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  • Quarantined US nurse to go home, soldiers isolated

    Quarantined US nurse to go home, soldiers isolated

    A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone was being allowed to go to her home state of Maine after New Jersey forced her into quarantine, and the US military said yesterday it was isolating personnel returning from West Africa. A dozen...

  • ‘At war’ with deadly virus

    ‘At war’ with deadly virus

    An American journalist who survived Ebola has told of his fight for life, saying his body was “at war” with the deadly virus. Speaking from his home in Rhode Island, New York, Ashoka Mukpo, who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia, told of...

  • Beckham is ‘top UK entrepreneur’

    Beckham is ‘top UK entrepreneur’

    Victoria Beckham has topped a list of Britain’s 100 foremost entrepreneurs in 2014, according to a leading business magazine. Mother-of-four Victoria, who shot to fame as Posh Spice and later became the world’s most famous WAG by marrying David...

  • Fleetwood shrugs off money woes

    Fleetwood Mac co-founder Mick Fleetwood has “lost count” of how many times he was made bankrupt, he says in an interview. The drummer told The Sunday Telegraph’s Seven magazine: “I’m like Donald Trump. I think he’s been bankrupt about seven...

  • Julia Roberts hails ‘hero’ mothers

    Julia Roberts hails ‘hero’ mothers

    Actress Julia Roberts has said if she manages to get her teeth brushed and lip balm on in the mornings she is happy. The Hollywood star also said struggling mothers are her “real-life heroes” and said she takes her happiness “very seriously right...

  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids star dies

    Honey, I Shrunk the Kids star dies

    Marcia Strassman, the actress who played Rick Moranis’s wife in the Disney hit Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, has died after a long battle with breast cancer. Strassman, 66, died at her home in Sherman Oaks, California, her sister Julie said. She is...

  • Last foreign troops leave Afghanistan

    Last foreign troops leave Afghanistan

    US Marines prepare to depart upon the end of operations for Marines and British combat troops in Helmand, southern Afghanistan, yesterday. A fleet of planes and helicopters airlifted the last US and British forces from a key base a day after the...

  • Halloween prequel

    Halloween prequel

    A woman reacts to being chased by a masked dancer during the celebration of Torovenado del Pueblo in Nicaragua, yesterday.

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    Primates at a zoo have been getting into the spirit of Halloween with some spooky themed treats. Keepers at Port Lympne Reserve in Kent have provided a group of black and white ruffed lemurs and capuchin monkeys with pumpkins carved with creepy...

  • Libya now has two state news agencies as disorder deepens

    Libya's internationally recognised government said today it would launch a new state news agency to replace the one seized by armed factions that have set up a parallel government. Three years after rebels overthrew Muammar Gaddafi, the major...

  • Death penalty sought for captain in South Korean ferry disaster

    Death penalty sought for captain in South Korean ferry disaster

    South Korean prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for the captain of a ferry that capsized in April, leaving 304 people, most of them school children, dead or missing. They allege that Lee and his crew abandoned their ship before it sank...

  • Canada gunman made a video - police

    Canada gunman made a video - police

    The gunman who murdered a soldier at Canada's national war memorial in Ottawa and stormed parliament before he was shot dead made a video recording of himself before the attack, police have said. Royal Canadian Mounted Police commissioner Bob...

  • South Africa football captain Meyiwa killed by house intruders

    South Africa football captain Meyiwa killed by house intruders

    South Africa's soccer captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead by intruders in a township near Johannesburg in what local media reported as a botched robbery. The Orlando Pirates goalkeeper was shot after two men entered a house in Vosloorus where...

  • Tunisians vote for a new ‘democratic’ Parliament

    Tunisians vote for a new ‘democratic’ Parliament

    Tunisians voted yesterday in parliamentary elections that bring full democracy finally within their reach, almost four years after an uprising cast out autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali to inspire the “Arab Spring” revolts. The moderate Islamist...

  • Minister claims UK towns are swamped by migrants

    Minister claims UK towns are swamped by migrants

    A British Cabinet minister yesterday ramped up Tory rhetoric on immigration by warning that British communities are being “swamped” by migrants. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon dismissed German opposition to changing free movement rules within...

  • Barroso sees EU stronger after euro debt crisis

    Barroso sees EU stronger after euro debt crisis

    Outside the European Commission’s hulking headquarters, a poster on a street lamp proclaims “Titanic: final weeks”. It is advertising an exhibition in Brussels on the cruise liner sunk by an iceberg off Newfoundland a century ago. But as Jose...

  • Big Ukraine win for pro-Europe parties, says poll

    Big Ukraine win for pro-Europe parties, says poll

    Pro-Europe parties led by a group backing President Petro Poroshenko swept a parliamentary election in Ukraine yesterday, an exit poll showed, giving him a mandate to end a separatist conflict and pursue democratic reforms. The survey, issued...

  • W. African woman is tested for Ebola in Australia

    An 18-year-old West African woman was being tested for Ebola after emigrating to Australia from Guinea with eight other family members 11 days ago, state health authorities said yesterday. The woman, who has been in home quarantine and monitored...

  • Tight vote in Brazil

    Tight vote in Brazil

    Brazilians voted yesterday in a bitterly contested election that pits a leftist president with strong support among the poor against a centrist senator promising pro-business policies to jumpstart a stagnant economy. Polls on the eve of the vote...

  • Petite? It’s no excuse not to pull your weight

    Petite? It’s no excuse not to pull your weight

    Being petite is no excuse for not pulling your weight, according to new research. Smaller backpackers can be better equipped to carry heavy loads than hulking hikers, a study has shown. The reason may be linked to the fact that walkers carrying...