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  • Bandits in Guinea Steal Suspected Ebola Blood

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi van in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus. Authorities publicly appealed on national radio Friday to the ...

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  • Women on Front Lines in Syria, Iraq against IS

    SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group. The 28-year-old Kurdish fighter, who uses a nom de ...

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  • Nigeria Declared Ebola-Free

    While many West African countries are struggling with the spread of Ebola, Nigeria has been declared free of the disease by the World Health Organization (WHO) after six weeks without any new cases—a development that is being attributed to one physician and a team of volunteers, according to ...

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  • Photographer Covering Ebola: The World Must See

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The biggest danger in a war zone is not seeing the enemy. What people face here in Liberia is a war, and no one has seen the enemy. From the balcony of the hotel that has become the de facto international Ebola crisis headquarters here, the ballet of fancy SUVs never ...

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  • Sierra Leone Reaches Final Day of Ebola Lockdown

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Frustrated residents complained of food shortages in some neighborhoods of Sierra Leone’s capital on Sunday as the country reached the third and final day of a sweeping, unprecedented lockdown designed to combat the deadly Ebola disease, volunteers said. ...

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  • Sierra Leone to Shut Down for 3 Days to Slow Ebola

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — In a desperate bid to slow West Africa’s accelerating Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone ordered its 6 million people confined to their homes for three days starting Friday while volunteers conduct a house-to-house search for victims in hiding. At an emergency ...

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  • Nigerian Forces Clash with Boko Haram Fighters

    BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian military officials say they killed about 70 Boko Haram fighters when the Islamic extremists attacked the northeastern town of Bama Monday morning. The militants arrived Monday morning in armored tanks and trucks and tried to take over the town, said the ...

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