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Obama coalition-building again, this time on Ebola

Oct 21, 2014

Obama coalition-building again, this time on Ebola

After rallying dozens of nations to join the fight against Islamic State militants, President Barack Obama is back in the coalition-building business — this time to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Obama is working the phones with world leaders, appealing to them ...

U.N. rights experts decry Detroit water shut-offs

Oct 21, 2014

U.N. rights experts decry Detroit water shut-offs

U.N. rights experts on Monday condemned authorities in Detroit for disconnecting water supplies to thousands of residents, saying the policy was hitting the city’s poorest and most vulnerable. In a statement issued after a three-day mission to Detroit, U.N. Special Rapporteurs Catarina de Albuquerque ...

U.S. airdrops, Turkey boost Kurd battle against jihadists

Oct 21, 2014

U.S. airdrops, Turkey boost Kurd battle against jihadists

Kurds battling jihadists for the Syrian border town of Kobani welcomed a first U.S. airdrop of weapons Monday as neighboring Turkey said it will help Iraqi Kurds to support the fight. In an apparent bid to cut Kobani off from Turkey, two suicide car ...

Nigerians hopeful truce will lead to release of missing girls

Oct 21, 2014

Nigerians hopeful truce will lead to release of missing girls

There was cautious optimism in Nigeria Monday over local reports that the more than 200 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls may soon be released soon as part of a cease-fire agreement with the country’s Islamic rebels, Boko Haram. However, Nigeria’s federal government has not yet provided ...

Swedish navy widens search for mystery submarine

Oct 21, 2014

Swedish navy widens search for mystery submarine

The Swedish navy stepped up its hunt Monday for a suspected foreign submarine in its waters with fingers pointing at Moscow in a throwback to the Cold War. Swedish soldiers and sailors were scouring the sea southeast of Stockholm in the biggest operation of ...

Cuba invites U.S. to cooperate on Ebola

Oct 21, 2014

Cuba invites U.S. to cooperate on Ebola

Cuban is willing to work with the United States in the fight against Ebola, President Raul Castro said at a summit of leftist Latin American nations Monday. Castro said that the world must avoid politicization of the effort. He spoke at a summit of ...

Oct 20, 2014

Nigeria declared Ebola-free after containing virus

The World Health Organization declared Nigeria to be free of Ebola on Monday after a 42-day period with no new cases, in a success story with lessons for countries still struggling to contain the deadly virus. “Nigeria is now free of Ebola,” WHO representative ...

Oct 20, 2014

South Korea to send doctors to Ebola-hit region

South Korea will send doctors, nurses and military officers next month to the West African region hit by Ebola amid growing concerns over the outbreak, the Foreign Ministry said Monday. South Korea has pledged to spend $5.6 million to help curb the virus. An ...