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  • NY doctor tests positive for Ebola
  • (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:54:32 GMT)

    A US doctor who returned to New York from Ebola-hit Guinea in West Africa becomes the first person to test positive for the virus in the city. ... Read


  • Canada attack 'not linked to IS'
  • (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:56:49 GMT)

    Canada's foreign minister tells the BBC there is no evidence so far that the man behind gun attacks in Ottawa was linked to Middle Eastern jihadists. ... Read


  • Sweden calls off search for sub
  • (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:28:59 GMT)

    Sweden calls off its massive week-long search for a suspected Russian submarine, saying the vessel has probably left its territorial waters. ... Read


  • EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut
  • (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:59:54 GMT)

    The EU agrees what it calls "the world's most ambitious" deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, overcoming deep divisions among members. ... Read



  • NY axe attack: Islamist link probed
  • (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:09:33 GMT)

    Police in New York investigate whether a man who attacked two officers with an axe before being shot dead was linked to Islamist extremism. ... Read


  • Mortar fire on Pakistan-Iran border
  • (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:58:49 GMT)

    Pakistani and Iranian forces have exchanged mortar fire, in the latest incident between the two countries along their porous border. ... Read


  • China 'punishes 17' for deadly clash
  • (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:44:43 GMT)

    Chinese authorities have arrested one official and punished 16 others following a deadly clash in a Yunnan village, state media say. ... Read


  • US firm fine for underpaying Indians
  • (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:45:02 GMT)

    US authorities penalise a Silicon Valley company for "grossly underpaying" eight workers brought over from India for a special project. ... Read


  • Malaysia envoy sent to NZ over rape
  • (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:26:49 GMT)

    A Malaysian diplomat, wanted by New Zealand authorities on allegations of attempted rape in the city of Wellington in May, is finally extradited. ... Read


  • HK protesters to vote on proposals
  • (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:44:31 GMT)

    Protest leaders in Hong Kong are to ballot their supporters over whether to accept the government's proposals and end their occupation of the city. ... Read



  • US returns ancient artefacts to Peru
  • (Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:53:28 GMT)

    The US returns about 20 ancient Peruvian artefacts - some more than 1,800 years old - that had been looted from pre-Columbian graves. ... Read



  • White House fence jumper arrested
  • (Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:08:04 GMT)

    A man who jumped the White House fence was attacked by dogs before being arrested, in the latest security incident at the US president's official home. ... Read


  • Four guilty of Blackwater killings
  • (Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:16:30 GMT)

    A US federal jury finds four Blackwater security guards guilty of killing 14 Iraqis in a square in Baghdad in 2007. ... Read



  • Cuba leads way on Ebola effort
  • (Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:01:11 GMT)

    Cuba sends a second group of medical staff to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak, becoming the biggest single provider of healthcare workers. ... Read


  • First Ebola case in Mali confirmed
  • (Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:04:16 GMT)

    Mali says a two-year-old girl - believed to have recently visited Guinea - becomes the country's first person to be infected by the deadly virus. ... Read


  • Botswana votes in tight election
  • (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:37:19 GMT)

    Voters are going to the polls in Botswana in what is expected to be the closest general elections in the world's largest diamond producer. ... Read


  • Quetta mourns attacks on Shias
  • (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:04:12 GMT)

    Markets are shut and lawyers are on strike after a day of violence across the Pakistani city of Quetta, which left at least 13 dead. ... Read


  • Bangladesh Islamist leader Azam dies
  • (Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:59:51 GMT)

    Ghulam Azam, the former leader of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party, dies from a heart attack a year after being found guilty of war crimes. ... Read


  • PM demands talks over EU budget
  • (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:01:20 GMT)

    Prime Minister David Cameron demands finance ministers meet for emergency talks over EU budget after UK told it must pay extra 1.7bn ... Read


  • Kosovo minister in key Serbia visit
  • (Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:28:04 GMT)

    Enver Hoxhaj becomes the first minister from Kosovo to officially visit Serbia since his country unilaterally seceded in 2008. ... Read


  • 'Hold Qatar World Cup in May'
  • (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:59:11 GMT)

    Europe's biggest football clubs consider asking Fifa to hold the 2022 World Cup in May to avoid the intense summer heat. ... Read


  • US-led Syria strikes 'kill hundreds'
  • (Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:12:04 GMT)

    US-led air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have killed 553 people since September, including 464 IS fighters, activists say. ... Read


  • Payout to mother of secret PC's child
  • (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:57:16 GMT)

    The Metropolitan Police is to pay 425,000 to a woman whose child was fathered by a man she did not know was an undercover police officer. ... Read



  • Microsoft profits fall on Nokia deal
  • (Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:53:37 GMT)

    Microsoft reports a fall in profits as a result of the cost of job cuts and its purchase of Nokia's smartphone business earlier this year but rising revenue cheers investors. ... Read


  • UK anger at 1.7bn EU cash demand
  • (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:06:37 GMT)

    UK politicians react angrily to demands for an extra 1.7bn (2.1bn euros) contribution towards the European Union's budget due to the country's better economic performance. ... Read


  • GDP rises by 0.7% in third quarter
  • (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:57:37 GMT)

    The economy expanded at a slower pace in in the three months to 30 September following a 0.9% rise in the second quarter, the ONS said. ... Read


  • Spurs boss hails Lamela wonder goal
  • (Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:26:19 GMT)

    Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says Erik Lamela's Europa League wonder-strike was the best goal scored by one of his players. ... Read



  • UCI & Wada to appeal Kreuziger case
  • (Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:34:12 GMT)

    Wada and UCI will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after Czech cyclist Roman Kreuziger is cleared of doping offences. ... Read


  • Cliff Richard police raid 'inept'
  • (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:10:39 GMT)

    The handling of a police raid at the home of veteran pop star Sir Cliff Richard is described as inept by the Commons Home Affairs Committee. ... Read


  • Spanish art gems head for UK town
  • (Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:39:09 GMT)

    A new art gallery showing major works of art from Spain's "golden age" is to open in a former bank in Bishop Auckland, County Durham. ... Read


  • Knightley to make Broadway debut
  • (Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:06:38 GMT)

    British actress Keira Knightley is to make her Broadway debut next year in Therese Raquin, a stage version of Emile Zola's classic novel. ... Read




  • VIDEO: Ebola: Scenes of horror in Liberia
  • (Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:36:43 GMT)

    There have now been more than 4,800 reported deaths from Ebola, with Liberia the worst affected country. Around 50 new cases are being reported every day in the capital Monrovia. ... Read



  • VIDEO: WW1: The Famine of Mount Lebanon
  • (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:05:53 GMT)

    As a proportion of the total population, more people died in Greater Syria than anywhere else in the world during the First World War. In Mount Lebanon a third of the population died of famine and disease. ... Read


  • VIDEO: Art on motorbikes in Kampala
  • (Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:19:26 GMT)

    Artists in Uganda are using motorbikes to carry and display street art installations as part of the Kampala Contemporary Art Festival. ... Read












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