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Saturday Nov 01

Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week - months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later.
Pledges to deploy 2,000 African health workers have remained largely that - promises.
No African countries are on the United Nations list of contributors to fight the epidemic.
The E-word did not even figure on the agenda of a session on peace and security

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Syria's Alawites pay heavy price as they bury sons

DWEIR SHEIKH SAAD, Syria (AP) - The posters of slain Syrian soldiers, put up by families to commemorate their sons killed in the fight against rebels, are plastered on walls throughout the coastal province of Tartous, forming impromptu murals of death that illustrate the price supporters of President Bashar Assad are paying to defend his rule.
The khaki-clad men often pose with guns, with Assad's image often imposed above the slain soldier.

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Heavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem site

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site on Friday and deployed more than 1,000 security personnel following clashes the previous day between Palestinians and Israeli riot police that had ratcheted up already heightened tensions in the city.
Small groups of Palestinian worshippers made their way through a welter of Israeli checkpoints to the site - known to Jews as the Temple Mount and Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary - under leaden gray skies and pouring rain.

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Israel presents maritime version of 'Iron Dome

LE BOURGET, France (AP) - Israel's "Iron Dome" is heading to the seas, the maker of the rocket-blocking defense system says.
State-owned defense contractor Rafael wants to leverage the system's much-vaunted success in protecting Israeli civilians in this summer's Gaza war, hoping to draw navies as buyers for a new maritime version seen as especially useful in protecting national economic resources at sea like oil and gas platforms.
At this week's Euronaval conference near Paris, Rafael unveiled "C-Dome," which endeavors to help combat vessels counteract any threats from the air, including missiles,

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Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) - Authorities are investigating a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting their father in Mexico who were found shot to death along with a Mexican friend more than two weeks after going missing.
Parents of the three siblings, whose bodies were identified Thursday, have said witnesses reported they were seized by men dressed in police gear calling themselves "Hercules," a tactical security unit in the violent border city of Matamoros heavily racked by cartel infighting. Nine of the unit's 40 officers are being questioned, Tamaulipas state Attorney General Ismael Quintanilla Acosta said.

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