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US-led strikes pound jihadists in Iraq, Syria

MURSITPINAR - US-led warplanes bombarded the Islamic State group Friday with new air strikes as heavily armed Iraqi Kurdish fighters were set to reinforce the besieged Syrian border town of Kobane.Full article

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WHO: Ebola cases now more than 10,000

As of 10/25/2014 11:34 PM
The number of Ebola cases is now more than 10,000. Of those, 5,000 have died -- almost all of them in West Africa. Full article

UN climate talks shuffle to a close in Bonn

As of 10/25/2014 10:42 PM
BONN - Concern was high at a perceived lack of urgency as UN climate negotiations shuffled towards a close in Bonn on Saturday with just 14 months left to finalize a new, global pact. Full article

India clears defense projects worth USD13.1-B

As of 10/25/2014 10:38 PM
NEW DELHI - India's Hindu nationalist government on Saturday cleared long-delayed projects worth USD13.1 billion to modernize the nation's ageing Soviet-era military hardware and boost its domestic defense industry, a report said. Full article

WHO eyes mass Ebola vaccines by mid-2015

As of 10/25/2014 1:55 PM
GENEVA - Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccine doses could be rolled out to West Africa by mid-2015, the World Health Organization said Friday, after a new case of the virus was reported in New York and a two-year-old girl died in the first case in Mali. Full article

Egypt imposes state of emergency in Sinai after bomb kills 30 soldiers

As of 10/25/2014 10:56 AM
CAIRO - Egypt declared a three-month state of emergency would begin Saturday in the north and center of the Sinai Peninsula after a suicide car bombing killed 30 soldiers. Full article

Two US states order tough Ebola quarantine rules

As of 10/25/2014 9:31 AM
NEW YORK - New York and New Jersey on Friday ordered a mandatory quarantine for medics who treated victims of the disease in West Africa, after the deadly virus spread to America's largest city.   Full article

Malaysian envoy in New Zealand police custody on sex charge

As of 10/25/2014 8:19 AM
WELLINGTON - A Malaysian military attache extradited to New Zealand to face an attempted rape charge was remanded in custody following a brief court appearance on Saturday. Full article

Canada shooter struggled with addiction

As of 10/25/2014 3:10 AM
A gunman who stormed Canada's parliament after killing a soldier at a nearby war memorial was a petty criminal fighting a drug addiction and was estranged from his family, reports said Friday. Full article

Man beheaded in Saudi for smuggling heroin

As of 10/25/2014 2:30 AM
Saudi Arabia on Friday beheaded a Pakistani man convicted of smuggling heroin into the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom, the interior ministry said. Full article

Hong Kong protesters to hold street vote

As of 10/24/2014 7:14 PM
HONG KONG - Hong Kong's democracy activists are planning a street vote to gauge protesters' views on conciliatory offers from the government, as the city's former leader on Friday called on them to clear the streets. Full article