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Ebola Shuts Down The Oldest Hospital In Liberia

Ebola has claimed another victim. Reeling from the loss of staff and unable to cope with the deadly virus, St. Joseph's Catholic Hospital has closed its gates.
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Gaza's Casualties Of War Include Its Historic Mosques

More than 40 mosques in the Gaza Strip were destroyed or damaged in the recent fighting.
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Ethics Panel Endorses The Use Of Experimental Drugs To Slow Ebola

A panel convened by the World Health Organization has approved the use of experimental drugs and vaccines to combat the Ebola outbreak, so long as certain conditions are met.
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Ebola Closes The Doors Of One Of Liberia's Oldest Hospitals

A Spanish priest who was infected with the Ebola virus in Liberia has died at a hospital in Madrid. The Liberian hospital that Father Miguel Pajares had been working at in Monrovia is now shut down, because so many staff members have been infected with Ebola.
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South Sudan's Leaders Jostle For Power As Prospect Of Famine Looms

South Sudan is facing the worst food security situation in the world, according to the United Nations and the Obama administration, which announced it would provide another $180 million to help feed the people of South Sudan. The U.S. has been warning that the country could face famine as rival political factions fail to make peace.
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Ecuador Seeks To Build A Silicon Valley Of Its Own

Ecuador is trying to build a high-tech city, which it hopes will spur a more diverse economy. The tiny South American country is concerned about possibly running out of the natural resources it relies on for most of its revenue.
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Russian Convoy Heads To Ukraine, Bearing Aid — But Some Suspect Foul Play

A Russian convoy of nearly 300 trucks has left for eastern Ukraine, carrying what Russia claims to be humanitarian aid. Ukrainian leaders suspect the convoy could be a cover for a military operation. Katherin Hille of the Financial Times joins Robert Siegel to discuss the situation.
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U.S. Response In Iraq: From Emergency Solution To Slate Of Paths Forward

The U.S. has begun sending humanitarian aid and conducting limited airstrikes in the attempt to protect Iraq's refugee populations. Going forward, the U.S. is facing several possible approaches there.
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Iraqi Helicopter Goes Down, But Rescue Effort Has More On The Way

Iraqi military helicopters have been bringing food and water to Yazidi refugees trapped in the mountains near the Iraqi city of Sinjar, also at times even evacuating people off the mountain.
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Matthew Fred Thinks You Shouldn't Judge A Liberian By His Tribe

He was persecuted because some of his own countrymen didn't like the tribe he belongs to. Now the quiet 27-year-old is an anti-tribalism activist.

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