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Doctor successfully treated for Ebola hospitalized

A Massachusetts doctor who recovered from Ebola is again hospitalized, this time with a respiratory infection apparently unrelated to the disease he contracted as a missionary in Africa, his physician said.<p>UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Mass., says Richard Sacra was hospitalized …

British headteacher David Bolam freed by militants in Libya

A British headteacher has been reunited with his family after being freed by militants who had held him hostage in Libya for five months.<p>David Bolam, the principal at the now-closed International School Benghazi, was abducted while on a shopping trip in May. Local political factions secured his …

Iraqi Kurdish forces moving toward complex battle in Mosul

Three days after U.S. airstrikes in Iraq began,<p>Islamic Statemilitantsfled west across the bridge spanning the Khazir River, destroying half of it with TNT.<p>The August explosion was meant to slow an offensive by Kurdish <i>peshmerga</i> forces to retake Iraqi towns seized by the Sunni Muslim extremist group. …

Islam

Marine missing in Persian Gulf presumed lost

A Marine lost at sea after bailing out of a MV-22 Osprey when it appeared it might crash in the Persian Gulf is believed to be the first American military casualty in support of U.S. operations against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.<p>Cpl. Jordan L. Spears, 21, was declared dead after search and rescue …

Downtown L.A. real estate is drawing N.Y. investors' interest

Downtown Los Angeles, once disdained by Wall Street as a weak collection of office buildings with no pizazz, is drawing newfound fascination from New York firms, many of which are sinking money into the Southland's resurging commercial district.<p>L.A. County has seen a 23% increase in the dollar …

Real Estate

Russian woman joins rebel movement in Ukraine

Marina lost her spleen and has a punctured lung. She was attached to a rebel group as a combat medic, and was hurt during the fighting, she told CNN from her hospital bed.<p>She read a tousled book in an almost empty ward in Donetsk's Kalinin hospital. Her chest drained blood and other fluids to a …

World Health Organization Demands Humanitarian Corridor in Gaza

GENEVA - The World Health Organization called on Friday for a humanitarian corridor to be set up in Gaza to allow aid workers to evacuate the wounded and bring in life-saving medicines. In a statement, the U.N. health agency said that four hospitals, including al-Aqsa hospital in the coastal strip, …

Israel

Exclusive: CDC reassigns director of lab behind anthrax blunder | Reuters

ATLANTA/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reassigned the director of the bioterror lab behind the potential anthrax exposure of dozens of scientists and staff, sources told Reuters, as the anthrax controversy intensified.<p>The Centers for Disease Control sign …

Kerry Meets With Iraqi Prime Minister In Baghdad Amid ISIS Crisis

As Sunni militants make gains against Iraq's Shiite-led central government, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry paid a previously unannounced visit to Baghdad to meet with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Monday.<p>Maliki has been criticized for not being more inclusive of Sunnis and Kurds in his …

Jailed Al Jazeera journalists convicted in Egypt

Three Al Jazeera English journalists were convicted in Egypt on Monday of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood in a ruling that immediately outraged journalists and activists around the world.<p>Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed had been imprisoned in Cairo since December on charges that included …