World News Round-Up…

By bogotapost August 20, 2014

Liberia: Leaders admitted 17 suspected Ebola-infected patients are missing after a health centre was attacked.
Libya: Unidentified war planes carried out airstrikes in the capital Tripoli after months of chaotic fighting. The government doesn’t know who carried out the strikes, and no country has claimed responsibility.
Kenya: An anti-terrorism police unit has carried out a series of killings and forced disappearances during its fight against militant Islamists, a rights group reported recently.

South Korea: While on a visit to to the country, Pope Francis called for reconciliation between North and South Korea, as the US and South Korea begin major military exercises.
Nepal: At least 160 people are reported to have been killed in floods and landslides following days of torrential rain in Nepal and northern India, officials in those countries said.

Ukraine: An unknown number of people died when rockets and mortars hit vehicles transporting refugees in eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian military and the pro-Russian separatists blamed each other for the attack.
EU: The European Union announces emergency funding of 125 million euros for fruit and vegetable growers hit by Russian sanctions targeting Western food imports.
Germany: The German ambassador to Turkey is called to the foreign ministry over reports that Germany spied on Turkish officials.

Brazil: More than 100,000 people in Recife pay their last respects to the late presidential candidate, Eduardo Campos, who died in a plane crash on August 13.
Chile: Ricardo Izurieta, who succeeded General Pinochet as Chilean army chief in 1988, during the country’s transition towards democracy, has died at age 71.

Iraq: There are conflicting reports about whether Kurdish fighters and Iraqi troops have recaptured Mosul dam from Islamic State militants after an offensive to retake the key infrastructure.
Israel/Gaza: Israelis and Palestinians try to agree a long-term deal on Gaza’s future and end weeks of deadly fighting before a five-day ceasefire expires. Some 2,016 Palestinians and 66 Israelis have perished in the fighting.
Syria: Government troops have retaken a key district of the capital Damascus from opposition fighters, activists and state media reported.

US: The unarmed black teenager killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9 was shot at least six times, a medical examiner reports. The killing has sparked days of violent protests.
US: A major US hospital group said it was the victim of a cyber-attack resulting in the theft of 4.5 million people’s personal data, reports said.