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A member of British Forces watches as the RFA Argus approaches Freetown Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. The Royal Fleet Auxiliary Argus docked at The Queen Elizabeth II quay in Freetown Thursday  unloading 32 pickup trucks to be used in the Ebola response in Freetown. The ship is also equipped with three Merlin MK2 helicopters that will be used to transport resources and personnel to the remote regions of Sierra Leone. (AP Photo/ Michael Duff)

“With all these facilities, they will go a long way in the ongoing fight against the Ebola disease,” Alfred Palo Conteh, the new head of the country’s National Ebola Response Center, said Thursday, as he greeted the arriving ship.

Israeli border policemen arrest the brother of Palestinian Moatez Higazi after he was shot in east Jerusalem, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Israeli police shot and killed Higazi suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly sparked clashes between masked stone throwers and Israeli riot police, threatening to further enflame the already high tensions in the city. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

In a statement, police said that Muslim men over the age of 50 and women of all ages could attend Friday’s weekly prayers.

FILE - In this file photo taken Monday, June 23, 2014, militants from the Islamic State parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle on a main street in Mosul, Iraq. The Islamic state group has accelerated killings of former policemen and army officers, apparently fearing they might join a potential internal Sunni uprising against its rule. Such killings, including the deadly attack on police Col. Mohammed Hassan and his son in mid October, have accelerated in recent days, as the extremists' opponents - Kurdish fighters and Shiite militias, backed by U.S.-led airstrikes - have made some gains, taking back several towns that the militants had overrun. (AP Photo, File)

The past few weeks, the Islamic State group has been hunting down former policemen and army officers in areas it controls, apparently fearing they might join a potential internal Sunni uprising against its rule.

FILE - In This Tuesday, July 17, 2012 file photo shows the corporate headquarters of Wellpoint in Indianapolis. Wellpoint reports quarterly financial results Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

“People are starting to understand that the 2015 landscape is a little less harrowing than 2014,” said Jennifer Lynch, an analyst who covers the industry for BMO Capital Markets.

FILE - In this Monday, Jan 21, 2014 file photo Zambian deputy president Guy Scott, centre, attends the burial of Zimbabwe's deputy president John Nkomo, at the Heroes Acre, in Harare,  Zimbabwe.  Following the death of Zambian President Michael Sata, the Zambian government says Guy Scott will become acting president of the southern African nation until new elections are held within 90 days. President Michael Sata, who had been gravely ill in a London hospital, died late Tuesday. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, FILE)

“Elections for the office of president will take place within 90 days. In the interim, I am the acting president,” Scott said in a radio address.

In this Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 photo, supporters of Kurdish Peshmerga forces hold a Kurdish flags as they wait for the troops to cross the border into Turkey en route to Kobani, at the Ibrahim Khalil border crossing in the Northern Kurdish Region of Iraq. A group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga troops arrived in Turkey early Wednesday, Oct. 29, on their way to Syria to help their Syrian Kurdish brethren fight Islamic State extremists in the embattled border town of Kobani. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)

“We are waiting for the peshmerga. We want to see what weapons they have,” said Nidal Attur, 30, from a small village near Kobani who arrived in Suruc two weeks ago.