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  • Ebola serum for Africa 'in weeks'
  • (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:59:34 GMT)

    Treatments to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa should become available in the coming weeks and months, says the World Health Organization. ... Read


  • US probes 'stray Syria air drop'
  • (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:42:42 GMT)

    The US Pentagon says it is examining an Islamic State video appearing to show militants with a weapons bundle intended for Kurdish fighters. ... Read


  • US editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93
  • (Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:03:30 GMT)

    Ben Bradlee, the editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate scandal that toppled President Nixon, has died aged 93, the newspaper says. ... Read


  • North Korea frees detained US man
  • (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:59:19 GMT)

    Jeffrey Fowle, one of three US citizens held in North Korea, has been released and is on his way home, US officials say. ... Read


  • DR Congo doctor wins Sakharov prize
  • (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:52:24 GMT)

    A doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo wins Europe's Sakharov human rights prize for helping thousands of gang rape victims. ... Read


  • Oscar Pistorius begins jail sentence
  • (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:46:26 GMT)

    South African athlete Oscar Pistorius begins serving time in jail, after being sentenced for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. ... Read



  • US $7bn fails to stop opium growth
  • (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:16:04 GMT)

    US counter-narcotics efforts costing $7.6bn fail to stop production of opium poppies in Afghanistan reaching an all-time high, a new report says. ... Read


  • Canada seized car killer's passport
  • (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:47:45 GMT)

    A man who struck two Canadian soldiers with his car, killing one of them, had had his passport seized by police for suspected terror ties. ... Read


  • Police hunt links to Indiana killings
  • (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:11:31 GMT)

    Authorities in two US states are reviewing unsolved cases for links to an Indiana man being held on suspicion of killing seven women. ... Read


  • 'Negligence' behind Total boss death
  • (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:45:09 GMT)

    Russian investigators say "criminal negligence" caused the crash that killed the boss of oil firm Total and the three crew members of his private jet. ... Read


  • Designer Oscar de la Renta mourned
  • (Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:53:51 GMT)

    The Dominican Republic declares Wednesday an official day of mourning for Dominican-born fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who has died at 82. ... Read


  • Audi claims self-drive speed record
  • (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:29:19 GMT)

    Audi says one of its self-drive test cars topped 149mph (240km/h) at a race track in Germany, beating a human-driven version. ... Read



  • Sam released by Dallas Cowboys
  • (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:49:26 GMT)

    Michael Sam, who hopes to be the first openly gay athlete to play in an NFL game, is released by the Dallas Cowboys. ... Read


  • Mental exam for White House 'jumper'
  • (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:31:32 GMT)

    A judge orders a mental health evaluation for the man accused of scaling the White House fence and running into the building with a knife last month. ... Read


  • Rewards for Mexico missing students
  • (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:38:29 GMT)

    The Mexican government offers rewards for information leading to the whereabouts of 43 missing students from Guerrero state. ... Read


  • Press freedom in Americas 'worsens'
  • (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:12:45 GMT)

    Press freedom in the Americas has seen a "marked deterioration" in the past six months, according to the Inter American Press Association. ... Read


  • ICC warns Kenya on Kenyatta leaks
  • (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:26:30 GMT)

    The International Criminal Court warns the Kenyan government against leaking information from President Uhuru Kenyatta's case to the media. ... Read


  • Bashir seeks to extend 25-year rule
  • (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:57:04 GMT)

    Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir will stand for re-election next year, an aide says, despite previous claims that he would quit after 25 years in power. ... Read


  • Australia MP in court asylum appeal
  • (Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:26:05 GMT)

    An Australian lawmaker writes to the International Criminal Court asking it to investigate the Abbott government over its treatment of asylum seekers. ... Read


  • Sydney academic takes site to court
  • (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:25:31 GMT)

    Prof Barry Spurr has taken the New Matilda website to court after it published several of his emails that contained sexist and racist comments. ... Read


  • Swedish bay search for 'foreign sub'
  • (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:03:27 GMT)

    Naval vessels scouring Swedish waters for a suspected foreign submarine focus on a bay near Stockholm on the fifth day of their search. ... Read


  • Ukraine faces cluster bomb claim
  • (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:01:39 GMT)

    Ukraine attacked populated areas of Donetsk with cluster bombs, banned by many states, a leading human rights group says. ... Read


  • Egypt 'sets appeal' for journalists
  • (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:46:58 GMT)

    An appeal against the sentences of three jailed al-Jazeera journalists will be heard by an Egyptian court on 1 January, relatives say. ... Read


  • Four held 'over Iran acid attacks'
  • (Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:41:49 GMT)

    Iranian police arrest four men following a string of acid attacks against women allegedly for not following the country's strict dress code. ... Read


  • Father of IS hostage John Cantlie dies
  • (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:12:01 GMT)

    Paul Cantlie, the father of Islamic State hostage John Cantlie, has died, less than two weeks after making a plea for his son to be released. ... Read


  • Cities need more power, says study
  • (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:05:11 GMT)

    Allowing UK cities to make their own decisions on tax and spending could boost economic growth by 79bn a year by 2030, a year-long study concludes. ... Read


  • Yahoo profits surge on Alibaba sale
  • (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:43:40 GMT)

    Technology giant Yahoo reports profits of $6.8bn for the third-quarter, buoyed mostly by earnings from the firm's stake in Chinese firm Alibaba. ... Read


  • Microsoft boss gets $84m pay package
  • (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:15:40 GMT)

    Microsoft boss Satya Nadella has been given a pay package worth $84.3m, making him one of the top earners in the tech industry. ... Read



  • Roma 1-7 Bayern Munich
  • (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:21:26 GMT)

    Bayern Munich record their biggest ever away win in the Champions League as they thrash Roma at the Stadio Olimpico. ... Read



  • Chelsea 6-0 NK Maribor
  • (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:10:04 GMT)

    Didier Drogba scores his first goal since rejoining Chelsea as they beat Maribor 6-0 - their biggest Champions League win. ... Read


  • Ambassador demands Top Gear apology
  • (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:55:10 GMT)

    The Argentine ambassador to the UK calls for the BBC to make a public apology following the row over an edition of Top Gear filmed in the South American country. ... Read



  • Timberlake settles Heat legal action
  • (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:38:45 GMT)

    Celebrity magazine Heat apologises to actor and singer Justin Timberlake and his wife Jessica Biel after publishing a "false and unfounded story" questioning their marriage. ... Read




  • VIDEO: Obama responds to jealous boyfriend
  • (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:49:07 GMT)

    President Barack Obama found himself in an awkward situation at the voting booth in Chicago on Monday, when a man walked past and told him not to touch his girlfriend. ... Read


















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