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    Americans With Ebola Returning To U.S.

    By Aaron Pero

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two American aid workers seriously ill with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to Atlanta next week for treatment in one of the most tightly sealed isolation units in the country, officials said Friday. One is Full Article

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    Ebola Virus Spreading Faster Than Control Efforts

    By Aaron Pero

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from the affected countries met Full Article

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    Ebola Virus Vaccine: What You Should Know

    By Aaron Pero

    LONDON (AP) — In the four decades since the Ebola virus was first identified in Africa, treatment hasn't changed much. There are no licensed drugs or vaccines for the deadly disease. Some are being developed, but none have been rigorously tested Full Article

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    Banksy’s ‘Spy Booth’ Vandalized

    By Aaron Pero

    LONDON (AP) — A mural by street artist Banksy that sparked a local preservation campaign has been defaced. "Spy Booth" shows three agents in trench coats and trilby hats eavesdropping on a phone booth. It appeared in April on a wall Full Article

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    Two Americans Detained in North Korea Ask U.S. For Help

    By Candice Naranjo

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - Two Americans charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea say in a video that they expect to be tried soon and possibly receive long prison terms, and appeal for help from the U.S. government. Full Article

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    Israel, Hamas Agree to 72-Hour Cease Fire Starting Friday

    By Candice Naranjo

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Israel and Hamas have agreed to a humanitarian cease-fire to start Friday morning for 72 hours, the United States and United Nations announced Thursday. In a statement released in New Delhi where Secretary of State John Kerry Full Article

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    U.S. Issues Travel Warning to African Countries Hit by Ebola Outbreak

    By Candice Naranjo

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola. The travel advisory applies to non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The outbreak Full Article

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    Facebook Brings Basic Internet to Zambia

    By Candice Naranjo

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online, launching an app Thursday in Zambia. The app will give subscribers of Zambia's Full Article

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    Chinese Man Sues Over Gay Conversion Therapy

    By Brian Shields

    BEIJING (AP) — A gay rights group says a Chinese man is suing a psychological clinic for carrying out electric shocks intended to turn him straight, as well as the search engine giant Baidu for advertising the center. The Beijing LGBT Full Article

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    Former Aide to Prince Philip Charged with Sex Crimes

    By Brian Shields

    LONDON (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a former aide to Prince Philip with three indecent assaults against a young girl in the early 1970s. Benjamin Herman was working as a personal assistant to Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, at Full Article

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    Investigators Finally Reach Site of MH17 Crash in Ukraine

    By Brian Shields

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — An international team of investigators in eastern Ukraine has for the first time reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17. Fighting along the route to the wreckage site between government troops and pro-Russian separatist Full Article

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    VIRAL VIDEO: ‘Spider-Man’ Fights Would-Be Thief in Street

    By Mario Sevilla

    DUBLIN (AP) — Dublin's friendly neighborhood Spider-Man has become a social media phenomenon after being caught on video fighting a man who allegedly tried to steal his money. The nearly three-minute confrontation spread quickly from a witness' Facebook page to Irish Full Article

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    British Airways Sued Over Sex Abuse Allegations Involving Former Pilot

    By Candice Naranjo

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A London law firm representing 16 girls in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania said Wednesday it is initiating legal proceedings against British Airways over allegations that one of its pilots sexually abused the girls. A mother of two Full Article

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    Wii U Struggles Hurt Nintendo

    By Brian Shields

    TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo Co. sank to a worse-than-expected loss for the fiscal first quarter on lagging Wii U and 3DS video-game machine sales. But the Japanese company behind Super Mario and Pokemon games stuck to its annual forecasts Wednesday for Full Article

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    U.S. Imposes Tough Sanctions on Russia

    By Katie Lyons

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has announced new economic sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy in the latest move by the U.S. to force Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his support for Ukrainian rebels. Obama Full Article

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    Top Doctor Dies from Ebola after Treating Dozens

    By Katie Lyons

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A leading virologist who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died Tuesday from the disease, officials said, as a major regional airline announced it was suspending flights to the cities hardest hit Full Article