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2 hrs ago | USA Today

Ebola crisis could last for years if not controlled quickly

If the Ebola outbreak isn't controlled quickly, it could end up lasting for years and spreading to many more countries, a U.S. health official told a Senate hearing Tuesday. Ebola crisis could last for years if not controlled quickly If the Ebola outbreak isn't controlled quickly, it could end up lasting for years and spreading to many more countries, a U.S. health official told a Senate hearing Tuesday.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

4 hrs ago | KSWO

67 South Africans dead in Nigeria building

The death toll in the collapse of a building in Nigeria last week rose on Tuesday when the South African president said 67 South Africans died and dozens were injured in the accident. Separately, a Nigerian official said 63 bodies had been recovered at the site of the disaster in the city of Lagos, but it was not immediately clear whether the bodies were those of the South Africans cited by President Jacob Zuma.


Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Nigeria,

9 hrs ago | Medical Daily

Obama To Send 3,000 Troops To Africa To Tackle Ebola

The United States announced on Tuesday that it would send 3,000 troops to help tackle the Ebola outbreak as part of a ramped-up response including a major deployment in Liberia, the country where the epidemic is spiraling fastest out of control. The U.S. response to the crisis, to be formally unveiled later by President Barack Obama, includes plans to build 17 treatment centers, train thousands of healthcare workers and establish a military control center for coordination, U.S. officials told reporters.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

13 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Nobel laureates appeal to South Africa

A group of Nobel peace laureates has appealed 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 Tibetan spiritual leader withdrew his application for a South African visa after being told he would not get it, the 14 Nobel laureates said in a statement Monday.


Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel,

17 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Judge in Pistorius trial faces criticism

Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder. Some South Africans said they were surprised and even shocked when Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled last week that the Paralympic champion was negligent but did not intend to kill when he fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a closed toilet door.


Related Topix: South Africa, World News

19 hrs ago | KEPR CBS 19

Migrant group: 500 feared dead after boat rammed near Malta

About 500 Syrians, Palestinians, Egyptians and Sudanese are feared to have died after their boat was rammed and sank off the Malta coast last week, the International Organization for Migration said Monday. The group of migrant workers was undertaking a perilous journey from the Egyptian port of Damietta, seeking a better life in Europe, when their boat was overtaken by human traffickers equipped with two vessels on Wednesday, said organization spokeswoman Christiane Berthiaume.


Related Topix: Boat Disaster, World News, Libya

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Cybercast News Service

UN envoy warns Libya on brink of prolonged strife

Rapidly deteriorating security and deepening political divisions have brought Libya "closer to the brink of protracted conflict and civil strife," the top U.N. envoy in the country warned on Monday. Bernardino Leon, who took over two weeks ago as the head of the U.N. mission in Libya, told the Security Council that during his just-concluded first official visit to the country he stressed that the solution to the current crisis can't be achieved militarily but requires political consensus.


Related Topix: Libya, World News, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi),


12 Nigerian troops sentenced to death for mutiny

A court martial has sentenced 12 Nigerian soldiers fighting Islamic extremists to death by firing squad for mutiny and attempted murder of their commanding officer. In a decision announced early Tuesday, a military tribunal found 12 soldiers guilty and five others innocent.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News

Cybercast News Service

Sierra Leone: WHO too slow to help doc with Ebola

Sierra Leone accused the World Health Organization on Monday of being "sluggish" in facilitating an evacuation of a doctor who died from Ebola before she could be sent out of the country for medical care. Dr. Olivet Buck died Saturday, hours after the U.N. health agency said it could not help evacuate her to Germany.


Related Topix: Sierra Leone, World News

UN taking over C. African Republic peacekeeping

The United Nations is set to take over a regional African peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic on Monday, nine months after sectarian violence erupted that has left at least 5,000 people dead and has forced tens of thousands of Muslims to flee into exile in neighboring countries. About 1,800 additional peacekeepers and police are joining the mission as the United Nations takes over, though the force when combined with the existing African troops is still only about 65 percent of what was authorized by the U.N. Security Council in April.


