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Irish nanny charged in US baby's death released after two years

Aisling Brady McCarthy was charged in the January 2013 death of Rehma Sabir, who was taken to Massachusetts hospital with severe head injuries on her first birthday<p>An Irish nanny charged with killing a one-year-old <b>Massachusetts</b> girl in her care more than two years ago was released on bail on …

Are Baltimore Police Targeting Gang Members Who Have Been Participating in Peaceful Protests?

This is exclusive video of Baltimore gang members being arrested <i>inside a house</i> on North Avenue Saturday night for curfew violation:<p>They say police …

Texas shooting: Isil claims attack as FBI comes under scrutiny for failing to stop suspect

Elton Simpson, suspected gunman in Texas shooting, had been recorded for more than 1,500 hours by the FBI, it emerges as Isil claims responsibility for attack<p><b>Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant</b>has claimed responsibility via its official radio station for <b>the attack on an anti-Muslim event in Texas</b> …

Chicago Uber Driver With Concealed-Carry License Shot An Armed Gunman Firing Into A Crowd

A Chicago Uber driver, legally carrying a concealed weapon, shot and wounded a gunman who was firing shots into a crowd of people Friday night, <i>NBC</i> …

It’s war out there, Obama

As two of mankind’s great religions prepared to celebrate  Easter and Passover, terrifying  events on a single day involving a third religion …

Pearl Harbor

Awful Parents Abandon Infant at McDonald's

A three-month-old infant was left in an Ohio McDonald's late last week by two parents who didn't feel like looking after the child. According to Fox8, 22-year-old Rachel Jaajaa, the infant's mother, asked her McDonald's co-worker for a ride home. When they walked out of the restaurant, Jaajaa was …

Progress, but no deal yet on Iran nuke talks

<b>Lausanne, Switzerland (CNN) —</b> The bad news? The deadline to agree on what will be the parameters for an endgame pact on Iran's nuclear program has come and gone with no deal.<p>The good news? The sides are still talking.<p>Whether your glass is half-full or half-empty, it doesn't change the fact that …

Talks extended on Iran nuclear deal

<b>Lausanne, Switzerland (CNN) —</b> Talks to reach a deal on a framework agreement on Iran's nuclear program will be extended an extra day, U.S. officials said Tuesday.<p>"‎We've made enough progress in the last days to merit staying until Wednesday. There are several difficult issues still remaining,"‎ …

Iranian aircraft buzzes Navy helicopter

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> An Iranian military observation aircraft flew within 50 yards of an armed U.S. Navy helicopter over the Persian Gulf this month, sparking concern that top Iranian commanders might not be in full control of local forces, CNN has learned.<p>The incident, which has not been publicly …

Apple CEO Tim Cook once offered Steve Jobs part of his own liver to save his life

The book doesn't launch until March 24, but blog Cult of Mac was able to see some snippets early through Amazon's "Look Inside the Book" feature. Amazon has since blocked out most of the preview. Fast Company also saw spotted the excerpt.<p>Here's what Schlender and Rick Tetzeli wrote, according to …

Sierra Leone was recovering but Ebola has changed everything

I left the country five months ago and have just returned to find a country in turmoil. But if wealthy countries help, there is still hope<p>The news about Pauline Cafferkey, the Scottish nurse currently fighting for her life after treating Ebola victims in west Africa, is a sharp reminder to those …

Disease

Sierra Leone now has means to control Ebola epidemic: UN

"Sierra Leone is in much better shape today to control Ebola than it was a few weeks ago," UN Ebola mission chief Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said at a press conference in the capital Freetown Friday, on his first visit to the west African countries ravaged by the outbreak.<p>"From everything I've seen …

Preparing to confront Ebola – just in case

December 2014<p>Countries in Africa have been working on improving their preparedness in the event of an Ebola outbreak. The WHO teams have provided …

Ebola: 11th Sierra Leone doctor dies; fire destroys supplies

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — One of Sierra Leone's most senior physicians died Thursday from Ebola, the 11th doctor in the country to succumb to the …

Sierra Leone cancels Christmas celebrations to fight Ebola outbreak

Sierra Leone has announced house-to-house searches for Ebola patients and internal travel restrictions as part of a new plan to battle the outbreak.<p>Infected people will then be transported to treatment centres.<p>The government cancelled Christmas and New Year’s celebrations.<p>Soldiers will be stationed …

Ebola outbreak: Canadian company in race to provide rapid testing in West Africa

A Toronto-based company is on the leading edge of developing rapid Ebola testing and managing health data in West Africa.<p>Buoyed by a $700,000-grant …

Ebola Caregivers Named Time's Person of the Year

The Ebola caregivers, who have courageously fought the biggest outbreak of the deadly disease in history with a “hero’s heart,” have been named <i>Time</i> …

Sierra Leonean docs strike again over Ebola care

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's junior doctors went on strike for a second day Tuesday, a move they dubbed a "tactical retreat" to …

Bats’ Link to Ebola Finally Solved

A new paper outlines five steps required for a virus to ‘spill over’ from bats to humans. But don’t just blame the bats—deforestation and hunting are …

US expresses fears as Isis takes control of northern Libyan town

Isis supporters declare Derna the first town in Libya to join Isis US believes Isis is running training camps across Libya<p>It is a warm October evening in Derna, a small town on Libya’s north east coast, 450 miles from the capital, Tripoli.<p>The main square is packed with young men, brought by a …

Ebola Outbreak: Nearly 7,000 Dead, 16,000 Likely Infected With Virus, Says World Health Organization

Almost 7,000 people have died of Ebola viruse disease and more than 16,000 either have had the virus or are likely to have been infected, according …

Italy's first case of Ebola confirmed

Doctor who was working with patients near Freetown with Ebola patients is back in Italy for treatment<p>An Italian doctor who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone is being repatriated to Italy for treatment, health officials in Rome confirmed on Monday.<p>The doctor had been working since …

Italy's first Ebola patient is stable and being treated in Rome | Reuters

ROME (Reuters) - Italy’s first Ebola patient is in stable condition in Rome after arriving on Tuesday from Sierra Leone where he contracted the disease while treating the sick there, his doctor said.<p>Doctor Emanuele Nicastri speaks during a news conference at the Spallanzani hospital in Rome …

Liberia free of Ebola by Christmas, says president

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president on Monday urged her countrymen to double their efforts to reach the government's goal of having zero new …

Dangerous Deliveries: Ebola Leaves Moms And Babies Without Care

For more than two decades, Lucy Barh has been helping women deliver babies. Even during Liberia's violent civil war, when other midwives left, Barh stuck around.<p>But none of this prepared her for a patient she saw a few months ago.<p>"I was on duty that day when the patient came in," says Barh, at the …

69 US troops quarantined, 1 monitored for Ebola after West Africa trip

A group of 69 military personnel returned to Ft. Bliss, Texas on Tuesday following a deployment in West Africa and are now under a mandatory 21-day quarantine, the Pentagon said Wednesday. One of the service members is being closely monitored for potential Ebola symptoms.<p>The service member “threw …

Second French citizen in Isil execution video identified

Investigators say Mickael Dos Santos left for Syria last year, one of a number of young men from a middle class, atheist or Catholic background to have converted to radical Islam<p>A second Frenchman was identified Wednesday after appearing unmasked in a grisly execution video among jihadists of the …