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EU leaders seek more Ebola funding at summit

BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain pledged an additional 100 million euro ($126 million) to fight Ebola and Prime Minister David Cameron called on the other European ...  Visit website

1st Ebola case in W. African nation of Mali

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali reported its first case of Ebola late Thursday, marking a major setback for West African efforts to contain the deadly ...  Visit website

Cash aid for refugees succeeds despite donors' doubts

BEIRUT (Reuters) - For decades, aid groups have assumed they know what's best for refugees and the poor; a growing body of evidence suggests they're ...  Visit website

Economic bounce, tough campaign point to Rousseff win in Brazil

MATEUS LEME Brazil (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff looks positioned to narrowly win a second term on Sunday thanks to a slight rebound in the ...  Visit website

Pistorius shoves race, crime and punishment in South Africa's face

PRETORIA (Reuters) - As Oscar Pistorius spent his first day behind bars this week, a suspected child rapist and murderer went on trial at the ...  Visit website

Zimbabwe's first lady says Mugabe's deputy should resign

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe said on Thursday deputy president Joice Mujuru, potential successor to her 90-year-old husband Robert Mugabe, should resign, ...  Visit website

Colombia to intensify battle against smuggling

BOGOTA (Reuters) - The battle against contraband is set to become a focal point for Colombia's armed forces as the risk to the economy and ...  Visit website

USAID tamped down internal criticism: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Auditors and employees at the U.S. Agency for International Development say critical assessments of the agency's work in Egypt were removed from ...  Visit website

Six in quarantine in Connecticut as U.S. steps up Ebola checks

Connecticut placed six West Africans who recently arrived in the United States under quarantine for possible Ebola exposure, a move that comes as the United ...  Visit website

Ex-Mountie hero of shooting at Canada's Parliament

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The standing ovation began even before Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers entered the Parliament chamber in his black robe, carrying the golden ceremonial ...  Visit website

Islamic State militants seize Iraq village, press assault on Yazidis

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State wrested a Sunni Muslim village in western Iraq on Thursday from tribal defenders who put up weeks of fierce resistance, ...  Visit website

UK policeman arrested after ammunition found at Buckingham Palace

LONDON (Reuters) - A police officer was arrested on Thursday as part of an investigation into the discovery of ammunition in personal lockers in a ...  Visit website

Suspected Boko Haram fighters kidnap 25 girls in northeast Nigeria

YOLA/ABUJA (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped at least 25 girls in an attack on a remote town in northeastern Nigeria, witnesses said, despite ...  Visit website

Families of executed French monks say Algiers obstructing justice

PARIS (Reuters) - The families of seven French Trappist monks killed in Algeria during Islamist-linked violence in 1996 accused Algiers of obstructionism on Thursday in ...  Visit website

Maryland man charged after jumping White House fence, dogs cleared for duty

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man arrested after jumping the White House fence on Wednesday night has been charged with three felony counts and four misdemeanors, ...  Visit website

Canada gunman wanted a passport to go to Mideast

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — He was a recent convert to Islam and a petty criminal with a long rap sheet, including a string of drug ...  Visit website

Turkey's U.S. relations show strain as Washington's patience wears thin

ANKARA (Reuters) - The U.S. decision to air-drop weapons to Kurdish forces in Syria on the same day Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan dismissed them as ...  Visit website

Coalition airstrikes in Syria killed over 500

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Syria have killed more than 500 people since they began last month, mainly Islamic militants, activists said ...  Visit website

Don't prejudge Egypt's new draft NGO law, says minister

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's minister of social solidarity has urged civil society groups not to prejudge a new draft law for non-government organizations (NGOs), which ...  Visit website

Cremation fears leave empty Ebola beds in Liberia

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Even as Liberians fall ill and die of Ebola, more than half the beds in treatment centers in the capital remain ...  Visit website

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