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Tensions grow in Ukraine over Russia troop buildup

August 7, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Residents inspect the damage after night shelling on a market in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Airstrikes and artillery fire between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian troops have brought the violence closer than ever to the city center, as Kiev’s forces move in on the rebel stronghold. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits) DONETSK, Ukraine...

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Nigeria rushes to get isolation tents for Ebola

August 7, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

People walk past the Connaught Hospital in Freetown that is used for treatment of Ebola virus victims in the city of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. The World Health Organization has begun an emergency meeting on the Ebola crisis, and said at...

Them’s fighting words! The politics of place names

August 7, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this July 24, 1974 file photo, aTurkish army tank passes the Saray Hotel in the Turkish section of Nicosia, Cyprus. On the roof of a nearby building is a picture of Kemal Ataturk, founder of the modern Turkish republic. Some place names...

Afghan soldier kills US general, wounds about 15

August 6, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

The front door of the home of Maj. Gen. Harold Greene is photographed in Falls Church, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. According to a U.S. official, Greene was shot to death Tuesday in one of the bloodiest insider attacks of the long Afghanistan war when a gunman...

Nigeria acknowledges slow response in Ebola case

August 6, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Vendors sell fresh coconuts in the Liberian capital of Monrovia, and they reported high sales, as it is believed by Liberians that drinking coconut milk prevents stomach flu associated with the deadly Ebola virus, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. A second American aid...

Touring ‘Hamlet’ gets a standing ovation at UN

August 5, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

This image released by British Consulate-General shows the cast of Shakespeare’s Globe production of “Hamlet,” during a rehearsal at the United Nations of Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/British Consulate-General, Russ Rowland) UNITED...

Israel, Hamas accept Egyptian cease-fire plan

August 5, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man carries the body of Avrohom Wallis during his funeral in Jerusalem, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. An assault carried out with a construction vehicle served as another reminder of the tense climate. Israeli TV stations broadcast a series...

Death toll from Ebola in W. Africa hits 887: WHO

August 5, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Nigeria health officials wait to screen passengers at the arrival hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. Nigerian authorities on Monday confirmed a second case of Ebola in Africa’s most populous country,...

Death toll rises to 75 in Chinese factory blast

August 4, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Medical staff move a severely burnt victim of an explosion at an eastern Chinese automotive parts factory from a hospital in the city of Kunshan, Jiangsu province, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 to a Shanghai hospital which is better equipped to handle severe burns....

Israel withdraws most troops from Gaza

August 4, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

An Israeli drone circles over Gaza City on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel withdrew most of its ground troops from the Gaza Strip on Sunday in an apparent winding down of the nearly monthlong operation...