31 Mar 2014

Chadian peacekeepers kill 30 civilians in Central African Republic capital, officials say

“Chadian peacekeeping soldiers opened fire on civilians in Central African Republic’s strife-torn capital city over the weekend, killing more than 30 people and sparking fears of reprisal attacks, officials and witnesses said.” Source: Chadian peacekeepers kill 30 civilians in Central African Republic capital, officials say | Star Tribune

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31 Mar 2014

Ebola: Liberia confirms cases, Senegal shuts border

“The first two cases of Ebola have been confirmed in Liberia, after spreading from neighbouring Guinea, where the deadly virus has killed 78 people. The two Liberian cases are sisters, one of whom had recently returned from Guinea, officials say. As concern grows over the outbreak, Senegal has closed its

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30 Mar 2014

China seizes $14.5 billion assets from family, associates of ex-security chief

“Chinese authorities have seized assets worth at least 90 billion yuan ($14.5 billion) from family members and associates of retired domestic security tsar Zhou Yongkang, who is at the centre of China’s biggest corruption scandal in more than six decades, two sources said.” Source: Exclusive: China seizes $14.5 billion assets

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30 Mar 2014

Over 100,000 protest in Taiwan over China trade deal

“More than 100,000 protesters took to the streets of Taiwan’s capital on Sunday as a two-week-long campaign against a trade pact with China gathered steam, piling further pressure on the island’s leader.” Source: Over 100,000 protest in Taiwan over China trade deal | Reuters

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30 Mar 2014

First Cases Documented of TB Caught From Cats

“The first documented cases of people catching tuberculosis from their cats were revealed in England this week, but TB experts there and in the United States reassured pet owners that they had virtually nothing to fear.” Source: First Cases Documented of TB Caught From Cats – NYTimes.com

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30 Mar 2014

Mexico finds 370 abandoned immigrant children

“In one week, 370 immigrant children, most of them from Central America, were found abandoned in Mexico, after traffickers promised to take them to the United States but left them to their own devices after being paid thousands of dollars, authorities said.” Source: Mexico finds 370 abandoned immigrant children |

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30 Mar 2014

UN: Over one million displaced by South Sudan conflict

“More than one million people have been forced from their homes by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan, the UN says. Of these, 803,200 have been displaced within the country, and another 254,000 have fled to neighbouring countries, according to the latest UN report. It warns that the situation is

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30 Mar 2014

Two Spanish journalists freed after over six months in Syria

“Two Spanish journalists held hostage in Syria by an al Qaeda-linked militant group for 194 days have been freed and handed over to the Turkish military in good health, one of the men told his employer El Mundo newspaper.” Source: Two Spanish journalists freed after over six months in Syria

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30 Mar 2014

Soldiers killed by Lebanon car bomb

“A suicide car bomber has attacked a Lebanese army checkpoint near the Syrian border, killing three soldiers, reports say. Four more soldiers were reported wounded in the blast, on the outskirts of the town of Arsal.” Source: BBC News – Soldiers killed by Lebanon car bomb

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30 Mar 2014

Armed militias hold Libya hostage

“Libya’s parliament agrees on little, its interim government has no army to enforce security let alone impose its will, and a new constitution meant to forge a sense of nation remains undrafted.” Source: Armed militias hold Libya hostage | Reuters

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