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AfricaIn Riots Sparked By An Ebola Quarantine, A Teen Is Shot And Dies
This week, people in the neighborhood of West Point were angry that they'd been quarantined - a government step to prevent the spread of Ebola to other parts of Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia.
Topix.net | 23-Aug-2014 11:23
South Sudan rebels change stance on Ugandan troops
South Sudan rebels have agreed to let Uganda maintain its forces on South Sudanese soil until a regional body deploys a peacekeeping force, a spokesman for the Ugandan government told Reuters on Friday.
Topix.net | 23-Aug-2014 07:08
Russian Convoys Enter Ukraine Without Permission
Russian aid trucks have crossed the border into Ukraine's war-ravaged eastern city of Luhansk without permission from the government in Kyiv. The United States and European Union have condemned the move and are asking Moscow to withdraw the convoy. Russia has amassed thousands of troops on the border, raising concerns that it could use the conflict over the convoy as a pretext to invade eastern Ukraine. VOA's Zlatica Hoke has more.
voanews.com | 23-Aug-2014 05:00
Artists Shun Russia's Profanity Law
Russia in July enacted a law threatening fines for publicly displayed profanity in media, films, literature, music and theater. The restriction, the toughest since the Soviet era, aims to protect the Russian language and culture and has been welcomed by those who say cursing is getting out of control. But many artists reject the move as a patronizing and ineffective act of censorship in line with a string of conservative morality laws. Russian theater emerged from the strict propaganda of...
voanews.com | 23-Aug-2014 04:48
Obama Administration Unveils Contraception Compromise
The Obama administration has unveiled a compromise that would allow religious non-profits and some companies to opt out of paying for contraception, while still giving their employees an option for coverage. The measures come less than two months after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that American business owners with religious objections may deny contraceptive coverage as part of universal employee health insurance now required by law. On Friday, the Department of Health and Human...
voanews.com | 23-Aug-2014 03:13
MDC hints at anti-Mugabe protests
Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Friday said his party could roll out protests against President Robert Mugabe's government over its inability to improve a flagging economy.
Topix.net | 23-Aug-2014 02:58