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South Sudan peace talks resume in Addis Ababa

<b>Peace talks between South Sudan's government and rebels have resumed in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.</b><p>The regional bloc overseeing the talks, Igad, has set a 10 August deadline to agree on a transitional government and implement a ceasefire.<p>The last round of talks between President Salva Kiir …

CNN exclusive: Inside the mind of Hamas' political leader

CNN's Nic Robertson had tough questions for Hamas's political leader.<p>Khaleed Meshaal is known as Hamas' external deal-maker and a fund-raiser from supporters in the region, a role the 58-year-old has held since 2004.<p>Robertson interviewed Meshaal over the weekend in Qatar, where he lives. Here are …

Experimental drug likely saved Ebola patients

On Thursday, Dr. Kent Brantly thought he was going to die.<p>It was the ninth day since the American missionary worker came down sick with Ebola in Liberia.<p>His condition worsening by the minute, Brantly called his wife to say goodbye.<p>Thankfully, the call was premature.<p>Brantly is back on his feet -- …

U.S. doctor quarantines himself at home after treating Ebola patients in Liberia

A retired American doctor who was working with Ebola patients in West Africa returned to the United States -- and put himself in quarantine.<p>Dr. Alan Jamison volunteered in the Liberian capital of Monrovia this month as part of an international medical group. He returned to the United States on July …

American Ebola patient walks into Atlanta hospital - CNN.com

<b>Atlanta (CNN)</b> -- A medical plane whisked an American infected with Ebola from Liberia to Georgia on Saturday, the latest leg of a race to save the first known patient with the deadly virus to be treated on U.S. soil.<p>Shortly after the plane landed, an ambulance rushed Dr. Kent Brantly from Dobbins …

U.S. official: Spy plane flees Russian jet, radar; ends up over Sweden

The Cold War aerial games of chicken portrayed in the movie "Top Gun" are happening in real life again nearly 30 years later.<p>A U.S. Air Force spy plane evaded an encounter with the Russian military on July 18, just a day after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed by a suspected surface-to-air …

400,000 in Toledo, Ohio, water scare await test results

As residents of Toledo, Ohio, waited for word on when their water will be safe to drink, Mayor D. Michael Collins said Sunday morning that tests of the water supply were going to take longer than expected. He said results would likely be available Sunday afternoon but would not provide a specific …

Chaos as Syria rebels raid Lebanon border town of Arsal

<b>There have been scenes of chaos as rebels from Syria raided a border town in Lebanon, killing members of the security forces and abducting others.</b><p>Fighters said to be from the Nusra Front briefly seized a police station in Arsal, which is home to thousands of refugees from the war in Syria.<p>On Sunday …

Israel: Soldier reported captured was 'killed in battle'

The soldier that Israel claimed Hamas militants captured Friday, as a temporary cease-fire to the conflict in Gaza rapidly unraveled, is dead, Israel's military said.<p>"Lieutenant Hadar Goldin ... was killed in battle in the Gaza Strip on Friday, August 1," the Israel Defense Forces announced early …

Somali MP shot dead outside mosque by al-Shabab

<b>A Somali MP has been assassinated in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu - the fifth parliamentarian to be killed this year.</b><p>Aden Madeer was shot when he left a mosque in the city after Friday prayers, witnesses said.<p>The Islamist militant group al-Shabab told the BBC it carried out the assassination.<p>The …

Glasgow 2014: Ebola-fear athletes want longer UK stay

<b>Up to 30 Commonwealth Games athletes from Sierra Leone are considering extending their stay in Glasgow amid fears over the Ebola virus.</b><p>The BBC has also learned a second Sierra Leone competitor, Samuel Morris, has been tested for Ebola and cleared by doctors in Glasgow.<p>Cyclist Moses Sesay had also …

WHO says Ebola outbreak is out of control

The World Health Organisation is warning that West Africa's Ebola outbreak, which has killed more than 700 people since February, is spreading far quicker than efforts to contain the disease.<p>The WHO's chief, Margaret Chan, urged the presidents of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast at a …

Al-Shabab fighters gun down Somali MP

Somali rebel group al-Shabab has shot dead a legislator in the capital Mogadishu, the fifth killing of an MP in less than four months.<p>A spokesman for the al-Qaeda-linked group fighting the western-backed government claimed responsibility for the killing of Aden Madeer, outside a Mosque in the Hamar …

