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West Africa Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000 people, WHO says

West Africa Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000 people, WHO says

Aug 28, – The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced a $490 million strategic plan to contain the epidemic over the next nine months, saying it was based on a projection that the virus could spread to 10 further countries beyond the four now affected – Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. The Ebola epidemic in […]

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Islamic State executes more than 160 Syria troops – monitor

Islamic State executes more than 160 Syria troops – monitor

Aug 28, – News of the killings comes as US President Barack Obama is reportedly weighing air strikes on IS positions in Syria and coming closer to greenlighting a mission to aid Shiite Turkmen trapped in an Iraqi town by the jihadists. Islamic State jihadists have executed more then 160 fleeing Syrian soldiers, a monitoring […]

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Ebola toll tops 1,550, outbreak accelerates – WHO

Ebola toll tops 1,550, outbreak accelerates – WHO

Aug 28, – The epidemic in the region, the deadliest since the disease was first discovered in 1976, has killed nearly as many people as all the previous known outbreaks combined. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,552 people out of 3,069 known cases in four countries and “continues to accelerate”, […]

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Syrian planes bomb border post near Israel captured by rebels

Syrian planes bomb border post near Israel captured by rebels

Aug 28, – Al Qaeda’s Syria wing Nusra alongside moderate rebel groups who had launched the attack early on Wednesday on the border post were “holding ground” despite the heavy bombardment, according to a source in the Islamist Beit al Maqdis brigade, whose fighters were involved in the fighting. Syrian jets shelled rebel positions near […]

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Why are so many Britons fighting for ISIS?

Why are so many Britons fighting for ISIS?

Aug 27, – British citizens are doing the same. One is suspected in the murder of an American journalist. It is not just American citizens fighting along the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the extremist group known as ISIS. CBS News looked at how Britain became a center for terrorist recruitment. At home in […]

August 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Turkey’s Erdogan says new cabinet to be announced on Friday

Turkey’s Erdogan says new cabinet to be announced on Friday

Aug 27, – Erdogan was speaking outside a congress meeting of the ruling AKP in Ankara, where tens of thousands of people had thronged to hear his final address as party leader after more than a decade at the helm, before he ascends to the presidency. Turkish president-elect Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he would […]

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U.N. agency to launch plan for warning airlines of risks in conflict zones

U.N. agency to launch plan for warning airlines of risks in conflict zones

Aug 27, – The plans were announced at the conclusion of a two-day meeting by the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) special task force on flights in conflict zones, which has been given the complex task of addressing risks to airliners in conflict zones. The United Nations’ civil aviation body will launch two pilot projects […]

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Israel destroys 2 Gaza high-rises in escalation

Israel destroys 2 Gaza high-rises in escalation

Aug 26, – In the past, the military has hit targets in high-rises in pinpoint strikes, but left the buildings standing. However, since Saturday, it has toppled or destroyed five towers and shopping complexes in an apparent new tactic aimed at increasing pressure on the Hamas militant group. Israel bombed two Gaza City high-rises with […]

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ISIS an ‘Incredible’ Fighting Force, US Special Ops Sources Say

ISIS an ‘Incredible’ Fighting Force, US Special Ops Sources Say

Aug 26, – ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, has been making a “tactical withdrawal” in recent days in the face of withering U.S. airstrikes from areas around Erbil in northern Iraq and from the major dam just north of Mosul it controlled for two nail-biting weeks, according to military officials monitoring their […]

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UN accuses Islamic State of mass killings

UN accuses Islamic State of mass killings

Aug 25, – U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay condemned “grave, horrific human rights violations” being committed by Islamic State, a Sunni Muslim group which has seized large areas of Iraq and Syria to the alarm of the Baghdad government and its allies in the West. The United Nations condemned on Monday “appalling, widespread” crimes […]

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