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46 min ago | Christian Science Monitor

Boat carrying about 170 migrants sinks off Libyan coast

In this photo released by the Italian Navy in April, Italian Navy's dinghies approach a boat carrying migrants along the Mediterranean sea, off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Europe, Italy, World News, Libya

4 hrs ago | Times Herald

Ebola spreads in Nigeria; Liberia has 1,000 cases

Men, right, working for a humanitarian group, give water in small bags to West Point residents behind a gate at a holding area, as they wait for a second consignment of food from the Liberian Government to be handed out, at the West Point area, near the central city area of Monrovia, Liberia, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.

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

9 hrs ago | WHAS11

Militia: Airstrikes in Libya's capital kill 15

A senior Islamist militia leader says two airstrikes targeting its positions in Libya's capital, Tripoli, have killed 15 fighters and wounded 20. The official from the Islamist-allied Misrata militia said the two airstrikes by unidentified warplanes early Saturday also targeted the Interior Ministry's building and several militia positions.

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10 hrs ago | WGBH

In Riots Sparked By An Ebola Quarantine, A Teen Is Shot And Dies

This week, people in the neighborhood of West Point were angry that they'd been quarantined - a government step to prevent the spread of Ebola to other parts of Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

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South Sudan rebels change stance on Ugandan troops

South Sudan rebels have agreed to let Uganda maintain its forces on South Sudanese soil until a regional body deploys a peacekeeping force, a spokesman for the Ugandan government told Reuters on Friday.

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Related Topix: World News, Uganda, South Sudan, Sudan, Salva Kiir, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

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MDC hints at anti-Mugabe protests

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Friday said his party could roll out protests against President Robert Mugabe's government over its inability to improve a flagging economy.

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Related Topix: Zimbabwe, World News, Robert Mugabe, Movement for Democratic Change (Zimbabwe)

Daily Times

Mine collapse in Central African Republic kills 25 : August 22, 2014,

BANGUI At least 25 people have died in a collapse at a gold mine 60 km north of the Central African Republic town of Bambari, Ahmat Negat, spokesman for the mainly Muslim Seleka rebels, said on Friday.

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Dead floppy drive: Kenyan company recycles global e-waste; lawmakers debate new ...

In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to computer parts.

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Nigeria confirms 2 new Ebola cases, both secondary

Two new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria and, in an alarming development, they are outside the group of caregivers who treated an airline passenger who arrived with Ebola and died, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said Friday.

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ABC News

Kenya: Man Says He Is Wanted Somali Terror Suspect

A Somali man in Kenyan police custody has admitted that he is Hassan Hanafi, who is wanted in Somalia for the killing of journalists, a senior Kenya police official said Friday.

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The Lebanon Daily News

Tunisia crackdown raises fears of rights rollback

Mosques are being closed, local organizations banned and at least 1,000 people have been arrested as Tunisia cracks down on those suspected of sympathizing with radical Islamists.

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Related Topix: World News, Tunisia, Terrorism, Zine el Abidine Ben Ali,

Daily Times

WHO says 70 die from illness in Congo, denies Ebola link : August 22, 2014,

KINSHASA/DAKAR: At least 70 people have died in northern Democratic Republic of Congo from an outbreak of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, denying that the illness was Ebola.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

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Scuffle between EFF, ANCYL at Parliament

Police had to break up a scuffle between EFF MPs and ANC Youth League national task team member Braam Hanekom at Parliament on Thursday.

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Related Topix: South Africa, World News

The Daily Star

Children used as soldiers in South Sudan

NAIROBI, Kenya: The U.N.'s top official for children and armed conflicts says the use of child soldiers and violence against children is commonplace in South Sudan's year of warfare.

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Reuters

Tunisia, Cairo airport cancel Libya flights over security fears

Tunisia and Egypt's Cairo airport canceled most flights to and from Libya on Thursday, officials said, days after the Libyan government said unidentified war planes had attacked positions of armed groups in Tripoli.

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The Washington Post

SAfrican lawmakers protest presidential scandal

Opposition lawmakers have heckled South African President Jacob Zuma during a parliamentary session in which questions were raised about more than $20 million in state spending on the president's private home.

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Lions Take on Crocodile In African Reserve

A pack of lions got into a fight with an angry crocodile at the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya.

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Two U.S. Ebola patients to be discharged

U.S. Ebola patients to be discharged; 1 to speak out Emory University Hospital announced early Thursday that it will discharge two Ebola patients.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Emory University, Medicine, Liberia, World News, Infectious Diseases

KSTP

American Doctor who had Ebola has Recovered

At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the Ebola virus was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.

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Red Cross worker killed in Bangui clash

A local Red Cross worker was shot dead and at least 31 people were injured in fighting between militia and international peacekeepers in the capital of Central African Republic on Wednesday, emergency services said.

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