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Congo Ebola cases hit record for most reported in single day

BUTEMBO, Congo — The woman spent more than a week at home sick before family members tried to take her to an Ebola treatment centre in eastern Congo. Before the motorcycle could reach the facility, it was too late.

Her crumpled body rested against the driver’s back as he worriedly made phone calls, witnesses said.

China sentences 6 foreigners for drugs; Canadian gets death

BEIJING — A court in southern China has handed down sentences to at least six foreigners involved in a global methamphetamine operation, including a Canadian sentenced to death.

The Jiangmen Intermediate People’s Court on Tuesday sentenced 11 people who produced more than 63 kilograms (139 pounds) of the illegal drug. Among them were one American and four Mexicans.

Sri Lanka minister says Easter bombings are a response to NZ attacks

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka—Sri Lanka's state minister of defence said today that the Easter attack on churches, hotels and other sites was “carried out in retaliation” for the shooting massacre at two New Zealand mosques last month, as the Islamic State group sought to claim responsibility for the attack.