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NY doctor tests positive for Ebola
A US doctor who returned to New York from Ebola-hit Guinea in West Africa becomes the first person to test positive for the virus in the city.
Canada attack 'not linked to IS'
Canada's foreign minister tells the BBC there is no evidence so far that the man behind gun attacks in Ottawa was linked to Middle Eastern jihadists.
Sweden calls off search for sub
Sweden calls off its massive week-long search for a suspected Russian submarine in the sea south of Stockholm.
EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut
The EU agrees what it calls "the world's most ambitious" deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, overcoming deep divisions.
NY axe attack: Islamist link probed
Police in New York investigate whether a man who attacked two officers with an axe before being shot dead was linked to Islamist extremism.
Governor quits over Mexico missing
The governor of Mexico's Guerrero state, where 43 students went missing last month, stands down.
Mortar fire on Pakistan-Iran border
Pakistani and Iranian forces have exchanged mortar fire, in the latest incident between the two countries along their porous border.
China 'punishes 17' for deadly clash
Chinese authorities arrest an official and punish 16 others following a deadly clash in a Yunnan village.
Malaysia envoy sent to NZ over rape
A Malaysian diplomat, wanted by New Zealand authorities on allegations of attempted rape in the city of Wellington in May, is finally extradited.
Cliff Richard police raid 'inept'
The handling of a police raid at the home of veteran pop star Sir Cliff Richard is described as inept by the Commons Home Affairs Committee.
US firm fine for underpaying Indians
US authorities penalise a Silicon Valley company for "grossly underpaying" eight workers brought over from India for a special project.
Monster shark 'kept whales in check'
The extinction of the biggest shark known to science may have triggered whales to grow to their current hefty sizes, a study suggests.
VIDEO: Exhibition on a changing Afghanistan
The Imperial War Museum's latest exhibition focuses on Afghanistan as British troops prepare to leave.
VIDEO: The smartphone that answers back
How one manufacturer is making its smartphone really stand out from the crowd.
VIDEO: Art on motorbikes in Kampala
Artists in Uganda are using motorbikes to carry and display street art installations as part of the Kampala Contemporary Art Festival.
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VIDEO: WW1: The Famine of Mount Lebanon
As a proportion of the total population, more people died in Greater Syria than anywhere else in the world during the First World War. In Mount Lebanon a third of the population died of famine and disease.
VIDEO: Future-gazing at TechCrunch London
As the annual TechCrunch event for tech start ups comes to London for the first time, David Grossman goes to investigate.
VIDEO: Rediscovered: Lost episodes from classic comedy
Comedy fans are in for a rare treat after two lost episodes of "At Last The 1948 Show" have been uncovered.
VIDEO: Can King Khan top Diwali box office?
Farah Khan's much-anticipated new film, Happy New Year, is released for Diwali.
Yahoo World News
Security tight in Canada as police probe Parliament gunman's ties
By Randall Palmer, David Ljunggren and Leah Schnurr OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's capital faced a third day of heightened security on Friday as police searched for any clues that the man who shot and killed a soldier and charged into the parliament building had help in plotting his attack. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police ordered a detail of officers to remain with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, after it emerged that he briefly hid in a closet-like room during Wednesday's attack. ...
Ground offensive against Islamic State months away in Iraq: U.S.
By Phil Stewart MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE Florida (Reuters) - Iraqi forces are months away from being able to start waging any kind of sustained ground offensive against the Islamic State and any similar effort in Syria will take longer, officials at the U.S. military's Central Command said on Thursday. In Iraq, the timing will depend on a host of factors, some out of the military's control - from Iraqi politics to the weather. Iraqi forces also must be trained, armed and ready before major advances, like one to retake the city of Mosul, which fell to the Islamic State in June."It's not imminent. ...
Canadian couple accused of spying in China held in near isolation, son says
By Megha Rajagopalan BEIJING (Reuters) - A Canadian couple accused of spying near China's sensitive border with North Korea have been kept separately in near isolation for more than 80 days and denied access to legal counsel, their son said on Friday. Treatment of the couple, who are being held without charge at a remote facility in the border city of Dandong, has seriously strained China's ties with Canada ahead of a planned visit by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper for a multilateral summit next month in Beijing. ...
Protesters in Hong Kong to vote on government proposals
By Diana Chan and Donny Kwok HONG KONG (Reuters) - Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong say they will hold a straw poll on government proposals they had rejected earlier in the week as the campaign in the Chinese-controlled city entered the fifth week on Friday. With crowds likely to swell at the weekend, student leaders late on Thursday announced a plan for an electronic poll of protesters on reform proposals tabled by senior city government officials in talks on Tuesday that failed to break the deadlock. ...
