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August 15, 2014
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"Collective leadership" key to UN climate summit
The United Nations will hold a climate change meeting next month in New York City, drawing delegates from around the globe. Enele Sopoaga, prime minister of the island nation of Tuvalu and a co-chairman of the summit, plans to address the issue of climate change as a force similar to a "weapon of mass destruction." Separately, India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi, will not be attending. ABC (Australia) (8/15), The Economic Times (India) (8/14), Yes! Magazine online (8/12)
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Africa is changing dramatically -- and so are outsiders' attitudes toward it, with the US finally seeming determined to catch up with China, Europe, and India in their interest in the continent. UN Dispatch (8/15)
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Ban Ki-moon calls for Middle East to meet on banning nuclear weapons
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says it is imperative that Middle Eastern nations agree to a conference this year with the aim of banning nuclear weapons. ABC News/The Associated Press (8/14)
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WHO: Ebola cases likely higher than reported
The World Health Organization warned this week that more people may have contracted and died from the West Africa Ebola outbreak than officially reported. However, the WHO also sought to calm fears that the disease could be easily spread by commercial airline passengers, noting that suspending flights to affected countries could hamper relief efforts. Al Jazeera (8/15), The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (8/14)
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Russian convoy awaits inspection outside Ukraine
A Ukraine-bound convoy of what Russia says is aid trucks remained inside Russia and had not been inspected as of this morning. Separately, Russian military vehicles reportedly entered Ukraine on Thursday night. Meanwhile, residents of the besieged city of Luhansk are enduring back-and-forth shelling from rebel forces and the Ukrainian military, as well as regular waiting in line for basic necessities. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (8/15), The Guardian (London) (8/14), The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (8/14)
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Sunni leaders express optimism as Iraq's al-Maliki agrees to leave office
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki ended his battle for a third term today and called on his country to stand behind his designated successor, Haider al-Abadi. Sunni leaders, who opposed Maliki's bid to retain power, said they are open to working with Abadi's government. CNN (8/15), Al Arabiya (United Arab Emirates) (8/15)
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Prospects for Syria's rebels debated as long-held town falls
The Syrian government this week regained control of a town that had been held by rebel forces for more than a year. That setback and advances by the Islamic State have raised doubts about mainline rebel groups, but Robert Ford argues that the rebels have expanded their territory and fighting prowess in other parts of the country. Reuters (8/14), CNN (8/15), ForeignPolicy.com (8/13)
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