Asia-Pacific

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An Australian living in Thailand has been told to stay at home under observation for Ebola after returning from work in Africa with a temperature.
Masked gunmen have shot dead three Turkish soldiers in the restive Kurdish-majority southeast of the country, the army says, blaming separatist "terrorists".
China's experimental spacecraft is on its way to the moon, where scientist hope it will fly around the moon before returning to earth.
A beauty contest of a different kind took place in China.
The creator said he made the game to "wake the people up."
A series of attacks including a suicide bombing has killed at least 11 people in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta.
Advocates say maps that show the Montara oil spill was closer to Indonesia than first thought make a case for a proper study of the disaster's effects.
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Middle-East

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Clashes in Jerusalem

Tensions are mounting in east Jerusalem as relatives prepare for the funeral of a Palestinian driver who killed an Israeli baby last week.
Two people have been killed and 23 wounded in clashes between Lebanese troops and Islamist gunmen in an historic market in Tripoli.
Egypt has declared a state of emergency in the Sinai Peninsula following the deaths of 30 soldiers in a suspected jihadist suicide bombing.
IS fighters have hit Kurdish forces defending the Syrian side of Turkey's border crossing with mortar and heavy machine gun fire.
Iran executed Saturday a 26-year-old woman who had spent five years on death row for the murder of a former intelligence official, defying international pressure...
A car bomb set off by suspected jihadists has killed 26 Egyptian soldiers at an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula.

Israeli troops kill Palestinian teen

A Palestinian teenager has been shot dead by Israeli troops during a clash in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
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Europe

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Russia turns back the clocks

Russia is adjusting its time zones back to 11 from nine and turning back its clocks to winter time permanently.
British Islamic State hostage John Cantlie has appeared in another video, saying how some prisoners have been waterboarded.
Six days of talks in Bonn have ended with nations still divided loosely along developed-developing country lines on who has to do what to curb climate change.

Ukraine votes for new parliament

President Petro Poroshenko's party is expected to come in first in Ukranian parliamentary elections but is likely to fall short of an absolute majority.
An Italian mayor's plan to create a separate bus route for Roma people has divided politicians, with some comparing it to apartheid.
June Steenkamp's has described her daughter Reeva's killer, athlete Oscar Pistorius, as a "pathetic figure" in a book she has written.

Africa

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At least 26 people, mainly schoolchildren, are believed to have died in Zambia after a ferry capsized on Lake Kariba.

Mali seeks to contain Ebola fears

The WHO has warned the situation in Mali is an emergency and says the biggest Ebola outbreak on record has now killed nearly 5000 people.
A two-year-old girl has died of Ebola in Mali, in the first case of the disease in the west African nation.
At least 20 people, mainly schoolchildren, are believed to have died in Zambia after a boat capsized, police say.
With New York confirming its first Ebola case, the EU has boosted its aid to affected African countries to 1 billion euros.
A deadly bombing in northern Nigeria and new details about kidnappings blamed on Boko Haram, has cast further doubt on the government's claim that the Islamists...

Ebola: How you can help

Aid agencies are warning if direct and immediate action is not taken the Ebola crisis could be the worst humanitarian disaster of our time. Here’s how you can help.

North America

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The Iraqi army is months away from any sustained counter-offensive that could roll back the IS from its strongholds in Iraq.
US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power will visit national Ebola co-ordination centres in the Ebola-affected region of West Africa.
Google vice-president Alan Eustace took two hours in a helium balloon to reach 41,150 metres to break the record for the highest free-fall skydive.
Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Wyoming are the latest US states to recognise gay marriage, taking the number of states to 32.
Two girls, 14, and a boy, 15, are in a critical condition in hospital after the latest shooting at a US school left two dead.
The United States is destabilising the global world order by trying to enforce its will, Russian President Vladimir Putin says, warning that the world will face...
A Google executive set a new record Friday by jumping successfully from near the top of the stratosphere - some 135,000 feet, or 41,000 metres high, his project...

South America

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Just days before Brazil's presidential election run-off, rightwing news magazine Veja on Friday accused President Dilma Rousseff and predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da...
Mexico has ordered the arrest of the mayor of the city of Iguala, his wife and an aide, charging that they masterminded last month's attack that left six students...
A poll finds that people in the Middle East see religious and ethnic hatred as their biggest threat; Europeans and Americans are more concerned about inequality.
State governor Angel Aguirre says some bodies recovered from clandestine graves in southern Mexico don't match the profiles of 43 missing students.
Eleven people are dead and 13 injured after they were struck by lighting in the Sierra Nevada mountains in northern Colombia.
Mexican authorities will "shine light on the criminal events in the Iguala area" as well as contribute to the search for missing students, officials say.
Brazil's incumbent president Dilma Rousseff faces a run off vote against centre right candidate Aecio Neves.