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world Doctor treating Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone now infected

JC FinleyFREETOWN, Sierra Leone, July 23 UPI -- Dr. Sheikh Uman Khan, a doctor in Sierra Leone actively working to control the deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus, is now infected with the disease.

15 minutes ago // Reuters

world Seleka to sign ceasefire, drops call for Central African Republic split

BRAZZAVILLE/DAKAR Reuters - Central African Republic's mainly Muslim Seleka rebels will sign a ceasefire with 'anti-balaka' Christian militia on Wednesday, having dropped their demands for the country to be split in two along religious lines, Seleka officials told Reuters.

15 minutes ago // Newsvine

world Vatican rep to UN addresses rights situation in Palestine

Statement by H.E. Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, Permanent Representative of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva 21st Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestini …

18 minutes ago // BBC

world PM to check arms export licences

David Cameron vows to examine outstanding licences for the sale of arms to Russia after claims by MPs that they could breach the terms of an embargo.

18 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Stocks mixed as earnings reports roll in

Stock indexes were mostly higher in late-morning trading Wednesday as investors weighed positive earnings in the technology sector against disappointing news out of aircraft giant Boeing and the appliance maker Whirlpool. Biotechnology stocks were among the biggest gainers.

18 minutes ago // CBS

world Marines prepare for terror attacks at "Disaster Disneyland"

At the 830-acre complex, Marines rescue paid participants and navigate the 60-building city

19 minutes ago // Reuters

world Bulgaria's technocrat prime minister resigns amid banking crisis

SOFIA Reuters - Bulgaria's technocrat Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski resigned as expected on Wednesday, leaving his successor to sort out the Balkan state's worst banking crisis since the 1990s and with the fate of its fourth largest lender still in limbo.

21 minutes ago // UPI

world Dutch frustration with MH17: Deport Putin's daughter, mayor says

Ed AdamczykHILVERSUM, Netherlands, July 23 UPI -- A Dutch mayor suggested deporting Russian President Vladimir Putin's daughter to protest alleged Russian involvement in the crash of MH17.

22 minutes ago // BBC

world Two deadly blasts hit Nigerian city

Two explosions targeting an opposition leader and an Islamic cleric have hit the Nigerian city of Kaduna, killing at least 40 people, police say.

22 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Malaysia jet victims' bodies arrive in Netherlands

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two fighter jets in Ukraine's restive east as fighting flared in the region.Six days after the Boeing 777 was shot down over the battlefields of eastern Ukraine, the first bodies finally arrived in the Netherlands, the country that bore the heaviest toll in the crash t

22 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world EU Targets Syria Commander, Oil Companies

The European Union added one of President Bashar al-Assad's top commanders, a leading businessman and several oil companies to its Syria sanctions list as it seeks to raise pressure on the government.

23 minutes ago // The Independent

world MH17 victims' phones are being answered, distressed relatives say

Grieving relatives calling the mobile phones of victims of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash have had found the phones being answered by strangers, it has been repor

23 minutes ago // The Guardian

world UN high commissioner warns of Israeli war crimes in Gaza Strip

Navi Pillay calls for end to blockade, saying Israel is not safeguarding civilians, while Hamas' attacks are indiscriminate Continue reading...

26 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Gaza under heavy attack despite truce efforts

Israel bombards southeastern Gaza, killing at least 17, as US secretary of state says "progress" made on ceasefire.

27 minutes ago // Sky News

world Taiwan Plane Crash Leaves 47 Feared Dead

Contact was reportedly lost with the aircraft in torrid weather conditions after the pilot requested a second attempt at landing.

27 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top U.S. diplomat reported progress in efforts to broker a truce in a war that has so far killed more than 680 Palestinians and 31 Israelis.But neither side appeared close to backing down, after Palestinian rocket fire led several international airlines to cancel flights to Tel Aviv and Israeli troops clashed with Hamas fighters near the Gaza town of Khan Younis, forcin

28 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world WorldViews: Sierra Leones top Ebola doctor infected as the worst outbreak in history continues, with no end in sight

The doctorleading Sierra Leone's fight against the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has contracted the virus himself, government officials said. Sheik Umar Khan, 39, was on the front lines of battling the disease that has so far claimed 632 lives in three West African states, according to the

28 minutes ago // Sky News

world Major Airlines Suspend Flights To Israel

Delta says its Tel Aviv route will stay grounded, as US air chiefs prepare to announce the status of a ban on flights to the city.

