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World
    2014-08-06  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    1. 33 die in Guinea concert stampede

    Hospital officials said on July 30 at least 33 people were dead following a stampede* at a rap concert in the capital of Guinea.

    Thousands gathered at the beach in Conakry on the night of July 29 for a concert celebrating the end of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan.

    Witnesses said the stampede happened after the show ended as the large crowd tried to exit through a small gate. Some people fell to the ground and were trampled.

    2. Top Ebola doctor dies from virus

    The doctor leading Sierra Leone’s fight against the worst Ebola outbreak on record died from the virus July 29, the country’s chief medical officer said.

    The death of Sheik Umar Khan, who was credited with* treating more than 100 patients, followed those of dozens of local health workers and the infection of two American medics in neighboring Liberia, highlighting the dangers faced by staff trying to halt the disease’s spread across West Africa.

    3. Doctors remove 232 teeth from a boy

    Surgeons* in Mumbai have removed 232 teeth from the mouth of an Indian teenager in what they believe may be a world-record operation.

    Ashik Gavai, 17, sought medical help for a swelling on the right side of his lower jaw and the case was referred to the city’s JJ Hospital where they found he was suffering from a condition known as complex odontoma*, head of dentistry Sunanda Dhivare-Palwankar said.

    “We operated on Monday and it took us almost seven hours. We thought it may be a simple surgery but once we opened it there were multiple pearl-like teeth inside the jaw bone,” she said.

    4. U.S. House votes to sue Obama

    The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives voted on July 30 to sue President Barack Obama for allegedly overstepping* his powers.

    By a vote of 225 to 201, the House voted to resort to* the unprecedented move of taking the president to court for not having stringently followed the letter of the law while implementing* his signature “Obamacare” health care reform bill.

    The measure is meant to rein in* a president besotted* by power.

    5. U.S. tourists held in N. Korea seek help

    Two American citizens facing trial in North Korea called for help from the U.S. Government to secure their release from what they feared could be lengthy* prison terms.

    Todd Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle told a local AP Television news crew on August 1 that they were in good health and were being treated well, being allowed daily walks.

    North Korea said in June it would put the two on trial for charges including “perpetrating hostile acts.”

    6. U.S. sending experts to fight Ebola

    The United States plans to send 50 health experts to West Africa to help contain* the Ebola outbreak that has left hundreds of people dead in three countries.

    “This is the biggest and most complex Ebola outbreak in history,” Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said in a statement on Monday.

    “It will take many months, and it won’t be easy, but Ebola can be stopped. We know what needs to be done. The CDC is urging our response, sending 50 additional disease control experts to the region in the next 30 days.”

    7. 22 killed in Libya attack

    Libya’s interim* government said a day of militia* fighting for control of the international airport in the capital Tripoli has killed 22 people.

    In a statement on Sunday, it said “heavily armed groups” have shelled “civilian targets” endangering thousands of citizens and leaving hundreds of families displaced. The 22 people were killed on Saturday alone, the latest casualties in fighting that has claimed more than 200 lives in recent weeks.(SD-Agencies)

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