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CDC head says Sierra Leone in strong place with Ebola

August 3, 2015

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone is in a stronger place than it was six months ago to fight Ebola, but the new challenge is to get to zero cases, the director of the U.S. more »»

Burundi rights activist shot and wounded in the capital

August 3, 2015

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — A civic leader in Burundi says a leading rights activist in the country has been shot and wounded by unknown assailants in the capital, Bujumbura. more »»

Lebanon's trash crisis worsens amid rising heat, anger

August 3, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — It's summer in this proud Mediterranean city, with celebrities and Lebanese expats flocking to international festivals and parties at Beirut's beaches and nightclubs. more »»

Hunters in Africa say they have a role in conservation

August 3, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In 1909-10, Theodore Roosevelt headed a Smithsonian hunting and trapping expedition in Africa that included colleagues who prepared the wildlife he killed for shipment back to... more »»

Zimbabwean operator says American hunter didn't break law

August 3, 2015

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — An American accused of killing a lion in an allegedly illegal hunt in Zimbabwe in April did not break any laws and acted in good faith, a safari operator who worked for th... more »»

Investigators for missing Malaysia flight meet in Paris

August 3, 2015

PARIS (AP) — French and Malaysian investigators cleared their last hurdle before launching a probe that many hope will solve the mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, meeting with a... more »»

Turkey, Kurd rebels gear up for return to all-out conflict

August 3, 2015

LICE, Turkey (AP) — The military helicopters swooped in over the Kurdish heartland and dropped white incendiary powder on a raging brush fire — igniting a massive conflagration that raced through... more »»

Soldiers in Hungary begin building fence to stop migrants

August 3, 2015

ASOTTHALOM, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian soldiers started building a fence Monday on the border with Serbia, an effort meant to stop the rising flow of migrants trying to enter the European Union. more »»

Former Afghan warlord says Taliban weaker amid infighting

August 3, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The confirmed death of the Taliban's reclusive one-eyed leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has weakened the movement, giving Kabul an opportunity to step up the battle against... more »»

Former trader given 14 years prison for market manipulation

August 3, 2015

LONDON (AP) — A British judge sentenced a former Citibank and UBS trader to 14 years in prison Monday after a jury found him guilty of masterminding the manipulation of a key interest rate, the... more »»

Sierra Leone concerns grow from new case, as CDC head visits

August 3, 2015

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Two new cases of Ebola surfaced in Sierra Leone's Tonkolili District after a man died last week in the area where the deadly virus had been gone for months, an... more »»

Syrian air raids, warplane crash kill at least 27 people

August 3, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Government air raids in a northwestern town in Syria and a subsequent crash by a Syrian warplane that slammed into a residential area there killed at least 27 people on Monday,... more »»

Syrian air raids, warplane crash kill at least 17 people

August 3, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Government air raids in a northwestern town in Syria and a subsequent crash by a Syrian warplane that slammed into a residential area there killed at least 17 people on Monday,... more »»

Israel-British project makes Hebrew texts available online

August 3, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — One of the oldest surviving Hebrew manuscripts, a bible dating back more than 1,000 years, will soon be available online in a joint project with The British Library in London, th... more »»

Report: US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria killed many civilians

August 3, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria likely have killed hundreds of civilians, a report by an independent monitoring group said Monday. more »»

Greek stock market bloodbath as exchange reopens

August 3, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's s stock market plunged over 22 percent as it reopened Monday after a five-week closure, giving investors their first opportunity since late June to react to the... more »»

Burundi tense amid gunfire after killing of a general

August 3, 2015

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Gunfire rang out in Burundi's capital Sunday night following the killing of a feared military general who was a close ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza. more »»

Activists: Syria warplane crashes, killing and wounding many

August 3, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Air raids and the subsequent crash of a Syrian warplane in a residential area in the northwestern town of Ariha on Monday killed and wounded dozens of people, two activist groups... more »»

 
 
 

 

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