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BBC.com Ukraine crisis: Russia aid trucks ‘an invasion’ Daniel Sandford: “Around 70 trucks have now physically entered Ukraine” A senior official in Kiev has accused Russia of invading Ukraine after Russian humanitarian aid lorries crossed the border without permission. Security chief Valentyn Nalyvaychenko said it was a “direct invasion” but no...
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Aug 19th, 2014
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    DER SPIEGEL Last week, thousands of Yazidis were evacuated from the Sinjar Mountains in Iraq, where they had fled due to marauding fighters from the Islamic State. Kurdish fighters from the PKK helped them escape, but it remains unclear if anyone can stop the IS jihadists. On the eighth day up on the […]...
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Aug 17th, 2014
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A quarantine centre for suspected Ebola patients in the Liberian capital Monrovia has been attacked and looted by protesters, police say. The incident happened in the densely populated West Point township on Saturday evening. At least 20 patients who were being monitored for signs of the illness have left the centre. Officials said blood-stained bedding […]...
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Aug 15th, 2014
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From BBC Ukraine says it has partially destroyed an armoured column crossing from Russia, as a controversial Russian aid convoy still waits at the border. Nato said the column was a military “incursion”, prompting the UK to summon Russia’s envoy to explain. Russia’s defence ministry denied any such column had entered Ukraine. Meanwhile Ukrainian...
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Aug 15th, 2014
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BBC News Monitoring what’s going on in your body has gripped California’s Silicon Valley like a mania. Enthusiasts wear two or three wrist bands to keep an eye on their blood pressure 24 hours a day. They use sensors to tell them how many paces they have taken – the recommended daily rate is currently […]...
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Aug 15th, 2014
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BBC News The scale of the Ebola outbreak appears to be “vastly underestimated”, the UN’s health agency says, as the death toll from the disease reaches 1,069. The World Health Organization said its staff had seen evidence that the numbers of reported cases and deaths do not reflect the scale of the crisis. It said […]...
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Aug 14th, 2014
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Standartnews, Bulgaria – The panic of the deadly Ebola virus is arriving to Bulgaria’s borders after suspicious cases in neighbouring Albania and Serbia. Albanian police arrested 40 illegal immigrants, five of whom are suspected of being infected with the disease. They were taken to a local hospital where they will be examined. The immigrants are […]...
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Aug 14th, 2014
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The Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, 49, has died in a plane crash, party members and local officials say. The plane carrying Mr Campos came down in bad weather in a residential area of the port city of Santos, in Sao Paulo state. Four other passengers and the two pilots were also killed. President Dilma […]...
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Aug 14th, 2014
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(Reuters) – North Korea fired three short-range rockets off its east coast on Thursday, South Korea’s Ministry of Defense said, shortly before Pope Francis arrived in Seoul on his first visit to Asia. The rockets were fired from multiple launchers in the North Korean port city of Wonsan and traveled 220 km (135 miles) before […]...
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Aug 13th, 2014
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LONDON (AP) — An official in Sierra Leone says another of the country’s leading physicians has died from Ebola. Ebola has killed more than 1,000 people in a West African outbreak that has also hit Guinea, Liberia and Nigeria. Many of the dead are health workers, who are often working with inadequate supplies and protection. […]...
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Aug 13th, 2014
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Reuters By Natalia Zinets and Dmitry Madorsky KIEV/VORONEZH Russia (Reuters) – Ukraine denounced Russia’s dispatch of a humanitarian aid convoy now advancing towards the border as an act of unbounded cynicism serving pro-Russian separatists, and the UN said the death toll in fighting had doubled in the last two weeks to over 2,000. Kiev said […]...
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