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Liberian health official quarantines herself...More attacks on Islamic State group in Syria

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 27, 2014 at 5:51 a.m.



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MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The West African Ebola outbreak has reached into Liberia's government. The country's chief medical officer is placing herself under quarantine for 21 days after her office assistant died of Ebola. Bernice Dahn, a deputy health minister, told The Associated Press Saturday she did not have any Ebola symptoms but wanted to ensure she was not infected. She has also instructed her office staff to remain at home for three weeks.

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group in Syria has again come under U.S.-led air assault. Activists say the American-led coalition hit positions including wheat silos in the country's east. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the strikes targeted compounds for the Islamic State group in the central province of Homs and the northern region of Raqqa.

CAIRO (AP) — A verdict announcement has been delayed in the trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. An Egyptian court says it will rule in November. Mubarak is charged with complicity in the killings of protesters during the 2011 revolt that ousted him.

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian security official says rebels in the east continue attacks despite a cease-fire declared three weeks ago. One serviceman and one civilian have been killed in the past day. A spokesman for Ukraine's national security council says rebel mortar fire damaged a hospital and a vocational school. More than 3,500 people have been killed in the conflict between Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed rebels.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the "My Brother's Keeper" initiative will begin working with mayors and tribal and community leaders to develop a "cradle to college and career strategy" for these young people. Many are at risk of not completing their educations or falling into the criminal justice system. President Barack Obama is announcing the expansion at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual awards dinner in Washington.

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