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Caribbean storm expected to strengthen, veers away from U.S. East Coast

Aug 23, 2014

Caribbean storm expected to strengthen, veers away from U.S. East Coast

SAN JUAN (Reuters) - A low-pressure system moved over Puerto Rico on Friday and is expected to veer northeast away from the U.S. #facebook #United States #India #China #Business #Japan #Brazil #Technology #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico
Kentucky firefighter critical after ALS ice bucket challenge mishap

Aug 23, 2014

Kentucky firefighter critical after ALS ice bucket challenge mishap

A Kentucky firefighter was in critical condition Friday, a day after he and three others were injured when an aerial ladder got too close to a power line when their department doused a university band with water in an "ice bucket" fundraiser. Captain Tony Grider, 41, and firefighter Simon Quinn, 22, from the Campbellsville Fire Department sustained electrocution injuries Thursday morning in a ladder bucket and two other firefighters were hurt coming to their aid, officials said. #facebook #United States #Business #Japan #France #Middle East #markets #Latin America #Mexico
Extreme sportsman says he painted a Ukraine flag on Moscow skyscraper

Aug 23, 2014

Extreme sportsman says he painted a Ukraine flag on Moscow skyscraper

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A renowned Ukrainian extreme sportsman said he scaled a landmark Moscow skyscraper and painted a star at the top of the building in the blue-and-yellow colours of the Ukrainian national flag in a burst of patriotic feeling. The man, who goes by the nickname of "Mustang Wanted," posted a self-taken photograph on Facebook that appeared to show him standing on a point of the star in the early morning light, with the streets of Moscow below him. #facebook #United States #China #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Russia #Ukraine
Under fire for aid move, Russia lashes out at Ukraine, Lithuania

Aug 23, 2014

Under fire for aid move, Russia lashes out at Ukraine, Lithuania

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia on Friday defended its decision to send a humanitarian aid convoy into Ukraine without official permission, saying there was sometimes "no chain of command" in Kiev and that Moscow was fed up playing games with the Ukrainian authorities. #facebook #United States #Business #Japan #Technology #Latin America #Mexico #Ukraine
U.S. considering taking fight against Islamic State into Syria

Aug 23, 2014

U.S. considering taking fight against Islamic State into Syria

EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - The United States is considering taking the fight against Islamic State militants into Syria after days of airstrikes against the group in Iraq and the beheading of an American journalist, the White House signaled on Friday #facebook #United States #Business #Syria #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Argentina #Entertainment #Mexico
U.S. considering taking fight against Islamic State into Syria

Aug 23, 2014

U.S. considering taking fight against Islamic State into Syria

EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - The United States is considering taking the fight against Islamic State militants into Syria after days of airstrikes against the group in Iraq and the beheading of an American journalist, the White House signaled on Friday #facebook #United States #India #China #Japan #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Russia #Mexico
U.N. voices "deep concern" about Russian aid convoy in Ukraine

Aug 23, 2014

U.N. voices "deep concern" about Russian aid convoy in Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday expressed alarm at reports of a Russian aid convoy entering Ukraine without the approval of Kiev and suggested it could lead to an escalation of tensions, Ban's press office said. "The Secretary-General follows with deep concern reports that a Russian aid convoy has crossed the border into Ukraine without the permission of the Ukrainian authorities," Ban's spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement. #United States #India #China #Russia #Entertainment #Mexico #Ukraine #opinion
WHO warns of "shadow zones" and unreported Ebola cases

Aug 23, 2014

WHO warns of "shadow zones" and unreported Ebola cases

GENEVA/MONROVIA (Reuters) - Families hiding infected loved ones and the existence of "shadow zones" where medics cannot go mean the West African Ebola epidemic is even bigger than thought, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Some 1,427 people have died among 2,615 known cases of the deadly virus in West Africa since the outbreak was first identified in March, according to new figures released by the WHO on Friday. #facebook #United States #Technology #France #markets #Africa #United Kingdom #Entertainment #Mexico #opinion
Amid U.S. air strikes, Iraq struggles to build own air force

Aug 23, 2014

Amid U.S. air strikes, Iraq struggles to build own air force

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama told a recent interviewer he did not want the U.S. military to become Iraq's air force. #facebook #United States #China #Business #Brazil #Arabic #Security #United Kingdom #Ukraine #opinion
Indonesia's president-elect eyes swift  fuel hike to boost budget

Aug 23, 2014

Indonesia's president-elect eyes swift fuel hike to boost budget

JAKARTA (Reuters) - President-elect Joko Widodo will sit down with Indonesia's outgoing leader next week in the hope of reaching an agreement to raise fuel prices before the handover in October, a move that would help ease budget-sapping subsidy costs. The Constitutional Court on Thursday gave Widodo the green light to lead Southeast Asia's largest economy from its worst slowdown since the global financial crisis #United States #China #Business #Japan #Technology #Arabic #markets #Argentina #Entertainment