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Nigeria confirms Ebola death in oil city of Port Harcourt

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Health minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said the medic died on August 22 after treating a patient who had contact with the Liberian-American man who brought the virus to Nigeria, and who died in a Lagos hospital on July 25.

'Russians' among rebels advancing in east Ukraine

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Separatists, backed by Russian soldiers, have entered the town of Novoazovsk in south-eastern Ukraine, a pro-government militia fighter said on Thursday.

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IS executes dozens of captured Syrian soldiers: NGO

Islamic State fighters have executed 'dozens' of Syrian soldiers fleeing Tabqa military airport in the north, a monitor said Thursday, with the jihadists boasting on Twitter they had killed 200 troops.

Japan confirms first dengue fever infections in 70 years

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Japanese health officials said on Thursday that three young people have contracted dengue fever, the first such infections in the country in nearly 70 years.

Fresh warning over Ebola as crisis talks start

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The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there was no quick fix to what the WHO has called an "unprecedented" outbreak of Ebola. A total of 1,427 people have died since the start of the year.

Thai court drops murder charge against ex-PM Abhisit

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A Thai court on Thursday dismissed charges of murder and abuse of power against former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his ex-deputy over a bloody crackdown on opposition protests in 2010.

US journo's mother pleads with IS for son's release

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Shirley Sotloff's plea came as a UN commission accused IS of committing crimes against humanity and US President Barack Obama weighs options for targeting the extremists' stronghold in Syria.

In Aleppo, Syria rebels back US strikes on jihadists

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In Syria's Aleppo, devastated by two years of fighting and regime attacks, rebels and activists are eager for US strikes against jihadists they say have stolen their anti-government uprising.

Ebola death tops 1,550, with 3,062 cases: WHO

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The death toll from the Ebola outbreak tearing through West Africa has passed the 1,500 mark while the number of cases has soared past 3,000, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

S Korea ferry victim's father ends 45-day hunger strike

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The father of one of the high school students killed in South Korea's ferry disaster on Thursday abandoned a hunger strike aimed at forcing lawmakers to set up a full independent inquiry.

On Syria, Obama faces questions on Congress' role

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Obama faces a familiar question as he contemplates airstrikes in Syria: Should Congress have a say in his decision? He was barreling toward strikes last summer when he announced he first wanted approval from congressional lawmakers.

80% of matches were successful, says football match-fixer Wilson Raj

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Wilson Raj Perumal, who claims he influenced top-tier games including those at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and the Atlanta Olympics in 1994, said there was little guilt involved in being a match-fixer.

'MH370 may have turned south earlier than thought'

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Australia said on Thursday the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will focus on the southern part of the existing search zone after new information suggested it 'may have turned south' earlier than thought.

6 dead, 21 missing in landslide in southwest China

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The official Xinhua News Agency said 77 houses collapsed or were buried in the Wednesday night landslide in the village of Yingping in Guizhou province. Xinhua says another 21 people were injured in the landslide.
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