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3 hrs ago |

Doctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition

Now Brantly is himself a patient, fighting for his own survival in an isolation unit on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, after contracting the deadly disease.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Medicine, Fort Worth, TX, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

5 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

UN presses for Mali peace talks starting Aug. 17

A French-led military intervention scattered the extremists last year but new bursts of violence in recent months are posing a new threat to Mali's central government.


Related Topix: Mali, World News,

8 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Malta oil worker kidnapped in Libya released

Malta's prime minister says the Maltese oil company worker who was kidnapped by Libyan rebels on July 17 has been released.


Related Topix: Libya, World News

12 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Rebels: C. African Republic ceasefire 'broken'

A spokesman for the mostly Muslim Seleka rebel group in Central African Republic says a ceasefire has been "broken" after its fighters came under attack from the mostly Christian anti-Balaka militia.


Related Topix: Central African Republic, World News

14 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Famine watch: South Sudan teams study hunger data

Market shelves are bare. Children are getting skinnier. Warnings of mass hunger have been made.


Related Topix: Famine, Natural Disasters, Travel, World News, Sudan Travel, Africa Travel, South Sudan, Sudan, Agriculture, Science

14 hrs ago | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Liberia president orders new anti-Ebola measures

Liberia's president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Togo, Nigeria, Sierra Leone

18 hrs ago | WCAX-TV Burlington

Aid Group: 2 Americans have Ebola in Liberia

Two American aid workers have tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease at a hospital in Liberia, a relief group official said.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Salt Lake City, UT

22 hrs ago | KAUZ

Tanker catches fire amid clashes in Libyan capital

Authorities say powerful storms crossing east Tennessee have destroyed 10 homes and damaged others, though there are no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries.


Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Fire, World News, Libya, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks

Sun Jul 27, 2014


Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon's vice PM, kills at least three

The wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister was kidnapped and at least three people were killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants in the northern town of Kolofata on Sunday, Cameroon officials said.


Related Topix: Niger, World News

WCAX-TV Burlington

Aid Group: 2nd American has Ebola in Liberia

Authorities now say 14 people - including a 15-year-old - have been struck by lightning during rare summer thunderstorms that have swept through Southern California, injuring two critically.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Train Disaster

Cybercast News Service

Obama to rename Africa program for Nelson Mandela

A program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders will be renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela, the White House said Sunday.


Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Mandela, Drama Movies, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama


British, U.S. diplomats out of Libya

A convoy of British diplomats made it safely into Tunisia from Libya despite an attack on its vehicles Sunday, British officials said.


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

Daily Journal

Air Algerie jet's black boxes to be sent to France

Black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that crashed in northern Mali last week will be transferred to France for analysis, the French embassy in Mali said Sunday, as officials prepared for the process of identifying the remains of the dead.


Related Topix: World News, Mali, Burkina Faso, Terrorism, Francois Hollande

The Republic

Official: Ebola kills senior doctor in Liberia

One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, a government official said Sunday, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat the deadly disease.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Uganda, Guinea, Sierra Leone, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charles Taylor, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Ghanaian referees suffer armed robbery attacks on their way to a training program in Tamale

The victims were said to have been attacked in a town called Jema at around 10am while traveling by road to undergo a training program meant to prepare referees ahead of the start of the Ghanaian football season.


Related Topix: Ghana, World News

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Times Herald

U.S. embassy in Libya evacuated

The U.S. embassy in strife-torn Libya was evacuated early Saturday, under cover of American warplanes and spy aircraft.


Related Topix: World News, Libya, US News, US Politics, Representative Trey Gowdy, Republican, US House of Representatives

Bellingham Herald

American doctor in Africa tests positive for ebola

North Carolina-based Samaritan's Purse issued a news release Saturday saying that Dr. Kent Brantly tested positive for the disease and was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia, Liberia.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News


U.S. city awaits freed Sudanese woman

Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan because of her faith, arrived in Rome on Thursday with her husband Daniel Wani, an American citizen who has lived in Manchester, the baby girl she gave birth to while in prison, and her toddler son.


Related Topix: Prison, World News, South Sudan

Ealing Times

Two people have been arrested for conspiracy to commit female genital mutilation (FGM).

A 72-year-old man was stopped by police at Heathrow Airport yesterday morning after arriving with an 11-year-old girl on a flight from Kampala, Uganda.


Related Topix: Uganda, World News

CBS Local

US State Dept: Staff Evacuated From Libya Embassy Amid Growing Violence

The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said.


Related Topix: Libya