28 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Kiev: Fighter Jets Shot Down From Russian Territory

Two Ukrainian warplanes were shot down by antiaircraft missiles believed to be fired from Russian territory, a Ukrainian military spokesman said.

28 minutes ago // BBC

world Ex-MEP on money laundering charge

Former West Midlands MEP Nikki Sinclaire is charged with money laundering and misconduct but dismisses the charges as "ludicrous and unfounded".

28 minutes ago // BBC

world Ex-MEP on money laundering charge

Former West Midlands MEP Nikki Sinclaire is charged with money laundering and misconduct but dismisses the charges as "ludicrous".

29 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Stella McCartney to design British outfits for 2016 Summer Olympics

Stella McCartney -- the British fashion designer anddaughter ofrock starPaul McCartney -- has once again been selected to design her country's Olympic uniforms, according to reports in the British media.

29 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Two Ukrainian military jets shot down over rebel-held area

KHARKIV, Ukraine Two Ukrainian warplanes were shot down Wednesday over rebel-held eastern Ukraine in the same vicinity as a Malaysian airliner that was downed last week, Ukrainian officials said. The planes, both Sukhoi Su-25 attack aircraft, were struck in the vicinity of Saur Mogila, a town just west of the Russian border, said Aleksey Dmitrashkovsky, a spokesman for the Ukrainian armed forces.

29 minutes ago // Reuters

world Bombs in north Nigeria's Kaduna kill at least 82

KADUNA Nigeria Reuters - Two bomb blasts in the north Nigerian city of Kaduna killed at least 82 people on Wednesday, officials said, in attacks that bore the hallmarks of violent Islamist group Boko Haram.

30 minutes ago // Reuters

world TransAsia Airways plane crashes in typhoon-hit Taiwan, killing 47

TAIPEI Reuters - A TransAsia Airways turboprop plane crashed on its second attempt at landing during a thunderstorm on an island off Taiwan on Wednesday, killing 47 people and setting buildings on fire, officials said.

31 minutes ago // USA Today

world Costa Concordia's refloating via time lapse

A time lapse video shows the refloating of the Costa Concordia and the distance it was towed by salvage teams. Rough Cut no reporter narration. Video provided by Reuters  

31 minutes ago // BBC

world Two deadly blasts hit Nigerian city

Two explosions targeting an opposition leader and an Islamic cleric have hit the Nigerian city of Kaduna, killing dozens of people, police say.

31 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Ukraine must provoke Nato shake-up

Military alliance cohesion as fragile as that of EU Nato summit in Wales faces serious challenges Continue reading...

31 minutes ago // ABC

world Taiwan Plane Crash in Typhoon's Tail Kills 47

A passenger plane trying to land at a Taiwan airport in stormy weather in the tail end of a typhoon crashed and killed 47 people, authorities said.

31 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Passenger Plane Crashes in Stormy Taiwan

A plane has crashed while making an emergency landing in Taiwan killing at least 40 people, according to reports.

33 minutes ago // USA Today

world Celebrations as Costa Concordia begins final journey

Amid cheering and horn blasts, the hulk of the Costa Concordia cruse ship is making its final journey, away from the Italian island of Giglio where it ran aground two and a half years ago. Thirty-two people died in the tragedy but with the removal o

33 minutes ago // ABC

world 'Fork'-get It! NYC Mayor Uses Utensils to Eat Pizza -- Again!

New Yorkers may have different opinions on many issues. But the one thing that people from all walks of life in this city agree unanimously is how you devour a slice of pizza -- you fold it, you eat it and you walk.

33 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Taiwan Plane Crash Kills Dozens

A TransAsia Airways flight originally scheduled to fly between the southern city of Kaohsiung to offshore islet of Penghu crashed due to technical failure, killing dozens, the Taiwan government said.

34 minutes ago // Reuters

world Islamists gun down Somali protest singer-turned-lawmaker

MOGADISHU Reuters - A veteran Somali protest singer who had become a member of parliament was shot dead in central Mogadishu on Wednesday by Islamist gunmen who blocked her car and sprayed it with bullets.

34 minutes ago // BBC

world Wednesday's gossip column

Remy has Liverpool medical, Martinez working on Lukaku deal, Messi sounded out Arsenal, Campbell set for Palace switch, plus more.

36 minutes ago // BBC

world Pearson set to miss 100m in Glasgow

Australia's Sally Pearson is "likely" to miss the 100m at the Commonwealth Games, but plans to compete in the 100m hurdles.