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ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — A young man on camera names the person who's challenged him to dump the contents of a bucket over his head. But in a twist on the ice bucket challenge, this man is soon drenched in frothy, soapy water — part of a campaign to raise awareness about Ebola prevention in West Africa.
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The Syrian government and Islamic State insurgents are both committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in their war against each other, U.N. investigators said on Wednesday. Islamic State forces in northern Syria are waging a campaign to instill fear, including amputations, public executions and whippings, they said. Government forces have dropped barrel bombs on civilian areas, including some believed to contain the chemical agent chlorine in eight incidents in April, and have committed other war crimes that should be prosecuted, they said in a 45-page report issued in Geneva.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court on Wednesday ordered the closure of a McDonald's restaurant branch in Moscow for 90 days over breaches of sanitary rules, Russia's RIA news agency reported. The restaurant is on Moscow's Manezh square, under the walls of the Kremlin. (Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)