Three Kurdish militants killed in attack on Turkish power plant
DIYARBAKIR Turkey (Reuters) - Turkish soldiers killed three Kurdish militants who were part of a group that attacked a power plant in the eastern province of Kars, Turkish sources said on Friday. Fighters from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) set fire to two vehicles and a cabin at the plant in Kagizman district, and shot at soldiers who returned fire, the general staff said in a statement on its website. Three PKK guerrillas were killed and a search was launched for the others, a security source said. ...
Former Japan PM Fukuda to meet China's Xi next week: source
By Yuko Yoshikawa TOKYO (Reuters) - Former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping next Wednesday in Beijing, a source familiar with the matter said, setting the stage for a possible meeting between the leaders of Japan and China in November. Expectations have been growing in Japan for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to meet Xi for an ice-breaking chat next month on the sidelines of a gathering of Asia-Pacific leaders in Beijing. ...
Man with 'Islamic extremist leanings' attacks NY police
A man reported to have Islamic "extremist leanings" attacked police officers in New York City with a hatchet Thursday, injuring two before being shot dead, police and a monitoring group said. The man, identified in the US media as Zale Thompson, had posted an array of statements on YouTube and Facebook that "display a hyper-racial focus in both religious and historical contexts, and ultimately hint at his extremist leanings," the SITE monitoring group said. Four police officers in the city's Queens borough were posing for a photograph at the request of a freelance photographer when the man walked up and without saying a word attacked them, a city hall statement said. One officer was hit in the arm and another in the head before the officers shot and killed the man, according to police commissioner Bill Bratton.
Sharapova's WTA title hope and No. 1 chance over
SINGAPORE (AP) — Maria Sharapova's hopes of winning the WTA Finals and claiming the year-end No. 1 ranking both ended on Friday despite a three-set victory over Agnieszka Radwanska.
Warner on 133no with Australia in trouble at 207-4
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — While David Warner produced his third successive test century, Pakistan snatched four quick wickets by lunch to leave Australia struggling at 207-4 on the third day of the first test on Friday.
French journalists jailed in Indonesia's Papua
JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesia court has sentenced two French television journalists to two and a half months in jail for illegal reporting in the easternmost province of Papua.
British woman dies during Thai cosmetic surgery
BANGKOK (AP) — A British woman has died under anesthesia during a cosmetic procedure by an uncertified surgeon at a clinic in Thailand's capital, authorities said Friday.
Man charged with terrorism offences
London (AFP) - A 26-year-old man is set to appear in court Friday charged with preparing acts of terrorism, after a series of arrests by counter-terrorism police.
Australian doctors transplant 'dead' hearts in surgical breakthrough
Sydney (AFP) - Australian surgeons said Friday they have used hearts which had stopped beating in successful transplants, in what they said was a world first that could change the way organs are donated.
UEFA: Serbia gets 3-0 win vs Albania but no points
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has awarded Serbia a 3-0 win over Albania but deducted the three points following the violence that broke out during their European Championship qualifier in Belgrade last week.
British economy grows 0.7 percent
LONDON (AP) — Official figures show Britain's economic recovery is continuing, despite a gloomy global environment.
Top Asian News at 9:00 a.m. GMT
CHUNCHEON, South Korea (AP) — The whistle-blower who exposed breakthrough cloning research as a devastating fake says South Korea is still dominated by the values that allowed science fraudster Hwang Woo-suk to become an almost untouchable national hero. In an interview with The Associated Press after almost a decade of silence, Ryu Young-joon, one of Hwang's former researchers, said the cost of telling the truth still weighs on him but he doesn't regret his decision to out Hwang as a false prophet.
EU boosts Ebola aid for west Africa to 1.0 billion euros
Brussels (AFP) - European Union leaders agreed at a summit Friday to boost aid to combat the Ebola virus in west Africa to one billion euros ($1.26 billion), EU president Herman Van Rompuy said.
Disney pens love letter to Japan with robot film
TOKYO (AP) — Disney executives call their next film "a love letter to Japanese culture." No wonder: This nation can't get enough of animation, especially Disney's.
Chief Palestinian negotiator issues statehood ultimatum
By Luke Baker RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - The Palestinians' chief peace negotiator has laid out in the clearest terms yet plans to establish an independent Palestinian state within three years, even if it means ignoring pleas from the United States not to push ahead. Expressing deep frustration and a degree of resignation that years of efforts to forge a two-state solution with the Israelis have made next to no progress, Saeb Erekat said there was no option other than to make a unilateral push for statehood. ...
Sweden calls off search for submarine
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish authorities called off their weeklong search for a suspected submarine in the Stockholm archipelago Friday, saying the presumed intruder had probably escaped into the Baltic Sea.
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