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Asia, Europe on alert as world Ebola fears grow

Fears that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents grew Wednesday, with European and Asian countries on alert. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said the crisis gripping Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will only get worse and warned there is no overarching strategy to handle the world’s worst ...

Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques

Jul 31, 2014

Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques

A Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating ...

Jul 31, 2014

Dutch, Australian experts reach MH17 crash site: OSCE

Dutch and Australian experts accompanied by a team of international monitors on Thursday reached the crash site of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 after days of fierce fighting that had stopped them reaching the area. “Monitors reach MH17 crash site for 1st time in ...

Jul 31, 2014

Drone carrying contraband crashes at U.S. prison

A drone carrying cellphones, marijuana and other contraband into a U.S. maximum-security prison never made it inside the razor wire fence, and authorities said Wednesday they are looking for one of two people accused of trying to sneak it in. The search has been ...

Jul 31, 2014

U.S. slaps sanctions on two North Korean shipping companies

The U.S. government imposed sanctions Wednesday on two North Korean shipping companies over their attempt to ship weapons from Cuba to North Korea in violation of American and United Nations sanctions. Chongchongang Shipping Company and Ocean Maritime Management Company conspired to transfer a concealed ...

Jul 31, 2014

Teen who climbed 1 World Trade Center pleads guilty

A teenager who climbed to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower in New York has pleaded guilty in an escapade that increased concerns about security at the nation’s tallest building. Justin Casquejo acknowledged Wednesday he broke a city misdemeanor law against ...

Global Ebola epidemic 'unlikely'

Jul 31, 2014

Global Ebola epidemic 'unlikely'

The scientist who helped discover the Ebola virus said the outbreak in west Africa was unlikely to trigger a major epidemic outside the region, adding he would happily sit next to an infected person on a train. But professor Peter Piot said in an ...