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  • Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours

    Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours
    Here's a selection of attractions offering reduced prices:   AQUATICA:off BeachLine Expressway at Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; 407-351-3600; Guests can purchase a "Splash and Save" ticket with admission starting at $24 when tickets are purchased...
  • Fighting in Libya's Benghazi kills 25 in eight days: medics

    Fighting in Libya's Benghazi kills 25 in eight days: medics
    At least 25 people have been killed and 103 wounded in the past eight days of fighting between pro-government forces and Islamist groups in Libya's second city Benghazi, medics said on Thursday. That brings the death toll to around 475 since the army and...
  • Nigeria sentences 54 troops to death for mutiny

    Nigeria has sentenced 54 soldiers to death by firing squad for mutiny while fighting against insurgents in the northeast, their lawyer said on Thursday. Another five were acquitted and discharged in the secret trial, lawyer Femi Falana said. They...
  • Tropical deforestation threatens global food production

    By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tropical deforestation in the southern hemisphere is accelerating global warming and threatening world food production by distorting rainfall patterns across Europe, China and the U.S. Midwest, a...
  • Kenya's Kiptanui wants tough doping laws

    Kenya's three-time world 3,000 metres steeplechase champion Moses Kiptanui has called for tough sanctions on athletes who fail doping tests, saying "big money" was behind the cheating. Dozens of Kenyan athletes have failed drugs tests in the past two...
  • Cameroon army kills 116 Boko Haram militants, defense ministry says

    Cameroon's army killed 116 Boko Haram militants on Wednesday when they attacked a base in the Far North region of the country, said defense ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Didier Badjeck. Militants ambushed a column of army vehicles using an...
  • American doctor who recovered from Ebola will return to Liberia

    American doctor who recovered from Ebola will return to Liberia
    A doctor from Massachusetts who came down with Ebola while volunteering in Liberia will return to West Africa in January to resume medical work, the missionary group he works with said on Wednesday. Rick Sacra, 52, recovered from Ebola under treatment...
  • Global population living six years longer than in 1990: study

    Global life expectancy has risen by more than six years since 1990 thanks to falling death rates from cancer and heart disease in rich countries and better survival in poor countries from diarrhea, tuberculosis and malaria. In an analysis from the 2013...
  • Donors and WHO responded too slowly to West Africa Ebola outbreak: report

    By Misha Hussain DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The World Health Organization (WHO) and the nations that fund it failed to respond quickly and effectively to the deadly West Africa Ebola outbreak despite repeated warnings by aid agencies, a UK...
  • Zambia president Scott rejects cabinet's call for resignation

    Zambia's acting president Guy Scott rejected calls by cabinet ministers for him to resign on Wednesday as two sides within the ruling party intensified a power struggle ahead of an election next month. The Patriotic Front (PF) has been rocked by a bitter...
  • U.N. warns one million people could be hungry by March due to Ebola

    By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Half a million people in three West African nations rocked by Ebola are going hungry and that number could double by March if food supplies do not improve, two United Nations agencies warned on...