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07 November 2014 Military News

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  • Safe Burial Procedures Key to Reducing Ebola Spread VOA 07 Nov 2014 -- Safe burial procedures are considered key to reducing the transmission of Ebola in the three most heavily infected West African states. The World Health Organization (WHO) says it has developed new burial protocols, which are in line with the cultural and religious beliefs of Ebola-infected communities in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
  • UN refines Ebola response amid efforts to bring outbreak under control by 1 December UN News Centre 07 Nov 2014 -- The United Nations health agency today announced a new burial protocol for Ebola victims aimed at reducing the risk of exposure to the disease for family members as they bury their loved ones in accordance with religious rites amid Organization-wide efforts to control the deadly outbreak by a 1 December deadline.
  • Iran receives $6.1 billion in frozen oil revenues Iran Press TV 07 Nov 2014 -- Iran has so far received a total of USD 6.1 billion in frozen oil revenues thanks to an interim nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 group of world powers, which allows the partial release of the blocked Iranian funds.
  • Russia hackers infiltrate software running vital US industries: Report Iran Press TV 07 Nov 2014 -- The US Department of Homeland Security says Russian hackers have infiltrated much of the critical infrastructure in the United States, according to a report.
  • Report Says Obama Wrote Iranian Leader About Fighting IS RFE/RL 07 Nov 2014 -- A report in 'The Wall Street Journal' newspaper says U.S. President Barack Obama secretly wrote to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in October about fighting Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria.
  • German Intelligence Says Islamic State's Oil Power Overestimated: Reports RIA Novosti 07 Nov 2014 -- German intelligence estimates show that the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group's oil production capacity has sharply declined since August, leaving the group with much less economic power than previously assessed, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported.
  • Efforts Underway to Stop Syria's Foreign Fighters From Bringing Violence Home VOA 07 Nov 2014 -- The United States and its partners are focusing their military might on stopping the spread of the group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and on disrupting IS operations in Syria. Behind the scenes, however, efforts also are underway to prevent the violence from spreading back to Europe and the United States.
  • Islamic State May Be Preparing Lone Wolf Attacks in India: Reports RIA Novosti 07 Nov 2014 -- Indian intelligence agencies warned police to beef up security at foreign diplomatic missions in the country due to possible terrorist attacks orchestrated by the Islamic State (IS), The Times of India reported Friday.
  • UK Police Say Efforts to Combat Terrorism Impeded by Influx of Migrants RIA Novosti 07 Nov 2014 -- High immigration rates in the United Kingdom are impeding the efforts of local police to combat terrorism, that country's most senior police official reports.
  • UK spy agencies snooping on lawyers: Official documents Iran Press TV 07 Nov 2014 -- Official documents reveal that British spy agencies have been routinely intercepting legally-protected communications between lawyers and their clients.
  • Japan Restarts Kagoshima Nuclear Plant Amid Public Debate RIA Novosti 07 Nov 2014 -- The government of Japan's Kagoshima prefecture has finalized the approval for the restart of two reactors at Sendai atomic power station Friday, which is the first nuclear plant relaunch since the 2011 Fukushima incident.
  • South Korea Replaces Coastguard After Ferry Disaster RIA Novosti 07 Nov 2014 -- South Korea's National Assembly has voted to disband the country's coastguard, as part of a package of laws intended to prevent future accidents like the ferry disaster which killed more than 300 people in April.



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