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UN chief to travel to Ebola-hit countries—sources

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. AP FILE PHOTO

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will travel to Ebola-hit countries in West Africa this week to raise awareness about the health crisis, UN officials said Tuesday.

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories | Read More »

WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000

In this Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 file photo, a child stands near a sign advising of a quarantined home in an effort to combat the spread of the Ebola virus in Port Loko, Sierra Leone. More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola, according to figures released Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread. Of those cases, 4,922 people have died. AP

More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Air Algerie crash wipes out entire families

Mourners gather for a vigil at a park in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada on Friday, July 25, 2014 in memory of the victims of Air Algerie Flight 5017. The MD-83 airliner was flying from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to Algiers, Algeria on Thursday, but controllers lost contact with it just 50 minutes after takeoff. All 118 people aboard the plane, which was found in Mali, were killed. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes)

All passengers and crew on board an Air Algerie jetliner that crashed in Mali died in the tragedy, which completely wiped out several families, France announced.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

French president: No survivors in Air Algerie crash

An arrival information screen shows the delayed Air Algerie flight 5017 (top) at the Houari Boumediene airport near Algiers, Algeria, Thursday, July 24, 2014. An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali and "probably crashed" according to the plane's owner and government officials in France and Burkina Faso. AP/Sidali Djarboub

French soldiers on Friday secured one of the black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that went down in restive northern Mali with the loss of at least 116 people, French President Francois Hollande said Friday. Terrorism has not been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely cause is bad weather.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Wreckage of missing Algerian airliner found in Mali

The logo of the Air Algerie company office, at the Opera avenue in Paris Thursday July 24, 2014.  AP

The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane missing since early Thursday with 116 people on board has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, an army coordinator in Ouagadougou said.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »