Erratic Winds Flaming California’s Massive ‘King’ Wildfire …

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Erratic Winds Flaming California’s Massive ‘King’ Wildfire …

Tribute to Ebola health workers who risk their lives to battle Ebola

Almost 2,000 people have been infected and more than 1,000 killed in an Ebola outbreak that has terrorized communities across four West African countries. The deadly illness has also taken a very heavy toll on health workers and humanitarian staff responding to the growing crisis.

The virus has infected 170 health workers across Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, and killed 81, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Among them was Sierra Leone’s top virologist, Dr Sheikh Umar Khan, who died on 29 July having spent two months at the front line of the Government’s response in the eastern town of Kenema.

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Tribute to the Ebola health workers who risk their lives for sake of the others

Barack Obama during a visit to an elementary school at MacDill Air Force Base

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US President Barack Obama leans over for a boy to feel his hair during a visit to an elementary school at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida.

A firefighter battling the King Fire sprays water on a backfire in California

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A firefighter battling the King Fire sprays water on a backfire in Fresh Pond, California. Fire crews in California’s rugged Sierra Nevada battled to gain the upper hand on Wednesday against a blaze that threatened at least 2,000 homes and has displaced hundreds of residents as flames roared for a fifth day through dry timber and brush west of Lake Tahoe.

Ukraine National Guard soldiers take part in military exercises

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Ukraine National Guard soldiers take part in military exercises on a firing range in the Kharkiv region

Thousands of Chinese fishing boats rushed out into the East China Sea

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Thousands of Chinese fishing boats in the eastern province of Zhejiang rushed out into the East China Sea today to fish after the 3.5-month-long summer fishing moratorium ended.