Sierra Leone: 130 Ebola cases found during lockdown
Sierra Leone says 130 confirmed cases of Ebola were found during a three-day nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the disease. Officials are awaiting tests on about 70 more suspected cases.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:18:57 -0400
Somali pirates release U.S.-German hostage
Mogadishu (AFP) - Somali pirates on Tuesday freed a German-American journalist and writer, Michael Scott Moore, two and a half years after he was kidnapped in the war-torn Horn of Africa nation, officials said.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:33:59 -0400
Pa. fugitive appears in documentary as Vietnam War re-enactor
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) The manhunt for the survivalist accused of ambushing a state police barracks has narrowed to the rural area where he grew up and his parents still live, but the suspect has managed to elude capture despite the efforts of hundreds of law enforcement officials.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:52:10 -0400
India's $75 million spacecraft on course to enter Mars orbit
NEW DELHI (AP) India will soon know if its first interplanetary mission will achieve its goal, when a spacecraft built with homegrown technology for a remarkably low price tag of $75 million begins its final maneuvers into orbit around Mars.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:20:20 -0400
Police take forensic evidence in search for missing UVa. student
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) In a second search of the home of the man believed to be the last person seen with a missing University of Virginia student, officials said they took pieces of clothing, but they would not elaborate on the importance of the items Tuesday.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:40:09 -0400
Life sentence in NYC for Osama Bin Laden's son-in-law
By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A seemingly unrepentant Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday in New York following his conviction on terrorism charges. A Manhattan federal jury in March found the Kuwaiti-born 48-year-old guilty of conspiring to kill Americans, conspiring to provide material support for terrorists and providing such support, after a trial that offered a rare glimpse of bin Laden in the hours following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. U.S. ...
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:05:40 -0400
'Suitcase full of fears': Pope calls for global effort on migration crisis
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis called on Tuesday for countries to join forces to help the rising number of migrants, thousands of whom have died this year on perilous journeys to flee poverty and war. The pontiff's message comes as seaborne migration from North Africa to Europe is at a record high and the United States is seeing a surge in the number of children from Central America attempting to cross its southern border. ...
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:43:56 -0400
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