Liberia police fire on protesters as West Africa's Ebola toll hits 1,350 11:12 GMT

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Police in the Liberian capital fired live rounds and tear gas on Wednesday to disperse a stone-throwing crowd trying to break an Ebola quarantine imposed on their neighbourhood, as the death toll from the epidemic in West Africa hit 1,350.  Full Article

West Africa must confront political weaknesses to curb drugs trade: Obasanjo 08:41 GMT 

ACCRA (Reuters) - West Africa must openly confront its political and governance weaknesses to curb the growing drug trade in the region, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Wednesday.  Full Article  

U.S. military failed in rescue attempt for journalist Foley 09:59 GMT 

BAGHDAD/EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - The U.S. military earlier this summer carried out an attempt to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages held in Syria, a U.S. official said on Wednesday, in an operation that the Pentagon said ultimately failed to find the captives.  Full Article  

Dutch spend 461,000 euros to fence off king's Greek holiday home Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch government paid 461,000 euros (368,003 pounds) to erect a fence around King Willem-Alexander's seaside villa in southern Greece, RTL News reported on Wednesday, drawing media criticism and demands for an explanation.  Full Article  

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