Thursday, 31 July 2014

State: We are prepared to deal with Ebola epidemic

Cases of the virus have been reported in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and other West African countries



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Russians happier than ever, says opinion poll

Russians are happier than ever despite being locked in a dramatic confrontation with the West over Ukraine that has seen their country slapped with unprecedented sanctions, according to an opinion poll released on Thursday.



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India criticises US on spying

India’s foreign minister told her visiting counterpart John Kerry Thursday that US surveillance of an ally was “unacceptable” after recent allegations that Washington’s National Security Agency targeted the ruling party.



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Israel snubs UN calls for truce, boosts troops

Israel said on Thursday it would not pull troops from Gaza until they finish destroying a network of cross-border tunnels, despite sharp United Nations criticism over the Palestinian civilian death toll.



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Sierra Leone declares state of emergency amid epidemic

Sierra Leone leader Ernest Bai Koroma declared a state of emergency Thursday and as the country struggled to contain the deadly Ebola epidemic.



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Mugabe’s wife joins fray over succession

The surprise nomination of President Robert Mugabe’s wife to head the ruling party’s powerful women’s wing has injected new intrigue into the fight to succeed the 90-year-old strongman.



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Liberia: American Doctor Battling Ebola Displays Heroism

[Samaritan's Purse]Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol are in stable but grave condition. Dr. Brantly took a slight turn for the worse overnight. But even as he battles to survive Ebola, he received a remarkable gift from a patient he had helped to save.



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