Monday, August 4, 2014

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American doctor with Ebola arrives in U.S. for treatment
An American doctor, who became infected with the deadly Ebola virus while treating victims of an outbreak in West Africa, arrived in the United States on Saturday to receive treatment at a hospital in Atlanta, officials said. A second Ebola patient is expected to arrive next week. 

Nearly 100 people, including 37 civilians, were killed last Monday when dozens of militants carried out an attack in China`s western region of Xinjiang, the regional government disclosed on Sunday, making it some of the region`s worst violence in years. The attack took place on Monday morning in Shache County in Xinjiang`s far south, but the violence only became public on Tuesday, when the state-run Xinhua news agency said "dozens" of civilians had been killed.  

Iselle becomes a major hurricane, forecast to make landfall in Hawaii 
Hurricane Iselle strengthened into a major category three hurricane over the Pacific Ocean on early Sunday morning, and the tropical cyclone is now forecast to hit the Hawaiian islands later next week as a tropical storm, U.S. forecasters said. Forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) have been following the weather system since last Tuesday when it emerged as an area of low pressure far off the southwestern coast of Mexico.

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