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Ebola outbreak could be controlled in three months  
Sunday, 12 October 2014 - 11:45
The UN special envoy on Ebola says he hopes that the outbreak can be brought under control within three months.The number of Ebola cases was currently increasing exponentially, but greater community awareness would help contain the...
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Syria: Kobane situation remains 'dangerous' says US  
Sunday, 12 October 2014 - 7:59
US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says The situation in Kobane in northern Syria remains "dangerous".Fighting between IS militants and Kurdish defenders continues, with more than 500 people reported dead in a month of conflict.Hagel...
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Severe Cyclonic Storm "Hudhud" in the Bay of Bengal moving towards India.  
Sunday, 12 October 2014 - 7:44
The meteorology department states that the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm “Hudhud” in the Bay of Bengal is moving towards India.It is expected to enter the land area today.Under the influence of the system, increase of wind...
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Massacre feared after Islamic State militants seize Kurdish HQ in Kobane  
Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 20:41
Islamic State militants have captured the headquarters of Kurdish fighters defending the Syrian border town of Kobane, with a UN envoy warning thousands would likely be massacred if it falls to them.Outgunned Kurdish militia were struggling...
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Malala calls for child rights after joint Nobel Peace Prize.  
Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 12:33
Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has urged children to "stand up for their rights" after becoming the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize.She said she was "honoured" to receive the award, saying it made her feel "more powerful...
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Global Ebola outbreak deaths exceed 4,000 - WHO  
Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 7:52
The World Health Organization says that the number of deaths attributed to the Ebola outbreak has risen above 4,000.The latest figures show there have been 4,024 confirmed or suspected deaths in the worst-affected West African nations...
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Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace prize.-Video    
Friday, 10 October 2014 - 15:08
Children’s rights activists Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Friday.The Norwegian Nobel Committee cited the two “for their struggle against the suppression of...
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154 dead unable to bear shock of Jayalalithaa's arrest: AIADMK  
Friday, 10 October 2014 - 10:32
With the arrest of AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa coming as a shock to her supporters, the party on Thursday said that 154 sympathisers have died unable to bear the anguish.According to data compiled by AIADMK, the toll included 113...
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Air strikes 'stall IS advance' on Syrian border town  
Friday, 10 October 2014 - 8:23
US-led forces have continued air strikes against Islamic State militants near the besieged Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobane.A senior local official said IS had been pushed back towards the edge of the town as a result of the strikes...
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US warns Ebola could become next AIDS  
Friday, 10 October 2014 - 11:44
A top US health official urged swift action to prevent the deadly Ebola virus from becoming the next AIDS epidemic, while a Spanish nurse was at "serious risk" of dying.The United Nations chief meanwhile called for a 20-fold increase...
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Air strikes 'will not save Kobane': says US  
Thursday, 09 October 2014 - 11:14
The US and UK have warned that air strikes alone will not prevent Islamic State fighters from seizing the Syrian town of Kobane.A Pentagon spokesman said the US and its allies were "doing everything we can from the air" but there were...
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US Ebola patient dies in hospital  
Thursday, 09 October 2014 - 9:44
Texas hospital officials said that the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola within the US has died.Thomas Eric Duncan, 42, who caught the virus in his native Liberia, was being treated with an experimental drug in isolation in a...
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Liberian leader sees signs Ebola in decline but aid too slow.  
Thursday, 09 October 2014 - 8:44
International aid to battle the Ebola epidemic in Liberia is arriving too slowly, President Ellen Johnson Sir-leaf said yesterday, though she said there were early signs that the outbreak in her West African country might be "in decline".On...
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British hospitals on Ebola alert  
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 - 17:14
Home Office Minister Norman Baker said Britain should consider introducing an Ebola screening programme for visitors arriving at UK airports as four major hospitals were put on standby in case the virus reaches the country.Mr Baker...
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International food prices hit four-year low  
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 - 13:02
International prices of food decreased by 6 percent between April and August 2014, reaching a four-year low, according to the latest edition of Food Price Watch.This sharp decrease was driven mainly by international wheat prices, which...
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Canada's parliament approves anti-Islamic State air strikes  
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 - 13:01
The Canadian parliament has voted to authorise the country's armed forces to join US-led air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq.The vote allows air strikes for up to six months, but rules out the use of ground troops.Canada...
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The colorful world of Hong Kong's protest art  
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 - 12:00
While there were signs on Monday that Hong Kong's protests might be coming to a low ebb, their visual impact looks likely to last for a while."This is the most well-designed protest in recent memory," says Colette Gaiter, an Associate...
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'Blood Moon' set to wow sky-watchers  
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 - 10:13
A total lunar eclipse will be visible across much of the Americas and Asia in the coming hours.The eclipse starts at 08:00 GMT (04:00 EDT), reaching totality just before sunrise at 10:25 GMT (06:25 EDT).During the eclipse - which is...
