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Gunmen have killed at least 30 people in fresh attacks this week in the strife-torn Central African Republic, UN peacekeepers said on Thursday. Several dozen people were also wounded in the attacks on the central village of Yamale on Tuesday and...
The World Health Organization on Monday declared Nigeria officially Ebola-free, after 42 days -- or two incubation periods -- without any new confirmed cases of the deadly virus.   "The virus is gone for now. The outbreak in Nigeria has...
Turkey on Monday said it was assisting Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters to cross its borders to join Syrian Kurdish forces battling jihadists for the Syrian town of Kobane.   "We are assisting peshmerga forces to cross into Kobane,"...
North and South Korean troops briefly exchanged fire Sunday in the latest in a series of minor border skirmishes that have raised military tensions on the divided peninsula.   The South's defence ministry said the exchange inside the...
A second health worker in Texas has tested positive for Ebola, officials said Wednesday, in a new contamination far from the west African heart of an epidemic the UN warned was "winning the race".   Like the first, the second...
Iran hit back Tuesday at demands from Saudi Arabia that Tehran withdraw its "occupying" forces from Syria and insisted no country was more committed to confronting jihadists in the region. The two regional powers have been at odds over...
Israel warned Tuesday that a vote by British parliament in favour of recognising a Palestinian state risked undermining the prospects for peace.   "Premature international recognition sends a troubling message to the Palestinian leadership...
US Secretary of State John Kerry pledged $212 million in aid to Gaza at a donors meeting in Cairo Sunday, as the UN chief warned that the Palestinian enclave remained a "tinderbox".   The Palestinian Authority (PA) has asked for $4...
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta flew out of Kenya Tuesday to attend a hearing at the International Criminal Court, where he will become the first sitting president to appear before the chamber.   Kenyatta, who has temporarily handed power to...
Prime Minister David Cameron said Tuesday he was "deeply concerned" about escalating protests in Hong Kong and reminded China of its obligations towards the former colony.   Britain handed control of Hong Kong to China in 1997 under...