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Liberia declared Ebola-free for a second time

latimes.com — The World Health Organization declared Liberia free of Ebola for a second time Thursday after a brief resurgence of the disease. Liberia was the country hardest hit in the largest Ebola epidemic on record, accounting for more than 4,800 of the 11,300 people killed by the virus since the end of 2013.

Judge Vassiliki Thanou sworn in as Greece's first female prime minister

smh.com.au — Greece's top Supreme Court judge Vassiliki Thanou attends a swearing-in ceremony as the country's caretaker prime minister at the Presidential Palace in Athens on Thursday. Photo: Alkis Konstantinidis Los Angeles: Vassiliki Thanou, president of Greece's supreme court, was sworn in on Thursday as head of a caretaker government that will lead the heavily indebted nation until elections expected next month.
Aug 27, 2015

Judge Vassiliki Thanou sworn in as Greece's first female prime minister smh.com.au/world/judge-va…

Greek Supreme Court leader named country's 1st female prime minister

latimes.com — The president of Greece's supreme court Thursday was named head of a caretaker government that will lead the country until elections expected next month. Vassiliki Thanou will become the first woman to serve as Greek prime minister when she is sworn in later Thursday.
Aug 27, 2015

Greece's supreme court leader was sworn in as head of a caretaker government after parties failed to form a coalition lat.ms/1LyyYHe

Gaza war recriminations for Israel and Palestinian militants

latimes.com — The devastation caused by 50 days of fighting between Israel and Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip a year ago was staggering. On the Palestinian side, more than 2,000 people were killed, many of them civilians. Entire city blocks were reduced to rubble, and much of the electricity and water infrastructure was incapacitated.

Sierra Leone's last known Ebola patient is discharged singing and dancing

smh.com.au — Adama Sankoh, 35, centre, who contracted Ebola after her son died from the disease, is discharged on Monday. Photo: AP Los Angeles: Sierra Leone's last known Ebola patient emerged from a treatment centre on Monday singing and dancing, marking a celebratory start to the 42-day countdown to the country being declared free of the virus.

Sierra Leone's last known Ebola patient is discharged singing and dancing

latimes.com — Sierra Leone's last known Ebola patient emerged from a treatment center Monday singing and dancing, marking a celebratory start to the 42-day countdown to the country being declared free of the virus. President Ernest Bai Koroma was among a joyful throng waiting to receive Adama Sankoh on the outskirts of the north-central city of Makeni.
Aug 24, 2015

Sierra Leone's last known Ebola patient was singing and dancing as she was discharged today lat.ms/1fCgR7y pic.twitter.com/lkrJHRvFUp

Aug 24, 2015

RT @alexzavis: Sierra Leone's last known Ebola patient was singing and dancing as she was discharged today lat.ms/1fCgR7y pic.twitter.com/lkrJHRvFUp

Aug 24, 2015

RT @alexzavis: Sierra Leone's last known Ebola patient was singing and dancing as she was discharged today lat.ms/1fCgR7y pic.twitter.com/lkrJHRvFUp

Aug 24, 2015

RT @alexzavis: Sierra Leone's last known Ebola patient was singing and dancing as she was discharged today lat.ms/1fCgR7y pic.twitter.com/lkrJHRvFUp

Aug 24, 2015

RT @MicrobesInfect: Sierra Leone's last known #Ebola patient is discharged singing and dancing latimes.com/world/africa/l…

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Why does Carter wish he had sent one more helicopter to Iran?

latimes.com — Former President Jimmy Carter appeared sanguine as he shared with reporters Thursday that doctors had found four spots of melanoma on his brain. But in between smiles and the occasional joke, he admitted to at least one regret: "I wish I had sent one more helicopter to get the hostages, and we...
Aug 20, 2015

Wondering why Carter regrets not sending another helicopter to Iran? We dug into the @latimes archives lat.ms/1JlrW4z

Islamic State's Egypt affiliate threatens to kill Croatian captive

latimes.com — Islamic State's Egyptian affiliate released a video Wednesday threatening to kill a Croatian hostage in 48 hours if Muslim women aren't released from the country's jails. The authenticity of the video, which was circulated on social media, could not be verified by the Los Angeles Times.
Aug 05, 2015

Islamic State's Egypt affiliate is threatening to kill a Croatian captive unless the country fees jailed Muslim women lat.ms/1IqHXqp

Yemen government-in-exile says base once used for U.S. drones retaken

chicagotribune.com — Clashes persisted around Yemen's largest air base Tuesday, a day after its declared capture by forces loyal to the country's exiled President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi, military officials said. The seizure of Al Anad military base, once the hub of a U.S.

Yemen government-in-exile says base once used for U.S. drones retaken

courant.com — Clashes persisted around Yemen's largest air base Tuesday, a day after its declared capture by forces loyal to the country's exiled President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi, military officials said. The seizure of Al Anad military base, once the hub of a U.S.
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Sep 03, 2015

Why the LA Times decided to publish the photo of a dead Syrian toddler found on a beach in Turkey lat.ms/1UvstqR via @kimmurphy

Sep 03, 2015

RT @khamenei_ir: I have no advice to Majlis regarding review of #JCPOA and approval or disapproval of it, the representatives of nation must decide about it.

Sep 03, 2015

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says the Iranian parliament should vote on the nuclear deal: 'It is up to them to decide' lat.ms/1UpttSA

Sep 03, 2015

RT @richtpau: Iran deal survived August bcuz (a) public ambivalent about complex accord (b) partisan debate solidified Dem support latimes.com/world/la-fg-ir…

Sep 03, 2015

China may have decided to cut 300,000 troops so its defense budget 'can be reallocated to 21st century capabilities' lat.ms/1NODkNu

Sep 03, 2015

RT @kimmurphy: I keep thinking of the calculations this Syrian boy's mother must have made to keep this child from danger. lat.ms/1EAFVYr

Sep 03, 2015

The world is drowning in shame.' Drowned Syrian toddler embodies heartbreak of migrant crisis lat.ms/1EAFVYr pic.twitter.com/RjgsO7vvvs

Sep 02, 2015

Sen. Mikulski's support for Iran nuclear deal gives White House the firewall it needs against efforts to kill it lat.ms/1JBw97o


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