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Obama to send 3,000 troops to Liberia in ebola fight

The United States is ready to take leadership for a global response to the deadly Ebola virus that is ravaging West Africa, President Barack Obama said Tuesday,
September 17, 2014

Pistorius found guilty of 'culpable homicide'

South African track star Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide, but cleared of other more serious murder charges in connection with the killing of his girlfriend.
September 12, 2014

Libyan parliament takes refuge in Greek car ferry

A Greek car ferry has been hired as last-minute accommodation for Libya's embattled parliament, which has fled the country's civil war to the small eastern town of Tobruk.
Guardian: September 10, 2014

US ebola patient to leave hospital

One of two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus is leaving an Atlanta hospital.
August 21, 2014

WHO: Ebola unlikely to spread on airplanes

The World Health Organization says it does not recommend a ban on air travel to and from Ebola affected countries in West Africa. The U.N. health agency says the risk of spread of the deadly disease in an airplane is extremely low.
August 15, 2014

Ebola grips West Africa

Liberia's president is reassuring the country's healthcare workers that more resources for the battle against Ebola are on the way.
August 10, 2014

Nigeria confirms 5 new ebola cases

Nigerian officials have confirmed five new cases of Ebola in Lagos and a second death from the disease.
August 6, 2014

Top secret serum likely saved U.S. Ebola patients

Dr. Kent Brantly's condition dramatically improved after he received the medication, a source says. After two doses, Nancy Writebol showed significant improvement.
CNN: August 4, 2014

Greek frigate returns after Libya evacuation, Poland also withdraws

A Greek navy frigate carrying embassy staff and nearly 200 people from Greece, China and other countries evacuated from the conflict in Libya returned early Saturday to a port near Athens.
The Tribune: August 2, 2014

Sierra Leone declares emergency to combat ebola

Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma has declared a state of emergency to help the country deal with the worst ever outbreak of the Ebola virus.
July 31, 2014