Related Topix: Central African Republic, World News, Activism

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Mystery airstrikes target Libyan Islamist militias

Commanders and a spokesman for Libya's Islamist-allied militias say four airstrikes by unidentified parties hit a western town near the capital Tripoli, killing one person and wounding five. Mohammed al-Gharyani, spokesman for the Libya Dawn alliance, said on Monday that the airstrikes targeted Gharyan, 50 miles south of Tripoli.


Related Topix: World News, Libya, Opinion


US reopens embassy in Central African Republic

The U.S. evacuated the facility in Bangui, suspended operations and urged Americans to leave in December 2012 because of sectarian violence that left thousands of people dead. The U.N. has stationed peacekeepers in the country, and Secretary of State John Kerry said in statement Monday progress has been made at putting the nation on "a path toward peace and stability."


Related Topix: Travel, Central African Republic, Africa Travel, World News, Central African Republic Travel

The Washington Post

South Africa seizes $9.3 million at airport

Authorities in South Africa say they have seized $9.3 million in cash from two Nigerians and an Israeli who arrived at Lanseria, an airport in the Johannesburg area. Solomon Makgale, a South African police spokesman, said Monday that the Hawks, a national investigative unit of the police, was handling the case.


Related Topix: South Africa, World News, Nigeria,

Brandon Sun

Ugandan authorities arrest 6 suspects, seize explosives in raid on al-Shabab cell

At least six terror suspects were arrested over the weekend in a raid on an al-Shabab cell that was apparently plotting an attack in this East African country, a Ugandan military spokesman said Monday. Abdullahi Hassan Roble, who heads an association of Somalis in Uganda, told The Associated Press Monday that more than a dozen men were arrested at two locations deep inside a slum in Uganda's capital, Kampala.


Related Topix: Uganda, Terrorism


Uganda holds 6 terror suspects, seizes explosives

Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula. Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula.


Related Topix: World News, Uganda, Hurricane Odile, Hurricane, Weather

WTAQ-AM Green Bay

Obama to detail plans on Ebola offensive on Tuesda...

U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to detail on Tuesday a plan to boost his country's involvement in mitigating the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The plan would involve a greater involvement of the U.S. military in tackling the worst recorded outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, the Journal reported, citing people familiar with the proposal.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Sun Sep 14, 2014


Boat with nearly 250 African emigrants sinks, most feared dead

A boat packed with up to 250 African emigrants trying to reach European shores sank on Sunday off the Libyan coast and most are feared dead, a spokesman for the Libyan navy said. Only 26 people have been rescued so far, navy spokesman Ayub Qassem told Reuters, adding that the boat had sunk near Tajoura, east of the capital Tripoli.


Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Libya, World News

UN: 1 Chadian peacekeeper dead in northern Mali

The region has been the scene of earlier mine explosions, including one that killed four U.N. peacekeepers and wounded 14 others earlier this month. There was no immediately claim of responsibility for Sunday's explosion but previous mines have been blamed on Islamic extremists linked to al-Qaida.


Related Topix: Mali, World News, Explosion

The Republic

IU program encourages South Sudan education

Fourteen women from South Sudan stood in a room full of Indiana University leaders and fellow students from around the world. At the front of the room, Christie Vilsack , senior adviser for international education at the United States Agency for International Development, spoke to those 14 women - all teachers.


Related Topix: South Sudan, World News

Daily Times

Suspect in Mombasa tourists' murder shot to death: Kenyan police : September 14, 2014,

A Kenyan suspected of killing tourists in the coastal city of Mombasa in July was shot and killed on Sunday by police in a raid at his home, police said. In two separate incidents, a Russian female tourist and later a Ugandan male and a German female tourist were shot in the Old Town in the Indian Ocean port city of Mombasa and their personal belongings were taken.


Related Topix: Kenya, World News