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  • 6 Militants Killed In US Somalia Strike

    6 Militants Killed In US Somalia Strike

    Somali Islamic extremist group Al-Shabab’s top leader was in one of two vehicles hit Monday night by a U.S. military strike. The rebel commander would not say whether Ahmed Abdi Godane, the group’s leader, was among the six militants killed. The two vehicles were heading toward the coastal town of Barawe, al-Shabab’s main base, when they were hit.

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  • First Human Ebola Vaccine Trials Underway

    First Human Ebola Vaccine Trials Underway

    The gravity of the current Ebola epidemic is such that for the first time in history an international consortium has been assembled in order to accelerate the development and deployment of potential vaccines. The Jenner Institute in Oxford will run the first phase I trial of a vaccine targeted at the Zaire strain of Ebola virus that is causing the current outbreak. The main purpose of this first-in-humans trial in the UK is to establish a detailed safety profile of

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  • Chinese Natives Are Coming Home for Domestic Jobs

    Chinese Natives Are Coming Home for Domestic Jobs

    After stints in the West, more Chinese nationals are returning to take high-level jobs with domestic companies, lured home by more pay and power. WSJ’s Kathy Chu talks to Wayne Chen, a top executive at China Vanke Co., about the trend. Source: The Wall Street Journal

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  • Syrian Forces Escalate Assault On Rebel-held Damascus District

    Syrian Forces Escalate Assault On Rebel-held Damascus District

    According to activists and rights groups, Syrian forces carried out their fiercest assault on the rebel stronghold of Jobar in Damascus since the start of the three-year war, conducting at least 27 air strikes on Tuesday and killing a child. Jobar was seized by armed rebels over a year ago, and the area has since endured ongoing ground shelling by government missile batteries located in Damascus city center. State-run television said the army had gained ground in Jobar, located on

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  • U.N. Says Ebola Travel Restrictions Will Cause Food Shortage

    U.N. Says Ebola Travel Restrictions Will Cause Food Shortage

    The U.N. says the problem is two-fold — quarantine zones and travel restrictions are limiting the movement of both people and food. Source: Newsy

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  • Ashya King’s Brother Danny Finally Allowed To Visit Him In Hospital

    Ashya King’s Brother Danny Finally Allowed To Visit Him In Hospital

    More than 125,000 people have signed a petition demanding the jailed parents of terminally ill Ashya King must be released and allowed to visit their son in hospital. Supporters today went to Downing Street to call on David Cameron to intervene and ensure Brett and Nagmeh King are granted bail and allowed to leave a Madrid high security prison. Ashya King family lawyer, Juan Isidro Fernandez Diaz : Since Saturday night the five-year-old has been separated form his family and

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  • NATO Readies Unit in Response to Russia to ‘Strike Hard’

    NATO Readies Unit in Response to Russia to ‘Strike Hard’

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization will meet in Wales this week, where NATO leaders will approve a squad that will be on high alert and ready to strike if crises deepen in Ukraine. WSJ’s Naftali Bendavid joins Simon Constable on the News Hub with the details. Photo: AP Source: The Wall Street Journal

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  • ISIS Accused Of Ethnic Cleansing On A ‘Historic Scale’

    ISIS Accused Of Ethnic Cleansing On A ‘Historic Scale’

    A new 26-page report from Amnesty International offers fresh evidence ISIS militants have carried out a campaign of ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq. Source: Newsy

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  • £280,000 A Week For Britain’s Best Paid Footballer: Colombian Star Falcao Signs For Manchester United On Loan

    £280,000 A Week For Britain’s Best Paid Footballer: Colombian Star Falcao Signs For Manchester United On Loan

    Even by the madness of football salaries, it is a staggering sum of money. Little-known even to fans of his new club until yesterday, Colombia’s Radamel Falcao on Monday became the highest-paid player in English football after joining Manchester United on loan. And his eye-watering salary, understood to be at least £300,000-a-week, is also likely to mean a new bonanza for the city’s shopping boutiques thanks to big-spending Coleen Rooney – as her husband Wayne is said to be in

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  • Uber Banned In Germany, Doesn’t Really Seem To Care

    Uber Banned In Germany, Doesn’t Really Seem To Care

    Facing an injunction and a national ban in Germany, Uber has pledged to continue operating in the country and calls the ban unenforceable. Source: Newsy

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  • Did Neanderthals Play Tic-Tac-Toe?

    Did Neanderthals Play Tic-Tac-Toe?

    Artwork found in a Gibraltar cave that was possibly done by Neanderthals suggests they may have been smarter than we all thought. Source: Newsy

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  • Ukraine Shifts to Defend Against Russian ‘Invasion’

    Ukraine Shifts to Defend Against Russian ‘Invasion’

    Ukraine is moving to a defensive strategy against what officials are calling a “full-scale invasion” of Russian troops. The announcement came as another round of talks between Kiev, Moscow and the separatists ended without apparent results. (Photo: Getty Images.) Source: The Wall Street Journal

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