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Trendy Miami neighborhood is first in U.S. with local Zika spread | Reuters

Jul 30, 2016

Trendy Miami neighborhood is first in U.S. with local Zika spread | Reuters

MIAMI Christophe and Franziska Lefever were admiring graffiti at an outdoor gallery in a chic Miami arts district on Friday when they learned that the first cases of Zika spread by mosquitoes in the continental United States were contracted in the area. "We're covered in bug bites already," said Christophe Lefever, 26, weighing his and his wife's odds of getting infected with a virus tied to a rare but serious birth defect #Brazil #Middle East #Health #Argentina #United Kingdom
U.S. general denies involvement in Turkish coup attempt | Reuters

Jul 30, 2016

U.S. general denies involvement in Turkish coup attempt | Reuters

WASHINGTON The commander of U.S. Central Command, General Joseph Votel, on Friday rejected claims by Turkish officials that he supported a failed coup attempt earlier this month. "Any reporting that I had anything to do with the recent unsuccessful coup attempt in Turkey is unfortunate and completely inaccurate," Votel said, according to the statement from U.S #Business #Middle East #Argentina #United Kingdom #Entertainment #article
Syrian maternity hospital supported by Save the Children bombed - charity | Reuters

Jul 29, 2016

Syrian maternity hospital supported by Save the Children bombed - charity | Reuters

BEIRUT A Syrian maternity hospital in a rebel-held area of Idlib province was extensively damaged on Friday after a direct hit, international charity Save the Children, which supports the hospital, said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors violence in Syria's five-year-old conflict, said air strikes hit the hospital and also a civil defence building. The number of casualties is not yet known, a spokesman for Save the Children said. #United States #Middle East #Argentina #United Kingdom #crisis #Entertainment #article
Five soldiers killed, eight wounded in attack in Turkey's southeast - sources | Reuters

Jul 29, 2016

Five soldiers killed, eight wounded in attack in Turkey's southeast - sources | Reuters

DIYARBAKIR Five soldiers were killed and eight others wounded in an attack by Kurdish militants in Turkey's southeastern district of Cukurca, security sources said on Friday. Soldiers were carrying out a security check on the road near Cukurca in Hakkari province bordering Iraq and Iran when they were attacked by Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants, sources said. #United States #Business #Middle East #science #United Kingdom #Entertainment
French church attacker: from troubled childhood to altar killer | Reuters

Jul 29, 2016

French church attacker: from troubled childhood to altar killer | Reuters

SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France Adel Kermiche was an attention-seeking child whose behavioural problems frequently led him to a psychiatric hospital and later a specialist school. He died a coldblooded killer who slit the throat of an elderly French priest in the name of Islamic State. #India #Business #Islam #France #United Kingdom #Christianity #article
Suspects arrested in Yemen over attack on Aden old folks' home | Reuters

Jul 29, 2016

Suspects arrested in Yemen over attack on Aden old folks' home | Reuters

ADEN Yemeni security forces have arrested a number of suspects in connection with an attack on a senior citizens' home in Aden in March in which at least 16 people were killed, including four Indian nuns, a spokesman said on Thursday. His statement said one of the suspects had confessed to the attack, in which four people supposedly visiting their mother stormed the compound and opened fire. An Indian priest was kidnapped, and his fate is still unknown. #United States #Economy #Islam #Middle East #science #Argentina #United Kingdom
Anti-Boko Haram task force says recaptures town in Nigeria's Borno state | Reuters

Jul 29, 2016

Anti-Boko Haram task force says recaptures town in Nigeria's Borno state | Reuters

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria A multinational task force battling Boko Haram said on Thursday it had recaptured the only town in northeast Nigeria's Borno state that was still held by the Islamist militant group. Boko Haram, which formed in Borno, has waged an insurgency since 2009 to carve out a state based on sharia (Islamic law) in the northeast of Africa's most populous country #United States #India #Business #Africa #Security #United Kingdom #Entertainment
Myanmar urged to follow shake-up of jade industry with more action on transparency | Reuters

Jul 29, 2016

Myanmar urged to follow shake-up of jade industry with more action on transparency | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Myanmar's decision to shake up its multi-billion dollar jade business is a ground-breaking opportunity to stop human rights abuses and increase transparency, but more needs to be done to create a more inclusive economy, activists said on Thursday. #Business #science #Health #United Kingdom #article #civil rights
Second French church attacker was known to police - sources | Reuters

Jul 28, 2016

Second French church attacker was known to police - sources | Reuters

PARIS/SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France The second teenager involved in the killing of a priest in a church in France this week was a 19-year-old who was known to security services as a potential Islamist militant, police and judicial sources said on Thursday. #France #Middle East #Europe #Argentina #United Kingdom
German police raid mosque and apartments in crackdown on Salafists | Reuters

Jul 28, 2016

German police raid mosque and apartments in crackdown on Salafists | Reuters

BERLIN German police have searched a mosque and eight apartments in Hildesheim that are believed to be a hotbed of a radical Salafist community, the interior minister of the northern state of Lower Saxony said on Thursday. Germany is on high alert after a spate of attacks since July 18 left 15 people dead - including four attackers - and dozens injured. Two assailants, a Syrian asylum seeker and a refugee from either Pakistan or Afghanistan, had links to Islamist militancy, officials say #United States #Islam #Middle East #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #article