Doctor returns to slums of his youth to defuse the Ebola time bomb

Dr. Mosoka Fallah (center) is supervising surveillance teams working to contain the epidemic in Monrovia.

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Dr. Mosoka Fallah, who studied at Harvard, has been crisscrossing Monrovia, Liberia, in a race to repair a rift in trust that is making it more difficult to keep Ebola from spreading.

President Obama delivers his address on ISIS Wednesday.

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Sweden opposition wins without majority

STOCKHOLM — Sweden’s Social Democrats were poised to return to power as the leaders of a left-leaning bloc that defeated the center-right government in a parliamentary election Sunday, but without an absolute majority.With 99 percent of the district counted, the Green Bloc headed by the Social Democrats had 43.6 percent of the votes, compared with 39.5 percent for the center-right Alliance that has been in power for the past eight years.

Fighting in Eastern Ukraine city kills at least 6; Luhansk residents celebrate easing of violence

DONETSK, Ukraine — Heavy fighting broke out Sunday between Ukrainian and rebel forces on the north side of Donetsk, killing at least six people in one of the most serious clashes since the 10-day-old cease-fire came into force.The airport, where Ukrainian troops are almost surrounded, was on fire, billowing black smoke, and a house and a city market burned just off the main boulevard inside the city.

Cameron announces response plan to beheading of British aid worker

LONDON — After an emergency meeting Sunday with Britain’s top security and military officials to form a response to the beheading of a British aid worker by the Islamic State, Prime Minister David Cameron laid out a plan to support US military action in those two countries but made no commitment to a more vigorous military role.“This is not about British combat troops on the ground,” Cameron said. “It is about working with others to extinguish this terrorist threat.”

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