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Egypt Crash to Spur Demand For Strict Aviation Security: Emirates

DUBAI, Nov 8 (Reuters) Emirates Airlines President Tim Clark said on Sunday he expected the crash of a Russian passenger jet in Egypt would result in demands for stringent aviation security worldwide. Speaking at the Dubai Airshow, Clark added that he had ordered a security review, but was not suspending any flights as a result

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Sierra Leone Celebrates End of Ebola Epidemic

FREETOWN (Reuters) Residents of Sierra Leone’s capital held a candlelit vigil and celebrations overnight to mark the end of an Ebola epidemic that has killed almost 4,000 people including more than 200 health workers since it began last year. Following 42 days with no new cases, the West African nation’s epidemic will be declared officially

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Voting Underway in Myanmar’s First Free Election

By Hnin Yadana Zaw and Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Nov 8) Voting began on Sunday in Myanmar’s first free nationwide election in 25 years, the Southeast Asian nation’s biggest stride yet in a journey to democracy from dictatorship. The party of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to win the largest share of

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Syrian Rebels Seize Town, Cause Blow to Assad Regime

By Naline Malla and Sylvia Westall BEIRUT, Nov 5 (Reuters) Syrian insurgents captured a town on a major highway in the west of the country on Thursday and fought fierce battles with pro-government militias around it, rebels and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said. The town of Morek is located north of

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Bosnian Court Sentences Imam For Recruiting Daesh fighters

SARAJEVO, Nov 5 (Reuters) – A Bosnian imam was jailed for seven years on Wednesday for recruiting fighters for Daesh in Syria and Iraq, under a new law aimed at stopping people joining militants in the Middle East. Husein Bosnic, known as an unofficial leader of the ultra-conservative Salafi movement in Bosnia, was arrested last year

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Till Politics Do Us Part

Imran and Reham Khan’s divorce causes media meltdown By Fareed Qureshi In 2002, things were looking up for Pakistan’s media. Privately-owned television channels were booming; news outlets insisted they took the craft seriously and were setting out to eclipse the dry format of state-owned Pakistan Television. It was a veritable gold-rush; you couldn’t move for

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Everyone Has A Mountain To Climb

Success is a matter of perseverance. Moving forward is the only option BY Her Highness Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi TIME stops when you reach the peak of a mountain. Rather, you want it to. The silence and stillness of the moment are interrupted only by the excitement of achievement and by the exhilarating thoughts that

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Over 40,000 Displaced in Yemen Cyclone says U.N.

ADEN, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Aid flights rushed food and tents to the Yemeni island of Socotra, local officials said on Wednesday, after it was hit by a rare cyclone the United Nations said has displaced 40,000 people there and on the mainland. Cyclone Chapala killed three people when it made landfall on Monday on

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Mind Your Viewing: TV Networks Open Labs to Study Telly Watching Habits

NEW YORK, Nov 4 (Reuters)  TV networks are trying a new tactic to understand what shows and commercials people like to watch: read their minds. Comcast Corp’s NBCUniversal and Viacom Inc are each opening labs where they will study TV viewers in mock living rooms filled with infrared cameras tracking their biometrics – such things

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Is Russia Changing Its Stance on Syria’s Assad?

BY Jack Stubbs and Polina Devitt MOSCOW (Reuters) Russia does not see keeping Bashar Al Assad in power as a matter of principle, the Foreign Ministry in Moscow said on Tuesday in comments that suggested a divergence of opinion with Iran, the Syrian president’s other main international backer. Fuelling speculation of Russian-Iranian differences over Assad,

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