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Climber proposes to girlfriend before falling to death at Yosemite - report

Aug 20, 2014

Climber proposes to girlfriend before falling to death at Yosemite - report

REUTERS - A veteran outdoorsman fell to his death on a solo climb at Yosemite National Park in California the same day he proposed to his girlfriend, a newspaper reported. Brad Parker, 36, of Sebastopol, California, and his girlfriend, Jainee Dial, climbed to the top of Cathedral Peak on Saturday and it was on that trip that she accepted his marriage proposal, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported. Later, Parker set out alone to scale Matthes Crest a few miles away, the newspaper said. #Brazil #Technology #France #climate change #Middle East #Italy #California #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
"No" from one Iraq villager triggered Islamic State mass killings

Aug 20, 2014

"No" from one Iraq villager triggered Islamic State mass killings

DOHUK Iraq (Reuters) - When Islamic State militants stormed into a northern Iraqi village and ordered everyone to convert to Islam or die only one person refused. But that did not satisfy the Sunni insurgents who are even more hardline than al Qaeda. #Business #Japan #Brazil #Technology #climate change #Middle East #Russia #markets #Italy #Argentina #Latin America #Entertainment
Pope Francis grieving for relatives killed in Argentina crash

Aug 20, 2014

Pope Francis grieving for relatives killed in Argentina crash

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Pope Francis was deeply grieved, the Vatican's official broadcasting service said on Tuesday, after the deaths of three relatives killed when their car slammed into the back of a truck on a highway in central Argentina. A nephew of the pope, Emanuel Bergoglio, who was driving the car was in serious condition following the accident just after midnight on Monday. #facebook #Brazil #France #Middle East #Latin America #Entertainment #Mexico #opinion
S.Arabia opens family courts, first step in wider legal reform

Aug 20, 2014

S.Arabia opens family courts, first step in wider legal reform

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia on Tuesday opened new courts focusing on family disputes, the first of a series of specialised tribunals aimed at making the kingdom's legal system faster, more transparent and predictable. #United States #India #Brazil #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #Mexico
Liberia fights Ebola in capital, W. Africa toll tops 1,200

Aug 20, 2014

Liberia fights Ebola in capital, W. Africa toll tops 1,200

MONROVIA/GENEVA (Reuters) - Liberia battled on Tuesday to halt the spread of the Ebola disease in its crowded, run-down oceanside capital Monrovia, recording the most new deaths as fatalities from the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus rose above 1,200. The epidemic of the hemorrhagic disease, which can kill up to 90 percent of those it infects, is ravaging the three small West African states of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, and also has a toehold in Nigeria, Africa's biggest economy. As the Geneva-based World Health Organization rushed to ramp up the global response to the outbreak, including emergency food deliveries to quarantined zones, it announced that deaths from it had risen to 1,299 as of Aug #facebook #United States #Business #Japan #Technology #France #Arabic #Middle East #United Kingdom #Latin America #Virus
Islamic State vows to "break the American cross"

Aug 20, 2014

Islamic State vows to "break the American cross"

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State, the Sunni militant group which seeks to establish a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria, released a video on Tuesday that gave the strongest indication yet it might attempt to strike American targets. #facebook #United States #Business #Japan #France #Middle East #markets #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico #opinion
Turkish president Gul tips FM Davutoglu to be next prime minister

Aug 20, 2014

Turkish president Gul tips FM Davutoglu to be next prime minister

ANKARA (Reuters) - Outgoing Turkish president Abdullah Gul said on Tuesday that Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was likely to take over as chairman of the ruling AK Party, and thus become the next prime minister. #facebook #India #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #Italy #Argentina #Entertainment #opinion
Exclusive - Hamas fighters show defiance in Gaza tunnel tour

Aug 19, 2014

Exclusive - Hamas fighters show defiance in Gaza tunnel tour

GAZA (Reuters) - Hamas fighters, clad in black and armed with assault rifles, navigated the dimly lit tunnel with ease, saying they felt at home in their network of underground passages in the Gaza Strip. A rare tour that Hamas granted to a Reuters reporter, photographer and cameraman appeared to be an attempt to dispute Israel's claim that it had demolished all of the Islamist group's border infiltration tunnels in the Gaza war. #facebook #India #Japan #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Middle East #Israel #Entertainment #opinion
Islamic State recruits at record pace in Syria - monitor

Aug 19, 2014

Islamic State recruits at record pace in Syria - monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Thousands of new fighters joined Islamic State in Syria last month in its fastest expansion to date, a body monitoring the war said on Tuesday. Now in control of roughly a third of Syria and large areas of Iraq, Islamic State has been seizing territory from rival Islamist groups in a belt of territory north of Aleppo, threatening rebel supply lines into the city where President Bashar al-Assad's forces are seeking to encircle the insurgents #facebook #Business #Japan #Technology #France #Middle East #Russia #markets #Italy #United Kingdom
Gaza ceasefire extended for 24 hours as death toll crosses 2,000

Aug 19, 2014

Gaza ceasefire extended for 24 hours as death toll crosses 2,000

Israel and Palestine have agreed to extend a temporary ceasefire in Gaza by 24 hours to allow more time for negotiating a lasting truce, a Palestinian official has said. #Egypt #Middle East #NewsTracker #Israel #Palestine #Ceasefire #Gaza #Gaza Crisis