Tunisia seals Libya border after violence

Tunisia has closed its main border crossing with Libya after thousands of stranded Egyptian and foreign nationals, fleeing ongoing fighting and violence in Libya, tried to break through the passage, the Tunisian news agency said.<p>The unrest erupted on Friday when thousands of Egyptians, barred from …

Turks abroad begin voting for president

Turks in Germany have streamed into Berlin's Olympic stadium, seizing the chance to vote from abroad for the first time in an election Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes will make him Turkey's first directly-elected president.<p>Turkey itself goes to the polls on August 10 to choose between …

Taiwan city rocked by deadly gas explosions

Multiple gas pipeline explosions have killed 24 people and injured 257 others in Taiwan's second city, emergency officials said.<p>Witnesses said Thursday's blast in Kaohsiung sent flames shooting 15 storeys into the air, and entire blocks, packed with shops and apartment buildings, were set …

Kenyan leader orders seizure of coastal zone

Kenya's president has ordered the repossession of land, stretching over 2,000 square kilometres, which he said was taken "under dubious and corrupt circumstances" by 22 companies between 2011 and 2012.<p>Uhuru Kenyatta made the announcement on Thursday following evidence released in a report by the …

UN says illegal Gaza blockade must be lifted

The UN's top rights and refugee officials have condemned Israel's bombardment of Gaza and warned of a major humanitarian crisis.<p>Navi Pillay, the UN human rights commissioner, on Thursday said that Israel had attacked homes, schools, hospitals, and UN premises in apparent violation of the Geneva …

Israeli military announces end to Gaza truce

The Israeli military says a Gaza ceasefire that went into effect earlier on Friday is now over and military operations are in progress on the ground.<p>Asked during a media conference call if the ceasefire was over, Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Lerner, a military spokesman, said: "Yes. We are continuing …

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Friday, August 1, 2014

<i>Another cease-fire between Israel and Hamas falls apart. A medical charter plane flies to Africa to retrieve two Americans. And immigration legislation stalls on Capitol Hill.</i><p><i>It's Friday and here are the 5 things to know for your New Day</i><p><b>1.</b> <b>MIDEAST CRISIS</b><p><b>It's already over:</b> A cease-fire in Gaza …

Dozens dead as Taiwan gas explosions tear up streets

A downtown district of the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung was ripped apart just before midnight Thursday by a series of explosions that killed at least 26 people and injured hundreds more, state news agency CNA reported.<p>The blasts, which were triggered by underground gas leaks, tore trenches …

2 Americans infected with Ebola coming to Atlanta - CNN.com

<b>Atlanta (CNN)</b> -- The Ebola virus is coming to the United States for what's thought to be the first time, as two Americans return home after getting infected while helping others cope with the outbreak ravaging West Africa.<p>The first patient is expected to arrive in the United States on Saturday …

At least 100 people feared trapped in landslide debris in India

Rescuers have recovered 51 bodies after landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains trapped about 170 people in a western Indian village.<p>Officials say at least 100 people are feared trapped under the debris after a wall of mud covered the village earlier this week. About 500 rescuers are at the scene, …

MH17: 70 international experts search Ukraine crash site for bodies

The grisly search for human remains from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 entered a new phase Friday, as the largest group yet of international experts scoured the crash site in eastern Ukraine.<p>In total, 70 Dutch and Australian experts reached the scene, many more than had made it there previously in …

Captured, killed or missing? Fate of Israeli soldier remains unknown

The latest attempt at a cease-fire in Gaza disintegrated Friday before it ever really took hold amid accusations that Palestinian militants killed two Israeli soldiers and captured one.<p>Blaming Hamas and its militant allies for the attack on the soldiers, Israel resumed shelling of what have been …

Russia bans Polish fruit and veg amid sanctions war

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Ukraine MH17: Air crash team finds human remains

<b>A team of 70 Dutch and Australian forensic experts has found human remains at the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine.</b><p>They made their discovery on their first full day of searching at the site, an area of some 35 sq km (13.5 sq miles) inside the conflict zone.<p>Local search parties found …

Israel to resume Gaza operation as truce with Hamas crumbles

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Syria 'torture' photos shown in US

<b>A forensic photographer smuggled images of Syrians killed and tortured by, he says, those working for Syria's president, Bashar al-Assad. The photographer, using the pseudonym of Caesar, spoke publicly for the first time on Capitol Hill.</b><p>Wearing dark glasses and a hood to hide his identity, he told …

Ebola crisis: Infected doctor Kent Brantly lands in US

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