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Mon, 12/08/2014 - 15:06

Nigel Mills said his actions "fell short of what is expected of a member of Parliament." But a colleague defended him, saying hearings were "boring" and he himself had had trouble staying awake.

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 14:11

The country is now reporting fewer than 100 new cases each week. But the CDC's chief there says Liberia must stay alert and not allow the presence of Ebola to become a new norm.

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 14:07

Afghanistan has an ideal climate for growing saffron, the most expensive spice in the world. But little is exported. Rumi Spice is working with small farmers there to build the U.S. market for it.

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 13:54

The White House says the report "could lead to a greater risk" to U.S. facilities and individuals around the world, but that the president supported the Senate's release scheduled for Tuesday.

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 13:31

The call by national organizations representing fraternities and sororities comes after the magazine acknowledged "discrepancies" in its story on gang rape. The story had prompted the suspensions.

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 13:26

The United Nations Children's Fund says that an estimated 230 million children around the world live in countries where there are armed conflicts.

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 12:47

The rate for early elective delivery for women covered by Medicaid has fallen since 2007. Still, the early births remain common and are a potential source of health trouble for mothers and babies.

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 12:13

Liberians aren't letting a brutal epidemic put a crimp in their amazing sense of fashion. The streets are still full of stylish folks, because as the local saying goes, "Looking good is business."

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 12:05

General Mills helped define the industrial era of American breakfasting with its ringlets of processed oats. Soon, it'll put out a version with "ancient grains," which aren't, actually, very ancient.

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:51

The oil giant had hoped to limit how much it will pay under a 2012 settlement with people and businesses on the Gulf Coast. BP originally estimated it would pay $7.8 billion to settle claims.

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:43

The city is home to some 20,000 strays. They roam the streets, they beg for food, they howl and fight at night and they often need medical help.

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:31

The changes adopted today at a two-day meeting in Monaco include a new Olympic channel. They are all part of biggest change in decades to the International Olympic Committee.

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:23

Some 20 U.S. mayors meeting in New York hope to persuade some 4 million undocumented residents to come forward and apply for deferred action.

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:20

There's not much evidence that radiation increases survival in older women with early-stage breast cancer, but doctors are still prescribing it. It can be hard to get doctors to change protocols.

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 09:36

Hagupit, now a tropical storm, forced more than a million people into shelters when it hit. At least 21 people are dead. But it spared the Philippines the devastation of last year's Typhoon Haiyan.

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