World News Round Up

By bogotapost July 30, 2014


Liberia: The country has suspended all football activities in an effort to control the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
Cameroon: Boko Haram have killed three people and kidnapped the vice prime minister’s wife in northern town Kolofata.
South Sudan: UN aid chiefs beg donors to increase efforts to stave off a looming famine in South Sudan.


Japan: Japanese high school girl arrested on Sunday July 27 has confessed to killing and dismembering her classmate, say local media.
India: US Secretary of State John Kerry is to begin a visit to Delhi as Washington tries to improve ties with India under its new PM Narendra Modi.


Kosovo: EU war crimes prosecutor says former leaders of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) should face charges of crimes against humanity.
Russia: Two members of feminist music group, Pussy Riot, are suing the Russian government over their imprisonment for protesting in a Moscow cathedral.
France: Country has said it is ready to welcome Christians fleeing the area of Iraq controlled by the ISIS Islamist group, saying it is “outraged” by their persecution.


Brazil: One of Brazil’s most prominent indigenous leaders, Davi Kopenawa of the Yanomami people, called for police protection following a series of death threats.
Bolivia: Grave containing at least 400 people has been unearthed in the Bolivian city of Potosi, with the remains thought to be those of colonial-era miners.
Venezuela: Governing United Socialist Party (PSUV) has begun its first congress since President Hugo Chavez died in March last year.


Turkey: Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is returning an award he received in 2004 from the American Jewish Congress, after they accused him of “dangerous rhetoric” against Israel.
Libya: At least 38 people have been killed in clashes between troops loyal to the Libyan government and Islamist fighters in the city of Benghazi.
Syria: Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant may be added to a list of war crimes suspects in Syria, the chief UN investigator says.


USA: President Barack Obama says new co-ordinated sanctions from the US and EU will continue to weaken Russia’s economy.
Canada: Top government research organisation has been struck by Chinese hackers.
USA: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on the Iranian government to immediately release four detained journalists, three of whom had dual US-Iranian nationality.