Africa

Ebola Toddler Who Brought Disease to Mali Dies

FILE - A Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, file photo showing Doctor Tom Frieden, left, from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention listening to staff from Doctors Without Borders as they talk about the Ebola virus at one of their care centers in Conakry, Guinea. Despite stringent infection-control measures, the risk of Ebola’s spread cannot be entirely eliminated, Doctors Without Borders said Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, after one of its doctors caught the dreaded disease while working in Guinea and went to New York City. (AP Photo/ Youssouf Bah, File)
FILE - A Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, file photo showing Doctor Tom Frieden, left, from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention listening to staff from Doctors Without Borders as they talk about the Ebola virus at one of their care centers in Conakry, Guinea. Despite stringent infection-control measures, the risk of Ebola’s spread cannot be entirely eliminated, Doctors Without Borders said Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, after one of its doctors caught the dreaded disease while working in Guinea and went to New York City. (AP Photo/ Youssouf Bah, File)

BAMAKO, Mali— A nurse says the 2-year-old girl who brought Ebola to Mali has died. The nurse, who was working at the hospital where the...

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Suicide Bomber Rams Egypt Army Post, Kills 10

EL-ARISH, Egypt—A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into an army checkpoint in the restive northern part of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula near Israel and Gaza on Friday, killing 10 soldiers, according to medical and security officials. They said the death …... Read More




  • An armored vehicle of the French military Sangaris operation in Central African Republic patrols in downtown Bangui on October 11, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images)

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  • In this Oct. 8, 2014 photo, hospital visitors walk past the locked entrance to an isolation ward at the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. Health officials battling the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa have managed to limit its spread on the continent to five countries. Health officials battling the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa have managed to limit its spread on the continent to five countries, with Kenya so far escaping the virus. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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  • A Liberian health worker holds a baby infected with the Ebola virus on Oct. 18, 2014, at the NGO Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center in Monrovia. The death toll in the world's worst-ever Ebola outbreak has shot past 4,800, killing at least half of the more than 9,900 people infected. (Zoom Dosso/AFP/Getty Images)

    Ebola Outbreak Forces Liberians Into Exile

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  • The Libya's eastern coastal city of Benghazi shows smoke billowing from buildings after Libyan airforce, loyal to former general Khalifa Haftar, pounded them as they were reportedly storing ammunition belonging to Benghazi-based Islamist Ansar al-Sharia group, on Oct. 22, 2014. Fierce fighting have been raging for days in several parts of Libya's second city between pro-government forces led by Haftar and Islamist militias. (Abdullah Doma/AFP/Getty Images)

    Libyan Army Troops Advance Into Militias-Held Benghazi

    BENGHAZI, Libya—Libyan army troops on Wednesday pushed into Benghazi, the first time in two months that government forces had entered the eastern city, which has... Read more

  • FILE - This file photo dated May 22, 2014, shows Tunisian activists staging a demonstration in front of the Tunis courthouse in Tunisia in support of a jailed blogger. The arrest for drug possession of Aziz Amami, a prominent blogger from the 2011 revolution that overthrew Tunisia’s police state, prompted protests and a renewed effort to amend draconian drug laws that many say are used by police to abuse their enemies. On Sunday, Tunisians are set to vote in parliamentary elections that will nearly complete the democratic transition begun by the revolution, but many fear the bad old ways are creeping back. Just on Sept. 27 and Oct. 3, two more young men died in police custody under suspicious circumstances. (AP Photo/Ilyess Osmane, File)

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    TUNIS, Tunisia—When Mohammed Ali Snoussi was arrested last month in Tunis, witnesses say, police beat him with truncheons, stripped him naked and threatened to rape... Read more

  • Egyptian security forces stand guard at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. Security officials said police backed by armored vehicles have stormed the campuses of at least two prominent Egyptian universities to quell anti-government protests by students. Sunday's largest rallies took place at Cairo and the Islamist al-Azhar universities. They were organized by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. (AP Photo/El Shorouk, Aly Hazzaa)

    Bomb Explodes Outside Egypt’s Largest University

    CAIRO—Egyptian security officials say a bomb has exploded outside Egypt’s largest and most prominent university, injuring nine people including five policemen. They say the makeshift... Read more

