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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 06, 2014

Ebola Spurs A Full Public Lockdown In Sierra Leone

By Bill Chappell

People walk in Kenema, a part of Sierra Leone hit hard by Ebola.

Sierra Leone will impose a three-day lockdown on all its citizens, as part of a plan to "deal with Ebola once and for all," the government says. The move is an effort to stop the disease that has killed over 2,000 people in five West African countries, according to World Health Organization data.


AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 05, 2014

Obama: NATO Agrees On Action Against Islamic State

By The Associated Press

President Obama speaks at NATO Summit Friday in Wales.

President Barack Obama says NATO members unanimously agree on the need for immediate action against Islamic State militants because they pose a threat to members of the alliance.




AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 01, 2014

Americans Detained In North Korea Call For US Help

By The Associated Press

North Korea has given foreign media access to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and --- watched by officials as they spoke --- called for Washington to send a representative to negotiate for their freedom.  






NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 27, 2014

American Reportedly Fighting Alongside Extremists In Syria Dies

by Dana Farrington

Douglas McAuthur McCain, in a March 2008 photo by the Hennepin County, MN Sheriff's Office.

A U.S. citizen reportedly fighting alongside a terrorist group in Syria has died.  The National Security Council has not said whether or not Douglas McAuthur McCain was fighting for the group that calls itself the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL.)


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