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Handout of Dr. Kent Brantly of Samaritan’s Purse organization in MonroviaThe aid worker from N. Carolina is moving around and getting a lot of fluids, says her son.


2014-07-30 08:57:11 -0600

In this June, 2014 image from video provided by the FBI, authorities raid a hotel in Jackson, Mississippi. When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled kids as young as 11 from dingy motel rooms, truck stops and homes. (AP Photo/FBI)WASHINGTON (AP) — When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck stops and homes.


2014-07-30 09:04:52 -0600

FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 file photo, Ilham Tohti, an outspoken scholar of China's Turkic Uighur ethnic minority, speaks during an interview at his home in Beijing, China. On Thursday, June 26, 2014, a lawyer provided the first news about the minority Uighur economics professor since he was detained by Chinese authorities over five months ago, saying the activist staged a hunger strike and later was denied food. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)By Michael Martina and Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - China formally indicted a prominent ethnic Uighur professor for separatism on Wednesday, as security forces flooded into the far western region of Xinjiang amid more reports of violence following what the government called a terrorist attack. Police in Beijing in January detained Ilham Tohti, a well-known economist who has championed the rights of the Muslim Uighur community, who come from Xinjiang. He was subsequently taken to the regional capital Urumqi and accused of promoting and supporting Xinjiang's independence from China, a red line for Beijing which views the region as an inseparable part of the country. The case against Tohti is the latest sign of the government's hardening stance on dissent in Xinjiang, where unrest in the past year or so has killed more than 200, including several police, according to state media.


2014-07-30 08:43:50 -0600