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  • Rain-triggered mudslides ravage California

    2014-08-05 09:44

    Mudslides and flash floods that raged through Southern California mountains following heavy rains killed one man, damaged homes and cut off a foothill community, leaving rescuers clearing blocked roads and residents cleaning up on Monday.

  • US-Africa summit starts with development fora

    2014-08-05 09:33

    The United States started its first ever summit with 50 African leaders with a series of fora on more traditional development issues like food security.

  • Second Ebola patient headed to US; N.Y. tests possible victim

    2014-08-05 06:14

    The second American aid worker who contracted the Ebola virus in West Africa was expected to arrive in Atlanta on Tuesday in serious condition, while a New York hospital was testing a man with symptoms of the deadly disease.

  • China probes two Canadians for stealing state secrets

    2014-08-05 00:34

    Two Canadian nationals are under investigation for suspected theft of state secrets about China's military and national defense research, Chinese authorities said on Monday.

  • Few roles for Hispanics in top Hollywood movies

    2014-08-04 23:31

    A new study shows that less than 5 percent of actors in top Hollywood films are Hispanic, and that Latinas are more likely than women of any other ethnicity to appear partially or totally naked on screen.

  • Half a million people under water-related state-of-emergency in Ohio

    2014-08-04 11:01

    A deadly chemical called microcystin was found in excess of the recommended amount coming from the City of Toledo Water Plant and Governor John Kasich has issued a declaration in three counties Saturday.

  • Ebola-stricken American aid worker en route to U.S.

    2014-08-02 23:34

    The first of two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus while in Liberia left the West African country and headed for the United States on Saturday, where he will be treated in isolation at an Atlanta hospital.

  • Obama hosts Africa summit with an eye on legacy

    2014-08-02 22:50

    President Barack Obama is gathering nearly 50 African heads of state in Washington for an unprecedented summit aimed in part at building his legacy on a continent where his commitment has been questioned.

  • Ebola-hit worker will be flown to US

    2014-08-02 08:12

    High-security unit at hospital set up by Centers for Disease Control

  • Putin, Obama say current impasse in Ukraine serves no one's interest

    2014-08-02 06:21

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama agreed in a phone call on Friday that the current standoff in Ukraine serves no one' s interest and said they would keep open their channels of communication.

  • India, US stress strategic ties but tensions remain

    2014-08-01 10:31

    The United States and India stressed their desire to boost business and defense ties on Thursday, but trade and spying rows were a reminder of the obstacles to US President Barack Obama's vision of a "defining" partnership.

  • US warns against travel to West Africa

    2014-08-01 08:53

    The US government on Thursday issued a warning against nonessential travel to West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, saying the level 3 advisory, its highest level, reflects the "worsening" Ebola outbreak in this region.

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  • Group a building block for Africa

    An unusually heavy downpour hit Durban for two days before the BRICS summit's debut on African soil, but interest for a better platform for emerging markets were still sparked at the summit.