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Hong Kong police arrest protesters, 7 officers

November 27, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested 11 more people in a second night of scuffles with demonstrators angry at having their 2-month-old pro-democracy protest camp in a volatile neighborhood... more »»

Brazen, beloved Lebanese singer Sabah dies at 87

November 26, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Beloved for her powerful voice and brazen in the conservative Arab world for her multiple marriages, Lebanese singer, actress and entertainer Sabah never seemed far from the... more »»

American among hostages targeted in Yemen raid

November 26, 2014

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — U. more »»

Sierra Leone official: Ebola may have reached peak

November 26, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, which has been surging in recent weeks, may have reached its peak and could be on the verge of slowing down, Sierra Leone's... more »»

Russian suspected of spying resists leaving Poland

November 26, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Russian journalist suspected of spying in Poland said Wednesday that he is fighting an attempt by Polish authorities to deport him. more »»

9th Sierra Leonean doctor infected with Ebola

November 26, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — An official says a ninth Sierra Leonean doctor has been infected with Ebola, underscoring the devastating toll the disease is taking on health care workers. more »»

Sierra Leone official: Ebola worst could be over

November 26, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, which has been surging in recent days, may have reached its peak and be on the verge of slowing down, Sierra Leone's information... more »»

Spy balloons give police new view of Jerusalem

November 26, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police are watching from above in their attempts to keep control in Jerusalem in the face of the city's worst wave of violence in nearly a decade. more »»

600 Ebola cases in hard-hit countries in past week

November 26, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says 600 new cases of Ebola were reported in the most-affected countries in the past week, more than half of them in Sierra Leone.

The U.N. more »»

Guinea, hit by Ebola, reports only 1 cholera case

November 26, 2014

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The health workers rode on canoes and rickety boats to deliver cholera vaccines to remote islands in Guinea. more »»

Israeli leader seeks to revoke rights of inciters

November 26, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister says he will work to revoke residency rights and social benefits of people who commit politically motivated violence and those who support them. more »»

Syrian FM: Russia to boost relations with Assad

November 26, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin wants closer ties with Syria's beleaguered president and tighter cooperation between Moscow and Damascus, Syria's foreign minister said Wednesday... more »»

UK brothers jailed for attending Syria terror camp

November 26, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Two British brothers were sent to prison Wednesday for conspiring to attend a terrorist training camp in Syria, becoming the first Britons jailed after returning from the war-torn... more »»

Europeans debate common stand on Palestine

November 26, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — Frustrated by deadlock in the Middle East peace process, a growing number of European leaders and lawmakers are calling for unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state. more »»

Spanish judge rules no crime in killing Ebola dog

November 26, 2014

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge has ruled health authorities didn't commit a crime when they euthanized Excalibur, a dog that belonged to a nursing assistant who contracted Ebola last month. more »»

Hong Kong police arrest key protesters, clear site

November 26, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Police arrested key student leaders as they cleared the most volatile of Hong Kong's three pro-democracy protest camps on Wednesday, dealing a blow to the 2-month-old movement in... more »»

Official: US commandos took part in Yemen raid

November 26, 2014

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — U.S. more »»

Rare Shakespeare Folio discovered in French town

November 26, 2014

PARIS (AP) — The accidental discovery in a small library in northern France of an original first folio of Shakespeare's plays has sent a jolt of excitement around the world of Shakespeare scholars. more »»

NATO sees Russia ready for Ukraine incursion

November 26, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia still has enough troops along Ukraine's border to mount a major incursion, NATO's top commander said Wednesday, and Moscow is using its military might to affect... more »»

Killings surge in Mexico state at tip of Baja

November 26, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The normally bucolic, vacationer-crowded state at the tip of Mexico's Baja peninsula has become a battleground, with dozens of killings in a power struggle following the captur... more »»

Activists raise Raqqa strikes' death toll to 95

November 26, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — The death toll from a series of Syrian government airstrikes on the Islamic State group's stronghold in northeastern Syria has risen to at least 95, making it one of the deadliest... more »»


Belmont County Commissioners Meeting December 3, 2014

Meetings held every Wednesday in the court house at 10 a.m. more »

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