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  • WHO: Ebola moving faster than control efforts

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than the efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from the affected countries met Friday in Guinea's capital. Dr. Margaret Chan,...

  • Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya

    Tunisia closes border crossing with Libya after hundreds of stranded Egyptians, fleeing violence, tried to break through the passage. (Aug. 1) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Ras Ajdir crossing point, Ben Gardane, Tunisia 1. Various of border crossing point, AUDIO: Gunfire 2....

  • Sierra Leone cyclist cleared of Ebola at Glasgow

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Reacting to sensationalistic headlines such as "Ebola Terror at Commonwealth Games" in a British newspaper, officials said on Friday that a Sierra Leone cyclist passed tests for the Ebola virus and competed. "There is no Ebola in the athletes' village," a games...

  • Ukraine: Investigators start jet crash site search

    HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — With the sound of artillery blasts at a distance, 70 international investigators arrived Friday at the eastern Ukraine site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed and started recovering the remains of as many as 80 victims that have been lying in farm fields for two...

  • 35 killed in Gaza; Israeli soldier feared captured

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled on Friday as violence erupted in and around a southern town in the war-ravaged strip, with at least 40 Palestinians killed in Israeli shelling while the military said two soldiers were killed and an infantry officer was feared...

  • Tropical Storm Bertha approaches Caribbean

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Bertha approached the Caribbean on Friday as islands in the eastern region prepared for heavy rains and strong winds. The storm's maximum sustained winds increased slightly late Friday morning to 50 mph (85 kph), but no significant change in strength...

  • Italy, Poland vie for top EU foreign policy job

    BRUSSELS (AP) — As the European Union struggles to respond to what it perceives as Russia's aggressive meddling in Ukraine, Italy and Poland are staking their claims to provide the bloc's new foreign-policy chief — kicking off a race in which the candidates' views of Moscow will likely be...

  • 2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release from what they say could be long prison terms. In their first appearance since being...

  • China says 9 suspects killed in Xinjiang raid

    BEIJING (AP) — China said nine suspects were killed Friday and another captured in a police action in the restive northwestern region of Xinjiang that follows a wave of militant violence. The official Xinhua News Agency said in a brief report that the confrontation took place in Hotan...

  • Tunisia closes borders with Libya after violence

    RAS AJDIR, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia closed its main border crossing with Libya on Friday after thousands of stranded Egyptian and foreign nationals, fleeing militias' fighting and violence in Libya, tried to break through the passage, the Tunisian news agency said. It was the second eruption of...

  • Gunmen kill another Somali lawmaker in Mogadishu

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police officer says gunmen have shot and killed a Somali lawmaker in Mogadishu. Hassan Abdullahi said two gunmen shot and killed Sheikh Aden Mader on Friday as he left a mosque. Mader, a former minister in the Somali government, is the fifth Somali...

  • Japan names 5 disputed islets in East China Sea

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Friday gave names to five uninhabited islets in an island group at the center of a territorial dispute with China as part of efforts to reinforce its claim, sparking quick condemnation from Beijing. The five islands, named after directions of the compass, are part of the...

  • 2 Americans detained in North Korea say they will be tried soon, appeal for US help

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — 2 Americans detained in North Korea say they will be tried soon, appeal for US help.

  • Ugandan court invalidates anti-gay law

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying the measure is illegal because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum. Activists erupted in cheers after the court ruled the law "null and void,"...

  • In brief lull, Gaza's displaced survey devastation

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Bassem Abul Qumbus looked in despair at the wreck of his home. Shells had punched holes in an upper-floor bedroom. A wall had collapsed into the kitchen. The dozens of baby chicks he'd been raising on the roof were dead, except for three tiny survivors and a slightly...



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