  • Parents of the late Reeva Steenkamp, June, front, and Barry back, leave court in Pretoria, South Africa, after Oscar Pistorius was handed down a five-year sentence by judge Thokozile Masipais for killing his girlfriend Steenkamp last year.  (AP Photo/Antoine de Ras, Independent Newspapers)

    Reeva Steenkamp Parents Reaction to Oscar Pistorius Jail Sentence: June Steenkamp and Barry Steenkamp React

    The parents of Reev a Steenkamp, who was killed by Oscar Pistorius, said that they’re relieved he will be spending time in prison. June and... Read more

  • Oscar Pistorius, center, is led out of court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.  Pistorius received a five-year prison sentence for culpable homicide by judge Thokozile Masipais for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    Oscar Pistorius Starting 5 Year Prison Term

    PRETORIA, South Africa—Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Delivering her sentence, Judge... Read more

  • FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 file photo, a burial team in protective gear carry the body of woman suspected to have died from the Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh, File)

    WHO: Ebola Vaccine Trials In W. Africa in January

    GENEVA—With Ebola raging in West Africa, the World Health Organization is pressing the search for a vaccine and hopes to test two experimental versions as... Read more

  • FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 file photo, a healthcare worker dons protective gear before entering an Ebola treatment center in the west of Freetown, Sierra Leone. (AP Photo/Michael Duff, File)

    Ebola Cases Rise Sharply in Western Sierra Leone

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone— The number of people infected with Ebola in western Sierra Leone, on the other side of the country from where the first... Read more

  • Health workers carry the body of a woman suspected of contracting the Ebola virus in Bomi county situated on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014.  Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said Ebola has killed more than 2,000 people in her country and has brought it to "a standstill," noting that Liberia and two other badly hit countries were already weakened by years of war. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

    Nigeria Declared Ebola-Free; ‘Spectacular Success’

    ABUJA, Nigeria— Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff. Doctors who survived Ebola in Nigeria credited heavy doses of fluids... Read more

  • Voters queue up to cast their votes at a polling station as the country goes to the polls in Maputo, Mozambique, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Ferhat Momade)

    Mozambique Stops Counting Votes Amid Fraud Fears

    MAPUTO, Mozambique—Mozambique’s national elections commission says vote counting in the country’s northwestern province has stopped due to possible fraud with more than 60 percent of... Read more

  • In this Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 photo, Japan's Justice Minister Midori Matsushima listens to a question by a lawmaker about a hand-held fan, or "uchiwa," which is said to be distributed by Matsushima with her illustration and her policy on the other side during a summer festival in her constituency in Tokyo before becoming the minister, during a meeting of the Committee on Judicial Affairs in the lower house of the Parliament in Tokyo. Japan's trade and justice ministers both resigned Monday, Oct. 20, after accusations they misused campaign funds in the biggest setback so far for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's conservative administration. Matsushima resigned after the opposition Democratic Party of Japan filed a criminal complaint against her over distribution of fans. (AP Photo/Kyodo News, Toshiyuki Matsumoto) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY

    Paper Fans Bring Down Japan’s Justice Minister

    TOKYO—In the heat of summer, they are ubiquitous in Japan: cheap paper fans, advertising this or that company or product, handed out at outdoor events... Read more

  • FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, file photo, a Nigerian health official uses a thermometer on a worker at the arrivals hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)

    WHO Declares Nigeria’s Ebola Outbreak Officially Over

    LONDON—The World Health Organization declared on Monday that Nigeria is free of Ebola, a rare victory in the months-long battle against the fatal disease. Nigeria’s... Read more

  • Egyptians mourn a victim of Sunday mortar fire in el-Arish northern Sinai, Egypt, Monday, July 14, 2014.  (AP Photo)

    Roadside Bomb Kills 7 in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

    EL-ARISH, Egypt— Egyptian officials say a roadside bomb in the restive Sinai Peninsula has killed 7 troops and seriously wounded four. The officials said the... Read more

  • 22 Killed by Rebels in Eastern Congo

    KINSHASA, Congo—A Congo official says that 22 people were killed in an attack in eastern Congo believed to be by Ugandan rebels. Governor of North... Read more


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