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Guinea president reinforces emergency Ebola measures

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Conakry, Mar 29 (AP) - In a renewed effort to eradicate Ebola, Guinea's president announced new restrictions on burials and warned of possible lockdowns in the country's western region.

In an address on state television Saturday night, President Alpha Conde lamented that vigilance had flagged in the fight against Ebola and said emergency steps would be "reinforced" in five districts: Forecariah Coyah, Dubreka, Boffa and Kindia.

"I regret to note that there is an increasing abandon ... of...
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India’s upstart anti-graft party shows signs of unraveling

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New Delhi, Mar 29 (AP) - Just a few weeks ago, the upstart Aam Aadmi Party, or Common Man's Party, was seen by many as a breath of fresh air in the chaotic, corruption-tainted world of Indian politics, promising to root out graft and display complete transparency.

Now, however, with its top...
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Singapore bids farewell to Lee Kuan Yew in elaborate funeral

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Singapore, Mar 29 (AP) - Thousands of Singaporeans are lining a 15 kilometer (9 mile) route through the Southeast Asian city-state to witness an elaborate funeral procession Sunday for longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew.

People began gathering shortly after dawn for the funeral cortege, which begins...
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Saudi Arabia blames ‘technical failure’ for Yemen jet crash

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Sanaa, Mar 28 (AP) - Saudi Arabia on Saturday blamed a "technical fault" for forcing two of its pilots in an F-15 to eject over waters south of Yemen during a mission amid a bombing campaign targeting Shiite rebels in the country.

The official Saudi Press Agency reported that the pilots were in...
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Search goes on for at least 2 after apparent NYC gas blast

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New York, Mar 28 (AP) - Emergency workers are searching for at least two people still missing after an apparent gas line explosion leveled three apartment buildings as investigators piece together what exactly caused the blast that injured 22.

Special canine units on Saturday will sniff for...
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