Africa

Church in Nigeria collapses

A church in Ynagogue, Ikotun, Lagos in Nigeria collapsed, killing 44. According to Ibrahim Farinloye, spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency, an estimated 130 people were saved from the ruins. The rescue operations is still ongoing. It is expected …

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Ebola Outbreak causing huge damage to Economy AFDB

African Development Bank (AFDB) confirms that Ebola outbreak is hurting the economy of West Africa. According AFDB chief Donald Kaberuka, gross domestic product can be lessen by 4% because of the outbreak. [youtube id=”3nNJb9_43v0″]

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Armed men in Liberia attacked Ebola center

An Ebola center in Liberia was attacked by armed men who were objecting against the establishment of said center, with the attack resulting in the escape of 20 patients positive for Ebola virus. [youtube id=”TK7Ql_HdBb4″]

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Fearing Iraq’s downfall, power brokers chose safe bet Abadi

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:09pm EDT (Reuters) – Pressure on Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to step aside had become unbearable. Sunnis, Kurds, fellow Shi’ites, regional power broker Iran and the United States all wanted him …

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DFA monitoring evacuation of OFWs in Libya

The Department of Foreign Affairs is monitoring the evacuation of more than 300 overseas Filipino workers that are employed in an automotive company in Libya. [youtube id=”wdHigoGfswo”]

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Israelis, Palestinians set to launch 72-hour truce in monthlong war

By Nidal al-Mughrabi, Lin Noueihed and Allyn Fisher-Ilan GAZA/CAIRO/JERUSALEM – Mon Aug 4, 2014 9:15pm EDT (Reuters) – Israel and Islamist Hamas were expected to hold their fire for three days starting on Tuesday, under terms of an Egyptian-brokered truce, …

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OFWs join evacuation from Libya

An estimated 50 overseas Filipino workers were said to be included in the foreign workers that evacuated Libya through the Tunisian border. [youtube id=”kFySaTXgZnE”]

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Fighting in Gaza abates, but truce hopes look fragile

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Ori Lewis GAZA/JERUSALEM Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:15pm EDT (Reuters) – Fighting subsided in Gaza on Sunday after Hamas Islamist militants said they backed a 24-hour humanitarian truce and U.S. President Barack Obama called for a …

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Shelling of Gaza school kills at least 15; toll nears 800

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Ori Lewis GAZA/JERUSALEM Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:29pm EDT (Reuters) – Gazan authorities said Israeli forces shelled a shelter at a U.N.-run school, killing at least 15 people, as the Palestinian death toll in the conflict …

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Explosions, gunfire heard near Kabul airport: Reuters witness

By Mirwais Harooni and Abdul Saboor KABUL Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:37pm EDT (Reuters) – Explosions and bursts of gunfire were heard near Kabul International Airport in the Afghan capital after dawn on Thursday and black smoke rose above the …

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Eight killed in blasts in Egypt’s Sinai region

CAIRO Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:11pm EDT (Reuters) – One security officer and seven others were killed in two successive explosions around security areas in Egypt‘s Sinai region, near the border with Israel, the Interior Ministry and security officials said. …

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Israel holds off on escalating Gaza barrage; West wants truce

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Dan Williams GAZA/JERUSALEM Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:10pm EDT (Reuters) – Israel appeared to hold off on a threatened escalation of its week-old Gaza Strip barrage on Monday despite balking at Western calls for a ceasefire …

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