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African leaders agree steps to fight runaway Ebola outbreak

CONAKRY (Reuters) – West African leaders agreed on Friday to take stronger measures to try to bring the worst outbreak of Ebola under control and prevent it spreading outside the region, including steps to isolate rural communities ravaged by the disease.








Posted on 2 August 2014 | 1:45 am

Israel looks for missing soldier; Hamas says he may have been killed

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The armed wing of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas said on Saturday it had no clear indication on the whereabouts of an Israeli soldier that Israel has accused it of abducting in the Gaza Strip, adding he may have been killed during an ambush.


Posted on 2 August 2014 | 1:42 am

U.S. tourists detained in North Korea ask U.S. to help free them: APTV

SEOUL (Reuters) – Two U.S. tourists being held in North Korea have called on the U.S. government to help secure their release from the isolated country, in an interview with the Associated Press Television Network.








Posted on 2 August 2014 | 12:55 am

Argentina debt talks must continue after default: U.S. Judge

NEW YORK/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina cannot turn its back on negotiations with holdout creditors after defaulting on its sovereign debt, a U.S. judge instructed on Friday, just as the country’s failure to service a June interest payment was declared a “credit event.”








Posted on 1 August 2014 | 11:42 pm

Experts recover human remains at Ukraine crash site despite new fighting

KIEV (Reuters) – International experts found the remains of more victims of the downed Malaysian airliner in east Ukraine on Friday but fighting nearby between government forces and pro-Russian rebels renewed security concerns around the wreckage.








Posted on 1 August 2014 | 11:19 pm

Gaza truce over, Israel soldier captured, 70 dead in Rafah shelling

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel declared a Gaza ceasefire over on Friday, saying Hamas militants breached the truce soon after it took effect and apparently captured an Israeli officer while killing two other soldiers.








Posted on 1 August 2014 | 11:13 pm

Baghdad seeks to have Kurdish oil dispute settled in Iraq

HOUSTON (Reuters) – Baghdad wants to settle a high-stakes dispute over $100 million worth of Kurdish crude oil in Iraq’s courts, although the oil is sitting in a tanker off the coast of Texas, a U.S. court filing said on Friday.








Posted on 1 August 2014 | 10:21 pm

Protesters in Libya’s Benghazi march against militias

BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) – Two thousand people took to the streets of Benghazi on Friday to protest against Islamist militants and former rebel militias who have been fighting armed forces and taken over an important military base in the eastern Libyan city.


Posted on 1 August 2014 | 10:18 pm

African leaders agree steps to fight runaway Ebola outbreak

CONAKRY (Reuters) – West African leaders agreed on Friday to take stronger measures to try to bring the worst outbreak of Ebola under control and prevent it spreading outside the region, including steps to isolate rural communities ravaged by the disease.


Posted on 1 August 2014 | 8:39 pm

Sierra Leone declares emergency as Ebola death toll hits 729

FREETOWN (Reuters) – Sierra Leone has declared a state of emergency and called in troops to quarantine Ebola victims, joining neighboring Liberia in imposing controls as the death toll from the outbreak of the virus hit 729 in West Africa.








Posted on 1 August 2014 | 7:50 pm

North Korea accuses U.N. Security Council of double standards

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – North Korea accused the United Nations Security Council on Friday of double standards by condemning Pyongyang’s recent ballistic missiles launches while ignoring “provocative” joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea.


Posted on 1 August 2014 | 7:38 pm

Ten killed in clashes between Azeris, ethnic Armenians

BAKU/YEREVAN (Reuters) – At least 10 people were killed in skirmishes between Azeri government forces and ethnic Armenian separatists controlling the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh enclave of Azerbaijan, officials from both sides said on Friday.


Posted on 1 August 2014 | 6:23 pm

Post-Obama visit, Honduras president sees child migrant stalemate

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) – After meeting U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, Honduran President Juan Hernandez sees little hope of an immediate solution to stemming a wave of child migrants fleeing misery and violence in Central America for the United States.


Posted on 1 August 2014 | 5:24 pm

Final tally for Air Algerie crash 116: Burkinabe official

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) – Two people originally believed to have traveled on an Air Algerie plane that crashed in Mali last week did not board the flight, reducing the official death toll to 116, a senior official in Burkina Faso said on Friday.


