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August 20, 2019 - 1:01 pm
(LONDON) — A new case of Ebola has popped up in a remote, militia-controlled area in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, hundreds of miles away from the epicenter of the yearlong outbreak. The patient is a 70-year-old woman living in Pinga, a rural village located in Walikale territory in...
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August 20, 2019 - 12:31 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Italian coastguards rescued more than 10 migrants wearing life jackets who had jumped from a rescue ship stranded off southern Italy and tried to swim to shore Tuesday, according to a Spanish charity in charge of the ship. Almost 100 migrants were on-board the Open Arms ship at sea...
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August 20, 2019 - 8:04 am
(NEW YORK) -- A South African safari turned into a terrifying high speed chase through the brush with one of the area's largest animals. Rian Boshoff, who was with his tour group to photograph leopards last month, told ABC News they first spotted the white rhino in the road and slowly tried to pass...
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August 19, 2019 - 8:44 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Twitter announced on Monday that it had suspended about 200,000 accounts that it said were part of a Chinese government-backed attempt to undermine "the legitimacy and political positions of the protest movement" in Hong Kong. The social media giant made the announcement on the same...
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August 19, 2019 - 7:24 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump has made clear his desire to end the U.S. war in Afghanistan. But as his negotiators finalize agreements with the Taliban and the Afghan government, the violent reality of the conflict has shown how delicate or even far-fetched a final deal may be. In...
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August 19, 2019 - 8:48 am
(LONDON) -- The U.K. government has looked to play down concerns about leaked documents that outlined preparations for Brexit, which included warnings about fuel, food and medicine shortages, as well as severe travel disruption and civil unrest if Britain leaves the European Union (EU) without a...
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August 19, 2019 - 5:02 am
(LONDON) -- The yearlong Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo has spread to a third province, health officials said. Two new patients, a 24-year-old woman and her 7-month-old child, tested positive for the virus in the Mwenga area of South Kivu province on Thursday night...
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August 18, 2019 - 1:44 pm
(HONG KONG) -- Tens of thousands of protesters defied a rainstorm and the threat of more clashes with police on Sunday in one of the biggest pro-democracy demonstrations yet in Hong Kong. Demonstrators, whom police denied a permit to march, filled a major park and spilled into surrounding streets,...
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August 18, 2019 - 12:33 pm
(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- An explosion at a wedding hall in the city of Kabul has killed 63 people and wounded 182, according Nasrat Rahimi, spokesperson for the Afghanistan Ministry of Interior Affairs. The blast happened at the Dubai City Wedding Hall in western Kabul as it was packed with revelers...
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In this Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, photo provided Saturday, Aug. 17, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, watches the test firing of an unspecified new weapon at an undisclosed location in North Korea. North Korea on Saturday said leader Kim supervised another test-firing of an unspecified new weapon that extended a streak of weapons demonstrations seen as an attempt to pressure Washington and Seoul over slow nuclear negotiations and their joint military exercises. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
August 17, 2019 - 6:54 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday that leader Kim Jong Un supervised another test-firing of an unspecified new weapon, seen as an attempt to pressure Washington and Seoul over slow nuclear negotiations and their joint military exercises. Pyongyang's Korean Central News Agency, or...
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