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  • Kathryn Bigelow Decries 'Last Days' of the African Elephant

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "When you buy something made of ivory, where does the money go?" asks an onscreen question at the start of Kathryn Bigelow's "Last Days," a remarkable three-minute PSA on the subject of elephant poaching and the illegal ivory...
  • Frenchman's murder puts Algeria back on the shifting map of jihad

    ALGIERS (Reuters) - When a little-known group of Algerian militants beheaded a French tourist last week, they were not only lashing out at the West, but also staking an unmistakable claim in the shifting ground of jihadist power politics. Herve Gourdel's...
  • Patient exposed to Ebola to be treated at Maryland clinic

    The National Institutes of Health announced Saturday it expects to admit a patient exposed to the Ebola virus in the "coming days." The patient is an American doctor who was exposed to the virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone, according to a...
  • Libya: Send us more arms or face wider terrorism threat

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Libya on Saturday asked the world either to give it more weapons and other support to help restore security and rebuild its institutions or to declare outright that the conflict-torn North African state "must face terrorism...
  • Central African Republic asks U.N. to tweak arms embargo to aid troops

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Central African Republic interim President Catherine Samba Panza asked the United Nations on Saturday to consider tweaking an arms embargo on the landlocked state so its security forces could be properly equipped to work...
  • Physician exposed to Ebola virus to be admitted to NIH

    Physician exposed to Ebola virus to be admitted to NIH
    An American physician exposed to the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is expected to be admitted to the National Institutes of Health, officials at the Bethesda-based agency said Saturday in a statement. NIH officials said that the patient, who was...
  • 'The Good Lie's' Sudanese survivor actors revisit searing war horrors

    'The Good Lie's' Sudanese survivor actors revisit searing war horrors
    Emmanuel Jal has many scarring memories from when he was conscripted as a boy to fight in the second Sudanese civil war. But few stand out like the time he and other child soldiers escaped their quarters as members of the rebel Sudanese People's...
  • At least 22 killed in Guinea-Bissau after vehicle hits landmine

    BISSAU (Reuters) - At least 22 people were killed in Guinea-Bissau when a vehicle taking them to a funeral struck a landmine, a police source said on Saturday. The incident happened on Friday afternoon near Mansoa, about 60 km (37 miles) northeast of the...
  • At risk of Ebola, Liberia's top doctor quarantines herself

    At risk of Ebola, Liberia's top doctor quarantines herself
    Liberia's chief medical officer has quarantined herself for three weeks and ordered her entire office to do the same after an assistant died of Ebola. Dr. Bernice Dahn had no symptoms. But her move to quarantine her office was in line with a...
  • Langley group part of Ebola relief mission

    A medical team from Langley Air Force Base deployed Friday as part of the international effort to fight the spread of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Airmen from the 633rd Medical Group will not directly treat Ebola victims. Instead, they...
  • Somali militants stone woman to death

    MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali al Shabaab militants stoned a woman to death in the southern town of Barawe on Friday after a court they had set up declared her guilty of adultery, the militants and witnesses said. The group, which pledges loyalty to al...