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Ebola fears: Senegal closes border with Guinea

Ebola fears: Senegal closes border with Guinea

DAKAR, Senegal, Aug. 22 (UPI) --Senegal closes border with Guinea and bans ships and planes from Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia due to fears of Ebola.
Danielle Haynes
Ahmed Davutoglu nominated as Turkey's new prime minister

Ahmed Davutoglu nominated as Turkey's new prime minister

ANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 22 (UPI) --On Thursday, Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) nominated Ahmed Davutoglu to be the new prime minister.
JC Finley
WHO: Extent of Ebola outbreak has been 'underestimated'

WHO: Extent of Ebola outbreak has been 'underestimated'

GENEVA, Switzerland, Aug. 22 (UPI) --As the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa nears 1,500, the World Health Organization said Friday that its "magnitude... has been underestimated."
JC Finley
U.S. files formal complaint with China after 'dangerous' fighter jet incident

U.S. files formal complaint with China after 'dangerous' fighter jet incident

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) --The Pentagon acknowledged a Chinese fighter jet performed "dangerous" maneuvers in close proximity to a U.S. military aircraft, prompting a formal complaint.
JC Finley
Remembering Schwarzkopf and Operation Desert Storm

Remembering Schwarzkopf and Operation Desert Storm

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) --Friday marks the birthday of Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf (1932-2012), leader of the U.S. Central Command and planner of Operation Desert Storm.
Ed Adamczyk
White House threatens 'additional consequences' following Russian's incursion into Ukraine

White House threatens 'additional consequences' following Russian's incursion into Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) --The White House warned Friday that Russia's movement of 130 vehicles into eastern Ukraine violated international law and would incur "additional consequences."
JC Finley
Venezuela announces mandatory finger printing at supermarkets

Venezuela announces mandatory finger printing at supermarkets

CARACAS, Venezuela, Aug. 22 (UPI) --Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the installation of mandatory fingerprinting at supermarkets in order to curtail hoarding and smuggling.
JC Finley
Pentagon releases video of U.S. air strikes against IS

Pentagon releases video of U.S. air strikes against IS

BAGHDAD, Aug. 22 (UPI) --The Pentagon reported Iraqi forces are making progress in their fight against the Islamic State (IS) and released a video showing U.S. air strike assistance.
Aileen Graef
Ten years later: Where's 'The Scream'?

Ten years later: Where's 'The Scream'?

OSLO, Norway, Aug. 22 (UPI) --Edvard Munch's iconic painting "The Scream" was the subject of a notorious art theft on Aug. 22, 2004.
Ed Adamczyk
Two tourist buses collide near resort in Egypt; 38 dead

Two tourist buses collide near resort in Egypt; 38 dead

CAIRO, Aug. 22 (UPI) --Two tourist buses collided Friday morning in Egypt's South Sinai near the resort area of Sharm El-Sheikh, killing 38 passengers and injuring 41 others.
JC Finley
NATO: Russian aid convoy incursion into Ukraine coincides with 'major' military escalation

NATO: Russian aid convoy incursion into Ukraine coincides with 'major' military escalation

BRUSSELS, Aug. 22 (UPI) --The Russian aid convoy's incursion into Ukraine shows a "disregard of international humanitarian principles," said NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
JC Finley
Heather Mack, mother, argued in lobby before suitcase murder

Heather Mack, mother, argued in lobby before suitcase murder

DENPASAR, Indonesia, Aug. 22 (UPI) --A woman who found was murdered and stuffed into a suitcase at a luxury hotel in Bali was seen arguing with her daughter just hours before her death.
Gabrielle Levy
Syrian war death toll surpasses 190,000 in 3 years

Syrian war death toll surpasses 190,000 in 3 years

NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) --The United Nations released a report on Friday that documents more than 190,000 deaths killed during Syria's three-year civil war.
JC Finley
73 killed in Iraq mosque shooting

73 killed in Iraq mosque shooting

IMAM WEIS, Iraq, Aug. 22 (UPI) --A Sunni Muslim mosque in Imam Weis, Iraq, was invaded by a suicide bomber Friday, followed by a Shia militia that shot and killed at least 73 people.
Ed Adamczyk
Hagel: Islamic State 'beyond anything that we've seen' and an 'imminent threat'

Hagel: Islamic State 'beyond anything that we've seen' and an 'imminent threat'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) --The terror group Islamic State "is beyond anything that we've seen" and poses an "imminent threat," U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Thursday.
JC Finley
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