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Orphaned bear Aida finds home in Sarajevo Zoo after rescue from the wild

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SARAJEVO (Reuters) – Orphaned baby bear Aida, who was rescued by villagers after she fled the Bosnian woods in search of food and shelter, has found a new home in the Sarajevo Zoo where she has become a star attraction. Orphaned bear cub named “Aida” eats at the zoo in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina July Read More

U.S. manufacturing output climbs for second month in June

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. manufacturing output accelerated in June, climbing for the second straight month, thanks in large part to increased production of motor vehicles and parts. The Federal Reserve said Tuesday manufacturing production rose 0.4% last month, above the 0.2% expected by analysts in a Reuters poll. The June numbers were stronger than the Read More

Four dead and more than 30 feared trapped in Mumbai building collapse

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At least four people have been killed and more than 30 are feared trapped in the rubble of a four-storey residential building which has collapsed in Mumbai. A search is under way to try to save those caught up in the incident which happened in the crowded Dongri neighbourhood at around 11.40am. The rescue operation Read More

Floods worsen in India’s northeast; rare rhinos in danger

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GUWAHATI, INDIA (Reuters) – Floods in northeast India worsened on Tuesday with incessant rain swelling already raging rivers, inundating villages and a rhinoceros sanctuary as 1,000 soldiers were deployed to rescue people fleeing the rising waters. Villagers are transported on a boat towards a safer place at a flooded village in Nagaon district, in the Read More

Warning over ‘gamechanging’ Ebola case in DR Congo

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An Ebola case in a Congolese city of two million people has been called a “potential gamechanger” by health officials. The World Health Organisation has convened an emergency committee to discuss the threat of the case in Goma, which has fuelled fears of a breakout. Head of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said: “Goma is Read More

Over 100 killed, millions displaced from floods in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

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GUWAHATI, India/KATHMANDU, Nepal (Reuters) – Floods have forced more than four million people from their homes across India, Nepal and Bangladesh and killed more than 100 people as torrential rains in the initial days of monsoons wreaked havoc. Villagers use a makeshift raft to cross a flooded area on the outskirts of Agartala, India July Read More

Russia, Saudi Arabia in talks on new oil, gas, petchems, nuclear cooperation

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Moscow — Russian and Saudi Arabian companies are considering expanding existing energy cooperation to include new joint oil and gas, petchems and nuclear projects, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported Monday, citing a protocol signed at the end of the last meeting of the intergovernmental commission in mid-June. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber Read More

‘Hundreds of millions of dollars’ needed to stave off Ebola outbreak in Congo, UN aid chief warns

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Containing the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo will require hundreds of millions of dollars, the UN’s aid chief has warned, stating that many lives are at risk if proper action is not taken. Speaking at a meeting in Geneva, Mark Lowcock, who heads the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Read More

Floods force millions to flee homes in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

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KATHMANDU/GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – Floods have forced more than three million people from their homes across north and northeastern India, officials said on Monday, as the death toll in neighboring Nepal and low-lying Bangladesh rose to 76 after days of heavy monsoon rains. Villagers use a makeshift raft to cross a flooded area on the Read More

Remnants of storm Barry dump more rain in the U.S. southeast

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NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – The remnants of the once mighty storm Barry, the first hurricane of the 2019 season, dumped dangerous amounts of rain as it crawled north through the United States on Monday after coming ashore west of New Orleans at the weekend. Crews clear debris from Highway 23 during Hurricane Barry in Plaquemines Read More