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  • Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:34

    UN chief visits Ebola-ravaged West African nations

    MONROVIA, Liberia — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised health workers battling Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia on Friday, saying they have shown "the most noble face of humankind" amid an epidemic that has killed more than 6,900 people in West Africa.

  • Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:34

    Nine migrants drown off the coast of Morocco

    MADRID - Moroccan rescue teams recovered the bodies of nine migrants who drowned off the coast of Tangier and rescued another 21 who were trying to reach Spain on a small craft, Spanish authorities said on Friday.

  • Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:34

    Kenya's marathon queen Jeptoo fails second doping test

    NAIROBI - Kenyan Rita Jeptoo, winner of the Boston and Chicago marathons for the last two years, has tested positive for a banned substance in a B sample taken after she failed an out-of-competition check in September.

  • Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:34

    Ebola crisis: Liberia holds senate postponed election

    Voters in Liberia are going to the polls in an election that was postponed in October because of the Ebola outbreak.

  • Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:28

    Nigerian soldiers sentenced to death for refusing to fight Boko Haram

    ABUJA, Nigeria — A court-martial in Nigeria has sentenced 54 soldiers to death for mutiny, assault, cowardice and refusing to fight Islamic extremists.

  • Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:40

    Sierra Leone's leading doctor dies of Ebola

    FREETOWN - Sierra Leone's leading doctor died of Ebola on Thursday, hours after the arrival in the country of an experimental drug that could have been used to treat him, the government's chief medical officer said.

  • Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:39

    At least 28 killed in C.African Republic clashes- Red Cross

    DAKAR - At least 28 people, including a Red Cross volunteer, have been killed in clashes between Muslim rebels and Christian militia in Central African Republic, a senior official with the humanitarian organisation said on Thursday.

  • Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:37

    Kenya's Kenyatta signs security law despite protests

    NAIROBI - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Friday he had signed into law anti-terrorism measures approved by parliament despite vocal protests by some opposition lawmakers who cited a threat to civil liberties and free speech.

  • Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:36

    Fighting in Libya's Benghazi kills 25 in eight days - medics

    BENGHAZI, Libya - At least 25 people have been killed and 103 wounded in the past eight days of fighting between pro-government forces and Islamist groups in Libya's second city Benghazi, medics said on Thursday.