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MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Security forces are enforcing a quarantine around a slum in the Liberian capital, where looters raided an Ebola screening center over the weekend and removed contaminated sheets and other items.Liberian President Ellen J ...more

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TOKYO (AP) — A 111-year-old retired Japanese educator who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world's oldest living man.Sakari Momoi received a certificate from Guinness World Records at a ceremony Wednesday. He succeeds Alexander Imich of ...more

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BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi lawmaker says residents of a minority Shiite town besieged by Sunni militants are appealing to the military to help end the siege.Lawmaker Fawzi Akram al-Tarzi said on Wednesday that nearly 15,000 Shiite Turkmens in the t ...more

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand on Wednesday announced it will ban the practice of shark finning, a move the Pew Charitable Trusts said is welcome and will bring the country in line with other developed nations.New Zealand's Conservat ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — A public bus in eastern China caught fire Wednesday in what was likely arson, killing one person and injuring 19 others, a local state-run newspaper reported.The blaze is at least the fifth bus fire this year in China. Several pub ...more

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LIMA, Peru (AP) — At her job, Maria Torero cares for sick human beings. At home, she lavishes love on slowly dying cats — 175 of them at last count.The 45-year-old nurse has turned her two-story, eight-room apartment into a hospice for cats with ...more

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TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Press freedom groups on Tuesday urged Honduran authorities to thoroughly investigate the slaying of a broadcast journalist who was shot to death outside his home last week.The Committee to Protect Journalists condemn ...more

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MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president declared a curfew and ordered security forces to quarantine a slum home to at least 50,000 people late Tuesday as the West African country battled to stop the spread of Ebola in the capital.The measur ...more

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Egyptian attempts to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas collapsed in heavy fighting Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing dozens of rockets and Israel responding with airstrikes across the Gaza S ...more

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MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president declares curfew, quarantine of large slum amid mounting Ebola death toll. ...more