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the MAVEN spacecraft approaches MarsThe explorer Maven slips into the red planet's orbit following a 10-month journey.


2014-09-21 22:39:53 -0600

Pallets of supplies wait to be loaded on a 747 aircraft at New York's JFK International AirportGENEVA (Reuters) - Two of the five countries affected by the world's worst ever Ebola outbreak are managing to halt the spread of the disease, the World Health Organization said on Monday, although the overall death toll rose to 2,793 out of 5,762 cases. "On the whole, the outbreaks in Senegal and Nigeria are pretty much contained," a WHO statement said. There were no new deaths in Guinea, four in Sierra Leone and 39 in Liberia. A separate Ebola outbreak has killed 40 people in Democratic Republic of Congo, where there have been 71 cases, it said in a statement on the situation as of Sept. 18. ...


2014-09-22 05:51:29 -0600
SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Some 130,000 Syrian refugees have reached Turkey in the past four days after fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Monday, warning that the number could rise further as the militants press ahead with an onslaught.
2014-09-22 06:03:34 -0600