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  • WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000

    More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread.

  • US: Power to visit Ebola-ravaged West Africa

    The United States ambassador to the United Nations is on her way to visit all three of the West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak, amid rising calls for travel restrictions back home in the U.S.

  • Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder

    Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who worked with him.

  • Few details offered on quarantines over Ebola

    A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is the first test case of quarantine policies now in effect in three states amid fears that the deadly virus could be spread by health care workers returning to the United States.

  • US journalist says body was 'at war' with Ebola

    Ashoka Mukpo knew he really was in trouble when he saw the people treating him in full protective suits and hoods.

  • Roma held to 0-0 draw by Sampdoria in Serie A

    Roma was held to a goalless draw at still-unbeaten Sampdoria as it missed the opportunity to move provisionally top of the Serie A table on Saturday.

  • Myanmar army kills journalist it calls rebel

    Myanmar’s army shot dead a journalist who was detained while covering clashes between the army and ethnic rebels at the rugged border, saying he reached for a soldier’s gun during an attempted escape, the press council said Friday.

  • French journalists jailed in Papua

    Two French television journalists were sentenced to two-and-a-half months in jail Friday for illegal reporting in Papua.

  • Future of human rights in Southeast Asia remains bleak

    The future of human rights in Southeast Asia remains bleak, an official has said, with little progress having been made by ASEAN in applying the Declaration of Human Rights since the establishment of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) in 2009.

     

  • Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

    Iran has hanged a woman convicted of murdering a man she said was trying to rape her.

  • Police: 2 dead, including gunman, in school attack

    A student walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria on Friday and opened fire without shouting or arguing, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said.

  • Malaysian officer back to face New Zealand charges

    A Malaysian military officer was back in a New Zealand court Saturday to face sexual assault charges five months after he left the country under the protection of diplomatic immunity.

  • EU reaches deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    European Leaders have agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the 28-nation bloc to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.

  • Doctor who visited Africa tested for Ebola in NYC

    A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa was being tested Thursday for the virus.

  • Guantanamo prisoners in protest over women guards

    Some prisoners in the highest-security unit of the Guantanamo Bay detention center have launched a protest against what they consider the religiously offensive use of female guards to move them around the U.S. base in Cuba, lawyers for the men say.

  • Officials give details on new Ebola response teams

    New U.S. Ebola response squads are being readied to rush to any U.S. city where a new Ebola case might be identified, officials say.

  • Lebanon reports first suspected case of Ebola

    A Lebanese man who arrived from West Africa is suspected of having Ebola and was quarantined on Thursday in a Beirut hospital, the first such suspected case in the country, Lebanon's health minister said.

  • China's ruling party plans on improving judiciary

    China's ruling Communist Party announced steps Thursday to improve judicial independence and check political interference in the courts in hopes to boost legal justice and alleviate social tensions. Yet, observers say it has failed to produce meaningful legal checks on the ruling party itself.

  • Activists: Syria airstrikes toll over 500

    U.S.-led coalition airstrikes on Syria have killed more than 500 people, mainly Islamic militants, since they began last month, activists said Thursday, as fighting flared in the northern Syrian border town of Kobani.

  • EU leaders seek more Ebola funding at summit

    The European Union on Thursday came up with another 24.4 million euros ($31 million) to fight Ebola, as the bloc's leaders pressed to create a 1 billion-euro ($1.26 billion) fund to fight the deadly virus.

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