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U.S. hospitals gird for Ebola panic as flu season looms

Oct 20, 2014

U.S. hospitals gird for Ebola panic as flu season looms

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A young woman complaining of abdominal pain and nausea who had traveled to Africa arrived at a Long Island hospital fearful that she had contracted Ebola. She did not have the virus, but the pregnancy test was positive. The woman had been to South Africa, more than 3,400 miles (5,400 km) from the three West African countries enduring the worst Ebola outbreak on record, and the trip ended six weeks prior, or twice the potential incubation period for Ebola infection #Business #facebook #France #Arabic #Middle East #markets #Africa #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #Virus #opinion
Hopes fade for 40 missing after Nepal blizzard

Oct 20, 2014

Hopes fade for 40 missing after Nepal blizzard

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Hopes faded on Sunday for survivors of one of Nepal's worst mountain disasters as villagers joined an intensive search by troops and government officials for as many as 40 people missing after an unseasonal blizzard killed 39. More than 500 people have been rescued from a route popular with foreign adventure tourists that circles Annapurna, the world's tenth-tallest peak #Business #facebook #Japan #Brazil #Russia #markets #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
North and South Korea exchange gunfire at border in latest clash

Oct 20, 2014

North and South Korea exchange gunfire at border in latest clash

SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea exchanged gunfire on Sunday when the North's soldiers approached the military border and did not retreat after the South fired warning shots, the South Korean Defence Ministry said. The North's soldiers fired back in an exchange of gunfire that lasted about 10 minutes but the situation did not escalate, a ministry official said. "There were no casualties or property damage," the official said. #facebook #United States #India #Brazil #Arabic #markets #military #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Ukraine's 'pitchfork' populist could be wild card  in new line-up

Oct 20, 2014

Ukraine's 'pitchfork' populist could be wild card in new line-up

KIEV (Reuters) - He's not averse to taking a dizzying punch to the head if he can score a point. Rights groups accuse him of using armed squads to abduct suspected separatists. His party's programme, somewhat improbably, calls for nuclear rearmament of Ukraine #India #China #Technology #France #Middle East #Russia #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #Ukraine #opinion
Nigerians doubtful of girls' release after Boko Haram "truce" breached

Oct 20, 2014

Nigerians doubtful of girls' release after Boko Haram "truce" breached

LAGOS (Reuters) - - A wave of violence hours after Nigeria's government announced a truce with Boko Haram raised doubt on Sunday about whether more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist militants will really be released, deflating the new hopes of their parents. Nigeria's armed forces chief Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh announced the ceasefire on Friday to enable the release of the girls, who were abducted from the remote northeastern village of Chiboke in April. But Boko Haram has not confirmed the truce and there have been at least five attacks since - blamed by security sources on the insurgents - that have killed dozens. #facebook #Japan #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Russia #markets #Latin America #girls #opinion
Brazil's Rousseff on the offensive a week from runoff vote

Oct 20, 2014

Brazil's Rousseff on the offensive a week from runoff vote

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Opposition candidate Aecio Neves is heading into the final week of Brazil's presidential race with a razor-thin lead in polls, but it's the incumbent Dilma Rousseff who appears to be gaining momentum in the homestretch. After a sudden surge before and after the first-round vote on Oct. #Politics #Business #facebook #Brazil #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Argentina #opinion
Roadside bomb kills six soldiers in Egypt's Sinai

Oct 20, 2014

Roadside bomb kills six soldiers in Egypt's Sinai

CAIRO (Reuters) - Six Egyptian soldiers were killed by a remotely-detonated roadside bomb in the Sinai Peninsula on Sunday, the army said in a statement. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which also wounded five soldiers. The bomb exploded as a patrol responsible for protecting a natural gas pipeline passed by, security sources said. #Politics #Business #facebook #India #China #Brazil #Technology #Middle East #Russia #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Hamas leader's daughter received medical treatment in Israel - sources

Oct 20, 2014

Hamas leader's daughter received medical treatment in Israel - sources

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A daughter of the leader of Hamas in Gaza was admitted to an Israeli hospital for emergency medical treatment this month after she suffered complications from a routine procedure, two sources familiar with the case said. Ismail Haniyeh's daughter's week-long admission to a hospital in Tel Aviv - which Israeli and Palestinian officials declined to confirm or deny - shows humanitarian coordination between the sides continues just weeks after the Gaza war ended #Politics #Business #facebook #United States #Japan #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Israel #markets #opinion
Two foreign tourists missing after Thai boat sinking

Oct 20, 2014

Two foreign tourists missing after Thai boat sinking

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Authorities were searching the sea near the southern Thai tourist island of Phuket on Sunday night for two foreign tourists who went missing after a boat collision, officials said. The two tourists, believed to be South Korean, were among 37 foreigners and six Thai crew on a speedboat from nearby Phi Phi Island that collided with a fishing boat in the early evening, Phang Nga province Deputy Governor Prayura Rattanasenee told Reuters. "The speedboat sank after the collision. #Business #Japan #Brazil #Arabic #Middle East #markets #United Kingdom #Mexico #opinion
Death penalty fuels violence in Iraq, says U.N. report

Oct 20, 2014

Death penalty fuels violence in Iraq, says U.N. report

GENEVA (Reuters) - Iraq should stop its widespread use of the death penalty, which is unjust, flawed and only fuels the violence it purports to deter, the United Nations said in a report on Sunday. Sixty people were hanged in Iraq by the end of August this year, and although that is fewer than the 177 who were executed in 2013, 1,724 people remained on death row. Iraq tends to carry out the sentence in batches because President Jalal Talabani opposes the death penalty so a vice president orders executions when he is out of the country, said the report, published jointly by the U.N. #Politics #facebook #Brazil #Technology #Middle East #markets #United Kingdom #Mexico #opinion