Eight bodies found after attack on Guinea Ebola education team

(Reuters) – Eight bodies, including those of three journalists, were found after an attack on a team trying to educate locals on the risks of the Ebola virus in a remote area of southeastern Guinea, a government spokesman said on Thursday. “The eight bodies were found in the village latrine. Three of them had their throats slit,” Damantang Albert Camara told Reuters by telephone in Conakry. However, Guinea’s Prime Minister Mohamed Saïd Fofana, speaking in […]

Scots spurn independence but impatient for new powers

(Reuters) – Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart, sow financial turmoil and diminish Britain’s remaining global clout. A vote for the 307-year union is a relief for millions of Britons including Prime Minister David Cameron, whose job was on the line, as well as allies across the world who were horrified at the prospect of the United Kingdom’s separation. Unionists won 55 percent of the vote […]

International, domestic flights cancelled due to bad weather

Bad weather led to the cancellation of both international and domestic flights as early as 6 a.m. Friday. The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), re-Tweeting the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said that among the flights cancelled include: International flights: — 5J 258 (Siemp Reap, Bangkok-Manila) — 5J 679 (Pudong, China-Manila) — 5J 752 (Singapore-Manila) All international flights cancelled belong to Cebu Pacific. Domestic flights: — 5M-816 (Manila-Basco) — 5M-815 (Basco-Manila) — 5J-513 (Manila-San […]

Wildfire in California’s Sierra Nevada menaces 1,600 homes

(Reuters) – Fire crews in California’s rugged Sierra Nevada battled to gain the upper hand on Wednesday against a blaze that threatened 1,600 homes and has displaced 2,100 residents as flames roared for a fifth day through dry timber and brush west of Lake Tahoe. The so-called King Fire, the most menacing of 11 major wildfires across the drought-parched state, has scorched at least 18,500 acres (7,490 hectares) of the El Dorado National Forest since […]

Airstrike in Syria kills 50

Continuing airstrikes in the province of Homs in Syria kills 50. Reports said that the target of the attack is the suspected meeting of terrorists in the area. A dozen terrorists were killed in the said incident.

Ukraine PM tells army to be on full battle alert despite ceasefire

By Richard Balmforth KIEV Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:57pm EDT (Reuters) – Ukraine’s prime minister told government forces to remain on full battle alert on Wednesday as fighting in the rebel-held eastern city of Donetsk killed at least two civilians and further strained a ceasefire with Russian-backed separatists. “Russia definitely will not give us either peace or stability. It is not their goal. So I am asking the defense minister for full battle readiness,” Arseny […]

Nuclear deal elusive as Iran, six powers resume talks in New York

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:06pm EDT (Reuters) – A diplomatic breakthrough is unlikely on a nuclear deal to end sanctions against Iran when talks resume in New York this week between Tehran and six world powers deadlocked after a year of negotiations. The talks between Iran and the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China are re-starting after a two-month hiatus and amid Washington and Tehran ruling out cooperation […]

U.S. advisers may take forward positions in Iraq fighting

By Jeff Mason MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE Fla. Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:48pm EDT (Reuters) – Some U.S. military advisers could end up in front-line positions in the fight against Islamic State militants, the White House said on Wednesday, although President Barack Obama vowed that America would not fight another ground war in Iraq. The House of Representatives gave a green light to a key plank of Obama’s strategy against Islamic State, approving authorization for […]

67 dead in Nigeria church collapse, says Zuma

(Reuters) — President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday (September 16) said at least 67 South Africans died in Friday’s accident in Lagos and described it as one of the worst tragedies in South Africa’s recent history. “It is a very sad day today, to us a country for losing so many of our people. 67 so far that has been identified who were part of the church service at Synagogue church in Nigeria.” he said. As many as 300 South Africans were […]