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Sep 19, 2014

Malta turns away ship with suspected Ebola case on board

Malta has turned away a ship travelling from Guinea with a suspected Ebola case on board and seeking medical assistance, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Thursday. The sick Filippino passenger was taken in by Italy, and an initial medical assessment suggested he has hepatitis, ...

Islamic State shows British hostage in new 'program' video

Sep 19, 2014

Islamic State shows British hostage in new 'program' video

he Islamic State group on Thursday released a video showing a British man who identifies himself as a journalist and says he is a prisoner of the extremists. In a slick, three-minute video shot with three cameras, the man identified himself as John Cantlie, ...

BBC reporters 'badly beaten' in Russia

Sep 19, 2014

BBC reporters 'badly beaten' in Russia

A team of BBC journalists was assaulted in southern Russia while researching a story about soldiers “being killed at the Ukraine border,” the company said Thursday after lodging a protest with Russian authorities. The three reporters were working in the southern city of Astrakhan ...

Sep 18, 2014

Slain Britons get Thai autopsies

Police in Thailand said Wednesday they had conducted autopsies on two British tourists whose bludgeoned bodies were found on a scenic resort island this week. DNA samples have also been collected from several people who were among those in the area where the killings ...

Sep 18, 2014

U.S. House approves arms for Syrian rebels

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted grudgingly to give the U.S. military authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces “do not and will not have a combat mission” in the struggle against Islamic ...

Sep 18, 2014

Ebola unlikely to become airborne: U.S. scientist

It is unlikely that Ebola would mutate to spread through the air, and the best way to make sure it doesn’t is to stop the epidemic, a top U.S. government scientist told concerned lawmakers Wednesday. “A virus that doesn’t replicate, doesn’t mutate,” Dr. Anthony ...