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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

 
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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  

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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  

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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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