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  • New Benghazi report says security flaws were known, but not why Stevens was there

    WASHINGTON A House Intelligence Committee investigation of the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on U.S. outposts in Benghazi concludes that while the Central intelligence Agency had properly secured its compound in the Libyan city, the State Department knew its...
  • Sudan asks U.N. mission in Darfur to prepare to leave

    KHARTOUM, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Sudan has asked the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur to prepare to leave, a senior official said amid a dispute between the United Nations and Khartoum over an alleged mass rape in the region. Sudan...
  • Ebola-related events in the United States and response

    (Reuters) - Health agencies around the world are grappling with the worst Ebola epidemic since the virus was identified in 1976. The following is a chronology of events in the United States and the government's response at home and abroad from the time...
  • International Ebola fight helping but more work needed: U.N. chief

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - International efforts to fight Ebola are helping to slow the rate of new infections in some areas but increased infections in others and fears of further contagion in Mali indicate much work is still to be done, United Nations...
  • Plague in Madagascar has killed 40 people out of 119 cases: WHO

    GENEVA (Reuters) - An outbreak of the plague has killed 40 people out of 119 confirmed cases in Madagascar since late August and there is a risk of the disease spreading rapidly in the capital, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. So far...
  • Car jackers steal suspected Ebola blood samples in Guinea

    Car jackers steal suspected Ebola blood samples in Guinea
    Robbers in Guinea hijacked a Red Cross vehicle this week and made off with a cooler containing blood samples from suspected Ebola patients, a senior Red Cross official said on Friday. "No doubt they thought it was something else," Youssouf Traoré,...
  • Up to 80 people killed by suspected Ugandan rebels in Congo: group

    By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - Suspected Ugandan ADF-NALU rebels have killed between 50 and 80 people in attacks near the eastern Congolese town of Beni, slitting the throats of many of their victims, local sources and witnesses said on Friday. In a...
  • Egypt closes schools in Sinai towns as area inches toward open war

    ISMAILIA Egypt (Reuters) - Egypt has indefinitely shut schools in two border towns in northern Sinai as the army prepares to intensify a battle with Islamist militants that turned the daily trip to lessons into a "journey of death". Local people say...
  • Morocco says Burkina Faso's Compaore to stay for limited period

    RABAT (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's former president Blaise Compaore, who was toppled in a popular uprising last month, will stay in Morocco for a limited period after fleeing his country, the Moroccan government said on Friday. On Thursday, Compaore left...
  • Zimbabwe stadium church service stampede kills 11: police

    HARARE (Reuters) - Eleven people were killed and dozens injured in a stampede at a stadium in Zimbabwe, as thousands of people at a church service tried to leave through the same exit, police said on Friday. Around 30,000 people packed into a stadium...
  • WHO declares end of separate Ebola outbreak in Congo

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) declared on Friday that an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo was over after no people showed symptoms for two incubation periods since the last case. The outbreak, the seventh...