Posted on 1 August 2014 | 4:52 pm

Doubts surface about India’s Modi after trade deal scuppered

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to office with a reputation as a business-friendly leader ready to open up one of the world’s biggest markets and sweep away the remnants of the country’s socialist past.


Posted on 1 August 2014 | 4:13 pm

Nine more killed after week of violence in China’s Xinjiang

BEIJING (Reuters) – Nine militants were shot dead and one captured in China’s restive far western region of Xinjiang on Friday, state media said, the latest bout of violence in a week in which dozens have been killed there.


Posted on 1 August 2014 | 3:36 pm

Ugandan court overturns anti-gay law that halted Western aid

KAMPALA (Reuters) – Uganda’s constitutional court on Friday overturned an anti-homosexuality law that punished gay sex with long prison sentences and was condemned by Western and other donors, some of whom withheld aid in protest.








Posted on 1 August 2014 | 3:25 pm

Jailed Indian tycoon gets office to negotiate hotel sales

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Supreme Court has granted a jailed business tycoon an office, a phone, Internet connection and three secretaries in the Delhi prison that has been his home for five months so he can sell two of his company’s iconic hotels to help pay bail.


Posted on 1 August 2014 | 2:53 pm

Exclusive: China’s Xi likely to promote army general who exposed graft – sources

BEIJING (Reuters) – President Xi Jinping is likely to promote a corruption whistleblower to China’s top military decision-making body to underscore his determination to tackle graft inside the country’s rapidly modernizing armed forces, two sources said.








Posted on 1 August 2014 | 2:39 pm

Iraqi foreign minister blames Maliki for Islamist insurgency

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and his security officials are to blame for the rise of Sunni Muslim insurgents who have seized parts of Iraq, the country’s foreign minister said.








Posted on 1 August 2014 | 2:37 pm

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Congress backs Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress approved a $225 million package to replenish Israel’s missile defenses with its last order of business before a five-week recess, as the Jewish state’s cease-fire with Hamas unraveled and Israeli forces pushed deep into Gaza in search of a missing army officer.

Posted on 2 August 2014 | 2:27 am

Mexico rescues 70 kidnapped Central American migrants

Mexican security forces rescued 70 Central American migrants, including children, who were being held captive in a house in the northern border state of Tamaulipas, authorities said on Friday. The migrants, most of whom were from Honduras and El Salvador, were found on Thursday in Madero, about 310 miles (500 km) from the U.S. border, a statement from the government of Tamaulipas state said. Last month Mexican state police rescued 165 migrants who had also been kidnapped in Tamaulipas. Tamaulipas, in northeastern Mexico, is a battleground between the Gulf Cartel gang and its ultra-violent rivals the Zetas, who are involved in migrant smuggling and drug trafficking.

Posted on 2 August 2014 | 2:22 am

U.S. House passes border-security funding bill to speed deportations

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) walks from his office to the House Chamber during a procedural vote at the CapitolBy David Lawder and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives voted on Friday to crack down on Central American migrants, including unaccompanied children, who are flooding to the U.S. border with Mexico, as lawmakers passed a $694 million border security bill. The 223-189 vote came one day after conservative Republicans balked at an earlier version of the measure, exposing a deep rift between Tea Party activists and more mainstream Republicans. In passing the retooled bill, the Republican-led House ignored a veto threat from the White House. "We couldn't go home (for recess) and not have a decision," said Representative Kay Granger of Texas, who helped draft the original bill.

Posted on 2 August 2014 | 2:21 am

West Africa seeks to seal off Ebola-hit regions

West Africa’s Ebola-hit nations have agreed to impose a cross-border isolation zone at the epicentre of the world’s worst-ever outbreak, amid warnings that the deadly epidemic is spiralling out of control. The announcement came at an emergency summit in the Guinean capital on Friday to discuss the outbreak, which has killed more than 700 people, with the World Health Organization warning Ebola could cause “catastrophic” loss of life and severe economic disruption if it continued to spread. “We have agreed to take important and extraordinary actions at the inter-country level to focus on cross-border regions that have more than 70 percent of the epidemic,” said Hadja Saran Darab, the secretary-general of the Mano River Union bloc grouping the nations. Opening the summit, WHO chief Margaret Chan told leaders that the response of the three countries to the epidemic had been “woefully inadequate”, revealing that the outbreak was “moving faster than our efforts to control it”.

