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WHO sees small-scale use of experimental Ebola vaccines in January

The WHO said on Friday it expected to begin small-scale use of two experimental Ebola vaccines in West Africa early next year and in the meantime transfusions of survivors' blood may offer the best hope of treatment.

Muslims in Paris denounce ISIS

'Muslims are not terrorists and terrorists are not Muslims' protested two hijab clad women in the crowd outside the Grand Mosque of Paris on Friday. Hundreds gathered around the mosque to 'denounce the barbaric horror' of the terrorist group 'Islamic State' (IS).

We cannot draw a veil on Kashmir issue: Sharif

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday raked up the Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly and blamed India for 'another missed opportunity' to address outstanding issues by cancelling the foreign secretary-level talks.

Flight chaos as ultra-Orthodox Jews refuse to sit near women

Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men delayed take-off of a transatlantic flight by refusing to sit next to women, and then caused chaos once it was airborne, a report said Friday.

British parl approves air strikes against IS in Iraq

Britain's parliament on Friday voted to approve air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq by by 524 votes to 43, paving the way for the Royal Air Force to join US-led military action with immediate effect.

Taliban offensive: Up to 100 Afghans killed, 12 beheaded in the past week

A major Taliban offensive in eastern Afghanistan over the past week has left up to 100 civilians and security personnel dead, 12 of them beheaded, officials said on Friday, as violence worsens with the withdrawal of US-led troops.

Diseases like Ebola should be viewed as security threats: US

The Obama administration urged the international community Friday to view outbreaks of Ebola, MERS and other deadly diseases as global security threats that require broad and rapid responses to protect the safety of populations and economies.

China state media say 50 killed in far west attack

Chinese state media reported Thursday that 50 people, including 40 assailants, were killed in a series of explosions over the weekend in the far western region of Xinjiang, in what officials called a severe terror attack.

Afghan election results reveal Ghani as clear winner

Ashraf Ghani won Afghanistan's disputed presidential election decisively with 55% of the vote, results revealed on Friday, after the figure was kept secret for five days over concerns that fraud allegations could trigger violence.

Big powers aim to tackle any Iran bomb 'sneak-out' risk in nuclear talks

Western strategists have long debated the spectre of Iran "breaking out" - suddenly showing the ability to explode an atom bomb. But some see a "sneak-out" less visible to UN inspectors as a possibly bigger risk and world powers have calibrated their demands in negotiations with Iran to forestall any such outcome.

Pakistan Supreme Court admits petition for Sharif's disqualification

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was on Friday dragged to the Supreme Court by an opposition party member for allegedly lying in parliament over asking the army to mediate with anti-government protesters.

Sharif, Ban discuss Pak political crisis, India ties

Prime minister Nawaz Sharif and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon have discussed the current political crisis and security situation in Pakistan and the need for improved bilateral relations with India.

Britain set to join US-led air campaign against IS

British lawmakers are expected to vote on Friday to join the international air strikes against Islamic State fighters, as the United States and its Arab allies turn up the heat on the jihadists.

Man stabs four schoolkids to death in China

A knife-wielding man stabbed to death four primary school children in southern China on Friday, state media reported, the latest in a series of such attacks in recent years.

FBI head flays Apple, Google over data encryption

Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey hit out at Apple and Google on Thursday over new data-security measures designed to reassure customers wary of government prying.
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