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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

American Doctor Being Treated For Ebola Says His Condition Is Improving

By James Queally, Los Angeles Times The American doctor who contracted Ebola while helping treat victims of a deadly outbreak that has claimed more than 1,000 lives in West Africa says his condition is improving, according to a statement issued Friday. Kent Brantly, who contracted the virus last month while treating patients in Liberia as […]

August 15, 2014

American Missionary Battling Ebola To Arrive In United States On Tuesday

By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times NEW YORK — As a deadly Ebola virus outbreak produced more victims in West Africa, an American missionary stricken with the disease was expected to arrive in the United States on Tuesday to join a U.S. doctor receiving treatment at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. The air ambulance that […]

August 4, 2014

North Korea To Free Australian Evangelist

By Sid Astbury and Dirk Godder SEOUL, South Korea — An Australian missionary arrested in North Korea last month for distributing Christian pamphlets is to be released, Pyongyang’s state-run media said Monday. John Short, 75, had confessed to his “criminal behavior,” and was being freed partly on account of his age, according to North Korea’s […]

March 3, 2014

Australian Missionary Reportedly Detained By North Korea

By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — A Hong Kong-based missionary from Australia has been detained in North Korea for allegedly distributing religious materials, his family said Wednesday. John Short, 75, was taken into custody Sunday, his wife told the Advertiser, a newspaper in Adelaide, Australia. Karen Short said it was her husband’s second visit […]

February 19, 2014