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3 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Italy recovers 24 bodies in deadliest refugee days

Another 24 bodies were recovered Tuesday from an overturned fishing boat off Italy's southern coast as would-be refugees fleeing increasing instability in Libya saw their deadliest few days this year with more than 300 drowned.

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

7 hrs ago | BBC News

Lessing leaves her library to Zimbabwe

Celebrated author Doris Lessing has bequeathed her entire book collection to the city library in Harare, it's been reported.

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Related Topix: Zimbabwe, World News, Libraries,

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Iol.co.za

Cosatu to intensify Israel boycott

Cosatu on Tuesday vowed to "intensify" mobilising South Africans to boycott companies trading with Israel and any goods imported from the country.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, South Africa, Hamas (Palestine)

CNews

WHO pulls staff after worker infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone

Some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion is revealed in this undated handout colorized transmission electron micrograph obtained by Reuters August 1, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sierra Leone, World News, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Liberia

Deseret News

UN helicopter shot down in South Sudan

In this Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 file photo released by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan , a United Nations MI-8 helicopter transporting wounded civilians from Bor, the capital of Jonglei state and said to be the scene of fierce clashes between government troops and rebels, arrives at the airport in Juba, South Sudan.

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Related Topix: World News, Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya,

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Officials: Egypt, UAE behind airstrikes in Libya

Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya, U.S. officials said Tuesday, decrying the intervention as an escalation of the North African country's already debilitating turmoil.

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Related Topix: World News, Libya, United Arab Emirates, Middle East, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi),

Daily Herald

Officials: Egypt, UAE behind airstrikes in Libya

Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya, U.S. officials said Tuesday, decrying the intervention as an escalation of the North African country's already debilitating turmoil.

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Related Topix: World News, Libya, United Arab Emirates, Middle East, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi), US Military, US Air Force, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Jacksonville Daily News

Amid poverty, US surgeons saving lives in Uganda

Members of the neurosurgery team wait in the recovery room for the last patient of the day to wake from anesthesia, before taking them to the intensive care unit, at Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala, Uganda.

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Related Topix: World News, Uganda, Duke University, Medicine, Nursing

Cybercast News Service

Nigeria soldiers who fled into Cameroon head home

Nigerian government soldiers, who witnesses said fled into neighboring Cameroon during a clash with a large number of Islamic fighters of Boko Haram, handed over their weapons to Cameroonian authorities and were on their way back to Nigeria, the Nigerian defense headquarters said.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, World News,

The Washington Post

Algerian president fires former ally Belkhaddem

Algeria's president has dismissed one of his main advisers, a former prime minister and powerful head of the ruling party, banning him from further state service.

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Related Topix: Algeria, World News, Abdelaziz Bouteflika

KSLA-TV Shreveport

Fort Worth crew to fly Ebola supplies to Liberia

A crew of six people is headed from Fort Worth to Liberia to deliver medical supplies for workers fighting the Ebola outbreak there.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News

Witney Gazette

British Ebola victim Will Pooley is in an isolation unit at London's Royal Free Hospital

William Pooley, Britain's first confirmed Ebola sufferer, was interviewed by the Guardian just days before he contracted the virus while working in Sierra Leone.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Sierra Leone

Stars and Stripes

As Kenya fights terrorism, its tactics come under fire

Thick smoke rises from the Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi following a string of explosions during the third day of a stand-off between Kenyan security forces and Al-Qaida allied Al-Shabab gunmen inside the building in Nairobi, Kenya, Sept.

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Related Topix: World News, Kenya, Terrorism,

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Harborough Today

Catholic group's donation to help African school

A Ghanian priest who has been visiting Harborough for the past 12 years has been presented with a cheque in recognition of his 25-year service to his faith.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, World News, Ghana, Leicestershire County, England, United Kingdom, Northamptonshire County, England, Travel, Ghana Travel, Africa Travel

Norwalk Citizen News

Liberia: Doctor given experimental Ebola drug dies

A woman sits with a baby, in the West Point area that has been hardest hit by the Ebola virus spreading in Monrovia, Liberia, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News

KAUZ

Outgoing Libyan parliament names rival government

Libya's outgoing parliament voted Monday to replace the current interim government with one headed by an Islamist-backed candidate, deepening the conflict-torn country's already stark divisions and leaving it with two rival parliaments and governments.

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Related Topix: Libya, World News

The Lebanon Daily News

Zimbabwe seeks China's aid as Mugabe meets Xi

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe met with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on a visit to China hoping the long-time ally and economic giant can help the African nation's ailing economy.

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Related Topix: World News, Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, Xi Jinping, China, Lewiston, ME

The Washington Post

Libya's neighbors fear spillover of violence

In this photo provided by Egypt's state news agency MENA, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center, meets with editors of Egyptian newspapers and media in the presidential palace, in Cairo Egypt, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014.

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Related Topix: Libya, World News

KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

DR Congo confirms two new cases of Ebola

The Democratic Republic of Congo is reporting new Ebola cases in a northern town, sparking fears that the deadly virus is expanding far beyond West Africa.

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Related Topix: Democratic Republic of the Congo, World News,

Iol.co.za

Peace deal signed in Mozambique

Mozambique's Frelimo government and the Renamo main opposition party have signed a formal end to hostilities, sealing a peace pact ahead of a presidential election scheduled for October 15, negotiators from both sides said.

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Related Topix: Mozambique, World News, Armando Guebuza

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