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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20 Aug 2014

New hacking scenario emerges: Wi-Fi signal-sniffing drones

The next major network security threat could come from the sky, in the form of drones equipped with video cameras and the ability to sniff out mobile devices and their unique identifiers, perhaps even establishing rogue network access points in the sky that could be used to hack sensitive government

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20 Aug 2014

Qatar ‘refuses’ to sign final GCC report

Qatar has reportedly refused to sign the final report prepared by a technical committee set up by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to monitor the implementation of an agreement to end the worst diplomatic crisis within the alliance via Qatar ‘refuses’ to sign final GCC report | GulfNews.com.

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20 Aug 2014

Kuwait beefs up border security amid Isil threat

Kuwait has mobilised military personnel and deployed them at its northern and southern borders to help boost security levels. The extra staff will run patrols along the borders and will be on the lookout for attempts by members of extremist and terrorist organisations to enter the northern Arabian Gulf country.

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20 Aug 2014

Tough UAE anti-terror law gets Shaikh Khalifa decree

A new law to combat terrorism has been endorsed by President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The government fast-tracked the law which establishes “terrorist” capital offences which result in the death of a victim including attacks on a head of state or his family or a representative

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