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Monday, June 29, 2015
Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma said Friday he was imposing a three-week daytime curfew in the last Ebola-hit areas in a bid to curb a resurgence of the deadly virus.
Kuwait names Saudi as suicide bomber in mosque attack
Kuwaiti authorities on Sunday identified the suicide bomber behind an attack on a Shiite mosque that killed 27 people as a Saudi citizen who flew into the Gulf nation just hours before blowing himself up.
Ecuador has released 201 tortoises on Santa Fe Island in the Galapagos archipelago, where a similar subspecies went extinct more than 150 years ago.
A Russian lawmaker, who has strongly backed anti-gay legislation, said Facebook should be shut down in Russia over its support for the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage.
An Argentine federal judge has ordered an embargo on some US$156 million owned by companies exploring for oil off the UK's Falklands Islands, over which Argentina claims sovereignty. She also has ordered them to stop their explorations
Armenia president suspends electricity price hike
Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian on Saturday suspended a controversial hike in electricity prices but the move failed to appease protesters who vowed to keep up with the largest anti-government demonstrations the ex-Soviet nation has seen in years.
A 6-year-old boy has died in Spain's first case of diphtheria since 1987, his hospital said Saturday.
Paraguayan bishop ousted by the pope scrutinized for his spending
Children awaiting surgery and women fleeing domestic violence never saw the US$350,000 donated for their benefit. Then, there were the questionable property sales and the money for a cleaning business partially owned by a relative.
Egypt faced treacherous weather conditions Saturday as a sandstorm blanketed the north of the country and a magnitude-5.2 earthquake centered in the Sinai Peninsula shook buildings more than 200 miles away in the capital, Cairo.
Gay pride events in Latin America seek more rights
Marchers in several Latin American nations including Chile and Mexico pressed for more gay rights Saturday, with many celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision allowing same-sex couples to wed.
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