Daily Archives: August 21, 2014

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The ice bucket stops with Obama

EDGARTOWN, Mass. — The ice bucket stops with Obama. Instead of pouring cold water over his head, President Barack Obama has poured it on the idea of becoming the highest-profile participant of the ice bucket…

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Venezuela proposes fingerprinting shoppers

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelans soon may need to have their fingerprints scanned before they can buy bread. President Nicolas Maduro has announced a mandatory grocery fingerprinting system to combat food shortages. He said late Wednesday…

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Thai army ruler named prime minister

BANGKOK — Three months after overthrowing an elected government, Thailand’s junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will prolong his…

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At least 7 people stabbed in south China

BEIJING — At least seven people were stabbed in an apparently random attack Thursday in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, state media reported. The official Xinhua News Agency said seven people were slashed in…

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2 American Ebola patients released from hospital

ATLANTA — After nearly three weeks of treatment, the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, officials said Thursday. Their release…

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US special ops tried but failed to find hostages

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find…

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US jobless claims fall to 298,000

WASHINGTON (Xinhua) – Fewer Americans applied for unemployment aid last week, echoing an improving US job market, as indicated in a report released Thursday by the US Labor Department. The report showed that in the…

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Myanmar, Thailand to further cooperate in trade promotion

YANGON (Xinhua) – Myanmar and Thailand will further cooperate in trade promotion and developing MICE – meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions, Myanmar’s biggest business organization, UMFCCI, revealed on Thursday. Under a memorandum of understanding (MoU)…

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Food security Australia's new scientific priority

SYDNEY (Xinhua) – Australian food scientists are planning to ambush the nation’s high-profile National Science Week 2014, as science is playing a growing important role in globalized food safety networks at the heart of Australia’s…

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Russia to send virologists to help fight Ebola in Guinea

MOSCOW (Xinhua) – Russia is sending a group of medics to Guinea to help fight the Ebola epidemic, Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets said Thursday. “They’ll be working along with the scientists from other countries…

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