21 Aug 2014

Protesters attack police as two Indian states fight over territory

Thousands of protesters in the far-flung Indian state of Assam defied a curfew and attacked police in a fifth day of unrest over a territorial dispute with a neighboring state. via Protesters attack police as two Indian states fight over territory | Reuters.

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21 Aug 2014

Thai junta leader appointed PM by hand-picked parliament

Thailand’s coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was appointed prime minister on Thursday by a legislature he hand-picked, giving the army chief a veneer of legitimacy even while the military presses on with efforts to silence its critics. via Thai junta leader appointed PM by hand-picked parliament | Reuters.

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21 Aug 2014

Guatemala’s armed forces chief Rudy Ortiz dies in crash

The chief of the armed forces in Guatemala, General Rudy Ortiz, has been killed in a helicopter crash near the border with Mexico, the Guatemalan government says. via BBC News – Guatemala’s armed forces chief Rudy Ortiz dies in crash.

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21 Aug 2014

Dozens die in Ukraine in street battles, Donetsk shelling

Heavy shelling hit residential neighborhoods in Ukraine’s rebel stronghold of Donetsk and government forces fought street battles in other towns on Wednesday as they sought to crush a four-month-old separatist rebellion. via Dozens die in Ukraine in street battles, Donetsk shelling | Reuters.

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21 Aug 2014

Indonesia police fire tear gas ahead of court verdict on election

Indonesian police fired tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters outside the country’s top court in Jakarta on Thursday, as judges started delivering their verdict into last month’s disputed presidential election. via Indonesia police fire tear gas ahead of court verdict on election | Reuters.

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21 Aug 2014

Liberia police fire on protesters as West Africa’s Ebola toll hits 1,350

Police in the Liberian capital fired live rounds and tear gas on Wednesday to disperse a stone-throwing crowd trying to break an Ebola quarantine imposed on their neighbourhood, as the death toll from the epidemic in West Africa hit 1,350. via Liberia police fire on protesters as West Africa’s Ebola

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21 Aug 2014

U.S. military failed in rescue attempt for journalist Foley

The U.S. military earlier this summer carried out an attempt to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages held in Syria, a U.S. official said on Wednesday, in an operation that the Pentagon said ultimately failed to find the captives. via U.S. military failed in rescue attempt for journalist

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21 Aug 2014

Hamas says Israel killed three top Gaza commanders

An Israeli air strike killed three senior Hamas military commanders in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, the Islamist group said, the clearest sign yet Israel is focusing its assault on those leading attacks from the Palestinian enclave. via Hamas says Israel killed three top Gaza commanders | Reuters.

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21 Aug 2014

Sierra Leone’s 365 Ebola deaths traced back to one healer

It has laid waste to the tribal chiefdoms of Sierra Leone, leaving hundreds dead, but the Ebola crisis began with just one healer’s claims to special powers. The outbreak need never have spread from Guinea, health officials revealed to AFP, except for a herbalist in the remote eastern border village

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20 Aug 2014

Cameroon Seals Border With Nigeria

Residents of Gamboru, a border town between Nigeria and Cameroon in Borno State yesterday said Cameroonian authorities have closed their official borders with Nigeria over fears of the Ebola virus. via allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Cameroon Seals Border With Nigeria.

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