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Kenya Shuts Borders To Ebola-Hit West African Countries

The ban on travelers from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea goes into effect from midnight Tuesday.

Ukraine Claims Gains On The Ground, As Rebels Down Warplane

The MiG-29 was shot down over Luhansk, where Kiev's forces are said to have captured a police station as they tighten a circle around pro-Russia separatists.

Power: Leaders In South Sudan Disengaged Despite Crisis

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power about her recent trip to South Sudan.

Why This Ebola Outbreak Is Different Than Earlier Versions

In 1976, Dr. David Heymann of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine helped curb the first Ebola outbreak in what was then Zaire. He speaks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer.

Another Front In Mideast Conflict: Fishing Rights In The Mediterranean

Israel forbids Gazan boats from going more than a few miles from shore, where the fish are few and small. Israel says the blockade is for security; Palestinians say it's illegal.

Islamic Militants Kill Dozens Of Yazidis In Northern Iraq

American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.

'Times' Reporter In Iraq Recovering After Helicopter Crash

New York Times journalist Alissa Rubin was injured in a helicopter crash in northern Iraq last week. NPR's Linda Wertheimer has an update on her recovery.

Fighting (Tasty) Invasive Fish With Forks And Knives

Invasive fish like snakeheads and Asian carp are threatening to wipe out aquatic ecosystems across the U.S. So chefs and environmental agencies are encouraging their communities to eat them up.

Fake Cures For AIDS Have A Long And Dreadful History

The latest claim was made in Egypt: Electromagnetism can detect the virus and "the Complete Cure Device" can wipe it out. It's not the first false promise — and probably not the last.

A Year From 'Egypt's Tiananmen,' Report Surfaces On Cairo Massacre

Kenneth Roth, the executive director of Human Rights Watch, was denied entry into Egypt last week. He had been traveling to the country to present results of a report on the 2013 massacre that left at least 817 people dead in Cairo. He spoke with NPR's Arun Rath.