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  • >S Leone to punish hiding Ebola cases
    Sierra Leone passes a law making the sheltering of Ebola patients illegal, as Ivory Coast shuts land borders to prevent the spread of the virus.
    - 7 mins ago, 23 Aug 14, 11:00pm -
  • >Oldest book prize winners unveiled
    A novel inspired by the daily toil of a shepherdess and a biography of a Booker prize-winning author win the UK's oldest literary awards.
    - 17 mins ago, 23 Aug 14, 10:50pm -
  • >Briton in Sierra Leone 'has Ebola'
    A British national living in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the Ebola virus, the Department of Health says.
    - 30 mins ago, 23 Aug 14, 10:37pm -
  • >Abbas and Egypt urge new Gaza talks
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas joins Egypt to call on Israel and Hamas to launch fresh talks in Cairo, days after a previous truce collapsed.
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Aug 14, 10:02pm -
  • >Crystal Palace 1-3 West Ham United
    Goals from debutant Mauro Zarate, Stuart Downing and Carlton Cole see West Ham cruise past managerless Crystal Palace
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 9:27pm -
  • >May pledges new anti-extremist powers
    New measures to fight extremist groups are being looked at by the government, the home secretary says, as she defends its counter-terrorism strategy.
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 9:24pm -
  • >UN call to 'prevent Iraq massacre'
    A UN envoy calls for action to prevent what he says may be the possible massacre of Iraqis in the town of Amerli, besieged by Islamic State.
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 9:06pm -
  • >VIDEO: 'Tailback' as dog rescued from LA highway
    A stray dog was rescued from a busy Los Angeles highway after motorists worked together to capture the animal.
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 8:46pm -
  • >Chelsea 2-0 Leicester City
    Diego Costa and Eden Hazard score as Chelsea eventually break down a stubborn Leicester to maintain their 100% start to the season.
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 8:25pm -
  • >Iceland issues volcano red alert
    Iceland issues a red alert for the Bardarbunga volcano, closing air space over the eruption site but all airports currently remain open.
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 8:06pm -

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  • >Report: Russian aid trucks leave Ukraine
    Several dozen Russian aid trucks left Ukrainian territory on Saturday morning, Russia's state-run RIA Novosti news agency reported, a day after they crossed the border without authorization.
    - 10 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 1:32pm -
  • >Report: Russian aid trucks leave Ukraine
    Several dozen Russian aid trucks left Ukrainian territory on Saturday morning, Russia's state-run RIA Novosti news agency reported, a day after they crossed the border without authorization.
    - 10 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 1:32pm -
  • >Borders closing over Ebola fears
    The West African country of Senegal has closed its borders with Guinea over fears that the Ebola outbreak could spread, according to the Senegalese Interior Ministry. The closure includes any aircraft and ships traveling to Senegal from Guinea, Sierr…
    - 10 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 1:31pm -
  • >Chinese fighter jet comes dangerously close to U.S. Navy plane
    A Chinese fighter jet made several "dangerous" and "unprofessional" passes -- one as close as 20 feet -- at a U.S. Navy plane this week, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said Friday.
    - 20 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 3:24am -
  • >Has ISIS killer given himself away?
    Although American journalist James Foley's killer is masked in black, some distinguishing features can be picked out -- but the biggest clue may be in his voice.
    - 20 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 2:54am -
  • >Borders closing over Ebola fears
    The West African country of Senegal has closed its borders with Guinea over fears that the Ebola outbreak could spread, according to the Senegalese Interior Ministry. The closure includes any aircraft and ships traveling to Senegal from Guinea, Sierr…
    - 21 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 2:18am -
  • >Time to test Ebola vaccines?
    Ebola virus disease is sweeping across West Africa in the largest outbreak of the virus to date. Mortality rates are currently at 60% in a disease where up to 90% of infected people can die. But despite this lethality there remain no licensed treatme…
    - 23 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 11:48pm -
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  • 20 bodies from Flight MH17 brought home to Malaysia
    More than a month after the airliner they were traveling on was shot out of the skies above eastern Ukraine, the bodies of 20 Malaysian passengers arrived back in Kuala Lumpur as Malaysia observed a national day of mourning.
    - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 14, 10:57pm -
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Washington Post

