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World 'losing the battle' to contain Ebola: MSF

International medical agency Medecins sans Frontieres said on Tuesday the world was "losing the battle" to contain Ebola and called for a global biological disaster response to get aid and personnel to west Africa.

Scores killed as Boko Haram overrun Nigerian town

Islamist Boko Haram insurgents have overrun much of a northeastern Nigerian town after hours of fighting that has killed scores and displaced thousands of residents, several security sources said on Tuesday.

Putin comment on "taking Kiev in 2 weeks" taken out of context - aide

A reported comment by President Vladimir Putin that Russia could capture Ukraine's capital Kiev within two weeks was taken out of context, Itar-Tass news agency quoted a Kremlin foreign policy aide as saying on Tuesday.

Pakistan parliament meets over political crisis

Pakistan's lawmakers held an emergency session Tuesday over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remained camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign.

I will neither resign, nor go on leave: Pakistan PM

Embattled Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said he will neither resign nor go on leave, even as anti-government protesters led by Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri continue to mount pressure on him to step down.

FIR against Sharifs amended to include terrorism, blasphemy

Police on Monday included 'terrorism andblasphemy' charges in the FIR registered against Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his brother Shahbaz and senior officials for their alleged role in the killing of 14 supporters of fiery cleric Tahirul Qadri.

Soon, will water also be sold like oil and minerals?

Shrinking water resources across the world will mean that its supply may resemble the market for oil and minerals, according to water experts at the University of Leicester.

Rebels advance, Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘undisguised aggression’

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of “direct and undisguised aggression” which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev’s forces suffered a further reverse in their war with pro-Moscow separatists.

Iran president urges clerics to tolerate internet

Iran’s president urged the country’s clerics to be more tolerant of the internet and new technologies, which are often the target of criticism by influential hard-liners in the Islamic Republic.

British PM Cameron outlines plan to tighten anti-terror measures

Scrambling to meet the security and political challenges posted by British jihadists who travel to Syria, Iraq and elsewhere, Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday announced new measures to stop them from returning to the country.

Mom, is that you? Chinese man looking to adopt a mother offers $162,000

A Chinese man in his thirties who wants to adopt a well-educated woman to be his mother is offering $162,000 to the right candidate. The applicants should be at least 57 years old, well-educated, with no history of drug use.

Putin seeks 'statehood' talks on east Ukraine

Moscow and Kiev representatives will meet in Minsk Monday after Russian President Vladimir Putin raised the stakes in the Ukraine conflict by calling for statehood to be discussed for the restive east of the former Soviet state.

Pak army chief meets PM Sharif, talk swirls of govt’s exit

Hundreds of anti-government protestors stormed the headquarters of state-owned Pakistan Television on Monday, forcing the channel briefly off air, as fresh clashes erupted and the army gave the government an ultimatum to end the impasse soon. I will neither resign, nor go on leave, says Pak PM

After Modi visit, rise in number of special prayers at Pashupati

Special prayers offered by devotees at Pashupatinath Temple have witnessed a remarkable increase since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit earlier this month.

37 children killed in string of Syria attacks: NGO

At least 37 children have been killed in government air strikes and shelling across Syria in the last 36 hours, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Sunday.
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