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UN: Despite Progress, Ebola Fight is Far from Won

Posted: 01/20/2015 - The head of the United Nations mission fighting Ebola in West Africa says despite recent progress close to 1,000 new cases have been recorded in the last three weeks and "the fight is far from won."

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Japan Weighs Ransom In Islamic State Threat To Kill Hostages

Posted: 01/20/2015 - The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages within 72 hours, demanding a $200 million ransom in a video posted online Tuesday that showed a knife-brandishing masked militant standing over the two kneeling captives.

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Four Men In Paris Court To Face Terror Attacks Charges

Updated: 01/20/2015 - French anti-terror prosecutors were seeking to charge four men Tuesday in connection with the attacks in Paris that left 20 people dead, which would be the first suspects charged in the country's bloodiest terrorist attacks in decades.

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Polish Prosecutors Send Polanski Extradition Request

Posted: 01/20/2015 - Polish prosecutors have sent a request to extradite Roman Polanski to a regional court, saying the director's Polish citizenship is not a legal obstacle to his extradition to the United States.

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UN Condemns Escalating Attacks By Nigerian Group Boko Haram

Posted: 01/19/2015 - The U.N. Security Council is condemning the recent escalation of attacks by the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram in the strongest terms and expressing deep concern that its activities are undermining peace and stability in central and West Africa.

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Pope Denounces Outside Pressure For Contraception, Gay Rights

Updated: 01/19/2015 - Pope Francis is denouncing what he calls the "ideological colonization" of families and the developing world, where he says Western ideas about birth control and gay rights are increasingly being imposed, often as a condition for development aid.

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Irish Cabinet Minister Announces He's Gay

Posted: 01/18/2015 - A senior Cabinet minister in Ireland has announced he's gay, becoming the first openly homosexual government figure in the history of the traditionally conservative Catholic country.

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Banned Demonstration Ends In Tear Gas Toss

Updated: 01/18/2015 - Security forces in Niger used tear gas Sunday to disperse hundreds of opposition supporters taking part in a banned demonstration in the capital.

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Mystery Kidney Disease Killing Sri Lankan Farmers

Posted: 01/18/2015 - Karunawathie isn't hungry for breakfast. She rarely is these days, but she forces herself to choke down a few bites of rice, dried fish and a simple coconut mix. The doctors say it's better to have something in her stomach before the four-hour dialysis treatments.

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2 Mounties Shot, 1 In Grave Condition

Updated: 01/17/2015 - Two Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers are in the hospital after they were shot at a casino in the central Alberta city of St. Albert. Police are searching for an armed suspect.

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Yemen Arrests 2 Frenchmen Over Suspected Al-Qaida Links

Updated: 01/17/2015 - Yemen's national security chief says authorities have arrested two French citizens suspected of being members of al-Qaida, without mentioning whether they were involved in this month's attack on a French newspaper.

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Source: Greek Police Detain 4 Alleged Terrorists

Posted: 01/17/2015 - A police source says Greek police have detained four suspected terrorists, including one who could be the man wanted by Belgian authorities as an alleged ringleader of a jihadi cell.

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UN: At Least 50 Ebola Hotspots Remain

Posted: 01/16/2015 - At least 50 Ebola hotspots remain in the three hardest-hit West African countries but new cases are declining and the deadly disease will be defeated, the U.N.'s Ebola chief said Thursday.

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