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4 min ago | 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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4 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: World News, Libya, Tunisia,

8 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: South Africa, World News

10 hrs ago | HOT 107.9

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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Related Topix: Kenya, World News, Weird

10 hrs ago | KSDK-TV Saint Louis

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

10 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Emory University, Liberia, World News

13 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

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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Related Topix: Central African Republic, World News

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Al Jazeera

Liberian police open fire on Ebola protesters

Police in the Liberian capital have fired live rounds and tear gas to disperse a stone-throwing crowd trying to break an Ebola quarantine imposed on their neighbourhood, as the death toll from the epidemic in West Africa hit 1,350.

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

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.

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

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.

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Related Topix: Sierra Leone, World News

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.

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

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.

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Related Topix: Zimbabwe, World News, Robert Mugabe

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.

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

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.

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

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Reuters

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: World News, South Africa,

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