Posted on 2 August 2014 | 2:11 am

House OKs bill for crisis on US-Mexico border

President Barack Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. The president spoke on various topics including the economy, immigration, Ukraine and the Middle East. (AP Photo/Connor Radnovich)WASHINGTON (AP) — The House of Representatives on Friday approved a $694 million bill to address the crisis of unaccompanied migrant youths arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, but it stands no chance of becoming law.

Posted on 2 August 2014 | 2:06 am

Top Asian News at 2:00 a.m. GMT

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Hundreds of people who fled from gas pipeline explosions in Taiwan’s second-largest city returned to their homes Friday after authorities said there was no more risk of blasts like the series that ripped apart streets overnight, killing 26 people and injuring 267. With clean-up work underway in the 2-square kilometer (1-square mile) area, investigators were turning to the task of determining the cause of the blasts, the industrial city’s worst such disaster in 16 years.

Posted on 2 August 2014 | 2:02 am

U.S. FDA says ‘stands ready’ to work with companies developing Ebola drugs

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) – The worst Ebola outbreak in history is heaping new pressure on U.S. regulators to speed the development of treatments for the deadly virus, which has killed more than 700 people since February. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday said in an emailed statement the agency “stands ready” to work with companies and investigators working with patients “in dire need of treatment.” A senior official within FDA told Reuters the agency would consider proposals for providing treatments under special emergency new drug applications, if the benefits of the treatment outweighed the potential safety risks. FDA’s statement follow calls by doctors fed up by the lack of progress on Ebola treatments, a market deemed too small to gain much attention by large pharmaceutical companies. Earlier this month, the agency put a hold on a Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp clinical trial of TKM-Ebola, one of the few Ebola treatments advanced enough to be tested in people.

Posted on 2 August 2014 | 1:45 am

Israel looks for missing soldier; Hamas says he may have been killed

Palestinians look at an unexploded Israeli shell that landed on the main road outside the town of Deir Al-Balah in the central Gaza StripBy Nidal al-Mughrabi and Ori Lewis GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The armed wing of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas said on Saturday it had no clear indication on the whereabouts of an Israeli soldier that Israel has accused it of abducting in the Gaza Strip, adding he may have been killed during an ambush. Israel said Second Lieutenant Hadar Goldin, 23, who went missing on Friday, had been abducted by Hamas gunmen. It declared a planned 72-hour Gaza ceasefire over, saying Hamas militants breached the truce soon after it took effect. Israel resumed shelling, killing at least 150 Palestinians and wounding hundreds of others, hospital officials said.

Posted on 2 August 2014 | 1:42 am

Cameron off to Portugal for holidays

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks at the Commonwealth Games Business Conference at Glasgow University in Glasgow before attending the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, on July 23, 2014Prime Minister David Cameron was to jet off to Portugal on Saturday for his summer holiday, Downing Street said. The Conservative leader will then rejoin his wife Samantha and their children Nancy, Elwen and Florence for the remainder of their summer break. "The prime minister will travel to Portugal with his family today for their summer holiday," a Downing Street spokesman said Saturday. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg spent last week at the home of his wife Miriam's parents in Spain.

Posted on 2 August 2014 | 1:34 am

Top Asian News at 1:30 a.m. GMT

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Hundreds of people who fled from gas pipeline explosions in Taiwan’s second-largest city returned to their homes Friday after authorities said there was no more risk of blasts like the series that ripped apart streets overnight, killing 26 people and injuring 267. With clean-up work underway in the 2-square kilometer (1-square mile) area, investigators were turning to the task of determining the cause of the blasts, the industrial city’s worst such disaster in 16 years.

