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Bahamas fends off critics over new migrant rules

Nov 28, 2014

Bahamas fends off critics over new migrant rules

On the first day new immigration rules took effect this month in the Bahamas, officers in green fatigues swept through poor sections of the capital filling two yellow school buses with dozens of people who couldn’t document their right to be in the island ...

Liberia hopes for no new Ebola cases by new year

Nov 28, 2014

Liberia hopes for no new Ebola cases by new year

As Ebola infection rates fall in Liberia, the information minister urged people on Thursday to not let up on the fight against the virus, reiterating the goal of eradicating the disease by the end of the year. That target appears unrealistic, with the World ...

Nov 28, 2014

Porpoise slaughter: Seals fingered in whodunnit

It seemed like an open-and-shut case — a beach mystery that a 10-year-old detective with an ice cream and some time on his hands could figure out. For the better part of a decade, hundreds of harbor porpoises washed up along the southeastern coastline ...

Nov 28, 2014

Justice Ginsburg sent home after heart stent implanted

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said. The 81-year-old jurist was sent home and was expected to be at work when the court hears its ...

Nov 28, 2014

Four last copies of Magna Carta united for first time

The British Library will bring together the four remaining copies of the Magna Carta for the first time in February as Britain celebrates the 800-year anniversary of the famous constitutional charter. Two copies of the document — seen as a precursor for modern constitutions ...

10 dead in Kashmir gunbattle between rebels, army

Nov 28, 2014

10 dead in Kashmir gunbattle between rebels, army

Heavily armed militants fought a fierce gunbattle with soldiers in the Indian-held portion of Kashmir on Thursday, and four civilians were among the 10 dead, authorities said. The nine-hour exchange of firing stopped as night fell, but some militants were still believed to be ...

For 700 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece

Nov 28, 2014

For 700 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece

Hour after hour, the coast guard boats shuttled from the crippled freighter to a concrete pier, discharging a steady flow of humanity: Families with small children, black-clad elderly women, battered-looking youths with backpacks. For more than 700 migrants, most of them fleeing the conflict ...

Nov 28, 2014

Stranded Kenyan workers demand evacuation after Islamist attack

Scores of teachers and civil servants were stranded at a remote Kenyan airstrip on Thursday, demanding evacuation and protection five days after Islamist gunmen killed 28 non-Muslim bus passengers in the surrounding border region near Somalia. Somalia’s al-Shabaab militants claimed responsibility for Saturday’s attack ...