Travel firm Thomas Cook teeters on edge as talks continue

Travel firm Thomas Cook teeters on edge as talks continueMore than 600,000 travelers with Thomas Cook were on edge Sunday wondering if they will be able to get home as one of the world's oldest and largest travel companies teeters on the edge of collapse. Sky News reported that discussions were taking place Sunday at the London-based headquarters of law firm Slaughter & May. Thomas Cook would not comment on the report. In that scenario, Britain's Civil Aviation Authority would likely be ordered to launch a major repatriation operation to fly stranded vacationers home, much in the way it had to when Monarch Airlines went bust nearly two years ago.



UPDATE 3-World Health Organisation: Tanzania not sharing information on Ebola

UPDATE 3-World Health Organisation: Tanzania not sharing information on EbolaTanzania is refusing to provide detailed information on suspected Ebola cases, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a rare public rebuke as the region struggles with an outbreak already declared a global health emergency. Transparency and speed are key to combating the deadly hemorrhagic fever because it can spread rapidly. WHO said in a statement late on Saturday that it was made aware on Sept. 10 of the death of a patient in Dar es Salaam, and unofficially told the next day that the person tested positive for Ebola.



The party will decide our Brexit position, says UK Labour's Corbyn

The party will decide our Brexit position, says UK Labour's CorbynBritish opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Sunday his party would guide him on how to campaign in a second Brexit referendum, pledging to offer voters a choice between staying in the European Union and a "credible" deal. At the start of Labour's annual conference in the English seaside resort of Brighton, Corbyn was again under pressure by party members and even some of his top team to unequivocally back remaining in the EU in any new vote. Just weeks before Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed to leave the EU "do or die", Labour, like the governing Conservatives, is deeply divided over Brexit, deepening uncertainty over Britain's departure, the country's biggest trade and foreign policy decision for more than 40 years.



Firefighters in Bolivia lose hope of taming blazes as burned area doubles

Firefighters in Bolivia lose hope of taming blazes as burned area doublesBolivian volunteer firefighters, exhausted from battling blazes sweeping rapidly across the country's lowlands, are starting to lose hope and retreat from the front lines of some infernos in the drought-stricken region. The fires this year are Bolivia's worst in at least two decades, with the size of burned land across the country nearly doubling in under three weeks, destroying swaths of biodiverse forest and ranches and farms that sustain thousands of people. In the dusty cattle ranching town of Concepcion, despite nearly two months of non-stop firefighting, blazes that had been put out in surrounding dry forests have reignited while others continue to spread toward the toward the Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, a gateway to pristine Amazonian rainforest.



'Howdy, Modi!' - Thousands, plus Trump, due at Texas rally for India's leader

'Howdy, Modi!' - Thousands, plus Trump, due at Texas rally for India's leaderSome 50,000 Indian-Americans are due to pack into a Houston stadium Sunday for a rally with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, joined by U.S. President Donald Trump, in a rare mass show of support for a foreign leader on U.S. soil. The event gives Modi, a nationalist facing international criticism over a recent crackdown in disputed Kashmir, a chance to energize his relationship with Indian-Americans who are active political supporters. Trump, meanwhile, will face a largely foreign-born audience that may not prove receptive to his typical strident anti-immigrant messages.





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