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More than 100 unaccompanied minors enrolled in Montgomery County schools

Wed Jul 30, 2014

In a briefing before the Montgomery County Council, school officials explained that a total of 107 unaccompanied minors, most of them of high school age, were enrolled in Montgomery County schools. Full Story

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Peace Corps workers pulled after Ebola exposure

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Peace Corps announced Wednesday it is pulling workers out of three African nations due to increasing spread of the Ebola virus. Full Story

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Elegant Louvre Garden in Paris infested with rats

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp on the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists. Full Story

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Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted quickly

Thu Jul 31, 2014

U.S. and European sanctions against Russia's energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for Ukrainian insurgents. Full Story

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Hospital: 33 dead after Guinea concert stampede

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Hundreds of people leaving a late-night rap concert on a beach in Guinea rushed to leave through a single exit, creating a stampede that killed at least 33 people, officials said Wednesday. Full Story

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British Airways sued in pilot sex abuse allegation

Wed Jul 30, 2014

A London law firm representing 16 girls in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania said Wednesday it is initiating legal proceedings against British Airways over allegations that one of its pilots sexually abused the girls. Full Story

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Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month. Full Story

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New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

Tue Jul 29, 2014

No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man. Full Story

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Defense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Lawyers for Blackwater security guards said Monday that the government has suppressed evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad. Full Story

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Nigeria death shows Ebola can spread by air travel

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the world's deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, Africa's largest city with 21 million people. Full Story

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Strong quake shakes Mexico's Gulf coast

Tue Jul 29, 2014

A strong earthquake shook much of eastern Mexico on Tuesday, but there were no reports of damage or injury. Full Story

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Fighting in Ukraine prompts residents to flee

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small suitcases as shells exploded in the distance, fighting that also prevented an international police team from reaching the area where the Malaysia Airlines plane was downed. Full Story

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Dubai, European airlines divert flights over Iraq

Wed Jul 30, 2014

European airlines and a Dubai-based carrier are rerouting flights over Iraqi airspace as a security precaution amid fears that militants with the Islamic State group have weapons capable of shooting down planes, despite Iraq saying its skies are safe. Full Story

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5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in W. Africa

Tue Jul 29, 2014

There has been panic and fear about the deadly Ebola disease spreading ever since Nigerian health officials reported Friday that a Liberian man sick with the disease had traveled to Togo and then Nigeria before dying. Here are five things to know about Ebola and how it is spread: Full Story

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Costa Concordia wreck reaches final destination

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner completed its final journey, reaching Genoa on Sunday where it will be scrapped. Full Story

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AP ANALYSIS: Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The savage fighting between Israel and Hamas is escalating in Gaza, cease-fire efforts take on elements of farce, and bravado rules the public discourse. But even through the fog of war, a few endgame scenarios can nonetheless be glimpsed. Full Story

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Rights group: Syria using barrel bombs, defying UN

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Syrian government is still indiscriminately bombing civilians with explosives-filled barrels in defiance of a U.N. Security Council resolution, an international human rights group said Wednesday. Full Story