  • >In deaths of civilians in Gaza, U.S. weapons sales to Israel come under scrutiny
    RAFAH, Gaza Strip — An Israeli missile attack that killed 10 civilians sheltering in a U.N. school here early this month prompted a call for restraint from the U.S. government over what the State Department described as a “disgraceful’’ act.…
    - 23 mins ago, 23 Aug 14, 10:44pm -
  • >Russian trucks leave but Ukraine says they’re taking military parts with them
    KIEV, Ukraine — A convoy of Russian aid trucks that had entered Ukraine without permission returned to Russia on Saturday, but Ukrainian officials continued to express alarm, saying that Russians had loaded sophisticated military equipment onto the…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 8:05pm -
  • >Simin Behbahani, celebrated poet known as the ‘lioness of Iran,’ dies at 87
    Simin Behbahani, a towering figure in Persian literature who became known as the “lioness of Iran” for poetry in which she elegantly and courageously laid bare the suffering of the destitute, the marginalized and the oppressed, died Aug. 19 at a…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 6:24pm -
  • >Gaza militants execute 18 alleged collaborators
    JERUSALEM — One day after three top Hamas commanders were killed in an Israeli airstrike, at least 18 Palestinians were executed Friday by firing squads in Gaza City, sentenced to death by a “resistance court” for collaborating with Israel duri…
    - 17 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 6:00am -
  • >Russia escalates tensions with aid convoy, reported firing of artillery inside Ukraine
    MOSCOW — The conflict between Russia and Ukraine hit dangerous new heights Friday as Russia sent an enormous aid convoy into rebel-held Ukrainian territory without the permission of the Kiev government, a move that a top Ukrainian security official…
    - 20 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 2:51am -
  • >WorldViews: Islamists carry out ‘public execution’ on a Libyan soccer field
    Video footage has emerged of an execution-style killing carried out by an Islamist militia in the eastern Libyan city of Darna. In a statement published Friday, human rights group Amnesty International decried the purported execution, which took pla…
    - 21 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 1:48am -
  • >Mexico launches new police force to guard commerce
    MEXICO CITY — Mexican avocados, on their journey to guacamole bowls the world over, often first pass through cartel-controlled farmlands, where extortion can raise prices, drag down the economy and put farmers at risk. Read full article >>
    - 23 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 12:05am -
  • Gunmen kill dozens at Sunni mosque in Iraq, raising fears of sectarian war
    BAGHDAD — Suspected Shiite militiamen fired on a Sunni mosque in eastern Iraq on Friday, killing dozens of worshipers and stirring fears of an explosion of sectarian violence resulting from the rise of the Islamic State extremist group. Read full a…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 14, 10:15pm -
  • WorldViews: Was Putin right about Syria?
    What a difference a year makes. Around this time last year, the West was gearing up for military action against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who was accused of carrying out chemical weapons attacks on his own people. That interve…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 14, 9:48pm -
  • WorldViews: How the Islamic State is turning the Middle East upside down
    One remarkable result of the rise of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq has been how it seems to be shifting broader conceptions in the Middle East. It sometimes looks like enemies are becoming potential allies — and even old friends are startin…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 14, 9:33pm -

Reuters

  • >Egypt calls for Gaza ceasefire as fighting rages
    GAZA/CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt called on Israel and the Palestinians on Saturday to halt hostilities and resume peace talks but both sides kept up attacks, including an Israeli air strike which destroyed a residential tower block in the centre of Gaza…
    - 13 mins ago, 23 Aug 14, 10:54pm -
  • >Sierra Leone makes harbouring Ebola victims a crime
    FREETOWN/ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone's parliament has made the harbouring of Ebola victims a crime punishable by two years' jail in an attempt to stop the spread of the deadly virus, the justice minister said on Saturday.
    - 15 mins ago, 23 Aug 14, 10:52pm -
  • >Ferguson protest march marks two weeks since police shooting
    FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, gathered in intense heat on Saturday to pray and mark two weeks since a white police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager, while supporters of the officer said in a separate rally m…
    - 31 mins ago, 23 Aug 14, 10:36pm -
  • >Merkel says tightening Ukraine-Russian border is key to peace deal
    KIEV (Reuters) - - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday the standoff over Ukraine could be solved but only if control was tightened over the Ukraine-Russia border across which, the West alleges, Russia has been funnelling arms to help a s…
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Aug 14, 9:43pm -
  • >Bombs kill at least 35 across Iraq a day after mosque shooting
    BAGHDAD/ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - Bombings across Iraq killed at least 35 people in attacks that appeared to be revenge for an assault on a Sunni mosque that has deepened sectarian conflict.
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 9:17pm -
  • >Renegade Libyan forces say their planes attack Tripoli again
    TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - The air force of Libya's renegade general Khalifa Haftar on Saturday attacked positions of Islamist-leaning militia in Tripoli for the second time in less than a week, one of his commanders said.
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 8:31pm -
  • >Yemen government offers to resign to end Houthi protests - source
    SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen's government offered on Saturday to resign within a month and to review an unpopular decision to cut fuel subsidies, in an attempt to end protests by the Shi'ite Houthi movement, a government source told Reuters.
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 7:08pm -
  • >Boat with 170 Africans on board sinks off Libyan coast
    TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A wooden boat with around 170 African migrants on board trying to reach Europe has sunk in rough seas off the Libyan coast, a spokesman for the Libyan navy said on Saturday.
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 6:36pm -
  • >Britain plans tougher laws to tackle UK jihadists
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Saturday it planned tougher laws to deal with British Islamist militants after Islamic State (IS) fighters in the Middle East released a video showing a suspected Briton beheading U.S. journalist James Foley.
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 4:33pm -
  • >Ivory Coast closes western borders over Ebola threat
    ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast has closed its land borders with Ebola-affected West African neighbours Guinea and Liberia in an attempt to prevent the world's deadliest outbreak of the virus from spreading onto its territory, the government announce…
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 3:48pm -

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