U.S. pledges 3,000 troops to fight Ebola; experts say more needed
By James Harding Giahyue and Jeff Mason MONROVIA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has pledged to send 3,000 troops West Africa, using its military muscle to battle the biggest ever outbreak of Ebola by building treatment clinics and training health workers to halt the spread of the deadly virus. President Barack Obama is expected to outline the action later on Tuesday, his second announcement of a major military operation in two weeks after his declaration that Washington would bomb Islamic State fighters in the Middle East. The U.S. ...
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:13:27 -0400
Theater shooting victim's parents sue ammo seller
DENVER (AP) The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings are suing four online retailers they say sold ammunition, tear gas and equipment used in the attack.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:08:24 -0400
British Museum features 'golden age' of Ming China
LONDON (AP) Intricate, inventive and ahead of their time and that's just the vases. London's British Museum will open a major new exhibition on Thursday exploring the rich art and global influences of China's Ming era in the 15th century.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:06:08 -0400
U.N. chief urges nations to 'act decisively' on Islamic State
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged countries that are capable to take decisive action against Islamic State militants, who have taken over large swaths of Iraq and Syria. "I ... urge the international community, and those with the means, to act decisively and after sober reflection," Ban told reporters on the subject of Islamic State. "It is critical to keep at the forefront the protection of civilians." (Reporting by Louis Charbonneau)
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:01:48 -0400
Egypt says restoration of oldest pyramid on track
SAQQARA, Egypt (AP) Egypt's antiquities minister has brought journalists inside a 4,600-year old pyramid to reject recent accusations of mismanagement at the site as false and "without evidence."
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:59:16 -0400
Transgender teenager in confinement case escapes
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) A troubled transgender girl whose imprisonment in Connecticut without criminal charges raised an outcry among her advocates escaped from custody Tuesday, state officials said.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:58:09 -0400
Liverpool back as Champions League kicks off
Paris (AFP) - Liverpool's return to Champions League action for the first time in five years and Real Madrid's shaky start to the season dominate the start of the new battle for the elite European title on Tuesday.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:54:50 -0400
Tracing the rise of Ebola in West Africa
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.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:51:09 -0400
OECD unveils proposals to curb corporate tax avoidance
By Tom Bergin LONDON (Reuters) - New international tax rules proposed on Tuesday could eliminate structures that have allowed companies such as Google Inc and Amazon.com Inc to shave billions of dollars off their tax bills. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announced a series of measures that, if implemented by members, could stop companies from employing many commonly-used practices to shift profits into tax havens. ...
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:50:10 -0400
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