Posted on 2 August 2014 | 1:32 am

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Gaza Fighting Intensifies As Cease-Fire Falls Apart – New York Times


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Gaza Fighting Intensifies As Cease-Fire Falls Apart
New York Times
Israeli officials said Second Lt. Hadar Goldin was abducted; two other soldiers were killed. Credit Uncredited/YNET News, via Associated Press. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main story Share This …
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Posted on 2 August 2014 | 2:22 am

Russian official burns Obama with Putin-leopard pic – Fox News


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Russian official burns Obama with Putin-leopard pic
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Russia is turning to Twitter to drop a sissy bomb on President Obama, using photos to challenge the manliness of America's commander in chief, while pumping up their main man, President Vladimir Putin. ADVERTISEMENT. ADVERTISEMENT. The post by …
Obama Defends Handling of Gaza, Ukraine ConflictsVoice of America
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Putin nominated for highest Russian honourIrish Times
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Posted on 2 August 2014 | 2:13 am

American who died of Ebola considered a turning point in fight against epidemic – Washington Post


National Post

American who died of Ebola considered a turning point in fight against epidemic
Washington Post
The Liberian-born American citizen who died from Ebola in Lagos was planning to visit the United States just weeks later to fulfill a promise he made to be there for his daughter's birthday party in August. Patrick Sawyer, a consultant for the Liberian Finance …
Republic of Congo President: Ebola outbreak 'bigger than all of us'USA TODAY
outbreak instills terror in West African familiesLos Angeles Times
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Posted on 2 August 2014 | 2:04 am

Why India stood firm at WTO trade talks, what happens next – Hindustan Times


Hindustan Times

Why India stood firm at WTO trade talks, what happens next
Hindustan Times
Plans to kickstart a global initiative to ease customs rules across nations came unstuck on Thursday as India stood firm on its stand not to support the World Trade Organization's (WTO's) trade facilitation agreement (TFA) if it weren't bundled with a roadmap for …
India stands tough in face of WTO pressureDaily News & Analysis
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Posted on 2 August 2014 | 1:52 am

Two US Citizens Detained in North Korea Say They Fear Being Put on Trial – Voice of America


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Two US Citizens Detained in North Korea Say They Fear Being Put on Trial
Voice of America
Two U.S. citizens detained for three months in North Korea say they fear they are about to be put on trial and sentenced to long prison terms. Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle were allowed to talk to an Associated Press television crew in …
US tourists detained in North Korea ask US to help free them: APTVReuters
Two Americans Held in North Korea Ask for US HelpWall Street Journal
2 Americans say they'll face trial soon in North Korea, seek US helpLos Angeles Times
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Posted on 2 August 2014 | 1:48 am

Australians take part in search for more human remains from MH17 crash site – Sydney Morning Herald


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Australians take part in search for more human remains from MH17 crash site
Sydney Morning Herald
At last, after weeks of frustration for investigators and emotional pain for families and friends of the 298 passengers and crew lost in the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, the wheat and sunflower fields of eastern Ukraine on Friday took on the appearance …
Time, Elements a Challenge in Search for Bodies at MH17 Crash SiteNBCNews.com
Experts recover more MH17 remains, despite deadly clashesIrish Times
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Posted on 2 August 2014 | 12:35 am

Libya hospitals face collapse if Asian staff flee – Times of India


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Libya hospitals face collapse if Asian staff flee
Times of India
TRIPOLI: Libya has warned of a "total collapse" of its health care system as the chaos plaguing the country threatens to send into flight many of the Filipino and Indian staff on whom its hospitals depend. Fighting between rival militias in Tripoli over the past …
Tunisia closed its main border crossing with Libya yesterday after thousands of Irish Independent
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Posted on 2 August 2014 | 12:25 am

Uganda Ruling Good for Everyone But Gays – Daily Beast


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Uganda Ruling Good for Everyone But Gays
Daily Beast
A court overturned Uganda's anti-homosexuality bill, giving a convenient out to the African and American leaders. But it could make the backlash against LGBT Ugandans even worse. A Ugandan court today overturned that country's infamous …
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Posted on 1 August 2014 | 5:07 pm

1st Pinay Special Olympics representative dines with Obama, introduces Katy … – GMA News


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1st Pinay Special Olympics representative dines with Obama, introduces Katy
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Pinay special olympian speaks at White House. Special Olympian Brina Kei Maxino of the Philippines speaks during a celebration for the Special Olympics on Thursday, July 31, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Brina Kei Maxino is the …
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Posted on 1 August 2014 | 11:09 am

Deadly gas blast hits Taiwan – Washington Post


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Deadly gas blast hits Taiwan
Washington Post
August 1, 2014 4:28 AM EDT — A Taiwanese government agency says that an explosion caused by a gas leak in the country's second city killed more than 20 people, injured more than 200 and sent flames shooting 15 stories into the air. (Reuters) …
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Posted on 1 August 2014 | 10:37 am