish fighters before launching the attack on Qara Tappa, 120 km (75 miles) north of Baghdad, seeking to expand their territory and heap pressure on Kurdish forces in disputed areas. #Politics #Business #facebook #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #Argentina #United Kingdom
Libya's parliament allies with renegade general, struggling to assert authority

Oct 21, 2014

Libya's parliament allies with renegade general, struggling to assert authority

BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Libya's beleaguered elected parliament has declared a formal alliance with a renegade former general, as it struggles to assert some authority in a country many fear is sliding into outright civil war. Three years after the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, the oil-producing desert state is in chaos, with Islamists and other militias fighting for territory and influence and the regular armed forces reduced to near-impotence. #Business #India #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #House #opinion
World must stop Ebola in West Africa or face 'pandemic' - Castro

Oct 21, 2014

World must stop Ebola in West Africa or face 'pandemic' - Castro

HAVANA (Reuters) - The world must confront Ebola in West Africa to prevent what could become one of the worst pandemics in human history, Cuban President Raul Castro told his closest allies on Monday. "I am convinced that if this threat is not stopped in West Africa with an immediate international response ... it could become one of the gravest pandemics in human history," said Castro, who is sending 461 Cuban doctors and nurses to West Africa. #United States #Japan #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Middle East #markets #Italy #Latin America #Mexico