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El Salvador's abortion ban 'lethal'

BBC World News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:45
El Salvador's total ban on abortions is killing women and girls, and condemning others to decades in jail, rights group Amnesty International says.
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Applications for US unemployment rise 12K to 293K

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:45
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits increased last week after falling sharply two weeks ago. Despite the rise, the level of applications remains near pre-recession levels, a sign that hiring will likely remain healthy.

U.S. government unaware of purported subway attack plot, U.S. official says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:44
NEW YORK (Reuters) - No one in the U.S. government is aware of a purported plot to attack the U.S. and French subway systems that was revealed on Thursday to journalists by Iraqi's prime minister, a senior U.S. administration official said. Earlier, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Iraq had received "credible" intelligence on Thursday morning of such a plot by Islamic State militants. The administration official added that the purported plot was not raised by Iraq during meetings with U.S. officials in New York this week during the United Nations General Assembly. ...

Rain helps firefighters suppress blaze in California's Sierras

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:43

Firefighters battle the King Fire in Fresh Pond, CaliforniaBy Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rain and cooler temperatures in California's rugged Sierra Nevada brought welcome relief on Thursday to fire crews battling flames that have destroyed a dozen homes and threatened thousands more during the past two weeks near Lake Tahoe. A firefighting force now numbering 8,000 personnel, the most ever deployed against a single California wildfire, had carved buffer lines around 43 percent of the blaze's perimeter as of Thursday morning, fire command spokesman Mike McMillan said. ...


Man Utd 'have one fit centre-back'

BBC World News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:39
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says he has only one fit centre-back and could turn to youth against West Ham.
Categories: BBC World News