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  • Somalia's al Shabaab says stones man to death for rape

    MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's al Shabaab militants said on Wednesday they had stoned an 18-year-old man to death for raping a woman at gunpoint in one of their strongholds in the southern Lower Shabelle region. The group, which pledges loyalty to al...
  • Liberian air passenger checked for Ebola in New Jersey: media

    (Reuters) - A Liberian passenger who flew into New Jersey on Tuesday was taken to hospital over fears he had been exposed to Ebola, media reported. The man, who had flown from Liberia to Brussels and then caught a connecting flight to Newark, had a...
  • NBC freelance cameraman declared Ebola free, will leave hospital Wednesday

    WASHINGTON A freelance cameraman who contracted Ebola in Liberia will be released from the University of Nebraska Medical Center's Biocontainment Unit on Wednesday morning after fully recovering from the deadly virus, hospital officials confirmed...
  • Tod Robberson: When schools give Ebola fear higher priority than geography and common sense, we're in trouble

    I'm worried about the kind of geography lessons apparently being taught in American schools. One of the strongest lessons any student can receive is the lesson taught by example. And school districts are teaching students that, "out of an abundance of...
  • Obama's Ebola czar lacks medical authority

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Tuesday, Oct. 21: With midterm elections so close, it was inevitable that Ebola would become another depressing political point of division. A scary disease, a scare-mongering media and...
  • Turkish Airlines to restart Libya flights next week: envoy

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's special envoy to Libya said on Wednesday that Turkish Airlines would resume flights to the eastern Libyan city of Misrata next week, the first foreign carrier to fly to the country since fighting there worsened in July....
  • Congo, U.N. troops fire live rounds amid protest against killings

    BENI Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Congolese troops and United Nations peacekeepers fired live rounds to disperse hundreds of people protesting outside a U.N. base in the eastern Congolese town of Beni on Wednesday, a Reuters witness said....
  • Ebola-free: How did Nigeria and Senegal do it?

    International health authorities have heralded Nigeria and Senegal as examples of how countries can beat back Ebola. Both nations reacted quickly when the disease that is still ravaging parts of West Africa showed up within their borders by isolating...
  • New Ebola restrictions not enough for Republicans pushing travel ban

    While the Obama administration continues to put in place additional measures to identify travelers potentially infected with Ebola, the early Republican response is in: It's still not enough. The administration announced Tuesday that travelers to the...
  • U.N. condemns top human rights official's expulsion from Congo

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday condemned the expulsion of the top U.N. human rights official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and called on the U.N. Security Council to consider possible action....
  • Ebola cases in Germany test plans made long ago for other diseases

    BERLIN Back on March 26, just days after global health officials determined that a rash of deaths along the borders of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia was the result of the deadly Zaire strain of the Ebola virus, the Klinikum St. Georg in Leipzig...