11 Aug 2014

Clinical trial to start soon on GSK Ebola vaccine

A clinical trial of an experimental vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus is set to start shortly, according to British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline, which is co-developing the product with U.S. scientists. via Clinical trial to start soon on GSK Ebola vaccine | Reuters.

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11 Aug 2014

Erdogan’s presidential win starts race for new Turkish government

Turkey’s ruling party begins deliberations on the shape of the next government on Monday after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan secured his place in history by winning the nation’s first direct presidential election. via Erdogan’s presidential win starts race for new Turkish government | Reuters.

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11 Aug 2014

Kosovo police arrest 40 for fighting in Iraq, Syria

osovo police arrested 40 men on Monday on suspicion of having fought with Islamist insurgents in Syria and Iraq, a crackdown aimed at deterring recruitment of volunteer fighters, authorities in the small Balkan state said. via Kosovo police arrest 40 for fighting in Iraq, Syria | Reuters.

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11 Aug 2014

China says over 150 ‘economic fugitives’ at large in the U.S

More than 150 economic fugitives, many of whom are corrupt officials or suspected of graft in China, are at large in the United States, Chinese state media said on Monday, citing a senior official from the public security via China says over 150 ‘economic fugitives’ at large in the U.S

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11 Aug 2014

U.S. to monitor South China Sea, talks with Australia on regional defense

The United States will monitor the South China Sea to see whether “de-escalatory steps” are being taken, a U.S. State Department official said on Monday, a day after China repelled U.S. pressure to rein in actions in the disputed waters. via U.S. to monitor South China Sea, talks with Australia

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11 Aug 2014

Egypt, Saudis seek united front against militant Islam

The leaders of the Arab world’s most populous state and its richest state met on Sunday to talk over joint efforts to counter Islamist militancy across the Middle East, including the turmoil now shaking Iraq. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt and Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah are sworn enemies of

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11 Aug 2014

Israeli negotiators arrive in Cairo to resume Gaza peace talks

Israeli negotiators arrived in Cairo on Monday to meet with Egyptian mediators who are holding talks on ending a month-old Gaza war between Israel and Palestinian militants, sources at the airport and foreign ministry said. via Israeli negotiators arrive in Cairo to resume Gaza peace talks: sources | Reuters.

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11 Aug 2014

Human Rights Watch director barred from Egypt

The executive director of Human Rights Watch and another senior staff member have been denied entry to Egypt. Kenneth Roth and Sarah Leah Whitson were in Cairo to launch a report by the group on mass killings last year. via BBC News – Human Rights Watch director barred from Egypt.

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11 Aug 2014

Central African Republic crisis: Muslim PM Kamoun appointed

The interim president of the Central African Republic (CAR) has chosen a Muslim prime minister to head a transitional government. It comes in the wake of an agreement signed last month between rival militias aimed at ending more than a year of religious conflict. via BBC News – Central African

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11 Aug 2014

Bolivia deports Argentine ‘Dirty War’ officer Paez

Bolivia says it has extradited an Argentine ex-officer accused of crimes against humanity committed under Argentina’s military rule (1976-1983). via BBC News – Bolivia deports Argentine ‘Dirty War’ officer Paez.

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