Africa

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Kent Brantly recovering ‘in every way,’ may leave hospital soon

By Andrew Branch
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Ebola Virus | Dr. Kent Brantly, one of the Ebola-stricken American missionaries recovering at an Atlanta hospital, said Friday he could be discharged in the “near…

Ebola claims another African doctor

By Andrew Branch
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Ebola Virus | Another leading physician in Sierra Leone’s fight against Ebola has died from the disease, an official announced Wednesday. So far, Ebola has infected more…

Female suicide bombers in Nigeria fuel speculation about kidnapped girls

By Julia A. Seymour
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Nigeria | A string of suicide bombings by young women in northern Nigeria are stoking fear and prompting speculation that Boko Haram may be indoctrinating or coercing…

Spanish priest dies as ethicists debate Ebola drug protocols

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Ebola Virus | A Spanish missionary priest died today in Madrid after being treated for Ebola as international officials debate the ethics of using a new experimental…

Midday Roundup: Ukraine turns away sketchy Russian aid convoy

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Arms or aid? Ukrainian officials announced today they will not allow a Russian convoy of aid to cross the border into the country’s conflict-plagued eastern…

Missionaries quarantined after arriving in the U.S. from Liberia

By Andrew Branch
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Ebola Virus | David Writebol, husband of Ebola-stricken missionary Nancy Writebol, arrived in the United States on Sunday night with two other SIM staff members, the…

Kent Brantly: I thank God for His mercy

By Andrew Branch
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Ebola Virus | In first public statement, Ebola-stricken missionary doctor recounts the horror of watching others die from the disease

Midday Roundup: Russian gang commits worldwide email hack

Midday Roundup: Russian gang commits worldwide email hack

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Security breach. A Russian cyber gang has hacked email accounts around the world. Experts say the Russian crime ring has hacked almost one-third of the…

Is an experimental serum saving Ebola-stricken missionaries?

By Andrew Branch
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Ebola Virus | The second American missionary diagnosed with Ebola in West Africa has arrived in Atlanta for treatment. Nancy Writebol landed in Marietta, Ga., shortly…

Midday Roundup: Afghan shooter kills U.S. major general in insider attack

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Insider attack. An Afghan soldier opened fire at a military training facility today, killing a U.S. Army major general, the highest-ranking officer to die in…

Globe Trot: Conflict then, conflict now

By Mindy Belz
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International | GUNS OF AUGUST: World War I began 100 years ago today, and services commemorating the centenary have begun in Britain and across Europe. (Watch live updates…

Ebola-stricken doctor improving

By Jamie Dean
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Health | As Kent Brantly gives thanks for people praying for his recovery, massive challenges remain in West Africa for combating the deadly disease

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