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19 min ago | The Baltimore Sun

Libya restarts oil exports from biggest port as fighting rages in Benghazi

Libya has restarted oil exports from its biggest port for the first time since the end of a year-long blockade, a boost to the central government which is struggling with a wave of clashes in the capital.


Related Topix: World News, Libya, OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries)

4 hrs ago | The Raw Story

Sierra Leone's 365 Ebola deaths traced back to one healer

It has laid waste to the tribal chiefdoms of Sierra Leone, leaving hundreds dead, but the Ebola crisis began with just one healer's claims to special powers.


Related Topix: Sierra Leone, World News

8 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

South Africa: Soap opera cast is fired

"Generations," a hugely popular soap opera in South Africa, first aired in 1993, a year before the nation's first all-race elections ended apartheid.


Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Soap Opera, Comedy, Entertainment, Drama, Television

10 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Zimbabwe economy takes another dive

It is 4 a.m. and people are already lining up outside Zimbabwe's main passport office - four hours ahead of opening time - in hopes of securing a passport that will allow them to escape their country's dearth of opportunities and search for work abroad.


Related Topix: Zimbabwe, World News, Robert Mugabe

11 hrs ago | The News Tribune

Egypt says rolling blackouts to end in 4 months

Neighborhoods in Egypt sink into darkness for hours during the day, leaving millions without power.


Related Topix: World News, Egypt, Weather, Mohamed Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood

15 hrs ago | Windsor Beacon

U.N. chief: Unity needed against record swell of crises

The world faces the greatest humanitarian crises in United Nations history, and nations aren't coming together to solve the problems, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon warned Tuesday.


Related Topix: World News, South Sudan, Iraq, Israel, Middle East

Tue Aug 19, 2014


China presses South Sudan over renewed violence

China's foreign minister pressed his South Sudan counterpart over renewed violence in the oil-rich state, demanding an immediate ceasefire and political dialogue in the country which is heavily reliant on Chinese investment.


Related Topix: Sudan, South Sudan, World News

Cybercast News Service

Liberia president declares Ebola curfew

Liberia's president declared a curfew and ordered security forces to quarantine a slum home to at least 50,000 people late Tuesday as the West African country battled to stop the spread of Ebola in the capital.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Travel, Liberia Travel, Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, South Africa Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel

The Raw Story

Racial violence in Ferguson reminiscent of apartheid, UN rights chief says

Clashes between police and protesters in the U.S. town of Ferguson are reminiscent of the racial violence spawned by apartheid in her native South Africa, the top U.N. human rights official said on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Prison, Ferguson, MO, World News, South Africa,

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Israeli leader recalls team from cease-fire talks

An Egyptian effort to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip appeared to collapse Tuesday after Israel walked out on the talks in response to a barrage of Palestinian rocket fire.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Egypt, Palestinian Territories,

The Winnipeg Free Press

TV sales, satellite providers grow in Somali capital amid militant attacks on public places

Inside the small office, the line of sweating clients waiting to renew their satellite TV subscriptions keeps growing.


Related Topix: Piracy News, Somalia, World News, Terrorism

Cybercast News Service

Pistorius brother out of ICU after car crash

Oscar Pistorius' brother is recovering and has been discharged from a hospital intensive care unit after suffering internal injuries in a car crash and going into respiratory failure, a spokeswoman for the Pistorius family said Tuesday.


Related Topix: World News, South Africa,


Liberia: Missing suspected Ebola patients found

The National Guard has arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters have again clashed with police in the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live, Gay/Lesbian

Attacks on aid workers reached peak in 2013

Attacks on aid workers reached a new peak in 2013, with 155 relief staff killed, and danger levels remain high this year, according to figures released today.


Related Topix: Asia, Afghanistan, World News, South Sudan,

Mon Aug 18, 2014

KLTV Tyler

Mercy Ships delays voyage to Africa in wake of Ebola breakout

Collateral hardship from the Ebola epidemic now includes a delay for Mercy Ships, which operates the world's largest civilian hospital ship in ports on the West Coast of Africa.


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

Mystery airstrikes kill six in Libya, sparking fears of foreign intervention

Airstrikes launched by an unknown party targeting Islamist-led militias in Libya's capital killed six people Monday, authorities said, as the interim government vowed to investigate the strikes amid raging street battles.


Related Topix: World News, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi), US Military, US Air Force,

WTOP-FM Washington

Growing unrest sets back Liberia's Ebola fight

Authorities in Liberia urgently searched on Monday for 17 people who fled an Ebola medical center over the weekend when it was attacked by looters who stole blood-stained sheets and mattresses and took them into an enormous slum.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News

The Washington Post

Somali pirate leader arrested in Mogadishu

Capt. Mohamed Hussein said Monday that Mohamed Garfanji, considered to be the second-ranking leader of Somalia's pirate industry, was arrested in Mogadishu Sunday for possessing illegal arms and other charges related to piracy.


Related Topix: Piracy News, Somalia, World News

The Washington Post

Rick Warren hopes to expand ministry in Africa

The American evangelical pastor Rick Warren, who visited Rwanda this week, told The Associated Press that he hopes to expand his ministry to East Africa.


Related Topix: World News, Rwanda, Celebrities, Rick Warren, Vocal, Lake Forest, CA

Kenya's anti-terror police killed suspects - HRW

Kenya's internationally funded anti-terrorism police have carried out a series of killings and "enforced disappearances" following a string of attacks in the country, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.


Related Topix: World News, Kenya, Terrorism