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Officials with Doctors Without Borders have warned that some mandatory US state Ebola quarantines are having a "chilling effect" on operations.
Inside one of America's scariest haunted houses
Asian shares were trading higher on Friday after positive economic data from the US showed strength in the world's largest economy.
Israel promises to reopen a key Jerusalem holy site after closing it following the shooting of a Jewish activist.
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.
What would Colombia look like, if talks could end conflict?
The health workers volunteering to fight Ebola
Where Ukraine's battle goes on despite ceasefire
The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, is closing 30 stores in Japan to improve profitability, the company says.
The TV station that's spiced up the French airwaves
The scandal-hit US politicians who could be re-elected
Starbucks' shares fall as investors express disappointment at the company's latest quarterly sales figures.
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.
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's President Blaise Compaore says he will stay in power under a transitional government, after a day of violent protests demanding he step down.
Costa Rica issues an alert and evacuates communities after ash from the Turrialba volcano reaches the capital, San Jose, and beyond.
Colombia's Farc rebel group acknowledges for the first time that its actions in Latin America's longest internal conflict "affected civilians".
Cardiff City's billionaire owner Vincent Tan is among a group of investors backing the new MLS franchise Los Angeles FC.
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
Will Chinese films be the next big blockbusters?