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Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus

in.reuters.com — FREETOWN (Reuters) - The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the government said. The 39-year-old Sheik Umar Khan, hailed as a "national hero" by the health ministry, was leading the fight to control an outbreak that has killed 206 people in the West African country.

NY Fed found serious problems at Deutsche Bank's U.S. arms: source

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Luke MacGregor A man walks past Deutsche Bank offices in London December 5, 2013. In a letter to the German lender's executives last December, a senior official with the New York Fed described financial reports produced by some of the bank's U.S.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @bernadettebaum: NY Fed finds serious problems at Deutsche Bank's US arms; shoddy financial reporting, weak oversight cited by source reut.rs/WCwjbg

Jul 23, 2014

NY Fed finds serious problems at Deutsche Bank's US arms; shoddy financial reporting, weak oversight cited by source reut.rs/WCwjbg

Britain says has received black boxes from downed Malaysian plane

uk.reuters.com — LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Wednesday it had taken delivery of two black box flight recorders recovered from MH17, the Malaysian passenger jet downed over eastern Ukraine last week. "We can confirm that the two black boxes from MH17 have been delivered by the Dutch Safety Board to the Air Accidents Investigation Branch at Farnborough for download," a statement from the Department for Transport said.
Jul 23, 2014

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Jul 23, 2014

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Jul 23, 2014

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Abbas-led Palestinian body backs Hamas truce demands in Gaza

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Finbarr O'Reilly 1 of 6. Palestinians evacuate a building after what witnesses said were warning Israeli air strikes next to their homes in Gaza City July 22, 2014. With Israeli and U.S.

Iran nuclear talks to resume in early September: state TV

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Heinz-Peter Bader Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif addresses the media during a news conference in Vienna July 15, 2014. The preliminary accord had been due to expire on Sunday but was extended with some adjustments, after the two sides failed during negotiations in Vienna to meet a self-imposed July 20 deadline for a long-term deal to end the decade-old nuclear standoff.

MPs criticise UK arms sales to Russia as Cameron pledges no new exports

uk.reuters.com — LONDON (Reuters) - MPs on Wednesday queried why Britain had granted licences to sell tens of millions of pounds worth of arms to Russia, embarrassing Prime Minister David Cameron, who has called for a Europe-wide ban on such sales because of the Ukraine crisis.
Jul 23, 2014

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Jul 23, 2014

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Jul 23, 2014

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Pro-Russian rebels shoot down two Ukrainian fighter jets: Kiev

reuters.com — The spokesman said the two were downed near Savur Mogila in eastern Ukraine. No details were known about the pilots. (Reporting by Natalia Zinets, writing by Elizabeth Piper, editing by Gabriela Baczynska)

PepsiCo quarterly profit falls 2 percent

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Mike Segar Bottles of Pepsi cola are seen in a display at PepsiCo's 2010 Investor Meeting event in New York, March 22, 2010. The company's net income fell to $1.98 billion, or $1.29 per share, in the 12 weeks ended June 14 from $2.01 billion, or $1.28 per share, a year earlier.

Derivatives group ISDA says CFTC commissioner O'Malia to be CEO

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Gary Cameron Commodity Futures Trading Commissioner Scott O'Malia appears at the Reuters Financial Regulation Summit in Washington April 28, 2014. O'Malia had said earlier this week that he intended to leave the five-member CFTC, where he had served as a member for more than four years.

As credit dries up, troubled Chinese steel makers lose lifeline

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Petar Kujundzic 1 of 3. A gate to the bicycle parking lot of Xinming Steel Pipe Plant is seen locked in Tangshan, Hebei province, July 11, 2014. The turmoil at the firm shows how huge over capacity is pushing scores of similar steel enterprises to the brink of bankruptcy.

Suicide attack escalates Libya violence, oil output slips

af.reuters.com — By Ayman al-Warfalli and Ahmed Elumami BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - A twin suicide bombing at a Libyan army base in Benghazi killed at least four solders in an escalation of clashes between Islamist militants and regular forces battling to oust them from the eastern city.

Young Islamic State robs al Qaeda of militant prestige

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Stringer A sign (in white) by the Islamic State is seen in the city of Mosul July 21, 2014. The shadowy network that targeted the West and its Arab allies for almost a generation is increasingly seen as stale, tired and ineffectual on the hardcore jihadi social media forums and Twitter accounts that incubate potential militant recruits.
Jul 23, 2014

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Kerry lands in Israel to pursue Gaza ceasefire

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Charles Dharapak/Pool U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry listens as Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri makes a statement to reporters after Kerry met with Shukri and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at the presidential palace in Cairo July 22, 2014.

U.N.'s Pillay says Israel may be committing war crimes

reuters.com — Pillay, opening an emergency debate at the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, also condemned the indiscriminate firing of rockets and mortars by Hamas into Israel. (Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay, editing by Tom Miles)