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  • Emails show U.N. health agency resisted declaring Ebola emergency

    Emails show U.N. health agency resisted declaring Ebola emergency
    By early June of last year, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa was the deadliest ever recorded. There weren't enough beds to treat patients and many were refusing to seek treatment, driving the outbreak underground. Senior staffers in Africa at the World...
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHERE TUNIS GUNMEN GOT THEIR TRAINING A top Tunisian security official says two extremist gunmen who killed 21 people at a museum trained in...
  • EU summit wraps up with talks on Libya, economy

    European Union heads of state and government spent the final day of their spring summit focused on the situation in Libya and on ways to boost the bloc's economy: —ECONOMY: Leaders backed a plan by European Commission President Jean-Claude...
  • Boko Haram attacks Nigerian town, kills 11

    Boko Haram extremists have attacked on a Nigerian border town, killing 11 people who had recently come home after military forces ousted the insurgents, witnesses said. Resident Mohammed Umara said Cameroonian forces immediately crossed the border when...
  • EU vows to support Libya but rules out sending troops

    European Union leaders, concerned about migrants using Libya as a jumping-off point to reach the continent, pledged Friday to help the conflict-torn country regain stability but ruled out deploying any security operation. The leaders backed the U.N.-...
  • Ethiopian govt burn 6.1 tons of ivory to discourage poaching

    Black smoke billowed into the air of the Ethiopian capital Friday as 6.1 tons of illegal elephant tusks, ivory trinkets, carvings and various forms of jewelry went up in flames on a wooden pyre. Government officials had started the blaze to discourage...
  • Tunisians remember victims of museum attack at holiday rallies

    Tunisians remember victims of museum attack at holiday rallies
    The gunmen who staged a deadly rampage through a landmark museum in the Tunisian capital this week had been trained at militant camps in Libya, government officials said Friday. As the death toll in the attack stood at 23, including the two gunmen,...
  • Egypt, Emirati developers tout nebulous plan for new capital

    The idea is colossal: building an eco-friendly city the size of Singapore in the desert outside Cairo, a sleek new capital fit for the 21st century where a diverse slice of society will live in harmony. Of the projects unveiled at the corporate...
  • Terror attack in Tunisia a fresh blow to tourism industry

    The terror attack in Tunisia that killed 21 people is a fresh blow to the North African nation's tourism industry, which has been struggling since the country's revolution of 2011. Cruise companies canceled stops in the country as 17 of the victims at...
  • UN waived human rights concerns over 2 Congo generals

    Two Congolese generals who the U.N. says were involved in "massive human rights violations" were given waivers so they could cooperate with that country's U.N. peacekeeping mission as recently as last year, an official said Thursday. The top U.N. envoy...
  • US embassies in West Africa boost security

    The U.S. embassies in the West African nations of Niger and Mali are boosting security for diplomats and their families amid security fears sparked by attacks from Islamic militants. The embassy in Bamako, Mali, said in a notice to Americans on...