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2 hrs ago | The Gaston Gazette
The Obama administration will assign 3,000 American military personnel to West Africa to support local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed for victims of the epidemic. A Taliban attacker detonates his car bomb next to an international military convoy in Kabul, close to the U.S. embassy, leaving three dead and wounding nearly 20. The president's campaign to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria has broad support among lawmakers but faces skepticism rooted in more than a decade of war.
2 hrs ago | The Washington Post
A group of Nobel peace laureates is appealing to South Africa to grant a visa to the Dalai Lama, who abandoned an attempt to get permission to travel to Cape Town next month. The 14 Nobel laureates said in a statement Monday that the Tibetan spiritual leader withdrew his application for a South African visa after being told he would not get it.
3 hrs ago | KNDU
The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic. President Barack Obama planned to announce the stepped-up effort Tuesday during a visit to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta amid alarm that the outbreak could spread and that the deadly virus could mutate into a more easily transmitted disease.
3 hrs ago | WWLP
The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic. President Barack Obama planned to announce the stepped up effort Tuesday during a visit to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta amid alarm that the outbreak could spread and that the deadly virus could mutate into a more easily transmitted disease.
SA's reaction to Kebby Maphatsoe's CIA comments is a far cry from the tense relationship with the US under Thabo Mbeki, writes Verashni Pillay. The realisation of the US's economic importance to South Africa is one of the factors that has changed the relationship between the two countries.
Shirley and Darryl Peters, who lived in Brandon until 1999, fulfilled a decades-long dream of moving to Africa in 2009 and have opened an adventure lodge in Tanzania. From the harsh winter plains of Manitoba, a couple decided to give up everything to move to the mountainous country of Tanzania.
New York Aquarium is not just rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy. It is actually renovating.
The first Owens Campus Global Understanding Series event was Art Around the World. Shown , Valeriano Canastuj, a web development student; Allison Castellanos, Language Department instructor; and Loren Harmon, an agribusiness management student, follow the instructions for Russian Hohloma painting.
Chinese President Xi Jinping began a weeklong tour of South Asia on Monday, choosing the tiny island nation of the Maldives to tout his vision for a modern maritime "Silk Road." Maldives President Yameen Abdul Gayoom said his country was ready to participate actively in the initiative to create a shipping route from China to Europe via West Africa.
In an innovative move to redefine customer experience for its high-end subscribers across the country, Airtel has launched the Airtel Premier Club, a product designed to offer exceptional and personalized services for customers. The club presents a variety of unique offers and services from the telecom company as well as other partners in various business sectors.
The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. At home, the goal is to speed up medical research and put hospitals on alert should an infected traveler arrive.
In this Sept. 9, 2014 file photo, Valor Christian High School sophomore and volunteer Paige Kula loads a pallet with medical supplies bound for Sierra Leone to combat Ebola, inside the warehouse of Project C.U.R.E., in Centennial, Colo.
One of uShaka's attractions is the Cargo Hold restaurant, where diners eat while sharks look on, possibly licking their lips. One million South Africans flock to Durban's beaches every summer.
Joseph Fair hunts viruses. That's his thing. The 37-year-old American loves chasing dangerous pathogens, studying them in secure labs or searching for them in jungles where the microbes lurk.
Cab drivers in San Diego are upset that they're being subject to body odor tests as one of the criteria that they have to pass in order to work from San Diego's Lindbergh Field. They're saying the rule is prejudicial and discriminatory.
Capt. Sean McKee meets with Polish paratroopers in April before they conduct low-level jumps during training at Powidz Air Base, Poland. The Air Force has spent the last 20 years reducing its footprint in Europe, but the last six months of Russian military aggression, among other world events, could force the service to rethink that strategy.
The Pretoria Zoo on Sunday said it had insured that security measures have been increased in the wake of two crimes committed in its proximity. "We are aware of two cases of crime-related incidents involving visitors outside the Zoo and all measures are in place to avoid any further possible incidents," Zoo spokesman Craig Allenby said in a statement.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 03:51 am
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