Scotland's 'Yes' campaign winning Facebook battle
16 Sep 2014 | 12:05 pm
London (AFP) - Buoyed by a late surge in support in the opinion polls, Scotland's "Yes" campaign appears to have the edge in the online battle for votes, figures released by Facebook on Tuesday showed.
Tracing the rise of Ebola in West Africa
16 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Since the Ebola outbreak first emerged in West Africa, The Associated Press has been reporting on it. A timeline compiled from AP dispatches since March shows the dreaded disease being identified in a remote part of Guinea and then spreading to another country and then two more nations with authorities being alternately alarmed or confident.
US says 'close combat advisors' could battle jihadists
16 Sep 2014 | 11:40 am
Washington (AFP) - The United States plans to strike the Islamic State group in its Syrian strongholds and could send military advisors into combat alongside Iraqi troops, American commanders said Tuesday.
UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola
16 Sep 2014 | 11:37 am
US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola
16 Sep 2014 | 10:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic.
Qaeda branches urge unity against US-led 'war on Islam'
16 Sep 2014 | 10:40 am
Ebola fight will cost $1.0bn, 20,000 cases on horizon: UN
16 Sep 2014 | 10:09 am
Hunger is falling, but climate and conflict threaten progress: report
16 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
By Chris Arsenault LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Land redistribution in Brazil, community gardens in Indonesia, and rising incomes across much of the developing world have helped end hunger for 100 million people in the last decade, new research shows. Globally, an estimated 209 million fewer people face chronic undernourishment today compared to 1990, according to The State of Food Security in the World 2014, a United Nations report released on Tuesday in Rome. "There has been real progress," Ertharin Cousin, executive director of the World Food Program, told reporters. ...
India should be more proactive on Tibet: Dalai Lama aide on eve of China Xi visit
16 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
By Frank Jack Daniel NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India should be more proactive when it comes to the issue of Tibetan autonomy, an aide to the Dalai Lama said, after the spiritual leader was asked to reschedule an event to avoid it clashing with Chinese leader Xi Jinping's visit to India. Tempa Tsering, the Dalai Lama's representative in New Delhi, said Tibetan exiles were grateful to India for years of refuge, but that it was time the country took a stronger stance with its neighbor China. ...
South Africa sends murder suspect to Botswana
16 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Human rights lawyers on Tuesday pressed South Africa to explain why a murder suspect from Botswana was illegally deported to his country, where he could be executed if convicted.
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