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Japan ready to offer experimental Ebola drug abroad

Japanese government 'ready to respond to urgent cases' with experimental drug Avigan, as British Ebola patient arrives back in UK from Sierra Leone<p>Tokyo stands ready to offer an experimental drug developed by a Japanese company to help stem the global tide of the deadly Ebola virus, the top …

American held in Syria freed after nearly 2 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. mourned an American journalist beheaded by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release …

Hearings planned after call for nuke-plant closure

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can …

Ukraine border guards clash with rebels near Russian border: military

MINSK (Reuters) - Divided by mistrust and mutual recriminations, the Russian and Ukrainian leaders will hold rare talks on Tuesday that offer only a slim hope of progress towards ending five months of separatist war in Ukraine.<p>Since Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko last met on June 6 in France, …

Israel strikes Gaza as Egypt 'proposes new ceasefire'

<b>The Israeli military has carried out a new round of air strikes in Gaza, as Palestinian militants continue to fire rockets and mortars into Israel.</b><p>Eight people were killed as mosques, homes and a border crossing were targeted, Palestinian officials said.<p>Meanwhile, efforts have been stepped up to …