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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
Saudi court sentences two to death, jails 13 over attack

Sep 17, 2014

Saudi court sentences two to death, jails 13 over attack

DOHA (Reuters) - A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced two men to death and 13 others to long prison terms after they were accused of killing a policeman and three civilians and forming an al Qaeda cell in prison, the kingdom's state news agency (SPA) said on Tuesday. Saudi Arabia has arrested thousands of suspected militants since al Qaeda supporters waged a wave of attacks on residential compounds for foreign workers and on Saudi government facilities starting in 2003, killing dozens. In 2006 and 2008 security forces foiled planned strikes against oil installations in its Eastern Province #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #rco #rch #cnt
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. #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
India tightens Vietnam defence, oil ties ahead of China's Xi's visit

Sep 16, 2014

India tightens Vietnam defence, oil ties ahead of China's Xi's visit

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India extended a $100 million export credit to Vietnam for defence deals and tightened energy ties on Monday, signaling a more confident foreign policy ahead of a visit this week by China's President Xi Jinping. India's new accords with one of China's rivals for influence in the South China Sea came as Xi visited the nearby islands of Sri Lanka and the Maldives, a reminder of the geostrategic jostling that is becoming an increasing feature in Asia. #Yahoo! #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #rco #aut #rch #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
Coming soon for Modi govt No Gmail or Yahoo for official work

Sep 15, 2014

Coming soon for Modi govt No Gmail or Yahoo for official work

PM Modi might have asked his ministers to use social media but when it comes to official communication, they could soon be stopped from using Gmail, Yahoo. #ThisisNext #Yahoo! #Gmail #Modi #PM Modi #Official email #NIC.in
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
Prominent Muslim Brotherhood figures to leave Qatar

Sep 13, 2014

Prominent Muslim Brotherhood figures to leave Qatar

CAIRO (Reuters) - Qatar has asked seven senior figures from Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to leave the country, the movement said on Saturday, following months of pressure on the Gulf Arab state from its neighbours to stop backing the Islamists. Ibrahim Munir, a senior Brotherhood official based in London, told Reuters the departures did not mean a rupture in ties between Qatar and the Brotherhood. #Yahoo! #wcnts #wcntn #cookie #values #rco #rch #cnt