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39 MINS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Ugandan court overturns anti-gay law that halted Western aid

By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's constitutional court on Friday overturned an anti-homosexuality law that punished gay sex with long prison sentences and which drew stern criticism from Western and other donors, some of whom withheld aid. Under the Anti-Homosexuality Act, those convicted of "aggravated homosexuality" - defined as someone with HIV having gay sex or gay sex with ...

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1 HOUR AGO - Wall Street Journal

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WHO Warns of 'Catastrophic' Consequences of Ebola

World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan said the outbreak in West Africa is spreading quickly and that greater efforts must be made to control it.

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2 HOURS AGO - BBC

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Ebola 'spreading too fast' - WHO

Ebola outbreak in West Africa spreading faster than efforts to control it - World Health Organization chief

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1 HOUR AGO - Miami Herald

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WHO: Ebola moving faster than control efforts

An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than the efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from the affected countries met Friday in Guinea's capital.

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3 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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South Africa to prosecute after giraffe killed during truck transport

Truck drivers who didn't take care while transporting two giraffes — and who allowed the beasts' heads to slam into a cement highway overpass they were driving under — will face prosecution, animal welfare officers said. One of the giraffes died; the other was injured, The Associated Press reported. Rick ...

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