Rains complicate delivery of Ebola supplies in West Africa 07:04 GMT

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The rainy season in West Africa is compounding difficulties in getting supplies delivered and new treatment centres built as donors rush to isolate people infected with the deadly Ebola virus and stop its rapid spread, U.S. officials said.  Full Article

Record number of migrant deaths at sea, in deserts this year - IOM 07:08 GMT 

GENEVA (Reuters) - A record 4,077 migrants have died already this year crossing deserts and seas worldwide, three-quarters of them in perilous journeys across the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe, an aid agency said on Monday.  Full Article  

Bouchard, Radwanska beaten in China; Sharapova, Halep win 12:46 GMT 

BEIJING (Reuters) - WTA Finals qualifiers Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep recorded straight sets victories at the China Open on Tuesday, but Singapore hopefuls Eugenie Bouchard and Agnieszka Radwanska were dumped out in second round upsets.  Full Article  

U.S. strikes help Iraq Kurds, army advances against Islamic State 12:30 GMT 

ARBIL Iraq/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish forces captured a strategic border crossing and several villages from Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq on Tuesday, scoring gains as the militants were pounded by heavy U.S.-led air strikes and the Iraqi army advanced from the south.  Full Article  |  Video  

Belgian police waive traffic fines in protest over pensions 09:36 GMT 

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgians who drive a bit over the speed limit, forget to buckle their seat belts or park illegally can breathe easier this week as police turn a blind eye in protest against plans to raise their retirement age.  Full Article  

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