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  • Anguish from the front lines of the Ebola epidemic

    The Rev. Father Peter Konteh lives next door to death. From the yard of his house in Freetown, the Catholic priest watches a procession of corpses arrive at King Tom Cemetery, one of the largest in Sierra Leone. "On a day when the government reported...
  • Investigators Work To Determine How City Firefighter Died

    Investigators Work To Determine How City Firefighter Died
    HARTFORD — Fire investigators worked Wednesday to determine what caused the fire Tuesday night at 598 Blue Hills Ave. and how firefighter Kevin Bell was killed and firefighter Jason Martinez badly burned. Bell, 48, a six-year veteran, served with...
  • Tree topples, crunching Duarte apartments; 5 people driven from homes

    Tree topples, crunching Duarte apartments; 5 people driven from homes
    Five residents were displaced early Wednesday after a large tree fell onto their apartment building in Duarte, damaging multiple units, firefighters said. Part of the tree had already started to come down toward the apartments in the 1800 block of...
  • Two displaced by Fort Lauderdale fire

    Two displaced by Fort Lauderdale fire
    Two people were displaced, but there were no injuries from a residential fire in Fort Lauderdale early Monday, officials said. The fire in an apartment unit at 313 NW 15 Way broke out shortly after midnight, according to Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue...
  • Ukraine military says separatists violate month-old ceasefire

    KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine's military accused Russian-backed separatists of again violating a month-old ceasefire on Sunday, saying their forces came under attack in several parts of the east including the airport at the big city of Donetsk....
  • Thailand hits party scene to combat rising HIV among gay men

    BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bare-chested male models strutted through the glitzy ballroom in Bangkok to the beat of house music while dozens of young gay men waited anxiously, working up the nerve to have a blood test. The mostly female health...
  • Ukraine says its forces killed 12 rebels at Donetsk airport

    KIEV (Reuters) - Pro-Russian separatists have suffered their worst casualties since a ceasefire officially began on Sept.5, losing 12 men in attacks on buildings at Donetsk airport, Ukrainian military officials said on Saturday. The ceasefire in...
  • Several Injured As Residents Jump To Escape East Hartford Fire

    Several Injured As Residents Jump To Escape East Hartford Fire
    EAST HARTFORD —- Several people were injured — including at least one who jumped from a third floor window — as they escaped a fire that broke out just after dawn Saturday at an apartment complex off Burnside Avenue, authorities said....
  • No more Mr. News Guy -- L.A. anchor Kent Shocknek signs off

    No more Mr. News Guy -- L.A. anchor Kent Shocknek signs off
    Notice something missing from your TV news this week? It's Kent Shocknek, who spoke to The Times two days before signing off Friday, after 31 years in the anchor chair on two stations, KNBC and KCBS/KCAL. He so fits the role, he got anchor cameos in the...
  • Russia says Swiss aid worker was killed by mortar fire from Ukraine-held area

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Friday the mortar fire that killed a Swiss worker from the International Committee of the Red Cross in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine was fired from territory controlled by Ukrainian government forces. "Kiev did not want...
  • Swiss Red Cross worker killed by shell in Ukraine's Donetsk

    DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - A Swiss Red Cross worker was killed by a shell that landed near the international organization's office in Ukraine's separatist-held city of Donetsk on Thursday. Both the pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian government...