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Saturday, September 13, 2014
The worst-ever outbreak of Ebola fever has now killed more than 2,400 people, the U.N. said on Friday, as Cuba pledged the largest foreign medical team deployed so far in the west African health crisis.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Pistorius not guilty of murder but was negligent
During his trial, Oscar Pistorius sometimes retched and sobbed. The double-amputee Olympian sobbed again on Thursday, this time in apparent relief as a judge said the evidence did not support a murder conviction for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
In a lengthy verdict phase climaxing Oscar Pistorius' trial, the judge said Thursday he can't be found guilty of murder but that he was negligent in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, raising the possibility he'll be convicted of culpable homicide.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
World Health Organization (WHO) staff battling an Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone are working in larger quarters and no longer live with people from other agencies, after a scientist with the U.N. group was infected with the dreaded disease last month, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.
Cameroon said on Monday its soldiers had killed “more than 100” Boko Haram fighters during an attempted incursion by the Nigeria-based Islamist insurgents, while across the border thousands continued to flee the group's advances.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
A novel vaccine temporarily shielded lab monkeys from Ebola, and a booster jab provided lasting protection, according to a study Sunday that endorsed approval for tests on humans.
Monday, September 8, 2014
The new leader of Somalia's al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab rebels is thought to be a devout and ruthless hardliner who was one of the most trusted lieutenants of the group's late chief, according to experts and analysts.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Somalia's government warned Saturday of a wave of retaliatory attacks by the country's al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab rebels after their leader was confirmed to have been killed in a U.S. air strike.
Egypt's deposed president Mohammed Morsi will be tried on charges of giving Qatar documents related to national security, the state prosecutor said on Saturday.
Friday, September 5, 2014
The Dalai Lama has again been refused entry into South Africa where he was going to attend the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, his South African representative said. Concern about angering China has been cited for a visa refusal in the past.
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