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  • Dallas nurse free of Ebola virus

    A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a patient diagnosed in Dallas has been released from hospital free of the virus. Nina Pham said she felt "fortunate and blessed to be standing here today" as she left the National Institutes of Health's...

  • Three Istanbul consulates evacuated

    Three Istanbul consulates evacuated

    The consulates of Canada, Belgium and Germany in Istanbul have been evacuated after receiving suspicious packages, Turkish authorities said. Seven people from the Canadian consulate have been taken to hospital as a precaution after one of them...

  • Ebola vaccine may be ready in 2015

    Ebola vaccine may be ready in 2015

    Millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready in 2015, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. The WHO also announced that five more experimental vaccines will begin testing in March. However, the agency warned it is...

  • Thousands rave until dawn at Earth's lowest point

    Thousands rave until dawn at Earth's lowest point

    Thousands of Israelis and tourists raved late yesterday in a 12-hour party taking place from sunset to sunrise in the Dead Sea, experiencing a multimedia soiree at the lowest point on earth. The production website listed a line-up of international...

  • Video shows hatchet-wielding man moments before attack

    Video shows hatchet-wielding man moments before attack

    The New York Police Department has released closed circuit television video of a hatchet-wielding attacker who charged a group of New York City police officers posing for a photograph yesterday. Two officers were wounded, one critically, before...

  • Missing plane hunt 'to take months'

    The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean is progressing well but is likely to take many months because of the huge area involved, Australian officials said. Search co-ordinator Peter Foley said there...

  • Pistorius prosecutors debate appeal

    Pistorius prosecutors debate appeal

    Prosecutors in the Oscar Pistorius case have consulted with a criminal law expert over a possible appeal. Chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel has consulted with Professor James Grant over an appeal, prosecution spokesman Nathi Mncube confirmed. Prof Grant...

  • Briton dies during Thai surgery

    Briton dies during Thai surgery

    A British woman has died during corrective cosmetic surgery at a Bangkok clinic, authorities in Thailand said today. Public health ministry executive Boonruang Triruangworawat said the woman was operated on by a doctor who was not certified to...

  • China launches moon test spacecraft

    China launches moon test spacecraft

    China has launched an experimental spacecraft to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface. The eight-day programme is a test run for a 2017 mission that aims to have a...

  • Sweden calls off submarine search

    Swedish authorities have called off their week-long search for a suspected submarine in the Stockholm archipelago. Military authorities said today that they have ordered naval and amphibious forces to end their hunt for the submarine, though some...

  • Doctor who worked in Africa first Ebola case in New York City

    Doctor who worked in Africa first Ebola case in New York City

    A New York City doctor who treated Ebola patients in West Africa became the first person to test positive for the virus in America's largest city, setting off fresh fears about the spread of the disease. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said...

  • Canada’s PM vows tighter security after fatal attack

    Canada’s PM vows tighter security after fatal attack

    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged to boost security forces’ surveillance and detention powers yesterday, a day after a gunman killed a soldier and raced through Parliament before being shot dead. Addressing the House of Commons just...

  • Ukraine’s Yatseniuk warns Russia may try to disrupt Sunday’s election

    Ukraine’s Yatseniuk warns Russia may try to disrupt Sunday’s election

    Ukraine’s Prime Minister warned yesterday of possible attempts by Russia to disrupt an election in Ukraine at the weekend, a vote being held against a background of Russian support for separatist rebels and an unresolved row over gas. Sunday’s...

  • Tunisian policeman killed during clash with militants

    Tunisian policeman killed during clash with militants

    A Tunisian policeman was killed and another wounded yesterday when security forces clashed with Islamist militants on the outskirts of Tunis, three days before parliamentary elections which voters hope will help them advance towards full...

  • Eyeing 2015 vote, UK’s Opposition Labour promises immigration curbs

    Eyeing 2015 vote, UK’s Opposition Labour promises immigration curbs

    Britain’s Opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband promised to crack down on immigration if his party is elected next year, seeking to woo voters tempted by the anti-EU UK Independence Party (Ukip), which could threaten his chances of winning...

  • Libyan Parliament slashes budget as oil revenues down

    Libyan Parliament slashes budget as oil revenues down

    Libya’s elected Parliament has slashed this year’s budget for the faction-ridden country by a fifth to $40 billion because a wave of worker protests in the first six months will mean lower oil revenues. The House of Representatives, based in the...

  • Alvin Stardust dies aged 72

    Alvin Stardust dies aged 72

    Singer and actor Alvin Stardust, who grew up in Mansfield, died aged 72 after a short illness, his manager said yesterday. He had recently been diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer and died at home with his wife and family around him. The...

  • Anger at move to free man who killed 3 officers

    Anger at move to free man who killed 3 officers

    Police killer Harry Roberts is to be released from prison – despite being warned by a judge that he faced dying in jail. Roberts, now 78, was jailed for life for the murder of three policemen in an act which shocked the country and was condemned...

  • US steps up Ebola checks

    US steps up Ebola checks

    Connecticut placed six West Africans who recently arrived in the United States under quarantine for possible Ebola exposure, a move that comes as the US starts new restrictions on those coming from the countries hardest hit by the deadly...

  • Blogs, videos and verse – an Iraqi poet’s quest to heal her homeland

    Blogs, videos and verse – an Iraqi poet’s quest to heal her homeland

    Amal al-Jubouri, one of the foremost Arabic poets, uses online TV and blog to help show unreported Iraq and raise the voice of her countrymen Iraqi-born poet Amal al-Jubouri may not have the Hollywood recognition of Angelina Jolie, but both women...