Apple Announces September 9 Product Launch

by Voice of America on August 30, 2014

The rumors continue to swirl about Apple's upcoming iPhone6. The world's third-largest mobile phone maker is hosting a product launch in Cupertino, California, September 9. Apple has teased the buying public in its event invitations by claiming, "Wish we could say more." Online technology websites are convinced that Apple may reveal a new generation iPhone with a bigger screen. Apple watchers say the existing 10-centimeter display will be widened to nearly 12...

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Islamabad Protests Try Storming PM’s Home

by VOA News on August 30, 2014

Dozens of people have been injured in clashes between police and opposition protesters in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad. The clashes broke out Saturday when protesters who have been camped outside parliament for two weeks tried to storm the home of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, using cranes to remove barricades. Police responded with tear gas and rubber bullets. The protesters are led by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and firebrand cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri. They have alleged...

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West Africa Ebola Vaccine Trials Possible by Early 2015

August 30, 2014

A U.S. health agency is speeding up clinical trials of a possible vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus that so far has killed more than 1,500 people in West Africa.

If successful, the next step would be a larger trial in countries where the outbreak…

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Liberia Lifts Ebola-Related Quarantine

August 30, 2014

The Liberian government has lifted the quarantine it imposed on an impoverished Monrovia neighborhood in an attempt to contain the spread of Ebola.

The government on Saturday removed barricades around the seaside district of West Point. That move prom…

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West Africa Ebola Vaccine Trials Possible by Early 2015

August 30, 2014

A U.S. health agency is speeding up clinical trials of a possible vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus that so far has killed more than 1,500 people in West Africa. If successful, the next step would be a larger trial in countries where the outbreak …

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Iran Nuclear Talks to Continue on Sidelines of UNGA

August 30, 2014

The European Union’s foreign policy chief says six global powers will talk about ways to reach a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly next month in New York.

Catherine Ashton told a reporters Sat…

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US Judge Blocks Texas Abortion Law

August 30, 2014

A U.S. federal judge has blocked restrictions that would have banned abortions at most facilities in the southwestern state of Texas.

U.S. District Court Judge Lee Yeakel ruled against a law Friday that would have required abortion facilities in Texas…

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Key Somali Town Retaken from al-Shabab

August 30, 2014

Somali and African Union (AMISOM) forces have re-taken the southwestern town of Bulomarer and several neighboring villages as part of an offensive against al-Shabab in the country’s Lower Shabelle region.

Lower Shabelle governor Abdikadir Mohamed Nur …

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Iraq Bombing Kills 11

August 30, 2014

A suicide bomber targeting the Iraqi military has killed at least 11 people, including four soldiers, in a town near Baghdad.

Iraqi authorities say the bomber detonated explosives in his car at an army checkpoint in Youssifiyah, about 20 kilometers so…

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Obama: Fight for a Stronger Middle Class

August 30, 2014

Americans have to keep fighting to build a “stronger middle class in today’s changing economy,” U.S. President Barack Obama said in his weekly address Saturday. 

That fight includes the right to have affordable health insurance, fair pay, family leav…

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