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Invention of blue LEDs wins physics Nobel  
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 - 8:53
The 2014 Nobel Prize for physics has been awarded to a trio of scientists in Japan and the US for the invention of blue light emitting diodes.Professors Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura made the first blue LEDs in the...
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Fresh Airstrikes on Jihadist Positions in Kobane.  
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 - 20:51
Fresh air strikes by the US-led coalition today, hit positions held by Islamic State jihadists in the southwest of the key Syrian border town of Kobane.The strikes came a day after the extremists pushed into Kobane, seizing three districts...
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New York Times apologizes for India Mars Mission cartoon  
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 - 18:41
The New York Times apologized for an editorial cartoon in its international edition that critics said mocked India's Mars Mission by showing a man in a traditional dhoti and turban, leading a cow on a leash and knocking on the door...
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Taliban leader reveals location on Twitter  
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 - 15:30
Last week, Zabihullah Mujahid who is Taliban's spokesman, was caught unawares when he seems to have accidently switched on the geolocation tracking on his handle that has 6000 followers on Twitter.Even though Mujahid refuses to believe...
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Spain investigates new Ebola case  
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 - 11:37
Investigations are under way at a hospital in Madrid after a Spanish nurse became the first person known to have contracted the deadly Ebola virus outside west Africa.The nurse had treated two Spanish missionaries who died of the disease...
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Hong Kong students agree to formal talks  
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 - 9:11
Representatives from Hong Kong's Occupy Central movement have agreed to hold formal talks with the government.No date has been set but the students made it clear the talks would be called off if the remaining demonstrators were cleared...
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China kicks out over 160,000 fake government staff  
Monday, 06 October 2014 - 16:51
China has taken 160,000 "phantom" government staff off its official payroll who were receiving salaries despite not doing any work.A total of 162 thousand 629 officials who were taking government wages without working have been removed...
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First ever baby born through womb transplant-Video    
Monday, 06 October 2014 - 11:13
A woman in Sweden has achieved a medical first after giving birth to a health baby boy following a womb transplant.The world’s first womb swap baby, named as Vincent, has already been delivered using an unrelated donor.Her baby...
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Australian jets fly first mission against IS in Iraq  
Monday, 06 October 2014 - 11:33
Australian fighter jets have flown their first armed combat mission in Iraq against the Islamic State group but did not launch air strikes.The Australian Defence Force said the Super Hornet aircraft conducted an air interdiction and...
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Somali troops 'capture key port town' from al-Shabab.  
Monday, 06 October 2014 - 8:51
Somali government troops backed by African Union forces have taken the last coastal stronghold of the al-Shabab Islamist group.But the AU told the BBC the joint forces were not yet in full control of the town, and the AU had parked...
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6,000 private buses to keep off roads today  
Sunday, 05 October 2014 - 17:40
About 6,000 private buses will keep off the roads in 29 districts of the Tamil Nadu State today.The Federation of Bus Operators Associations of Tamil Nadu has taken the decision in support of AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa,...
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First Ebola patient in US in critical condition  
Sunday, 05 October 2014 - 13:01
The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the US is in critical condition even as nine others, who had been in close contact with him, have shown no symptoms for the deadly disease yet.After previously listing his condition as serious,...
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Turkey will hit back if IS attacks Syria exclave  
Sunday, 05 October 2014 - 11:18
Turkey warned it would not hesitate to strike back at Islamic State militants if they attacked Turkish troops stationed at Ankara's exclave inside Syria.President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey will absolutely not hesitate to respond...
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Hong Kong pro-democracy protests enters its second week  
Sunday, 05 October 2014 - 11:16
Fresh scuffles erupted between pro-democracy activists occupying central parts of Hong Kong and riot police, as the protests entered their second week.Thousands of people held a rally overnight, defying the Beijing-backed authorities,...
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Pakistani Taliban vows to send fighters to help IS group  
Sunday, 05 October 2014 - 8:29
The Pakistani Taliban vowed to send fighters to help the Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, adding the group should set aside its differences with other militant organisations in that region.IS militants have taken over vast...
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Alan Henning 'killed by Islamic State'  
Saturday, 04 October 2014 - 20:30
A video purporting to show UK hostage Alan Henning being beheaded has been released by Islamic State militants.The Salford taxi driver was delivering aid to Syria in December when he was kidnapped and then held hostage by IS.IS threatened...
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Defused grenade found on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's standby Air India aircraft  
Saturday, 04 October 2014 - 20:28
Indian security establishment has gone in a tizzy with the discovery of a defused grenade inside an Air India aircraft kept standby in Delhi for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent trip to the US.The Boeing-747 was kept on standby...
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