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UN calls for $1bn to fight Ebola

bbc - 20 hours 18 min ago
The UN says it needs $1bn to fight the West Africa Ebola outbreak, described as "unparalleled in modern times", as experts warn time is running out.
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South Sudan bans foreign workers

bbc - 20 hours 23 min ago
South Sudan government issues an order to non-governmental organisations and private firms to fire foreign workers by mid-October amid an aid crisis.
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Facebook for the rich (just $9,000)

cnn - 20 hours 30 min ago
Would you enjoy social media more without all those pesky 99-percenters complaining about their mortgage payments and high cable bills?
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North Korea touts its 'human rights'

cnn - 20 hours 39 min ago
North Korea has "the world's most advantageous human rights system," the country declared in a lengthy report released on Saturday.
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Terrorist's warning: See you in New York

cnn - 20 hours 46 min ago
Deb Feyerick explores the lives & dossiers of ISIS & Al-Qaeda's top leaders.
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Sighting of missing girl's rucksack

bbc - 20 hours 46 min ago
Police looking for missing schoolgirl Alice Gross say there has been a new sighting of her rucksack and they are trying to trace a man who went missing a week after her.
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US 'would consider Iraq ground troops'

bbc - 20 hours 47 min ago
US ground forces could be deployed against Islamic State militants if the current strategy fails, a top US general says.
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Rare sea creature caught on tape

cnn - 21 hours 8 min ago
Researchers captured deep sea high-definition footage of what is believed to be a siphonophore.
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PCC resigns over child abuse scandal

bbc - 21 hours 17 min ago
South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright resigns over the Rotherham child abuse scandal.
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Campaigns seize on Scotland pledge

bbc - 21 hours 19 min ago
The pro-independence camp in Scotland calls a devolution pledge by the main UK parties an "insult" while pro-union campaigners hail it as a "vision".
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Why Xi Jinping's visit to India is significant

bbc - 21 hours 19 min ago
Why Xi Jinping's visit to India will be closely watched
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VIDEO: Rare colossal squid defrosted

bbc - 21 hours 25 min ago
Scientists in New Zealand have thawed and started to examine a rare colossal squid caught in a fisherman's net.
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Russia 'must boost Crimea forces'

bbc - 21 hours 35 min ago
Russia needs to boost forces in Crimea because of the Ukraine crisis and a foreign military build-up, Russia's defence minister says.
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Ukraine rebels to get self-rule

bbc - 21 hours 37 min ago
Ukrainian MPs adopt a law granting special status to parts of eastern regions held by pro-Russian rebels and an amnesty for rebel fighters.
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Bosses and cash vanish at shoe firm

bbc - 21 hours 45 min ago
Chinese footwear firm Ultrasonic has announced the disappearance of its chief executive and chief operating officer, along with most of its cash.
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U.N. launches int'l coalition against Ebola as cases near 5,000

kyodonews - 21 hours 57 min ago
GENEVA - An international coalition will be formed to fight the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, high-ran...
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Tardy ex-minister chased off plane

bbc - 22 hours 19 min ago
Irate passengers prevent a senior Pakistani politician from boarding a flight, after they were kept on board for two hours until he arrived.
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