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1 hr ago | News Herald

Ebola outbreak 'bigger than all of us'

Before Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso boarded the plane that would take him to the United States for next week's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, he had Ebola on his mind.


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4 hrs ago | KION 46

News overload pushes stories to wayside

With the Israel-Gaza crisis, an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and an investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 dominating the headlines, you may have missed other big stories unfolding around the globe.


Related Topix: World News, Libya, Terrorism

8 hrs ago | KFVS12

Families await Peace Corps evacuees' homecoming

CHICAGO - Families in the United States expect to be reunited as early as this weekend with some of the more than 300 Peace Corps volunteers being evacuated from three West African nations affected by the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history.


Related Topix: Sierra Leone, World News, Blog News, us Travel, Travel

12 hrs ago | KMIZ

Ebola outbreak: What you need to know

Fear over Ebola is growing as international leaders and health organizations struggle to try to stop the deadly epidemic in West Africa.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Liberia, Liberia Travel, World News

12 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Ugandan court invalidates anti-gay law

A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying the measure is illegal because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum.


Related Topix: World News, Uganda, Gay/Lesbian, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

16 hrs ago |

Blast flattens police building eastern Libyan city

The police headquarters has been empty for several days after militias pounded it with shelling.


Related Topix: World News, Libya, Explosion,

19 hrs ago |

South Africa: Giraffe's head hits highway overpass

Animal welfare officer Rick Allan said Friday that the accident on a highway between Pretoria and Johannesburg was very unsettling because it could easily have been avoided.


Related Topix: South Africa, World News,

19 hrs ago |

Ebola fears nix Sierra Leone troop trip to Somalia

Col. Ali Aden Houmed told The Associated Press late Thursday that the Union decided to halt the deployment of a new battalion in an effort to prevent the disease from crossing into Somalia.


Related Topix: Sierra Leone, World News

20 hrs ago | OhNoTheyDidnt

33 Dead After Guinea Rap Concert Stampede

Hundreds of people leaving a late-night rap concert on a beach in Guinea rushed to leave through a single exit, creating a stampede that killed at least 33 people, officials said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Guinea, World News

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Town Talk

Egyptian citizens campaign against harassment of women

A group of mostly teenagers and men took to the streets of Cairo's capital this week, ready to do battle - in bright green vests with spray paint in hand - against sexual harassers.


Related Topix: World News, Egypt, Family, Teenagers, Mohamed Hosni Mubarak

The Fresno Bee

US, UN announce deal on Gaza cease-fire

"This is not a time for congratulations or joy or anything except a serious determination - a focus by everybody to try to figure out the road ahead," Kerry said in New Delhi, where he was meeting with Indian officials.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, India, Egypt


French forces arrest Mali jihadist ex-leader

Authorities in northern Mali say a former jihadist leader in the town of Gao has been arrested by French military forces.


Related Topix: Mali, World News,

Evening Sun

Greece to help 'hundreds' of Chinese leave Libya

With the violence in Libya escalating to its worst level since the 2011 ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi, governments from around the world are scrambling to evacuate their citizens from the country, many seeking help from nearby Greece.


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

The Washington Post

Ex-Senegal leader's son starts corruption trial

The son of Senegal's president is going on trial after more than a year in jail, accused of illegally amassing some $248 million.


Related Topix: Senegal, World News

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Foreign policy begins to dog Dems

With metronomic regularity, there is a choreographed minuet of carnage. Israel is attacked.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Libya, Opinion

Wed Jul 30, 2014

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Peace Corps removes workers over Ebola threat

Humanitarian agencies working in west Africa are stepping up precautions against the deadly Ebola virus as local and international health officials struggle to bring the outbreak under control.


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The Independent

Nigeria fights back against Boko Haram's radical Islam through the power of learning

In classrooms facing a sandy courtyard in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna, Maska Road Islamic School teaches a creed that condemns the violent ideology of groups such as Boko Haram.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News,


Liberia's president closes schools amid Ebola

Liberia's president late Wednesday ordered the nation's schools to shut down and most civil servants to stay home as an Ebola outbreak that already has killed more than 130 people in the country deepened.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Cybercast News Service

Thousands flee to Tunisia to escape Libya fighting

Up to 6,000 people a day have fled Libya into neighboring Tunisia this week, the Tunisian foreign minister said Wednesday, the biggest influx since Libya's 2011 civil war in a sign of the spiraling turmoil as rival militias battle over control of the airport in the capital Tripoli.


Related Topix: World News, Libya, Tunisia,

The Washington Post

Tunisia army chief resigns after soldier deaths

Tunisia's Defense Ministry says the army chief of staff has resigned, citing personal reasons, following a deadly attack by militants against Algerian soldiers.


Related Topix: World News, Tunisia