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Congo Ebola outbreak poses high regional risk, says WHO

GENEVA/GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – An Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is likely spread over tens of kilometres and poses a high regional risk given its proximity to borders, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Thursday. Four people have tested positive for Ebola …

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Army taps General Dynamics for Stryker parts

Aug. 3 (UPI) — The U.S. Army awarded an $11.1 million modification to an existing contract with General Dynamics Land Systems for parts supporting the Stryker family of armored vehicles. General Dynamics regularly works on the Stryker program and it landed a Defense Department contract in June to upgrade the …

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China plans tariffs after latest US trade threat

Image copyright AFP China has said it will levy new tariffs on more than 5,200 US products, if the White House moves forward with its latest tariff threat. The State Council outlined the plan just days after the US said it was considering higher tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods …

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Pilots accept Ryanair proposal for mediation in dispute

The Ryanair elected pilot representatives in Ireland have accepted the airline’s proposal for third party mediation without preconditions overseen by former director general of the Workplace Relations Commission Kieran Mulvey. Earlier today, Ryanair had suggested that Mr Mulvey should act as a mediator in its dispute with pilots’ union Fórsa as …

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IRC express sympathy over death of transgender woman

A post-mortem examination is to take place following the death of a transgender woman living in a Direct Provision Centre in Galway. A spokesperson for the Department of Justice and Equality said it is understood the woman fell ill at the centre.  The Irish Refugee Council has expressed its sympathies and …

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An Ancient River in Syria Sections Off a Modern War

The near side of the Euphrates River near Manbij, Syria, is controlled by American-backed Kurdish-led forces. On the other side are Turkish-backed Arab rebels.CreditIvor Prickett for The New York Times ZOUR MAGHAR, Syria — On the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, Kurdish militiamen aligned with American troops burrow into …

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