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The United States evacuated its Libyan embassy staff under air cover Saturday as they faced a "real risk" from fierce fighting around Tripoli airport, Secretary of State John Kerry said. The announcement came hours after the country's interim government warned the clashes between militia vying for control of the strategic airport were threatening to tear Libya apart. Fighting around the airport halted abruptly and the convoy sped out of the capital shortly afterwards, witnesses said. Calling for an end to the conflict around the airport, the government raised the spectre of "the collapse of the country" and "the destruction which could result from... endless war".
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the world's deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, Africa's largest city with 21 million people.