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Violence kills a child every five minutes, most outside war zones - U.N.

Oct 21, 2014

Violence kills a child every five minutes, most outside war zones - U.N.

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One child dies every five minutes as a result of violence, but only a minority die in war zones, according to a report by the U.N. children's agency UNICEF. About 75 percent of the estimated 345 violent deaths that occur daily happen in countries at peace, the report said. #facebook #China #Brazil #Technology #Russia #markets #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Violence
U.S. issues new protocols for treating Ebola patients

Oct 21, 2014

U.S. issues new protocols for treating Ebola patients

DALLAS (Reuters) - The United States issued stringent new protocols on Monday for health workers treating Ebola victims, directing medical teams to wear protective gear that leaves no skin or hair exposed when caring for patients infected with the virus. The new guidelines from the U.S. #Business #facebook #China #France #Middle East #Russia #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Texas #Mexico
Study shows exit screening vital to halting global Ebola spread

Oct 21, 2014

Study shows exit screening vital to halting global Ebola spread

LONDON (Reuters) - Three Ebola-infected travellers a month would be expected to get on international flights from the West African countries suffering epidemics of the deadly virus if there were no effective exit screening, scientists said on Tuesday. The three countries, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, do all check departing air passengers for fever, although the test cannot spot sufferers in the period before they show symptoms, which can be up to 21 days. #Politics #China #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Africa #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico #opinion
Cell transplant helps paralysed man walk with frame

Oct 21, 2014

Cell transplant helps paralysed man walk with frame

LONDON (Reuters) - A Bulgarian man who was paralysed from the chest down in a knife attack can now walk with the aid of a frame after receiving pioneering transplant treatment using cells from his nose. The technique, described as a breakthrough by a study in the journal Cell Transplantation, involved transplanting what are known as olfactory ensheathing cells into the patient's spinal cord and constructing a "nerve bridge" between two stumps of the damaged spinal column. #Politics #United States #India #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Russia #markets #Italy #United Kingdom #Mexico
South Sudan sexual violence "rampant," 2-year-old raped - U.N.

Oct 21, 2014

South Sudan sexual violence "rampant," 2-year-old raped - U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Rape and other forms of sexual violence by all sides in South Sudan's civil war have become so widespread that a two-year-old child was among the victims, the U.N. special representative on sexual violence in armed conflict said on Monday #India #Japan #Brazil #France #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico
Bus accident in Bangladesh kills 32 and injures dozens

Oct 21, 2014

Bus accident in Bangladesh kills 32 and injures dozens

DHAKA (Reuters) - At least 32 people werekilled and dozens injured when two buses collided head-on in northwest Bangladesh on Monday, police said. The accident took place at Baraigram in Natore, 220 km (140 miles) from the capital Dhaka. The death toll could rise further as some of the injured are in a critical condition, police official Mohammad Manirul Islam told Reuters #Business #facebook #India #China #Brazil #Middle East #Russia #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds reinforce Kobani as U.S. drops arms to defenders

Oct 21, 2014

Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds reinforce Kobani as U.S. drops arms to defenders

ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey said on Monday it would allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce fellow Kurds in the Syrian town of Kobani on Turkey's border, and the United States air-dropped arms to help the Kurds there resist an Islamic State assault. #facebook #United States #Technology #France #Arabic #Russia #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom
Al Qaeda attacks kill at least 33 people in Yemen

Oct 21, 2014

Al Qaeda attacks kill at least 33 people in Yemen

SANAA (Reuters) - At least 33 people were killed in a suicide bombing and gun attacks in central Yemen, tribal sources and medics said on Monday, as al Qaeda fighters seized a Yemeni city in a new challenge to the central government. #Politics #Business #facebook #United States #China #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico
Gaddafi cousin hopes to participate in Libyan peace talks

Oct 21, 2014

Gaddafi cousin hopes to participate in Libyan peace talks

CAIRO (Reuters) - A cousin and former aide of Muammar Gaddafi said he wants to take part in proposed talks aimed at bringing together Libya's warring parties, in a rare bid by a member of the ex-ruler's inner-circle to regain influence. The Gaddafi family has kept a low profile since the 2011 uprising in which the leader was killed, ending 42 years of one-man rule #Politics #Business #facebook #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
Video of woman giving birth outside Egyptian hospital triggers outcry

Oct 21, 2014

Video of woman giving birth outside Egyptian hospital triggers outcry

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian hospital director was suspended on Monday after a video purporting to show a woman giving birth on the facility's doorstep caused an uproar among citizens tired of overcrowded and understaffed medical centres. The woman's husband, Ahmed Musa Abdel Fattah, was quoted by the website of state-run newspaper Al-Ahram as saying the couple were turned away by hospital staff who told them the only doctor was busy performing a Caesarean section on another woman. In the video, uploaded to YouTube and published on news sites, the woman, covered by her veil and a sheet as she lies on her back in the street, appears to go into labour outside Kafr al-Dawar Public Hospital #Politics #United States #Japan #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Health #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico