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After Texas Ebola patient's death, 'what ifs' haunt loved ones

Pentagon says troops heading to West Africa"There needs to be direct contact frequently with body fluids or blood," he stressed.Air travelers must keep in mind that Ebola is not transmitted through the air, said Dr. Marty Cetron, director of the CDC's Division of Global Migration and Quarantine.

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at ICC over charges linked to 2007 violence

African Union accuses ICC of bias, seeks delay of cases against sitting leadersThe nation's previous administration reneged on a deal to set up a special tribunal to try suspects in the post-election violence, prompting the international court to step in.

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The Ethiopians overcoming trachoma

Trachoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world: six million people worldwide are blind from trachoma, 21 million are affected, and a further 320 million are at risk.

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Hizbul Islam quits al-Shabab, alliances shift in Somalia

The Somali militia Hizbul Islam has announced that it is parting ways with al-Shabab, Press TV reports.

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Wild leopards threatened by religious tradition in Africa

A growing religion in southern Africa is posing a threat to the survival of wild leopards.

For the Nazareth Baptist Church, also known as the Shembe, leopards are seen as a symbol of pride, beauty and wealth, while their skins are viewed as essential attire for church elders who wear them around their necks during traditional ceremonies.

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Anti-American Protests Over Film Expand to More Than a Dozen Countries

CAIRO — The violently anti-American rallies that have roiled the Islamic world over a video denigrating the Prophet Muhammad expanded on Friday to more than a dozen countries, with demonstrators storming the American Embassy in Tunisia in a deadly clash and protesters in Sudan’s capital broadening the targets to include Germany and Britain.

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Ethiopians, heads of state pay respects at Meles funeral

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Ethiopians and at least 15 heads of state turned out on Sunday to pay their respects at the funeral of Meles Zenawi, the guerrilla leader turned economic reformer who died last month after more than two decades in power.

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South Africa Charges Miners in Deaths

JOHANNESBURG—Two weeks after police shot into a crowd of protesting miners here, killing 34, in one of the worst instances of labor violence since the end of apartheid, authorities filed murder charges against fellow miners for those deaths, opposition officials said.

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Rogue South African hippo dies during rescue attempt

A hippo named Solly who got stuck in a South African game reserve swimming pool has died during attempts to rescue him.

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How abducted German was killed in Kano crossfire

More facts emerged last night on the circumstances that led to the killing of an abducted German, Mr. Raupach Fritz Edgar, in a crossfire between security operatives and his abductors at the Kano hide-out of the terrorists.

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Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi dies in Libya

Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi, the only person convicted over the 1988 Lockerbie bombing which killed 270 people, died on Sunday, almost three years after being freed from jail on compassionate grounds.

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South African Hospital gunman may have been bipolar

A man who held a woman hostage for four hours at Westville Hospital in Durban on Friday was shot dead.

Police moved in on the man after negotiations had failed, said KwaZulu-Natal police spokesman Colonel Jay Naicker.

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Former Liberian President Charles Taylor's conviction sends warning to tyrants

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor became the first head of state since World War II to be convicted by an international war crimes court, a historic verdict that sends a message that tyrants worldwide will be tracked down and brought to justice.

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US warns sect may bomb Nigeria capital

 

The U.S. warned its citizens Wednesday that a radical Islamist sect may attack Nigeria's capital Abuja, including hotels frequented by foreigners, the second time it has advised such an assault is possible in the West African nation.

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Sudan Fighting Spreads to New Fronts, Claims Lives

Fighting on the disputed border between Sudan and South Sudan has spread to two new fronts, with casualties reported on both sides, officials said Wednesday.

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REMEMBERING NYARUBUYE

It is now 8 years since one of the most chilling massacres that set the new levels of human animosity in the name Hutu extremism against the Inyenzi, a phrase that Radio Mille Colline coined to rally sheer hatred against the defenseless Tutsis.

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TODAY IN HISTORY

April 14th, 1994- Belgium withdraws its troops from the UN peacekeeping force in Rwanda as the slaughters escalate.

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Mali's junta 'may charge' President Toure with treason

Mali's ruling military junta has said it is considering charging the ousted president with high treason.

Coup leader Capt Amadou Sanogo said the junta may also charge Amadou Toumani Toure with financial misconduct.

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