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HindustanTimes Sat,23 Aug 2014

World

Sierra Leone's Ebola deaths traced back to healer

The outbreak need never have spread from Guinea, health officials revealed to AFP, except for a herbalist in the remote eastern border village of Sokoma.

Syria war toll tops 191,000: United Nations

The death toll from the war in Syria has topped 191,000, UN rights chief Navi Pillay said on Friday, criticising 'international paralysis' on the conflict where jihadists have established a foothold.

Shiite militiamen kill 70 at Iraq Sunni mosque

Shiite militiamen gunned down 70 people in an apparent revenge attack at an Iraqi Sunni mosque Friday, dealing a blow to government efforts to regain territory seized by jihadist-led militants.

How ice bucket challenge opens new door to connect with donors

Since the ALS Association began tracking the campaign's progress on July 29, it has raised more than $53.3 million from 1.1 million new donors in what is one of the most viral philanthropic social media campaigns in history.

Kurds launch attack to retake Jalawla from IS

Iraq's Kurdish peshmerga forces on Friday launched an operation to retake the flashpoint town of Jalawla from Islamic State jihadist fighters, Kurdish officials said. The battle to reclaim the town on August 11 already left several dead on both sides.

Japan landslide death toll feared to double

The death toll from catastrophic landslides in western Japan could more than double, a police tally showed Friday, as fears of a fresh collapse halted the search for 51 people still missing.

Malaysia falls silent in honour of returning MH17 dead

Black-clad Malaysians observed a minute of silence and a nationwide day of mourning on Friday as the first remains of the country's 43 citizens killed in the MH17 disaster returned home.

Gaza mortar fire kills child in southern Israel

An Israeli child was killed by mortar fire from Gaza on Friday, the army said, bringing the number of civilians killed in Israel during the 46-day conflict with Hamas to four.

At least 33 dead, more than 40 injured in Egypt bus crash

At least 33 people died and dozens were injured when two buses collided before dawn on Friday in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, the state news agency and security sources reported.

US: Troops exit, orderly protests unfold in Missouri

Protests unfolded peacefully Thursday in a Missouri town, and National Guard troops withdrew, 12 days after the fatal police shooting of a black teenager that led to racially-charged unrest.

Death toll could double to over 80 in Japan landslide

Heavy rain delayed a search on Friday for more than 50 people believed buried under a deadly landslide on the edge of the Japanese city of Hiroshima, as opposition politicians rounded on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his handling of the disaster.

Violence against Iraqis worst in this century: UN

The violence against children, women and minority communities in Iraq in the past few weeks is one of the worst seen in this century, a UN spokesperson said on Thursday, citing information from Unicef.

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge seriously injures firefighters in US

Local media said that two firefighters were moving the apparatus after the Ice Bucket Challenge when a power arc occurred near the power lines, striking and seriously injuring them.

US judge rules against Florida gay marriage ban

A US federal judge struck down a Florida ban on gay marriage Thursday, but stayed the ruling pending further appeals.

US diplomats banned from Ice Bucket Challenge

It is the charity stunt that has got everyone from billionaires to pop stars and even former US presidents drenched by buckets of freezing water. But don't expect American diplomats to get involved in the fast-growing Ice Bucket Challenge any time soon.
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