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  • Go Away With ... Idris Elba

    Go Away With ... Idris Elba
    Idris Elba is famous for his acting. Nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his starring role in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," Elba is also known for playing Russell "Stringer" Bell on HBO's "The Wire." He'll next be seen reprising his role of Heimdall...
  • PolitiFact's liars of the year: The politicians who played the Ebola fear card

    Remember Ebola? Only two months ago, many Americans were gripped by fear of the uncontrollable spread of an apparently incurable disease that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projected could strike 1.4 million people in West Africa before...
  • Group behind 'Kony 2012' campaign to close

    Group behind 'Kony 2012' campaign to close
    Invisible Children, the San Diego-based charity that publicized the brutality of Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony through an online video that went viral, plans to wind down its operations and close by the end of 2015. In a statement posted on the group'...
  • APG team's Liberia mission shifts as Ebola cases decrease

    APG team's Liberia mission shifts as Ebola cases decrease
    When the Army scientists from Aberdeen Proving Ground arrived in Liberia six weeks ago, their commander said, it was not uncommon for rural Ebola patients to wait several days for blood test results. Laboratories in the capital of Monrovia were...
  • Britain reopens Cairo embassy, ending 9-day security closure

    The British Embassy in Cairo reopened Tuesday, nine days after shutting down over security concerns, but officials gave no immediate details about the nature of the threat that prompted the closure. In a statement posted on its website and emailed to...
  • Kenyan runner Kipsang misses out of competition dope test

    Kenyan distance runner Wilson Kipsang missed an out-of-competition drugs test in November, Athletics Kenya (AK) said on Tuesday. AK said that according to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) rules, a missed test would be...
  • 'Kony 2012' group Invisible Children is shutting down

    Invisible Children, the human rights group behind the “Kony 2012” video, announced Monday that it is shutting down its San Diego headquarters and winding down its operations. The group, founded in 2004 and best known for its 2012 viral video...
  • Only 5 northern white rhinos are left; artificial insemination difficult

    Only 5 northern white rhinos are left; artificial insemination difficult
    With the death at San Diego Zoo Safari Park of a northern white rhino, the species is five rhinos away from extinction. The death of Angalifu, a 44-year-old male northern white rhino, on Sunday leaves an elderly female at the park, three in a Kenyan...
  • 'Tis the season for weird Salvation Army donations

    'Tis the season for weird Salvation Army donations
    It has been a stingy year so far for The Salvation Army's bell-ringers in Orlando. But in the past week, there have been signs that some donors are digging very, very deep. Possibly a little too deep. In recent days the charity's annual Red Kettle...
  • How to cut militias off from gold and mineral mines in Congo

    Few parts of the world have been more ravaged by war and violence over the last two decades than the Democratic Republic of Congo. That's been made possible, in part, by the mines in the eastern part of the country that offer up tin, tungsten and tantalum...
  • Fighting in Libya curbs flow at major oil terminals

    Fighting in Libya curbs flow at major oil terminals
    The flow of crude oil to and from Libya’s two biggest oil terminals slowed to a trickle Monday after fighting between militias intensified in the turbulent North African country’s energy-rich east. Even before the latest outbreak of strife,...