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'Miracle at sea': 25 survive Marine copter crash

CNN

The Facebook page of the USS Mesa Verde was filled with dozens of well-wishes and thanks to God on Tuesday, a day after 25 Marines and U.S. Navy sailors survived the crash of a Marine Corps CH-53E helicopter as it tried to land on the amphibious...
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'World's greatest crocodile hunter' fails to catch 'Sifis' – Crete's fugitive reptile | World news

'World's greatest crocodile hunter' fails to catch 'Sifis' – Crete's fugitive reptile | World news

THE GUARDIAN | 2 hours, 8 minutes ago

Crocodile that mysteriously appeared in an artificial lake still at large on the Greek island, despite Olivier Behra's efforts Continue reading...
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2 hours 10 minutes ago

After kidnapping schoolgirls, Boko Haram takes aim at churches in northeast Nigeria

RELIGION NEWS SERVICE

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Boko Haram, which church leaders and analysts view as an African variation of the Islamic State, is taking over churches in northeastern Nigeria, beheading men and forcing Christian women to convert to Islam.The post After...
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on Tue Sep 2 11:20 AM

U.S. Airstrike in Somalia Targets Shabab Leader

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Somali and American officials said Tuesday that the leader of the Shabab, the Somali militant group that has allied itself with Al Qaeda, may have been killed.
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Ebola outbreak: call to send in military to West Africa to help curb epidemic | Society

Ebola outbreak: call to send in military to West Africa to help curb epidemic | Society

THE GUARDIAN | on Tue, Sep 2, 10:23 AM

Head of Médecins sans Frontières urges UN to dispatch disaster response teams as cases and deaths continue to surgeMilitary teams should be sent to West Africa immediately if there is to be any hope of controlling the Ebola epidemic, doctors on...
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on Tue Sep 2 9:03 AM

The Note: Obama Prepares NATO Pitch

ABC NEWS

By John R. Parkinson (jparkABC)  NOTABLES OBAMA JETS TO ESTONIA: President Obama heads to Europe today, first stopping off in Estonia where the president there wants to establish a permanent NATO base. This week, Obama will to try to build an...
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Back to our roots: would humans be better off eating a paleolithic diet? | Life and style

Back to our roots: would humans be better off eating a paleolithic diet? | Life and style

THE GUARDIAN | on Tue, Sep 2, 8:42 AM

Raw foodists and other campaign groups are eager for us to return to the sort of food our ancient ancestors ate. But how much truth is there in their various claims, and is there any real benefit for us in the 21st century?A friend is reading a...
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on Tue Sep 2 7:37 AM

US set to open 2nd drone base in Niger, expand operations in Africa - Africa

STARS AND STRIPES

After months of negotiations, the government of Niger, a landlocked West African nation, has authorized the U.S. military to fly unarmed drones from the mud-walled desert city of Agadez, according to Nigerien and U.S. officials.
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on Tue Sep 2 6:43 AM

Cameroon Seizes 200 Elephant Tusks Bound for Asia

VOICE OF AMERICA

Some 200 tusks from elephants slain in Cameroon and Gabon have been intercepted at the Yaounde-Nsimalen International Airport.  They were bound for Asia - where a high demand for ivory has sparked the illegal slaughter of elephants in Africa. ...
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