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Pentagon to create medical support team for U.S. Ebola response

Oct 20, 2014

Pentagon to create medical support team for U.S. Ebola response

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the creation of a 30-member expeditionary medical support team to provide emergency help in a U.S #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #aut #typeof-registered
Nile dam talks inch forward but Egypt gets no water guarantee

Oct 18, 2014

Nile dam talks inch forward but Egypt gets no water guarantee

CAIRO (Reuters) - The three main countries that share the Nile River's waters moved toward an agreement to study whether a planned $4 billion Ethiopian dam would disrupt flows to downstream countries, water ministers of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt said after talks on Friday. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Japan Trade Minister Obuchi to resign over funds scandal - media

Oct 18, 2014

Japan Trade Minister Obuchi to resign over funds scandal - media

TOKYO (Reuters) - In a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japanese trade and industry minister Yuko Obuchi plans to resign following reports that political groups supporting her misused political funds, Japanese media reported on Friday. Obuchi, a 40-year-old mother of two and the daughter of a former prime minister, has told people close to Abe she plans to quit and will discuss the matter when Abe returns on Saturday from an Asia-Europe summit in Italy, public broadcaster NHK and the Nikkei newspaper said #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #undefined #cookie #values #typeof-registered #cnt
Obama appoints Ebola 'czar'; Texas health worker isolated on ship

Oct 17, 2014

Obama appoints Ebola 'czar'; Texas health worker isolated on ship

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama appointed a former White House adviser as U.S. Ebola "czar" on Friday and a Texas health worker who may have had contact with specimens from an Ebola patient was quarantined on a cruise ship amid growing concerns about the spread of the virus in the United States. Obama, facing criticism from some lawmakers over efforts to contain the virus, appointed Ron Klain, a lawyer who previously served as chief of staff to Vice Presidents Joe Biden and Al Gore, to oversee the U.S #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
Obama open to appointing Ebola 'czar,' opposes travel ban

Oct 17, 2014

Obama open to appointing Ebola 'czar,' opposes travel ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday that he was considering appointing an Ebola "czar" to coordinate the fight against the virus in the United States but he remained opposed to a ban on travel from West Africa. #Yahoo! #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Preliminary tests show Yale student does not have Ebola

Oct 17, 2014

Preliminary tests show Yale student does not have Ebola

NEW HAVEN Conn. (Reuters) - Preliminary tests show that a Yale University graduate student evaluated at a Connecticut hospital for Ebola-like symptoms does not have the disease, the hospital said in a statement on Thursday. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #rco #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
At least 27 killed in attacks in eastern Congo - official

Oct 17, 2014

At least 27 killed in attacks in eastern Congo - official

KINSHASA (Reuters) - At least 27 people were killed and another seven people seriously injured in overnight raids on villages near the eastern Congolese town of Beni, local officials said on Thursday. Julien Paluku, governor of North Kivu province, blamed the attack on Ugandan ADF-NALU rebels that operate alongside a string of other local and foreign armed groups in Democratic Republic of Congo's mineral-rich eastern border zone. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
At least 27 killed in attacks in eastern Congo - official

Oct 17, 2014

At least 27 killed in attacks in eastern Congo - official

KINSHASA (Reuters) - At least 27 people were killed and another seven people seriously injured in overnight raids on villages near the eastern Congolese town of Beni, local officials said on Thursday. Julien Paluku, governor of North Kivu province, blamed the attack on Ugandan ADF-NALU rebels that operate alongside a string of other local and foreign armed groups in Democratic Republic of Congo's mineral-rich eastern border zone. A Congolese military source, who asked not to be named, said houses were burned and some of the victims were decapitated. #Yahoo! #content #undefined #cookie #values #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
U.S. held first direct talks with Syrian Kurdish party - State Department

Oct 17, 2014

U.S. held first direct talks with Syrian Kurdish party - State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. State Department official held direct talks for the first time over the weekend with the main Syrian Kurdish political party as the United States builds a coalition against Islamic State militants, a State Department official said on Thursday. "We have for some time had conversations through intermediaries with the PYD (Kurdish Democratic Union Party) #Yahoo! #wcnts #wcntn #undefined #cookie #rco #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
U.S. nurse with Ebola moving hospitals; officials grilled

Oct 17, 2014

U.S. nurse with Ebola moving hospitals; officials grilled

DALLAS (Reuters) - The U.S. National Institutes of Health said it would take over the care of the first Texas nurse diagnosed with Ebola, as lawmakers blasted the government's response to the virus at home. Nina Pham, the first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating a man who died of the disease, will be transferred late Thursday from Dallas to an isolation unit at the U.S. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt