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Libya warns against diseases in Benghazi as meat rots in closed port| Reuters

Aug 04, 2015

Libya warns against diseases in Benghazi as meat rots in closed port| Reuters

BENGHAZI, Libya Libyan authorities warned on Monday that diseases might break out in the eastern city of Benghazi due to imported meat left rotting for months in containers at the city's closed commercial port. Libya's second-largest city has been a war zone for over a year with forces loyal to the official government based in the east fighting Islamist groups, part of chaos in the oil producer four years after the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi. Imported meat, vegetables and dairy products have been stored in containers in the port since it closed in November when fighting reached the central area #United States #science #Africa #Floods #Latin America
U.N. states agree post-2015 sustainable development agenda | Reuters

Aug 03, 2015

U.N. states agree post-2015 sustainable development agenda | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations 193-member states agreed on Sunday on an agenda for the world's sustainable development over the next 15 years that pledges to leave no-one behind and is now due to be formally adopted by world leaders at a summit in September. After two weeks of final negotiations and several all-night sessions, the sustainable development agenda of 17 goals and a declaration that covers implementation and review were agreed by consensus to replace eight Millennium Development Goals. There was a standing ovation and cheering by diplomats when the agenda was agreed #Business #Environment #Middle East #science #markets #Latin America #Entertainment
Saudi killed in shelling from Yemen - news agency| Reuters

Aug 02, 2015

Saudi killed in shelling from Yemen - news agency| Reuters

CAIRO A Saudi citizen was killed in shelling fired across the border from Yemen into the southwest of Saudi Arabia on Sunday, the official SPA news agency reported. A shell fell on a house around dawn in Najran province, civil defence department spokesman Ali binOmair al-Shahran was quoted as saying. #Economy #Technology #Middle East #science #Argentina #United Kingdom
Suu Kyi's party shuns key players for Myanmar poll| Reuters

Aug 02, 2015

Suu Kyi's party shuns key players for Myanmar poll| Reuters

YANGON The party of Aung San Suu Kyi has rejected bids by 17 members of Myanmar's respected "88 generation" to join its ranks and contest November's election, a controversial omission of a group that was expected to galvanise its bid to dominate the ballot. The National League for Democracy (NLD) party selected only one member of the popular crop of activists, who suffered years of persecution after leading nationwide student protests in 1988 that were brutally crushed by the ruling military #United States #Technology #Middle East #science #Africa
Obama to unveil more ambitious climate change plan| Reuters

Aug 02, 2015

Obama to unveil more ambitious climate change plan| Reuters

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama will unveil on Monday the final version of his plan to tackle greenhouse gases from coal-fired power plants as he aims to cement his legacy on climate change, a senior administration official said. The revised Clean Power Plan will seek to slash carbon emissions from the power sector 32 percent from 2005 levels in 2030, a 9 percent increase over a previous proposal. The regulation will usher in a sweeping transformation of the U.S #India #Middle East #science #markets #United Kingdom #Latin America
U.S., Egypt begin strategic dialogue, first since 2009| Reuters

Aug 02, 2015

U.S., Egypt begin strategic dialogue, first since 2009| Reuters

CAIRO The United States and Egypt began strategic dialogue talks on Sunday, their first since their relationship was strained by the military ouster of President Mohamed Mursi after mass protests against his rule in 2013. Despite U.S. lawmakers' concerns that Egypt is lagging on democratic reforms, Egypt remains one of Washington's closest security allies in the region. #United States #Egypt #Middle East #science #Argentina #Entertainment
Biden, aides talking with supporters about possible presidential run - NYT| Reuters

Aug 02, 2015

Biden, aides talking with supporters about possible presidential run - NYT| Reuters

WASHINGTON Vice President Joe Biden, inspired in part by his late son, has been holding meetings at his Washington home to discuss challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, the New York Times reported on Saturday. Biden has said publicly he would make a decision at the end of the summer but the Times said the vice president and his associates were actively exploring getting in the race. The Times, citing several people who have spoken with him and his advisers, said the Biden camp was contacting Democratic leaders and donors who have not firmly committed to Clinton, the clear leader among the five Democrats who have entered the race, or might be concerned about her prospects #United States #science #markets #Election #opinion
London borough seeks crackdown on noisy supercars | Reuters

Aug 02, 2015

London borough seeks crackdown on noisy supercars | Reuters

LONDON On one of London's most exclusive streets, the drivers of some expensive cars are getting ready to leave their parking spots. The owners of the Lamborghini and KTM X-Bow edge onto the road and drive off, the roar of their engines heard down Sloane Street #Brazil #Middle East #science #Argentina #lifestyle
Myanmar leader goes to disaster zones as floods batter countryside| Reuters

Aug 01, 2015

Myanmar leader goes to disaster zones as floods batter countryside| Reuters

YANGON Myanmar's president headed to devastated rural regions where a state of emergency was declared after deadly monsoon rains displaced tens of thousands of people, flooded swathes of rice paddy and prompted fears of dams collapsing. Thein Sein was due to arrive on Saturday at a military base in Sagaing Division, a major rice growing area where soldiers are coordinating a relief effort after a month of rain over all but two of Myanmar's 14 states. The storms and floods have so far killed 21 people, with water levels as high as 2.5 metres in Sagaing and 4.5 metres in western Rakhine state, according to the government, which on Friday declared four regions disaster zones #Business #Technology #science #Europe #Argentina #Latin America