News Roundup for Thursday, August 15

This morning, here’s a look at the stories making the daily headlines around the world. News from across the globe: 1. * Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins announced the province has confirmed 661 new…

News Roundup for Thursday, August 15

This morning, here’s a look at the stories making the daily headlines around the world.

News from across the globe:

1. * Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins announced the province has confirmed 661 new cases of the coronavirus virus in the latest outbreak of the virus. * A new round of surgery is scheduled for patients who contracted the virus after traveling to Qatar and Saudi Arabia, where they were exposed to the novel coronavirus from other passengers. * Swine flu has the death rate in Canada at 10 percent. * China formally indicted Wen Jiabao, the prime minister of the People’s Republic, for illegally removing more than $2 billion of public funds to personal accounts. * A Malaysian religious body has urged women to keep away from men at mosques because of anxieties about sexually transmitted diseases and unchecked promiscuity. * Myanmar state media blamed rebels for a mysterious train crash that killed at least 43 people, even though it remains unclear why a train was traveling at three times the speed limit. In Northern Iraq, authorities suspended public work in a region in the country’s north and east until security is improved.

2. * Indonesia has reported a fresh case of the flu-like syndrome that swept the country in 2010, causing more than 11,000 deaths. * Shipments of Brazilian poultry are being held at ports. * A military court in Manila declared 61 people connected to the police massacre in 2010 guilty of multiple human rights violations and stripped them of their ranks. * U.S. home prices fell in July for the third straight month, according to a report from Zillow. * Australia announced plans to expand the country’s troops deployment in Afghanistan, including hundreds of foreign trainers. * A Mexican leftist politician accused in a 2003 shootout that killed his girlfriend was charged with murder, as well as drug trafficking and corruption. * The Malaysian government has urged the media to stop reporting on missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. * Pirates in Somalia have posted videos of themselves taking hostages onto boats, a new tactic in the fight against the region’s rising piracy.

* In Ukraine, the country’s Interior Ministry says four members of a gang involved in bomb attacks and murders have been killed in a police operation. * With George Bush’s Sept. 12 birthday falling on a Saturday, his foundation has scheduled a benefit for hurricane relief in southern Florida. * Two extremists were shot dead and 13 others were arrested in China for leading three anti-semitic incidents and disrupting the Beijing Olympics.

3. * Flynet.com, an online sports agency, has taken out a full-page ad, asking to buy NBC Universal. * Switzerland is considering imposing tougher public bans on immigration. * Another Libya trial opened with a major suspect tried of the 1998 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, the airline says. * Officials in Iraq set up a paramilitary unit to protect civilian staff of U.S. security contractors working in the nation, a day after U.S. troops left the country.

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