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Vaccine success holds hope for end to deadly scourge of Ebola

LONDON/GENEVA - The world is on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organization said on Friday, as a trial in Guinea found a vaccine to have been 100 percent effective.

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Yemen's Houthis suffer more setbacks near Aden-southern sources

ADEN/SANAA - Southern Yemeni fighters backed by a Saudi-led air coalition took more territory from Houthi militiamen on Friday, expanding their control around the port city of Aden, sources in the southern force said.

Yemen 10:37am EDT

Zimbabwe calls for extradition of Cecil the lion's killer

HARARE - The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion was a "foreign poacher" who paid for an illegal hunt and he should be extradited to Zimbabwe to face justice, environment minister Oppah Muchinguri said on Friday. | Video

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Greek PM defends controversial 'Plan B' for euro zone exit

ATHENS - Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras acknowledged on Friday that his government had made covert contingency plans in case Greece was forced out of the euro, but rejected accusations that he had plotted a return to the drachma.

Greece 10:50am EDT

IAEA chief 'positively' mulling U.S. Senate invite to speak on Iran

VIENNA - The U.N. nuclear watchdog chief is "positively considering" a U.S. Senate invitation to speak about his agency's monitoring role in Iran following the country's deal with world powers on curbing its atomic activity, a diplomatic source said.

Politics 10:04am EDT

Malaysia says charge sheet against Najib is false, an attempt to topple PM

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's newly-appointed attorney general said on Friday a purported draft of a charge sheet against Prime Minister Najib Razak published on the Sarawak Report website was false, and part of a plot to topple the country's leader.

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