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Sep 23, 2014

BBC begins nightly Ebola service in West Africa

BBC World Service radio on Monday began nightly Ebola broadcasts for West Africa, concentrating on efforts to combat the virus across the region. The nine-minute program will be broadcast at 19:50 GMT on the shortwave frequencies 9915 kHz and 12095 kHz. The “News About ...

Sep 23, 2014

Jihadists kill 40 Iraqi soldiers, capture at least 70

Jihadists attacked an Iraqi army base west of Baghdad with six suicide bombers, killing 40 soldiers and capturing at least 70 others who fled, a senior army officer said Monday. Four suicide bombers detonated explosives-rigged armored personnel carriers at the base in Saqlawiyah on ...

Sep 23, 2014

Rumors swirl again over whether Boko Haram leader is alive

Is he alive or isn’t he? Fresh claims have emerged in Nigeria that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, or at least someone impersonating him, may be dead — and not for the first time Rumors have been flying since Sept. 18, when the military ...

Sep 23, 2014

German police arrest suspected Islamic State fighter

German police have arrested a Turkish man suspected of having fought for the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria, public prosecutors said Monday. The 40-year-old, who lives in Berlin and is a Turkish citizen, was detained by a special police unit in the German ...

White House security boost eyed; intruder to face charges in court

Sep 23, 2014

White House security boost eyed; intruder to face charges in court

The man who jumped the fence at the White House and entered the building in a major security breach was scheduled to appear in court on Monday amid reports that U.S. authorities are considering ways to increase the security buffer surrounding the presidential compound. ...

Sep 22, 2014

IAEA set to announce 32-year low in nuclear power production

The cost of keeping uranium out of the hands of terrorists and safe from natural disasters is sidelining nuclear energy, which officials once dreamed would power a utopian future of cheap, almost limitless electricity. The amount of power produced by nuclear reactors has dropped ...