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  • Nigeria Declares State of Emergency Over Ebola VOA 08 Aug 2014 -- Nigeria's president has declared a national emergency over the Ebola outbreak, while the World Health Organization says the epidemic now constitutes an international public health emergency.
  • UN declares Ebola outbreak global 'international public health emergency' UN News Centre 08 Aug 2014 -- The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today declared the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa an international public health emergency, saying: "our collective health security" depends on urgent support for containment in the affected countries.
  • Liberia, Sierra Leone Deploy Troops to Contain Ebola VOA 08 Aug 2014 -- Liberia and Sierra Leone are reporting hundreds of confirmed or suspected cases of Ebola. Their public health systems are overrun. And now, both countries have declared states of emergency and sent security forces to quarantine affected areas.
  • Russia Blames West for Spiraling 'War of Sanctions' RIA Novosti 08 Aug 2014 -- Moscow is not scared by the recent EU sanctions, which only harm relations between Russia and Europe and prompted a retaliatory response, Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin said Friday.
  • Ukraine May Lose $7Bln From Possible Sanctions Against Russia - Yatsenyuk RIA Novosti 08 Aug 2014 -- Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Friday Ukraine could stand $7 billion loss a year as a result of imposing sanctions against Russia.
  • Russia grants Edward Snowden residency for 3 more years Iran Press TV 08 Aug 2014 -- Russia has allowed US National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden to stay in the country for three more years, his lawyer says.
  • Explainer: The Yazidi Minority In Iraq RFE/RL 08 Aug 2014 -- Islamic militants this week encircled thousands of members of the Yazidi minority in northern Iraq, prompting the Obama administration to carry out humanitarian air drops to the refugees who fled their homes to Mount Sinjar. Here are answers to six questions about the Yazidi people, religion, and history.
  • Study: Astronauts Sleep Deprived, Use Sleeping Pills VOA 08 Aug 2014 -- Despite the allure of floating in a weightless environment, outer space may not be the best place to take a snooze, according to new research.



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