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Emory Hospital Will Treat Ebola Patient

Emory University Hospital in Atlanta announced Thursday that it expects to receive a patient with the Ebola disease within the “next several …

Imam of China's largest mosque killed in Xinjiang

<b>The imam of China's largest mosque - in the city of Kashgar in Xinjiang - has been killed in what appears to be a targeted assassination.</b><p>Jume Tahir, 74, was reportedly stabbed after he led early morning prayers at the Id Kah mosque on Wednesday.<p>His killing came two days after dozens of people were …

U.S. residents sue over immigration denials said to target Muslims | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Five long-time U.S. residents who are Muslim or from Muslim-majority countries sued the federal government on Thursday, saying the Department of Homeland Security was unfairly denying or delaying requests for citizenship and permanent residency on vague security grounds.<p>The …

Humanitarian cease-fire set in Mideast conflict, but will the peace last?

After weeks of fighting and hundreds of deaths, some semblance of peace may be coming to the Middle East -- at least temporarily.<p>U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Thursday that an unconditional humanitarian cease-fire will begin at 8 a.m. Friday in …

Syrian city of Homs shows signs of life amid moonscape of devastation

Adnan Azzam has his work cut out. Every room in his second-floor apartment in the old city of Homs bears the scars of war: there’s a shell hole in the corner of the children’s bedroom and drawers are missing from the glass-fronted cabinets in the ornate salon. They were chopped up for firewood by …

Ebola-infected Americans to be evacuated - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- The fear began just after news broke Thursday that a long-range business jet with an isolation pod left the United States for Liberia, where it will evacuate two Americans infected with Ebola.<p>Twitter exploded with questions about the deadly virus, which according to the World Health …

72-hour cease-fire called in Israel-Palestinian fighting

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour cease-fire, Secretary of State John F. Kerry and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday.<p>In a statement in India, where Kerry is traveling, the two said that Israeli troops would be allowed to remain in place during the pause in fighting, during …