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With U.S. Ebola fear running high, African immigrants face ostracism

Friday, 24 October 2014 09:23
By Sharon Bernstein (Reuters) - When Zuru Pewu picked up her 4-year-old son, Micah, from kindergarten at a Staten Island, New York, public school recently, a woman pointed at her in front of about 30 parents and their children, and started shouting. "She kept screaming, 'These African bitches brought Ebola into our country and are making everybody sick!'" said Pewu, 29, who emigrated from Liberia in 2005. "Then she told her son, 'You know the…
Stagnating euro zone seeks German shift
Friday, 24 October 2014 08:25
European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi (R) talks with France's President Francois Hollande as they arrive for a working session during an EU summit in Brussels October 24, 2014. REUTERS/Christian HartmannGermany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and France's President Francois Hollande arrive for a working session during an EU summit in Brussels October 24, 2014.
Russia's Putin says Cold War 'victors' want to reshape world
Friday, 24 October 2014 08:25
Russian President Vladimir Putin talks to young soccer players during a visit to Spartak's stadium Otkritye Arena in Moscow, August 27, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin LAURA Russia (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized on Friday what he called the United States’ “unilateral diktat” in global affairs and said the “so-called” winners of the Cold War wanted a new world order that suited only them.
Police criminalist who committed suicide was suspect in girl's 1984 killing
Friday, 24 October 2014 08:22
SAN DIEGO – San Diego police say a suspect in the murder of a 14-year-old girl 30 years ago was a police criminalist -- who was found dead this week of an apparent suicide. Investigators were preparing to arrest 62-year-old Kevin Charles Brown when his body was found Tuesday at Cuyamaca Rancho State Park in Julian. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Police say Brown was a civilian employee of the San Diego police laboratory from 1982 until his…
TERRORISM IN NYC? Police not ruling out terror link to hatchet attack
Friday, 24 October 2014 07:51
Terrorism is not being ruled out in Thursday’s hatchet attack on New York City police officers. The New York City police shot and killed a man identified as 32-year-old Zale Thompson in multiple media reports, who attacked officers with a hatchet in the middle of the day in the Queens section of the city. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Videotape and witness accounts appeared to show Thompson purposely targeting four rookie New York Police Department officers, police said.
NYC and health officials scramble to track movements of doc with Ebola
Friday, 24 October 2014 07:51
The fourth Ebola case in the U.S. was confirmed Thursday as Dr. Craig Spencer was diagnosed with the disease after preliminary tests at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. The news of the disease and of Spencer’s travels around the city could spark fears of an outbreak in the U.S. However, Dr. Nicole Lurrie, assistant Health and Human Services secretary for preparedness and response, assured an outbreak is remote and the disease is not the…
ISIS Hit Hard, but Iraq Offensive Could Be Year Away
Friday, 24 October 2014 07:26
Iraqi Army soldiers work in a Russian-made multiple rocket launcher known as the TOS-1A during training at a military camp in Baghdad, Oct.
Exclusive: Chad says Nigeria deal with Boko Haram to free girls still on
Friday, 24 October 2014 07:24
Campaigners from "#Bring Back Our Girls" march during a rally calling for the release of the Abuja school girls who were abducted by Boko Haram militants, in Abuja October 17, 2014. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde By Emma Farge and Moumine Ngarmbassa N’DJAMENA (Reuters) – Chad said it believed Nigeria’s secret deal with Boko Haram Islamists to free more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls would go ahead despite the breakdown of a truce, and revealed that the key…
US network AMC buys into BBC America
Friday, 24 October 2014 07:21
24 October 2014Last updated at 11:27 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint Mad Men, one of AMC's biggest hit shows, has run for seven seasons Continue reading the main story Related StoriesSwan song for the Mad Men WatchWalking Dead creator sues TV networkWalking Dead spin-off show confirmed US TV network AMC, which aired Mad Men and The Walking Dead, is to take over the running of BBC America after a $200m (£125m) deal with the BBC.
The week in 37 photos
Friday, 24 October 2014 06:53
In this photo provided by Canadian politician Nina Grewal, members of Canada's Parliament barricade themselves in a meeting room Wednesday, October 22, after shots were fired on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. A Canadian soldier was fatally shot at the National War Memorial nearby, police said, and the alleged gunman was killed.

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