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Nigerias Ogonis Divided Over Resuming Oil Production Oil once flowed in Ogoniland, as it does from wells throughout the creeks and swamps of Nigeria's Niger Delta region. But in 1993, the Ogoni people said enough. Leaking pipelines were polluting the fields they farmed and the waterways they fished. Oil gia
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Winter Weather Strikes Eastern US...Again! A new wintry blast has hit more than 20 states in the U.S. Midwest and Mid-Atlantic region, adding more snow to the piles from previous storms. Tired of shoveling snow, breaking the ice and dealing with accidents, flight delays and property damage, most A
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Liberia Discharges Last Ebola Patient Liberia on Thursday discharged its last confirmed Ebola patient from a treatment center in the capital, Monrovia. Tolbert Nyenswah, Liberias assistant minister of health for preventive services, described the development as a milestone. He said Liberia ha
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Tikrit Offensive Draws Caution of Iranian Takeover, Sectarian Splintering As the battle for Tikrit rages between Islamic State militants and Iraqi security forces and Shi'ite militias, two major concerns have emerged: the role of Iran and the fear that sectarian divides will grow wider. Days of fighting around Tikrit have yield
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Very Deep Water Once Covered Mars, NASA Says The National Aeronautics and Space Administration says there was once more water on the planet Mars than in the Arctic Ocean on Earth. In a new study in the journal Science, space agency researchers say they compared the ratio of two different types of wa
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Sierra Leone Ebola Orphans Face Yet Another Crisis There's growing concern about the future of an orphanage run by a British charity in Sierra Leone, after one staff member died last week from Ebola, and his wife died this week. The Saint George Foundation Orphanage in the capital, Freetown, is now in qua
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Actor Harrison Ford Injured in Small-Plane Crash Actor Harrison Ford was injured Thursday in the crash of a small airplane on a Los Angeles-area golf course. Ford, 72, reportedly suffered multiple gashes to his head in the crash, which occurred at the Penmar Golf Course in Venice, just over a mile (1.6
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ILO: Women Still Losing Out in Global Work Place A new study shows during the past two decades, there has been little progress in womens participation in the labor market and in narrowing the gender wage gap. On the eve of International Womens Day, the International Labor Organization reports women cont
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Pakistan Blocks Baloch Activist from US Trip The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan slammed the government Thursday for stopping three human rights activists from leaving the country to attend a conference in New York. In a written press release, HRCP called it ridiculous that the government would
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Sierra Leone Ebola Orphans Face Another Crisis There's growing concern about the future of an orphanage run by a British charity in Sierra Leone, after a staff member and his wife died this week from Ebola. The Saint George Foundation Orphanage in Freetown is now in quarantine, with more than 20 child
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