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Blast injures three U.N. peacekeepers in northern Mali

BAMAKO - Three United Nations peacekeepers were injured in northern Mali on Saturday when a blast struck their convoy near the northern desert town of Kidal, the U.N. mission said.

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Two U.S. states to quarantine health workers returning from Ebola zones 12:57pm BST

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON - New York and New Jersey will automatically quarantine medical workers returning from Ebola-hit West African countries and the U.S. government is considering the same step after a doctor who treated patients in Guinea came back infected, officials said on Friday. | Video

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Rwanda suspends BBC's local radio service over genocide documentary 1:06am BST

KIGALI - Rwanda has suspended the BBC's local radio service after the broadcaster aired a documentary that questioned official accounts of the 1994 genocide, the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority said on Friday.

Mali's first Ebola case, a two-year-old girl, dies - officials 12:17am BST

BAMAKO - A two-year-old girl who was Mali's first case of Ebola died on Friday, shortly after the World Health Organization warned that many people had potentially been exposed to the virus because she was taken across the country while ill.

Rwanda suspends BBC's local radio service over genocide documentary 24 Oct 2014

KIGALI - Rwanda has suspended the BBC's local radio service after the broadcaster aired a documentary that questioned official accounts of the 1994 genocide, the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority said on Friday.

New York City to check daily with people returning from West Africa 24 Oct 2014

NEW YORK - New York City's health department will actively monitor anyone who arrives in the city from one of the three West African countries affected by Ebola, Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference on Friday.