Ebola Hurts Economies in West Africa

Ebola Hurts Economies in West Africa

The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa is likely to hurt economic growth and government finances in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and perhaps Nigeria, according to a key analyst. Prevention efforts are crimping commerce, sports, travel and trade. Ebola sparks fear, and protests demanding stronger and smarter government actions. It’s spread by contact with…

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Colorful Janmashtami Celebration in Bangladesh

Colorful Janmashtami Celebration in Bangladesh

Janmashtami, one of the major religious festivals of the Hindu community marking the birth of Lord Sri Krishna, was celebrated in Bangladesh today with due religious fervour and jubilation. According…

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Police Deploy Tear Gas to Impose Ferguson Curfew

Police Deploy Tear Gas to Impose Ferguson Curfew

The first night of a state-imposed curfew in Ferguson, Missouri, ended with tear gas and seven arrests, after police dressed in riot gear used armored vehicles to disperse defiant protesters…

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Liberia Ebola Quarantine Centre Attacked

Liberia Ebola Quarantine Centre Attacked

A quarantine centre for suspected Ebola patients in the Liberian capital Monrovia has been attacked and looted by protesters, police say. The incident happened in the densely populated West Point…

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UN Nuclear Chief Holds Talks in Iran

UN Nuclear Chief Holds Talks in Iran

UN nuclear agency chief Yukiya Amano began talks in Tehran on Sunday with President Hassan Rouhani and other senior officials to push for progress in a long-running investigation into Iran’s…

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German Security Recorded Kerry’s Conversation: Magazine

German Security Recorded Kerry’s Conversation: Magazine

Germany’s foreign intelligence agency recorded at least one phone conversation held by US Secretary of State John Kerry, a German magazine said on Saturday, potentially embarrassing Berlin which has reprimanded…

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UN Peacekeepers Die in Mali Attack

UN Peacekeepers Die in Mali Attack

Two UN peacekeepers have been killed and seven others were injured in a suicide attack on a UN patrol base in northern Mali. A pick-up truck laden with explosives drove…

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Panama Canal Turns 100

Panama Canal Turns 100

The Panama Canal turns 100. Officially opened in 1914, the 77-kilometer channel joins the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean at the isthmus of Panama. It made the world smaller, creating a…

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Russia Assures US on Ukraine Aid Convoy

Russia Assures US on Ukraine Aid Convoy

Russia has assured US that there are no military personnel in its aid convoy for Ukraine, US says. Russia told US the convoy was not being used as a pretext…

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Yazidi Villagers ‘Massacred’

Yazidi Villagers ‘Massacred’

Islamic State (IS) militants massacred some 80 men and abducted women and children of Yazidi community in a village of northern Iraq, BBC and Reuters reports. IS militants entered Kocho,…

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