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Ukraine Seeks to Join Nato; Putin Compares Kiev to Nazis - Fox

Posted by Daphna Baram on August 30, 2014 at 5:35 AM

Kevin O'Flynn is in Moscow; Alex Kleimanov, Sabra Ayres and Jared Morgan are in Kiev; Tim Judah is in Mariupol. 

Fox - Ukraine called on Friday for full membership in NATO, its strongest plea yet for Western military help,...

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First Ebola case in Senegal confirmed - Guardian

Posted by Daphna Baram on August 30, 2014 at 5:30 AM

Diadie Ba, Misha Hussein and Rose Skelton are in Dakar; Prince Collins is in Monrovia. 

Guardian - A man infected with Ebola travelled to Senegal, bringing to the country the first confirmed case of the disease that has hit four other West African nations and killed more than 1,500 people, the health ministry has said. The infected patient, a university student from Guinea, soug...

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Taliban storm Afghan intelligence base - AlJazeera

Posted by Daphna Baram on August 30, 2014 at 5:25 AM

Kate Clark and May Jeong are in Kabul. 

AlJazeera - A least six people have been reported killed in a Taliban attack on an Afghan intelligence building in the eastern city of Jalalabad, sources have told Al Jazeera. The attack early on Saturday began with a suicide car bomb. Security forces battled with an unknown number of Taliban fighters for an h...

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Rescuers search for more than 20 men trapped in Nicaragua mine collapse - Telegraph/AFP

Posted by Daphna Baram on August 30, 2014 at 5:20 AM

Tim Rogers is in Managua.

Telegraph/AFP - Rescuers in Nicaragua ob Friday started pulling out miners who had been trapped deep underground for more than 24 hours after a cave-in at an unlicensed gold mine, state television reported. Using a pulley system rigged through a narrow tunnel, the em...

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Lesotho army 'seizes key buildings' - BBC

Posted by Daphna Baram on August 30, 2014 at 5:10 AM

Aislinn Laing and David Smith are in Johannesburg; Jane Flanagan is in Cape Town. 

BBC - Soldiers in the southern African kingdom of Lesotho have seized the police headquarters in an apparent coup attempt, officials say. Sports Minister Thesele Maseribane told AFP news agency that troops had also surrounded State House, a key government building. There are reports of gunfire in the capital, Maseru. Radio ...

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Iceland says eruption over, lifts all airspace restrictions - Reuters

Posted by Daphna Baram on August 30, 2014 at 5:05 AM

Alda Sigmundsdottir, Eliza Reid and Krista Mahr are in Reykjavik.

Reuters - Iceland said a small volcanic eruption in the Bardarbunga volcano system that started in the early hours of Friday had stopped and it had lifted all airspace restrictions. Earlier in the day the Icelandic Meteorological Office reduced its ash warning level for aviation to orange after concluding the er...

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UN: Syrian exodus reaches 3 million - Euronews

Posted by Daphna Baram on August 30, 2014 at 5:00 AM

Martin Chulov is in Beirut. John Zaracostas is in Geneva.

Euronews - The United Nations says reports of “increasingly horrifying conditions” inside Syria are to blame for a worsening refugee crisis that has now seen 3 million people flee its borders.The UN refugee agency said more than double that number are displaced within the country. More than ever, neighbours Lebanon, Tu...

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China warns against foreign meddling in Hong Kong - Telegraph

Posted by Daphna Baram on August 30, 2014 at 4:55 AM

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Telegraph - China warned against foreign meddling in Hong Kong's politics ahead of an expected announcement to recommend highly contentious restrictions on the first direct elections for the leader of the Chinese-controlled financial hub. An article in the ruling Communist Party's fla...

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Israelis and Palestinians breathe a sigh of relief. But the respite may not last - Economist

Posted by Daphna Baram on August 30, 2014 at 4:45 AM

Sami Sockol is in Jerusalem, Yousef Al-Helou is in Gaza. 

Economist - After five weeks of almost relentless death and destruction, the ceasefire signed on August 26th offers a modicum of relief to Gaza’s 1.8m Palestinians. Having lost at least 2,100 people, most of them civilians and many of them children, they now hope...

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Modi lands in Japan, Abe walks the distance to bond with him - HT

Posted by Daphna Baram on August 30, 2014 at 4:45 AM

Jullian Ryal, Gavin Blair and David Crisante are in Tokyo. 

Hindustan Times - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s unprecedented gesture in travelling to Kyoto to meet Narendra Modi is being viewed in Japan as a clear signalling of the importance of the relationship. Abe normally meets dignitaries in the c...

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