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Brazil's Rousseff slips in poll ahead of October election

Sep 17, 2014

Brazil's Rousseff slips in poll ahead of October election

BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff has lost ground to her main challenger, Marina Silva, less than three weeks before Brazil's presidential election, which will likely be decided in a close second-round runoff, a poll showed on Tuesday. The survey by the Ibope polling firm said support for Silva, a renowned environmentalist, has remained unchanged at 43 percent, but Rousseff has slipped two percentage points to 40 percent since the previous poll last week. #Yahoo! #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered
Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola

Sep 17, 2014

Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola

MONROVIA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday called West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the U.S. role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000 troops to the region. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #aut #rch #typeof-registered
Death toll from Lagos church collapse rises to 62

Sep 17, 2014

Death toll from Lagos church collapse rises to 62

LAGOS (Reuters) - The collapse of a guest house under construction at the compound of a popular Lagos Pentecostal church last week killed 62 people, emergency services said on Tuesday. The building in the compound belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations, headed by "Prophet" T.B. Joshua, collapsed on Friday while three extra stories were being added to its initial two in the Ikotun neighbourhood of Lagos #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
Death toll from Lagos church collapse rises to 62

Sep 17, 2014

Death toll from Lagos church collapse rises to 62

LAGOS (Reuters) - The collapse of a guest house under construction at the compound of a popular Lagos Pentecostal church last week killed 62 people, emergency services said on Tuesday. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
U.N. Security Council eyes action to heighten Ebola response

Sep 17, 2014

U.N. Security Council eyes action to heighten Ebola response

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council could adopt a resolution later this week to expand the global response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa by calling on countries to lift travel restrictions and provide urgent assistance, including field hospitals and staff. The draft U.N. #Yahoo! #wcnts #wcntn #undefined #cookie #values #typeof-registered #cnt
U.N. Security Council eyes action to heighten Ebola response

Sep 17, 2014

U.N. Security Council eyes action to heighten Ebola response

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council could adopt a resolution later this week to expand the global response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa by calling on countries to lift travel restrictions and provide urgent assistance, including field hospitals and staff. The draft U.N. #content #wcnts #wcntn #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
PM Cameron to appeal to keep Britain intact on last Scotland visit before vote

Sep 15, 2014

PM Cameron to appeal to keep Britain intact on last Scotland visit before vote

ABERDEEN/LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to appeal to Scots' emotions on his last visit to Scotland before this week's historic referendum by warning them on Monday that a vote to leave the United Kingdom would be irreversible. With opinion polls suggesting the referendum remains too close to call, Cameron, the leader of the ruling Conservative party, which draws most of its support from England, will plead with voters not to use the referendum as a protest vote. #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
U.S. Embassy in Uganda tells citizens to seek shelter amid anti-terror operation

Sep 13, 2014

U.S. Embassy in Uganda tells citizens to seek shelter amid anti-terror operation

KAMPALA (Reuters) - The U.S. Embassy in Uganda told its citizens to seek safety on Saturday, warning that local authorities had uncovered a "terrorist cell" run by Somali militant group al Shabaab, which they believed was planning an imminent attack. Ugandan police later said it had foiled an attack in central Kampala and was increasing security at hotels and other public places, but declined to say who was behind the attack. #Yahoo! #content #undefined #cookie #values #rco #typeof-registered #cnt
Iraq PM says halting air strikes on IS-held civilian areas

Sep 13, 2014

Iraq PM says halting air strikes on IS-held civilian areas

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Shi'ite Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Saturday that he had ordered his air force to halt strikes on civilian areas, addressing a condition set by Sunni Muslim tribal figures to support his campaign against Islamic State fighters. Rights groups say Iraqi government attacks this year, many of them in areas held by the Islamic State which controls one third of the country, have indiscriminately targeted civilians. #wcntn #undefined #cookie #values #rco #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
In Japan, grave times for the tombstone trade

Sep 12, 2014

In Japan, grave times for the tombstone trade

TOKYO (Reuters) - Jianxing An can see he is in a dying business. The gravestone designer, who takes pride in works featuring musical instruments and heavenly gates, says years of shrinking sales are driving him to close up shop in Japan and move back to his native China #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #rch #typeof-registered #cnt