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Artillery Shell Hits Prison In Donetsk, 106 Prisoners Escape

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An artillery shell landed in a high-security prison in the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, sparking a riot in which 106 inmates escaped according to local officials.

Iraqi Court Backs PM, Nouri Maliki In Row With President

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A top Iraqi court has ruled that Prime Minister Nouri Maliki's bloc is the largest in parliament, in a boost to his bid to stay on for third term.    

Iran Bans Contraceptive To Boost Population Growth

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Iran parliament has voted to ban permanent forms of contraception, the state news agency IRNA reported, endorsing the supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's call for more babies to be born.

American Doctor, Kent Brantly, Infected With Ebola Says He Is Growing Stronger

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Dr. Kent Brantly, one of the two Americans who contracted Ebola in Africa and are being treated in an Atlanta hospital, said Friday that he is “growing stronger every day.”

Nigerian Tests Negative In Hong Kong To Ebola

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A Nigerian man who was quarantined after he showed Ebola-like symptoms during a trip to Hong Kong has tested negative for the deadly virus.

UK Firms Hurt By Russian Embargo On Food Imports

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United Kingdom firms have been hit by a Russian ban on food imports from a number of western countries.    

Ebola: Officials Underestimated Outbreak, Health System Is "Falling Apart" - MSF

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Liberia's Information Minister, Lewis Brown, has admitted that the country's health care system has been overwhelmed by the spread of the deadly Ebola virus but that authorities were doing their best in the face of an unprecedented crisis.    

Typhoon Halong Kills 10 In Japan

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As many as 10 people died and dozens were injured as Typhoon Halong slammed into the Japanese archipelago over the weekend, reports said Monday, with heavy rain still lashing the country’s north.

Spanish Ebola Patient Gets Experimental Drug

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Spain has imported a U.S.-made experimental Ebola drug to treat a Spanish missionary priest who was evacuated from Liberia last week after testing positive for the killer virus.

Mikel Arteta Takes Over Arsenal Captainship

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Arsene Wenger has appointed Mikel Arteta as Arsenal captain following Thomas Vermaelen’s transfer to Barcelona.

Shinawatra, Former Thai PM Returns Home As Legal Threat Lingers

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Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has returned home from a trip overseas, putting an end to speculation she would stay away from Thailand as prosecutors decide whether to indict her for mismanaging a state rice-buying scheme.

5 More People Dead As Israel Continue Air strikes On Gaza

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Five people have been killed in Israeli air strikes on Gaza, health officials there say, as Palestinian militants continue to fire rockets at Israel.

Iraq's Conflict: US Conducts Second Airdrop Of Food And Water

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The US has conducted its second airdrop of food and water to thousands of Iraqis hiding in mountains from jihadist fighters, the Pentagon says.    

US Steps Up Response To Ebola In Nigeria

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United States health authorities said Friday they are sending extra personnel and resources to Nigeria, which has declared a national emergency as it battles a deadly outbreak of Ebola for the first time.

US & UK, Warn Russia On Supporting Humanitarian Assistance For Sending Troops

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The UK and US governments have warned Russia not to use humanitarian assistance as a pretext for sending troops into eastern Ukraine

UK Dismisses Female Commander Following Allegations Of An Affair

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The first female commander of a major royal navy warship has been removed from her post following allegations of an affair with one of her officers.

British GSK Investigator And Wife On Trial In China

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A British investigator and his wife are being tried in china for illegally trafficking personal data.    

President Obama Authorises Air Strikes On Iraq Militants

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About 50,000 members of the Yazidi religious sect are surrounded by the islamic state (is) group in Iraq.

UK Rejects Roche's Breast Cancer Drug On Price Grounds

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A pioneering new breast cancer treatment will not be routinely available in England and Wales, the NHS drugs advisory body NICE is proposing.

Oscar Pistorius To Know Fate On September 11

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The judge in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius says she will give a verdict on Sept. 11. Judge Thokozile Masipa made the announcement on Friday after the prosecution and the defense ended final arguments in the murder case against the double-amputee, who shot dead girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year. Pistorius said he mistakenly shot Steenkamp, thinking there was intruder in his home. The prosecution alleges the Olympic runner intentionally killed her after an argument.