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1 mn join Rome protest against Renzi job plan
Some one million Italians took to the streets of Rome Saturday for a demonstration organised by Italy's largest trade union to protest Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's plans to overhaul the labour market. As hundreds of thousands of Italians snaked through the capital calling for Renzi to do more to boost employment and protect the rights of new entries to the job market, organisers put the number of protesters at one million and called on the premier to take note. This is a demonstration for those without work, without rights, those who suffer, who have no certainties for the future," Susanna Camusso, head of the CGIL, told the crowds. Renzi's measures "are not sufficient to change the path Italy is on," she added.
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:08:07 -0400
Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder
NEW YORK (AP) Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who worked with him. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:00:15 -0400
Mauritania closes border with Mali over Ebola -officials
NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Mauritania has closed its border with Mali after a case of Ebola was confirmed in western Mali near their shared frontier, two Mauritanian officials said on Saturday. Limame Ould Deddeh, chief medical officer in Kobenni, a town in eastern Mauritania near the Mali frontier, said the government in Nouakchott had sent orders to close all land crossings. A second Mauritanian official confirmed the move. ... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:57:50 -0400
Cafeteria worker tried to stop school shooter
Extremists shell northern Syrian town
Roberts scarcely mentions long ag record in Kansas
Number of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar tops 100,000
Williams puts friendship to side against Wozniacki
By Julian Linden SINGAPORE (Reuters) - There were no wild celebrations or fist pumps from Serena Williams after she beat Caroline Wozniacki at the WTA Finals on Saturday. Instead, the world number one was overcome with remorse after beating her good friend in an epic match that could have gone either way. Williams, perhaps the most ferocious competitor women's tennis has ever seen, won 2-6 6-3 7-6(6) but her relief at winning was tempered by her feelings for her Danish opponent. ...
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:21:18 -0400
U.S., allies stage 22 air strikes in Iraq: U.S. Central Command
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies conducted 22 air strikes against Islamic State forces in Iraq on Friday and Saturday, the U.S. Central Command said. U.S. warplanes also destroyed an Islamic State artillery piece near Kobani, Syria, officials said Saturday. The 22 strikes in Iraq included attacks in the frequently targeted areas near the vital Mosul dam, the city of Fallujah and the northern city of Bayji, home of an oil refinery. The Iraq strikes hit large and small Islamic State units, buildings, vehicles and fighting positions, Central Command said. ...
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:14:56 -0400
Egypt declares state of emergency as Sinai blast kills 30 troops
A state of emergency came into force Saturday across much of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula after 30 soldiers were killed in a suicide car bombing by suspected jihadists. It was the deadliest attack on the country's security forces since the army deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year, to the fury of his supporters. The state of emergency in the north and centre of the Sinai will remain in place for three months, the president's office said. Egypt also announced it would close the Rafah crossing into the Gaza Strip, the only route into the Palestinian territory not controlled by Israel.
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:13:16 -0400