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Ukraine assembly rejects premier's resignation, backs laws

Ukraine assembly rejects premier's resignation, backs laws

Yatseniuk had tendered his resignation last week after lawmakers failed to support his proposed budget amendments at the first attempt.
Sierra Leone president declares state of emergency over Ebola

Sierra Leone president declares state of emergency over Ebola

The measures resembled a tough anti-Ebola package announced by neighbouring Liberia on Wednesday evening.
Gaza toll soars as Israel 'days' from completing tunnel hunt

Gaza toll soars as Israel 'days' from completing tunnel hunt

Gaza officials say at least 1,361 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have now been killed in the battered enclave. Israel has lost 56 soldiers to Gaza clashes and three civilians to Palestinian shelling.
Liberia shuts schools, considers quarantine to curb Ebola

Liberia shuts schools, considers quarantine to curb Ebola

Security forces in Liberia were ordered to enforce the steps, part of an action plan that includes placing all non-essential government workers on 30-day compulsory leave.