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Ebola Virus

Maine judge says Ebola nurse Kaci Hickox can travel where she pleases

ImageA judge in Maine has lifted the quarantine on a nurse who treated Ebola victims in West Africa. Her forced isolation sparked a debate about the balancing of liberty with public safety.


Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes in California

ImageOne pilot has been killed and another seriously injured, after a Virgin Galactic passenger spaceship crashed in southern California. The company has described the cause of the accident as a "serious anomaly."


Army chief takes over after Burkina Faso president resigns

ImageThe head of Burkina Faso's armed forces has taken power after mass demonstrations forced President Blaise Compaore to resign. There have been days of violent protests against the leader's 27-year rule.


Italy phases out sea rescue mission for migrants

Italy has ended the sea rescue mission "Mare Nostrum" that saved the lives of more than 100,000 migrants from Africa and the Middle East. Human rights groups are criticizing the move, fearing that death tolls will rise.

United Nations

UN: 15,000 foreigners fighting with extremists in Syria and Iraq

The number of foreign fighters aiding extremist groups in the Middle East has skyrocketed since 2010, according to a UN report. Its authors warn that the stark numbers point to a security problem for years to come.

Palestinian Territories

Recognizing Palestine 'helps peace above all'

Sweden has become the first western EU country to officially recognize Palestine, and has taken a lot of flak for it. Palestinian political scientist Usama Antar says it's the right move.


Poroshenko’s bloc to support Arseniy Yatsenyuk as PM

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has backed Arseny Yatsenyuk for a new term as prime minister. Meanwhile, pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine are set to hold their own elections.



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1889: Hannah Höch

Days to remember

1894: Nicholas II Became Tsar