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  • U.N.'s Ebola mission should be closed once battle won: Ban

    The United Nations mission to fight Ebola should be wound down quickly once the battle is won, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday during his first tour of countries stricken with the virus.
  • Tunisians vote in historic presidential run-off

    Tunisians vote on Sunday in a presidential run-off election that completes the country's last steps to full democracy nearly fours years after the uprising that toppled autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. With a new progressive constitution and a full...

    Robert Oakley dies at 83; diplomat mediated in 'Black Hawk Down' turmoil

    Ambassador and diplomat Robert Oakley had retired from diplomatic service, twice, when he got an emergency phone call in 1993 while at a party. Could he come to the White House early the next morning? Oakley, known as an unrelenting trouble shooter, was...

    Liberian voter turnout low as Ebola overshadows senate election

    Turnout for Liberian parliamentary elections on Saturday appeared to be low as concerns about Ebola kept many voters at home. Polling stations were largely empty after voting began at 8 a.m. (3.00 a.m. ET) in the seafront capital Monrovia, with voters...

    Ebola hits Hampton Roads

    Ebola hits Hampton Roads
    When Ebola broke out in Africa, few considered it would hit Hampton Roads. Luckily, there have been no reported cases of the deadly virus in the region. But hospital and military personnel alike have taken steps to ward off its spread. Ebola is spread...