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In this photo taken on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, Idrissa Kargbo, top right, Sierra Leone's national marathon champion, helps volunteers distribute information on Ebola in Freetown, Sierra Leone. As a boy, marathon runner Idrissa Kargbo sprinted through the villages of Sierra Leone on errands for his grandmother and later as a coffee courier. Now at 23 years old, his times have qualified him for races on three continents. (AP Photo/Michael Duff)
Sierra Leone reaches final day of Ebola lockdownResidents complain of food shortages on Sierra Leone's final day of Ebola lockdown
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US general: Arab nations need to help in IraqJoint Chiefs chairman: Arab nations need direct role in fight against Islamic State group
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This Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 photo shows smoke from a California wildfire rising behind Lake Tahoe as seen from the Nevada side of the lake near Incline Village, Nev. Higher humidity Friday helped slow the growth of the massive Northern California wildfire that authorities say was set deliberately and has forced some 2,800 people to evacuate. (AP Photo/Steve Ellsworth)
Huge Northern California wildfire keeps growingAuthorities seek to assess damage from huge Northern California wildfire while preventing more
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A Hawthi Shiite rebel holds his rifle while guarding a checkpoint on a street leading to the state television building in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Yemen's top security body imposed an overnight curfew in restive areas of the capital, Sanaa, on Saturday after Shiite rebels took over the state television building amid heavy clashes and the U.N. envoy to the country signaled that a deal had been reached to end the violence. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
Yemen state media: Prime minister resignsYemen state news agency says prime minister has resigned as violence rages
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This image released by 20th Century Fox shows a scene from the film, "The Maze Runner." (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Ben Rothstein)
'Maze Runner' races past 'Tombstones' with $32.5 M'The Maze Runner' races past 'A Walk Among the Tombstones' with $32.5 million
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The freed Turkish hostages are welcomed at the airport in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by Islamic militants in Iraq three months ago were freed and safely returned to Turkey on Saturday ending Turkey’s most serious hostage crisis. The 49 hostages were captured from the Turkish Consulate in Mosul, Iraq on June 11, when the Islamic State group overran the city in its surge to seize large swaths of Iraq and Syria. (AP Photo)
Erdogan: Turkey won't give hostage release detailsTurkish president vows to keep the secret behind release of 49 hostages held by Islamic State
The Associated Press36 minutes ago
This Screen grab from the U.S. Department of State's Facebook page "Think Again Turn Away," taken Sept. 20, 2014, criticizes the Islamic State group as part of a broad social media campaign. As the Islamic State group battles across Syria and Iraq, pushing back larger armies and ruling over entire cities, it is also waging an increasingly sophisticated media campaign that has rallied disenfranchised youth and outpaced the sluggish efforts of Arab governments to stem its appeal. The U.S. State Department launched a “Think Again Turn Away” campaign on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, with Arabic and English videos similar in style to those of al-Qaida and the Islamic State group but none have gained the traction of the Islamic State’s videos. (AP Photo)
Arab states lag in media war against extremistsArab governments slow to combat Islamic State group's sophisticated social media campaign
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Demonstrators with opposing opinions clash at the beginning of an anti-war rally and march in downtown Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Thousands march in Moscow against Ukraine fightingThousands march through central Moscow to demonstrate against fighting in Ukraine
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Turkish soldiers stand guard as a Syrian refugee boy carries his belongings at the border in Suruc, Turkey, late Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Several thousand Syrians, most of them Kurds, crossed into Turkey on Friday to find refuge from Islamic State militants who have barreled through dozens of Kurdish villages in northern Syria in the past 48 hours.(AP Photo)
Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000Official says Syrian refugee flood into Turkey hits 100,000 as Islamic State group advances
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    The Honolulu Star-Advertiser strives to make its news report fair and accurate. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, call Ed Lynch, managing editor/news, at 529-4758. The Honolulu Advertiser, Sat, Sep 20 2014 @ 07:54 AM
  • Loophole with homeless on the sidewalk

    While the homeless are no longer allowed to sit or lie on Waikiki sidewalks, there are other areas nearby where they can go. of next week. KITV-TV, Sat, Sep 20 2014 @ 12:23 AM
  • Colorado couple sues Hilton Hawaiian Village over bedbug dispute

    A Colorado couple are suing the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort Spa, alleging that the resort had a bedbug problem and failed to tell them about it last year when they stayed at the hotel. Aaron and Sharon Tucker of Aurora County, Colorado, booked their stay at the Hilton Hawaiian Village on July 30, 2013, and were not told about a bedbug infestation, they said in the lawsuit. Business Journal, Fri, Sep 19 2014 @ 07:53 PM
  • Learn the latest on Oahu's rail construction

    Dan Grabauskas is the Executive Director and CEO for the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, and he has a close look at Oahu's rail construction. Update on rail construction: Over 120 columns built so far out in West Oahu to support the elevated rail system, with the first stretch of fixed guideway gone up near the UH-West Oahu area . KITV-TV, Fri, Sep 19 2014 @ 06:03 PM
  • Alohahas to perform at Improvaganza on Oahu

    Alohahas Improv and Sketch Comedy Company members, from left, are Stacey Nail-Canedy, Rich Mears, Kerry Matsumoto and Roxanne Fox. Special to West Hawaii Today The Alohahas Improv and Sketch Comedy Company will perform at the ninth annual Improvaganza Hawaii Festival of Improv, held on Oahu, Sept. West Hawaii Today, Fri, Sep 19 2014 @ 02:04 PM
  • Effort to expand 'sit-lie' ban advances

    Bill 48 comes on the heels of the Waikiki sit-lie ordinance that was signed into law by Mayor Kirk Caldwell on Tuesday, prohibiting sitting and lying on sidewalks within the area bordered by the Ala Wai Canal and Kapahulu Avenue 24 hours a day. Caldwell, on Tuesday, said he was leaning toward supporting the bill. The Honolulu Advertiser, Fri, Sep 19 2014 @ 06:25 AM
  • Man looking for owner of keys found by his dog in Kaimuki

    A 55-year-old stock broker is hoping to find the owner of a lost set of keys in Kaimuki. "Somebody's missing a pretty important set of keys," said the Kaimuki man, who identified himself as Colin. The Honolulu Advertiser, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 01:56 AM
  • Gunman robs Kaimuki Longs Drugs

    Honolulu Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect of a Longs Drugs robbery on Waialea Avenue. Police said the man wore a black cloth covering the lower half of his face entered the Longs Drugs at 3221 Waialae Ave. He then approached two employees and pointed a black handgun at them, demanding money. The Honolulu Advertiser, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 10:32 PM
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