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  • Famed U.S.-born translator and Chinese citizen, dies aged 98

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Sidney Shapiro, a famed U.S.-born translator who was one of the few Westerners to gain Chinese citizenship and become a member of a high-level parliamentary body, died on the weekend in Beijing, his granddaughter said. He was 98....
  • Ebola 'czar' named by White House

    Ebola 'czar' named by White House
    President Obama on Friday tapped longtime Democratic operative Ron Klain to coordinate the federal government’s response to the threat of widespread infection from the Ebola virus. The move came as the president and his administration faced mounting...
  • U.S. and China look to manage differences, cooperate against threats

    BOSTON (Reuters) - America and China's top diplomats stressed the need to manage differences and cooperate against global threats including Islamic State and Ebola, as they sought to warm the mood between their countries ahead of a summit next month....
  • Iraqi Parliament fills out government with backdrop of Islamic State challenge

    BAGHDAD Iraq's Parliament has approved a series of key ministers after a month of wrangling, completing the formation of a unity government as the country's military and security forces struggle to push back the Islamic State. Publicly, most Iraqi...
  • Obama's Ebola czar is a government insider with no medical background

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Friday named a former longtime top aide to coordinate the government's efforts to combat Ebola, a veteran insider with experience in navigating the government bureaucracy but also a man with no medical background. Ron...
  • Lehigh Valley lawmakers urge limits on travel from Ebola areas

    Lehigh Valley lawmakers urge limits on travel from Ebola areas
    – Most Lehigh Valley federal lawmakers are joining a chorus of concerns about how federal officials are responding to the Ebola crisis, calling for restricting travel from the affected countries and better coordination among agencies. Republican...
  • World watch: News affecting world travel

     World watch: News affecting world travel
    Mexico: Just a month after Hurricane Odile smashed the popular resort area of Los Cabos, officials reported that at least 15 hotels have reopened, and many commercial flights have resumed. Though some hotels suffered major damage and will not reopen until...
  • Carnival ship with isolated hospital worker on board skipping Mexico stop after Ebola concern

    MIAMI A Carnival ship carrying a health care worker who may have handled lab samples from the deceased Ebola-infected man in Dallas is skipping a planned stop in Cozumel Friday. In a statement, Doral-based Carnival Cruise Lines said the Carnival Magic...
  • Nigeria says reaches deal with Boko Haram to free abducted girls

    ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria said on Friday it had agreed a ceasefire with Islamist militants Boko Haram and reached a deal for the release of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the group six months ago. There was no immediate confirmation from the...
  • Mexico bans cruise ship with Texas passenger under Ebola watch

    Mexican authorities, concerned with the spread of Ebola, have banned a Carnival cruise ship carrying a Dallas healthcare worker who is in isolation on the ship but showing no symptoms of the virus, Carnival officials said Friday. The ship was not...
  • In policy shift, US opens direct talks with Syrian Kurds

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration acknowledged Thursday that a U.S. official for the first time met with a representative of a Syrian Kurdish political party that's closely linked to a group on the U.S. terrorist list. State Department spokeswoman...