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Companies Step Up Pressure on Ebola: We Need Action Now

West Africa’s Ebola epidemic has started affecting mining operations, and companies feeling the pinch are pushing back. They’re pressuring governments and calling in ambassadors to demand international help to battle the crisis.<p>A few are evacuating staffers — international workers only — but others …

Disease

Ferguson council faces angry calls for reform at first meeting since shooting

City leaders in Ferguson, Mo., confronted demands for reform from an angry crowd at their first public meeting since last month's fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer ignited weeks of protests.<p>The atmosphere was charged from the opening minutes of Tuesday night's …

Pakistan evacuates thousands as floods hit plains

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani troops used helicopters and boats to evacuate thousands of marooned people from the country's plains where raging monsoon …

4th Sierra Leonean doctor infected with Ebola

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Another doctor from Sierra Leone who has tested positive for Ebola will be evacuated for medical treatment, an official …

The reason Ebola isn't being stopped

<b>(CNN) —</b> When she was an undergraduate at Princeton University, books like "The Hot Zone" and "Virus Hunters" captivated Rebecca Levine, inspiring her to become a disease detective.<p>Fifteen years later, Lt. Rebecca Levine, a newly minted officer with the U.S. Public Health Service, stepped off a …

John Boehner: 'We Ought To Give The President What He's Asking For' On ISIS

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday urged Congress to authorize the arming and training of opposition forces in Syria, a key element of President Barack Obama's plan to defeat Islamic State militants threatening the Middle East. But the Ohio Republican expressed concerned that, …

Middle East's deep divisions reflected in reactions to Obama speech

Reaction to President<p>Obama’s vow to “destroy” theIslamic Statemilitantgroup was predictably mixed throughout the Middle East and elsewhere on Thursday, with commentators and media outlets reflecting deeply divided opinions about U.S. actions in the region.<p>In Baghdad, the office of Prime Minister …

Middle East

Catalans call for 'yes' vote in Scotland as they march for independence from Spain

As Scotland decides whether to break away from the UK, 1.8 million separatists in northeastern Spain stage mass protests across Catalonia to demand a secession vote deemed illegal by Spanish government<p>Up to 1.8 million Catalans filled the streets of Barcelona on Thursday demanding the chance to …

Europe

Israel orders criminal investigations into Gaza war incidents

<b>Israel's military attorney general has ordered criminal investigations into five incidents in the recent Gaza war.</b><p>They include the killing of four Palestinian children on a beach and the shelling of a United Nations school.<p>At least 13 people were killed in the school in Beit Hanoun - which was …

Israel

UN Peacekeepers Released by Syrian Rebel Group

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Dozens of United Nations peacekeepers that had been held by rebel forces in Syria were released on …

Oscar Pistorius: Judge Masipa Says 'Blade Runner' Can't Be Convicted of Murder

PRETORIA, South Africa - A judge cleared Oscar Pistorius of murder on Thursday, but said there was "no doubt" the double-amputee acted unlawfully when he shot and killed his girlfriend.<p>After ruling out that Pistorius' actions were premeditated, Judge Thokozile Masipa also said the athlete could not …

South Africa

Obama says U.S. to outline new Russia sanctions on Friday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday the United States will join the European Union in imposing tougher sanctions on Russia’s financial, energy and defense sectors after Moscow sent troops into eastern Ukraine last month, and will provide details on the new steps on Friday.<p>…

Howard University Students Stand Up for Michael Brown in Viral Photo

An image of Howard University students standing up in protest against the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. went viral on …

Michael Brown Shooting: Gaza Strip Tweets Ferguson About How to Deal With Tear Gas

As the police step up their attempts to pacify protesters in Ferguson in the wake of the shooting of teenager Michael Brown, Gazans have been …

Missouri state troopers take over security in Ferguson

State troopers are taking over security in this St. Louis suburb after days of clashes between local police and protesters.<p>Gov. Jay Nixon said he decided to put the Missouri State Highway Patrol in charge of security because "at this particular point, the attitudes weren't improving, and the blocks …

Anonymous Say They Have The Name Of The Officer Who 'Shot' Ferguson Teen Michael Brown

Police have denied that the name of an officer tweeted by the hacktivist group Anonymous was the one who shot high school graduate Michael Brown, …

Ferguson Police Claim Officer Named by Anonymous in Mike Brown Killing is False

The St Louis County police department has strongly denied that the person named by Anonymous is the officer who shot teenager Michael Brown in …

Timeline: The Michael Brown shooting - The Washington Post

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Michael Brown Will Be Given Independent Autopsy, Attorney Says

An attorney for the family of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot dead by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. one week ago, said Saturday that …

Eric Holder Authorizes Second Autopsy Of Michael Brown

Attorney General Eric Holder has authorized a second autopsy of Michael Brown, the unarmed African American teenager shot to death by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9.<p>"Due to the extraordinary circumstances involved in this case and at the request of the Brown family, Attorney …

This Week in Teens: Michael Brown Is Dead, and Now We Know Who Killed Him

America invented teenagers and apparently reserves the right to kill them in cold blood, too.<p><i>Kids protest the killing of Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri. Photo by Alice Speri, courtesy of VICE News</i><p>Have you read Nietzsche? Teens love the guy. I'm not super well versed in the German …

The Second Slaying of Michael Brown

The instant the news broke that 18-year-old Michael Brown was slain by a Ferguson, Missouri cop the inevitable happened. Police officials dusted off a well-worn "cover themselves" template. They would either hold a press conference, publicly release, or leak documents that depicted Brown as having …

Justice Department to Perform Autopsy on Michael Brown

The Justice Department will perform its own autopsy on the body of Michael Brown as part of its independent investigation into the Missouri …

Resident shares video of aftermath of Michael Brown shooting

A Ferguson resident who knew Michael Brown has shared new video revealing the immediate aftermath of the controversial killing, which has sparked days of unrest and made images of police in riot gear synonymous with the city.<p>The video, taken by Kevin Seltzer, shows a crowd begin to assemble outside …

Does This Video Vindicate the Officer Who Shot Michael Brown?

A video making the rounds on conservative blogs is highlighting a critical question: Did Michael Brown attack the police officer who fatally shot him?<p>This undated photo provided by the Brown family shows Michael Brown. Michael Brown, 18, was shot and killed in a confrontation with police in the St. …