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  • 27 Aug 2014 10:04

    Gaza celebrates as long-term truce goes into effect

    The skies over the Gaza Strip were calm on Wednesday (Aug 27) as a long-term ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians took hold after 50 days of the deadliest violence in a decade.

  • 27 Aug 2014 09:45

    Liberia fires absentee ministers as fight against Ebola continues

    Liberia's leader has sacked ministers and senior government officials who defied an order to return to the west African nation to lead the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak, while Nigeria delays the resumption of classes in all primary and secondary schools by a month due to the outbreak.

  • 27 Aug 2014 16:52

    South Sudan warring forces trade blame over UN helicopter crash

    Warring forces in South Sudan traded blame on Wednesday (Aug 27) for the crash of a UN helicopter in which three crew died, although investigations have yet to confirm if it was shot down.

  • 27 Aug 2014 11:38

    US journalist returns home after Syria kidnapping

    An American journalist held for nearly two years by militants linked to Al-Qaeda in Syria returned to the United States late Tuesday (Aug 26), two days after Qatar negotiated his release, his family said.

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