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Sierra Leone capital at standstill as Ebola lockdown begins

Sierra Leone began a three-day lockdown on Friday in an effort to halt the spread of the Ebola virus, as President Ernest Bai Koroma urged residents to comply with the emergency measures.

Now, explore Egyptian pyramids from home

If you are yet to experience the wonders of the ancient world still surviving in Egypt, you can now turn into a virtual visitor, thanks to Google Street View, and explore the pyramids from the comforts of your home.

Scottish nationalist leader Salmond quits

Scottish nationalist Alex Salmond resigned as leader of his party on Friday and will quit as First Minister of his country after losing an independence referendum.

Iranian youth behind 'Happy' video sentenced

A defense lawyer in Iran says six young Iranian men and women videotaped dancing to Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' and the video's director have been sentenced to suspended jail terms and lashes.

Harvard hosts 24th edition of spoof Nobel awards for silly science

Spoof Nobel prizes that honour the humour in science were handed out at Harvard University, celebrating the physics of stepping on a banana skin and the neuroscience behind spotting Jesus in toast.

Drunken hunter fights off Australian croc with an eye-poke

A tipsy goose hunter said Saturday he lived to tell the tale of being attacked by a two-metre-long crocodile in northern Australia after poking the beast in the eye.

Earth to have nearly 11bn people by 2100: UN

The Earth is going to have 11 billion people by 2100, with the rising population exacerbating global problems such as climate change, spread of infectious diseases and poverty, says a significant joint study by the United Nations and the University of Washington.

Salmond: Scottish leader defeated but defiant

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has reasons to be cheerful despite failing to lead his country to independence: he emerges from the campaign with more powers for Scotland coming his way.

High-tech gadgets can't keep out burglars, crime-hit S Africans go for coffins

Many properties in crime-ridden South Africa are secured by electronic burglar alarms and high concrete walls topped with high-voltage electric fences, but in the quaint small diamond mining town of Cullinan, coffins are the latest security gadgets.

United Kingdom: The story of the historic Scotland referendum in pictures

Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. The result announced early Friday was the one favored by Britain's political leaders, who had campaigned hard in recent weeks to convince Scottish voters to stay.

Aus sleuths say IS plotted 'Mumbai-style' attack

Australia's intelligence agencies have uncovered a plot by the Islamic State militants to launch a 'Mumbai-style' terror attack on the parliament with Prime Minister Tony Abbott and other top officials being the prime targets.

Thai military ruler apologises for bikini comment

The comments came just after the bodies of two British tourists were found bludgeoned to death on Koh Tao island on Monday, dealing another blow to a tourist industry which has been struggling to recover since the army seized power in May.

US man kills six grandchildren, daughter

A man killed his daughter and six grandchildren, the youngest just three months old, in a mass shooting at a house in the US state of Florida on Thursday. The oldest child was 11 years old.

Sierra Leone launches controversial Ebola shutdown, citizens confined to homes

Sierra Leone launched on Friday a controversial three-day shutdown to contain the deadly spread of the Ebola virus, as the UN Security Council declared the deadly outbreak a threat to world peace.

Better Together with UK: Scotland votes against independence

Scotland has decisively rejected independence by winning more than half of the votes polled, concluding an intensely-fought campaign that threatened to tear asunder the 307-year-old UK. Latest results
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