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  • Nearly 2,000 Europe-bound migrants have drowned this year-UN

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Nearly 2,000 people fleeing Africa and the Middle East have drowned in the Mediterranean this year, most of them in the past three months as they tried to reach Europe from Libya, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday....
  • Gamers helping in Ebola research

    SEATTLE Months before the recent Ebola outbreak erupted in Western Africa, killing more than a thousand people, scientists at the University of Washington's Institute for Protein Design were looking for a way to stop the deadly virus. For inspiration,...
  • Gaza ceasefire to start at 1600 GMT: Egypt's state news agency

    CAIRO (Reuters) - A Gaza ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians will start at 1600 GMT (12.00 noon EDT), the state's MENA news agency said. Egypt's Foreign Ministry is expected to issue a more detailed statement on the new ceasefire deal soon,...
  • At least 19 killed in bus crash in Egypt's Luxor: state media

    CAIRO (Reuters) - At least 19 people were killed when two minibuses fell into a canal near Egypt's tourist city of Luxor early on Tuesday, state-run newspaper Al Ahram reported. The accident came less than a week after at least 38 people were killed...
  • Path to jihad: from upscale Cairo to Islamic State beheadings

    CAIRO (Reuters) - After leaving his upscale Cairo neighborhood to fight with the Islamic State militant group in Syria and Iraq, Younes says he learned how to work as a sniper, fire heavy weaponry and behead prisoners using the proper technique. One year...
  • U.S. cracks down on Somalia militants with strike on Shabab leader

    A U.S. airstrike intended to kill the leader of Somalia's Al Qaeda-affiliated Shabab group illustrated the Pentagon's determination to take down militants responsible for a wave of bombings and suicide attacks throughout the Horn of Africa. The Pentagon...
  • U.S. seeks to speed up production of Ebola drug

    U.S. seeks to speed up production of Ebola drug
    With the Ebola outbreak threatening to spiral out of control, U.S. officials unveiled a multimillion-dollar plan Tuesday aimed at getting a promising drug out of American research labs and into African hospitals and clinics more quickly. The...
  • Attack on Egypt security convoy kills 11 in Sinai: security sources

    CAIRO (Reuters) - An attack on a convoy killed 11 members of the Egyptian security forces in the Sinai Peninsula on Tuesday, security and medical sources said. Two were killed by a roadside bomb and the others were shot as they tried to flee, the...
  • Decenas de muertos tras ataque de insurgentes de Boko Haram a una ciudad nigeriana: fuentes

    MAIDUGURI Nigeria (Reuters) - Insurgentes islamistas de Boko Haram invadieron gran parte de una ciudad del noreste de Nigeria después de horas de combates en los que murieron decenas de personas y miles de residentes tuvieron que huir, dijeron el martes...
  • Libyan government says has lost control of most Tripoli ministries

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Libya's government said it has lost control of most ministries and state institutions located in Tripoli after rival armed groups took over the capital. Last month, senior officials and the elected parliament moved to the remote eastern...
  • Senegal's first Ebola case raises fear about virus' spread

    Senegal's first Ebola case raises fear about virus' spread
    Authorities in Senegal confirmed the country’s first Ebola case Friday, raising new fear about the disease’s spread through West Africa. The country, the fifth afflicted in what is already the worst Ebola outbreak on record, is a major hub...