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on : Friday, 1 Aug, 2014

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. The World Health Organization said it would launch a 100-million-dollar response plan on Friday during a meeting with the affected nations in Guinea. It is in urgent talks with donors and international agencies to send more medical staff and resources to...

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Yemeni security and military on high state of alert following fuel subsidy protests: source

Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Yemen’s military was placed on high alert this week after the government took the decision to end a controversial fuel subsidy program, sparking scattered protests across the country. Hundreds took to the streets of the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, on Wednesday to protest against the government’s decision to lift fuel subsidies. One woman was killed as Yemeni security forces sought to disperse crowds. “Government orders were issued to increase the readi...

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Europe in push to stop violence against women

Paris, AP—The Council of Europe is taking new steps to combat violence against women under a newly ratified convention that comes into force Friday. Fourteen European stat...

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Truce crumbles as 40 killed in Gaza, rockets hit Israel

Gaza/Jerusalem, Reuters—A Gaza ceasefire crumbled only hours after it began on Friday, with at least 40 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and Israel accusing milita...

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Kurdish oil cargo unloaded at sea

Singapore, Reuters—Part of a Kurdish oil cargo has been offloaded from a Greek-managed tanker into another tanker in the South China Sea, but mystery surrounds the identity o...

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on : Thursday, 31 Jul, 2014

Heavy shelling, clashes resume in Libya’s Tripoli

Tripoli, Reuters—Heavy shelling resumed on Thursday in southern Tripoli, where rival militia brigades were battling for control of the capital's main airport in some of the worst...

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Argentina braces for market reaction to second default in 12 years

Buenos Aires, Reuters—Argentina defaulted for the second time in 12 years after hopes for a midnight deal with holdout creditors were dashed, setting up stock and bond prices...

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on : Thursday, 31 Jul, 2014

Israel calls up another 16,000 reserves

Jerusalem, AP—Israel said Thursday it has called up another 16,000 reservists, allowing it to potentially widen its Gaza offensive against the territory's Hamas rulers in a three...

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“Complacent” NATO unprepared for Russian threat: British lawmakers

London, Reuters—NATO is not prepared for the threat of a Russian attack on one of its members, British lawmakers said on Thursday, calling for more equipment and troops t...

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Divided US chamber approves lawsuit against Obama

Washington, AP—Contending that President Barack Obama exceeded his constitutional powers in the way he has enforced the 2010 health care law, a sharply divided US House of Re...

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