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Oscar de la Renta Rests at 82

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died at 82 according to a family source. De la Renta, who most recently designed Amal Clooney’s wedding dress, was diagnosed with cancer in 2006. Born in the Dominican Republic in 1932, de la Renta left home at 18 to study painting …

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Nigeria Officially Ebola Free

Abuja – Nigeria has been declared Ebola-free, following the World Health Organization’s announcement that Senegal is now rid of the virus. Nigeria was thrust in the Ebola spotlight in July after an infected air traveler introduced the virus to the capital city of Lagos. The case spurred fears that the …

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Freedom for Chibok Girls Imminent

ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria aims to have secured the release of 200 girls kidnapped by Islamist Boko Haram militants by Tuesday, a senior source at the presidency told Reuters on Saturday, although he declined to comment on where the transfer would take place. The head of Nigeria’s military, Air Chief …

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Second Dallas Ebola Victim to be airlifted to Atlanta

The second nurse to contract Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital will be transferred to Emory University Hospital, it was announced today. Amber Jay Vinson, 29, from Akron, Ohio, was the second nurse in a matter of days to be diagnosed with the deadly virus in Dallas. She is set …

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Ebola: Nigeria declares National Emergency, USA assists

In Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan declared the control and containment of the Ebola virus “a national emergency,” his office said in a statement. He urged people to avoid large gatherings, and approved the release of $11.6 million to fund measures against the spread of the virus, including setting up isolation …

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Renowned author and poet Maya Angelou passes at 86

Maya Angelou, the renowned poet, author and civil rights activist, has died.  Sources in her hometown of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, confirmed the News. The author of the celebrated autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” was 86 years old. Her death comes less than a week after Angelou announced …

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City of Dallas honors Nelson Mandela with ‘Day of Service’

On July 18, volunteers across North Texas are being asked to provide 67 minutes of public service in honor of the 67 years Nelson Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity; as a human rights lawyer, a prisoner of conscience, an international peacemaker and the first democratically elected …

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Kenyatta wins Kenyan election

Nairobi – Kenya’s election commission announced early Saturday that Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta had prevailed in the country’s presidential elections by the slimmest of margins, winning 50.03% of the vote according to provisional figures. Diplomats were worried they might have to weaken ties with the east African nation if …

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