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Thursday, August 28, 2014
Li Luming carefully straightens a tablecloth in his empty restaurant in Sierra Leone's capital as he laments the damage Ebola has done to business.
Executions a 'common spectacle' in IS-held Syria: UN
Public executions, amputations, lashings and mock crucifixion are a regular fixture in jihadist-controlled areas of Syria, a U.N. probe charged Wednesday, also accusing Damascus of repeatedly using chemical weapons against civilians.
Gaza truce holds as Israel, Hamas claim 'victory'
The skies over Gaza remained calm Wednesday as a long-term cease-fire took hold, ending the deadliest violence in a decade, with Israel and Hamas both claiming 'victory' in the 50-day war.
Pakistan's embattled prime minister said Wednesday he would not cave in to protests demanding his resignation, striking a defiant note in his first major speech since the crisis erupted two weeks ago.
Francois Hollande on Tuesday installed a former banker and ally as economy minister in an emergency reshuffle seen as the “last chance” to haul France out of the biggest crisis of his presidency.
Two 50-year-old men filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming the Seventh-Day Adventist Church put a man known to abuse children in charge of its youth program in the 1970s and kept him in that position even after learning he was accused of abusing a child in its ranks.
A man in custody is a serial killer who is suspected of randomly shooting seven people, leaving four dead, over five days in the Los Angeles area, authorities said Tuesday.
Recently uncovered Mayan cities object of study
Two lost Maya cities recently uncovered by an international team of scientists in Mexico could help decipher the story of the empire's early capitals to the south that were eventually abandoned for large cities on the Yucatan peninsula.
About 1,400 children were sexually exploited in a northern England town, a report concluded Tuesday in a damning account of “collective failures” by authorities to prevent victims as young as 11 from being beaten, raped and trafficked over a 16-year period.
Colombia's FARC guerrillas will not give up their weapons at once, and need guarantees from the government to disarm, a negotiator said Tuesday as the peace process marked two years.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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