US Ebola case is first diagnosed outside Africa

WASHINGTON - The United States has diagnosed its first case of Ebola in a man who was infected in Liberia and traveled to Texas, US health officials said Tuesday, pledging to contain the virus that has killed more than 3,000.Full article

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Japan volcano death toll soars to 48

As of 10/01/2014 9:30 PM
The death toll from Saturday's eruption of Mt. Ontake in central Japan reached 48 on Wednesday, making it the worst postwar volcanic disaster in the country, as more victims were recovered from the mountain after search and rescue operations were resumed. Full article

Hong Kong protesters defy China's National Day

As of 10/01/2014 9:03 PM
Huge crowds of pro-democracy protesters from all walks of life gathered in Hong Kong Wednesday in defiant mood on China's National Day as support for the movement spread around the world. Full article

Japan volcano death toll hits 43 as new bodies found

As of 10/01/2014 2:24 PM
TOKYO - Seven more bodies have been found by rescuers combing the peak of a Japanese volcano that erupted at the weekend, officials said Wednesday, taking the death toll to at least 43. Full article

Britain carries out first air strikes against IS in Iraq

As of 10/01/2014 7:40 AM
British fighter jets on Tuesday bombed an artillery post and an armed truck used by the Islamic State group in Iraq in the Royal Air Force's first strikes in the US-led air campaign. Full article

1,400 US troops soon headed to Liberia for Ebola mission

As of 10/01/2014 7:39 AM
The US military will send more than a thousand troops to Liberia in coming weeks as part of Washington's effort to counter the Ebola outbreak in west Africa, the Pentagon said Tuesday. Full article

Hong Kong protesters stockpile supplies

As of 10/01/2014 3:12 AM
Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters filled the streets of Hong Kong late on Tuesday, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades ahead of what some fear may be a push by police to clear the roads before Chinese National Day.   Full article

China calls Hong Kong protests 'illegal'

As of 09/30/2014 6:31 PM
BEIJING - China on Tuesday called major pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong "illegal", as state media insisted Beijing would not give in but would wait for public opinion to turn against the protests. Full article

Hong Kong protests turn festive after tear gas chaos

As of 09/30/2014 8:07 AM
Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters turned parts of Hong Kong into a massive street party on Monday night, with the mood turning festive just a day after riot police fired tear gas in ugly clashes. Full article

Wildlife numbers halved over past four decades: WWF

As of 09/30/2014 7:53 AM
Wildlife numbers have plunged by more than half in just 40 years as Earth's human population has nearly doubled, a survey of over 3,000 vertebrate species revealed on Tuesday. Full article

Foley picture pulled from controversial NY ad campaign

As of 09/30/2014 7:52 AM
A picture of US journalist James Foley moments before his murder at the hands of extremists in Syria has been pulled from a New York ad campaign criticized as anti-Muslim. Full article