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    New attack on Ebola center in Congo; 1 militia member killed


    Ebola centers face more attacks

    BENI — Militia members attacked an Ebola treatment center hours after another attack killed a staffer with the World Health Organization, a Congolese official said Saturday. Butembo city’s deputy mayor, Patrick Kambale Tsiko, said that the attackers armed with machetes tried to burn down the center in Katwa district overnight. Military and police guarding the center killed one militia member and detained five others, he said. Such violence has deeply complicated efforts to contain what has become the second-deadliest Ebola virus outbreak in history, with the number of new cases jumping each time treatment and prevention work is disrupted. (AP)


    Supporters mourn Milosevic’s widow

    POZAREVAC — Several dozen supporters attended the funeral Saturday of Mirjana Markovic, the widow of late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic who was dubbed the ‘‘Lady Macbeth’’ of the Balkans because of the huge influence she had on her husband. Markovic’s ashes were placed in her husband’s grave in the backyard of the family house in the central Serbian town of Pozarevac. Milosevic was buried there in 2006 after he died in the middle of his trial on genocide charges at a UN war crimes tribunal. The couple’s son and daughter did not attend the burial. Markovic, 76, died last week in Russia, where she had been granted asylum. (AP)


    Militants launch assaults in Syria

    BEIRUT — Syrian government forces came under separate attacks from Islamic State militants and Al Qaeda-linked insurgents in different parts of the country that killed nearly 50 soldiers and allied fighters, activists and a war monitoring group said Saturday. In one attack, IS militants ambushed Syrian government forces in the desert of central Homs province Thursday night, setting off two days of clashes that killed 27 soldiers, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. A pro-government militia, known as Liwa al-Quds, confirmed the ambush. Separately, government forces came under an attack from insurgents of Al Qaeda-linked Hayat Tahir al-Sham in northwest Syria. (AP)