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US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military... Full Story

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  • US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola
    US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to solate and treat victims of the epidemic.

  • UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola
    UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola

    GENEVA (AP) — The number of Ebola cases in West Africa could start doubling every three weeks and it could cost nearly $1 billion to contain the crisis, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

  • Iraq parliament rejects interior, defense nominees
    Iraq parliament rejects interior, defense nominees

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's nominees Tuesday to lead the defense and interior ministries, leaving the crucial Cabinet posts unfilled as an emerging U.S.-led coalition intensifies its air campaign against Islamic State extremists who have seized a third o the country.

  • Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops
    Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three members of the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said.

  • Scotland took long road to independence vote
    Scotland took long road to independence vote

    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — On Calton Hill, overlooking Edinburgh, stands Scotland's National Monument. A colonnade of classical stone pillars modeled on the Parthenon in Athens, it's grand, inspiring — and unfinished, ever since the money to build it ran out two centuries ago.

  • Next title: Elizabeth, Queen of Scots?
    Next title: Elizabeth, Queen of Scots?

    LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II can keep her magnificent Scottish castle at Balmoral should Scots vote for independence — and chances are she will be able to keep her role as well.

  • Kurds in Europe take up arms against IS group
    Kurds in Europe take up arms against IS group

    KOEGE, Denmark (AP) — Shaho Pirani says he's just a phone call away from leaving his quiet life in Denmark and joining Kurdish forces battling against Islamic State militants in Iraq.

  • Tracing the rise of Ebola in West Africa

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Since the Ebola outbreak first emerged in West Africa, The Associated Press has been reporting on it. A timeline compiled from AP dispatches since March shows the dreaded disease being identified in a remote part of Guinea and then spreading to another country and then two more ations with authorities being alternately alarmed or confident.

  • Ukraine legislators ratify landmark EU deal
    Ukraine legislators ratify landmark EU deal

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament ratified a landmark association agreement with the European Union on Tuesday, firmly pivoting the country toward the West and drawing a line under the issue that last year sparked massive protests and led to the ex-president's ouster.

  • Egypt says restoration of oldest pyramid on track
    Egypt says restoration of oldest pyramid on track

    SAQQARA, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's antiquities minister has brought journalists inside a 4,600-year old pyramid to reject recent accusations of mismanagement at the site as false and "without evidence."

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