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West Africa Ebola death toll rises to 4,950, says WHO

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in the three West African countries worst hit by the disease has risen to 4,950 out of 13,241 cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.<p>“Case incidence is declining in some districts in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, while steep rises …

Former CIA detainees claim US torture investigators never interviewed them

As the US government prepares to defend its record on torture before a United Nations panel, five Libyan men once held without charge by the CIA say the main criminal investigation into allegations of detainee abuse never even interviewed them.<p>The Libyans’ accusation reopens controversy over the …

Russia's 'close military encounters' with Europe documented

<b>The growing strains between Russia and the West prompted by the Ukraine crisis are now sending ripples of military tension across Europe.</b><p>Nato has responded to Russia's incursions into Ukraine by stepping up its ties with Kiev and bolstering air patrols and exercises with its eastern and central …

Competitive Eater Matt Stonie Made And Ate A Cookie Dough Bowl So Big You Could Fit Your Head In It

Competitive eater Matt Stonie crafted a cookie dough bowl so enormous, you could fit your head inside of it.<p>To make the chocolate chip monstrosity, Stonie combined many, many tubs of Pillsbury and Toll House cookie dough into one large mixing bowl.<p>He then baked the 18,850 calories-worth of dough at …

A phoenix emerges

“THERE is an exciting feeling of a new beginning,” says John Pottow, a bankruptcy expert at the University of Michigan. After years of decline that …

US supreme court agrees to hear new challenge to Obama's healthcare law

The US supreme court has agreed to hear a new challenge to the Affordable Care Act that, if successful, could threaten the viability of President Obama’s landmark healthcare reforms two years after the justices narrowly upheld the heart of the law.<p>The case centers on federal tax subsidies designed …

Remains could be those of 43 missing Mexican students

The 43 Mexican students who disappeared in southern Mexico in September were abducted by police on order of a local mayor, and are believed to have been turned over to a gang that killed them and burned their bodies before throwing some remains in a river, the nation's attorney general said …