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NY doctor tests positive for Ebola 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:26:59 GMT 
    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.

Video of Ottawa attack released 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:01:39 GMT 
    Authorities in Canada release video showing the moments before a lone gunman stormed into Canada's parliament and was shot dead.

EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:19:47 GMT 
    The EU agrees what it calls "the world's most ambitious" deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, overcoming deep divisions.

Sweden calls off search for sub 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:44:43 GMT 
    Sweden calls off its week-long search for a suspected submarine in the sea south of Stockholm.

Governor quits over Mexico missing 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:49:56 GMT 
    The governor of Mexico's Guerrero state, where 43 students went missing last month, stands down.

US command of S Korea troops to stay 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:56:42 GMT 
    The US will maintain control of South Korean troops in the event of war with the North, the two sides say, delaying a long-planned command transfer.

China 'punishes 17' for deadly clash 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:44:43 GMT 
    Chinese authorities arrest an official and punish 16 others following a deadly clash in a Yunnan village.

Wanted Malaysia envoy is extradited 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:26:49 GMT 
    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' 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:37:50 GMT 
    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.

HK protesters to ballot on proposals 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:09:43 GMT 
    Protest leaders in Hong Kong are to ballot their supporters over whether to accept the government's proposals and end their occupation of the city.

Monster shark 'kept whales in check' 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:23:19 GMT 
    The extinction of the biggest shark known to science may have triggered whales to grow to their current hefty sizes, a study suggests.

VIDEO: Art on motorbikes in Kampala 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:19:26 GMT 
    Artists in Uganda are using motorbikes to carry and display street art installations as part of the Kampala Contemporary Art Festival.

VIDEO: Meet your virtual girlfriend 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:43:42 GMT 
    Spencer Kelly discovers how technology can ensure you don't have to be alone in a city full of strangers.

VIDEO: Future-gazing at TechCrunch London 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:41:54 GMT 
    As the annual TechCrunch event for tech start ups comes to London for the first time, David Grossman goes to investigate.

VIDEO: One-minute World News 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:47:14 GMT 
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