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Medical charity decries US quarantines

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 22:36
Officials with Doctors Without Borders have warned that some mandatory US state Ebola quarantines are having a "chilling effect" on operations.

VIDEO: Inside a haunted house in Louisiana

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 22:30
Inside one of America's scariest haunted houses

Asian shares higher on US growth

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 22:08
Asian shares were trading higher on Friday after positive economic data from the US showed strength in the world's largest economy.

Key Jerusalem holy site 'to reopen'

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 21:47
Israel promises to reopen a key Jerusalem holy site after closing it following the shooting of a Jewish activist.

'Do more' to tackle aid corruption

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 21:24
The UK government is not doing enough to tackle "petty corruption" in countries to which it gives aid, a report by a scrutiny body says.

The price of peace in Colombia

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 21:19
What would Colombia look like, if talks could end conflict?

The volunteers ready to fight Ebola

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 21:05
The health workers volunteering to fight Ebola

Ukraine's "cyborg" defenders at Donetsk airport

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 21:02
Where Ukraine's battle goes on despite ceasefire

Wal-Mart to close 30 stores in Japan

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 20:48
The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, is closing 30 stores in Japan to improve profitability, the company says.

The channel that's spiced up French TV

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 20:06
The TV station that's spiced up the French airwaves

The scandal-hit politicians seeking re-election

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:57
The scandal-hit US politicians who could be re-elected

Starbucks sales disappoint investors

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:33
Starbucks' shares fall as investors express disappointment at the company's latest quarterly sales figures.

Russia and Ukraine agree gas deal

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:33
Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries.

US police killing suspect captured

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:30
A US man who has eluded police in the forests of Pennsylvania for seven weeks after the fatal shooting of a police officer has been found.

Burkina Faso leader 'to stay on'

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:21
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore says he will stay in power under a transitional government, after a day of violent protests demanding he step down.

Evacuations amid Costa Rica eruption

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:29
Costa Rica issues an alert and evacuates communities after ash from the Turrialba volcano reaches the capital, San Jose, and beyond.

Colombian Farc in civilian admission

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:43
Colombia's Farc rebel group acknowledges for the first time that its actions in Latin America's longest internal conflict "affected civilians".

Tan involved in new MLS franchise

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:25
Cardiff City's billionaire owner Vincent Tan is among a group of investors backing the new MLS franchise Los Angeles FC.

Maine bid to force nurse quarantine

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:20
The governor of Maine vows to exercise the "full extent" of his authority to quarantine a US nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa

Is it a golden age for Chinese cinema?

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 15:36
Will Chinese films be the next big blockbusters?

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