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Nigeria's campaign vs Boko Haram hampered by 'cowards': top aide

LONDON (Reuters) - Nigeria’s campaign against Islamist Boko Haram insurgents is being hampered by “cowards” in its armed forces, its presidential security adviser said in a rare public sign of high-level unhappiness with the effort.<p>A man holds a sign that reads "Stop Boko Haram" at a rally to …

Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out …

Sierra Leone sees biggest fall in Ebola cases but experts warn outbreaks can flare up as quickly as they die down<p>The Ebola epidemic seems to have reached a turning point, as cases fall in all three of the worst-hit countries of west Africa, according to World Health Organisation figures.<p>Last week …

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North Korea urges South to lift sanctions before talks can begin

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea on Friday demanded the lifting of sanctions, imposed by South Korea after a 2010 attack on one of its naval vessels, as a condition for resuming dialogue.<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivers a New Year's address in this January 1, 2015 photo released by North …

The world is closer to having a real weapon to fight Ebola

<b>(CNN) —</b> The first doses of the Ebola vaccine were on a commercial flight to West Africa and were expected to arrive on Friday, according to a spokesperson from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) one of the companies that has created the vaccine with the National Institutes of Health.<p>Another vaccine from Merck …

Vice President Joe Biden to Visit Saudi Arabia After King Abdullah's Death

Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah, a sign of how important the relationship with the powerful kingdom is to the United States. "In the coming days, I will be leading a presidential delegation representing the United States to pay our respects …