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38 min ago | Time

Resident: Lesotho Military Occupies Police Station

The military in Lesotho has occupied police stations and surrounded some government buildings in the capital of the mountainous country and are moving to other districts, a security guard at the U.S. Embassy said Saturday.


Related Topix: Lesotho, Travel, Lesotho Travel, Africa Travel, World News

38 min ago | WHAS11

Resident: Lesotho military occupies police station

A security guard in the capital of Lesotho says the military has occupied police stations there and are moving to other districts.


Related Topix: World News, Lesotho, Lesotho Travel, Africa Travel

38 min ago | Cybercast News Service

Somalia launches offensive against extremists

Military officials say the Somali army, backed by African Union forces, has launched a long-awaited operation against al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab fighters in southern Somalia.


Related Topix: Somalia, World News, Terrorism

4 hrs ago | This is Oxfordshire

Oxford to lead hunt for Ebola virus cure

Members of a volunteer medical team wear special uniforms for the burial of seven people who died of Ebola in Kenema, Sierra Leone, on Tuesday Scientist Adrian Hill, of Headington, is leading clinical trials into the deadly illness at the Jenner Institute at Oxford's Churchill Hospital A call has now gone out for Oxfordshire residents to play a ... (more)


Related Topix: Sierra Leone, World News, Medicine, Malaria, Health

Fri Aug 29, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

2 Rwandan army officers charged over incitement

The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open on the night of the attacks' anniversary this year.


Related Topix: World News, Rwanda, US Military, US Marine Corps

The Daily Star

Ebola outbreak in Senegal, riots in Guinea

DAKAR/CONAKRY: The West African state of Senegal became the fifth country to be touched by the world's worst Ebola outbreak Friday, while riots broke out in neighboring Guinea, where infection rates are rising fast.


Related Topix: World News, Guinea, Senegal, Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Sierra Leone

Grace Mugabe roils Zim political scene

She has expensive tastes, owns a lot of land in Zimbabwe and is now entering politics, a move that is roiling this southern African nation that has known only one leader since independence: President Robert Mugabe, who is 90 years old.


Related Topix: World News, Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, Wedding

Monterey County Herald

SAfrica: 4 guilty in murder try on Rwandan general

A South African court found four men guilty Friday of an attempt to murder an exiled former Rwandan general in front of his home in Johannesburg, an attack that the general said was ordered by Rwandan President Paul Kagame.


Related Topix: World News, Rwanda, South Africa, Paul Kagame

Thanh Nein News

West Africa Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000 people, WHO says

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could infect over 20,000 people and spread to more countries, the U.N. health agency said on Thursday, warning that an international effort costing almost half a billion dollars is needed to overcome the outbreak.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Liberia, World News, Nigeria,

The Daily Star

Libyan militia in control of Tripoli accepts UN call for truce

TRIPOLI, Libya: The Islamist militia in control of Libya's capital, Tripoli, says it agrees with a U.N. call for a cease-fire in this North African country but vows to resist any foreign interference in Libyan affairs.


Related Topix: Libya, World News,

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers

MOSCOW - Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, Vladimir Putin, South Africa, Ukraine

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Albany Times Union

UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

People stand on the shoreline near a sign reading 'NO DUMPING', amongst rubbish at West Point, a area heavily effected by the Ebola virus, with residence not being allowed to leave West Point, as government forces clamp down on movement to prevent the spread of Ebola, in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News

The Winnipeg Free Press

Art imitates life for ex-Sudanese child soldier Emmanuel Jal in 'The Good Lie'

By the time he was nine, Emmanuel Jal knew how to fire a gun and go onto a battlefield, a young recruit on the front lines of a bloody conflict.


Related Topix: Kenya, Family, Kids

The New Zealand Herald

5 free things to do in Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is a place of wry contrasts, a place where you might encounter an international fashion model, a hippie or a "bergie" .


Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Travel, South Africa Travel, Cape Town, South Africa Travel, Africa Travel, Mandela, Drama Movies, Home Gardening, Home

WTOP-FM Washington

South African court orders release of Zuma tapes

South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeals has ordered the release of allegedly secretly recorded audio tapes about corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma.


Related Topix: World News, South Africa,

The Republic

Nigeria Ebola patient hid from government

Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu says two more Ebola cases exist in the country, raising the number of confirmed cases to 15. One is a worker at the Economic Community Of West African States, who was a primary contact of Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer, who flew into Lagos last month and died of Ebola.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News,

The New Zealand Herald

Libya 'full-blown civil war' warning - UN ambassador

Libya's ambassador to the United Nations warned today of "full-blown civil war" if the chaos and division in the North African country continue.


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

Wed Aug 27, 2014


Ebola outbreak will get worse, U.S. official warns

A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned that the outbreak sweeping West Africa would get worse.


Related Topix: Sierra Leone, World News, Liberia, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

ABC News

Police: Diplomat Accused of Beating, No Charges

The ambassador of Equatorial Guinea is suspected of beating his daughter with a wooden chair leg but won't be arrested because he has diplomatic immunity, police said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Equatorial Guinea, World News, Arlington, VA

The Baltimore Sun

Police shoot dead three criminals near U.N., U.S. sites in Nairobi

Police killed three people trying to steal a truck near a United Nations complex and the nearby U.S. embassy in Nairobi on Wednesday, police said, but staff at both sites said they were continuing with normal business soon afterwards.


Related Topix: Kenya, World News