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8/6/2014 10:00 PM
New phase of search for Malaysia Flight MH370
The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has entered a new phase with the Australian government selecting a Dutch consulting firm to conduct a deep-water operation that could take up to a year to complete.

8/6/2014 9:24 PM
Nigeria rushes to get isolation tents for Ebola
LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigerian authorities rushed to obtain isolation tents today in anticipation of more Ebola infections as they disclosed five more cases of the virus and a death in Africa’s most populous nation, where officials were racing to keep the gruesome disease confined to a small group of patients.

8/6/2014 7:35 PM
Obama hails US-Africa ties
WASHINGTON — The United States can play a key role in empowering an Africa that is increasingly prosperous despite the continent’s deep and persistent challenges, President Barack Obama said today as an unprecedented summit aimed in part at fostering Obama’s own African legacy came to an end.

8/6/2014 2:53 PM
Oceans more tainted with mercury
WASHINGTON — In much of the world’s oceans, levels of the metal mercury are double to triple what they were before the industrial revolution, a new study says.

8/6/2014 10:44 AM
Aussie commuters tip train cars, free man
SYDNEY — Dozens of people helped rescue a fellow commuter in Australia by pushing against train carriages to free the man whose foot had slipped between the platform and the train.

8/6/2014 12:11 PM
Putin orders import limits over sanctions
MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin has ordered government agencies to restrict imports of food and agricultural products from the countries that have imposed sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine.

8/6/2014 11:06 AM
Ebola death toll reaches 932
ABUJA, Nigeria — A Nigerian nurse who treated a man with Ebola is now dead and five others are sick with one of the world’s most virulent diseases, authorities said today as the death toll rose to at least 932 people in four West African countries.

8/6/2014 10:28 AM
U.S. general's killer hid in bathroom
KABUL, Afghanistan  — The Afghan soldier who killed a U.S. two-star general and wounded other top officers hid in a bathroom before his assault and used a NATO assault rifle in his attack, an Afghan military official said today.

8/6/2014 8:49 AM
Walgreen turns down way to cut tax bill
Walgreen plans to keep its roots firmly planted in the United States, saying it will no longer pursue an overseas reorganization that would have trimmed the amount of U.S. taxes it pays.

8/6/2014 6:46 AM
Air strike injures 2 in Donetsk, Ukraine
DONETSK, Ukraine  — Air strikes and artillery fire between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian troops in the eastern city of Donetsk have brought the violence closer than ever to the city center, as Kiev’s forces move in on the rebel stronghold.