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American Dies Aboard Lagos To NYC Flight

Posted On October 17, 2014

(New York, NY) -- An American is dead after falling ill while on a flight from Nigeria to New York City. A preliminary exam conducted onboard by the CDC came back negative for Ebola. The 63-year-old man boarded an Arik Air flight from Lagos, Nigeria Wednesday night and died before the plane landed at JFK…

Nigeria Claims Deal To Release School Girls’ Release

Posted On October 17, 2014

(Undated) -- More than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria could soon be released. A high-ranking Nigerian military officials is claiming a truce has been reached with the Islamist militant group Boko Haram . The mass abduction of the girls six months ago sparked outrage around the world. There's no word yet from terrorist group about…

Kerry Pressures Other Nations On Ebola

Posted On October 17, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Secretary of State John Kerry is calling on other nations to join a growing international response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa. Talking to foreign diplomats at the State Department today, Kerry said the crisis requires an "all hands on-deck" approach around the world. Kerry said doctors know how to combat…

Closing Arguments In Pistorius Sentencing Hearing

Posted On October 17, 2014

(Pretoria) -- Final arguments are finished in today's session of the sentencing hearing for South African track star Oscar Pistorius. The double-amputee sprinter sobbed as his attorney told the court Pistorius has no money and is broken emotionally. The Paralympic and Olympic athlete was found guilty of South Africa's equivalent of manslaughter in the shooting…

Hurricane Gonzalo Set To Hammer Bermuda

Posted On October 17, 2014

(Undated) -- Hurricane Gonzalo is set to hammer Bermuda today. Forecasters say it's one of the most powerful storms ever to threaten the Atlantic Island. Forecasters say Gonzalo has weakened slightly as it moves toward Bermuda, though the National Hurricane Center says the hurricane has sustained winds of 140 miles an hour. Heavy rain and…