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ISIS training Xinjiang militants: Chinese media

Chinese army troops patrol
A day after a series of explosions rocked China's restive Xinjiang region, state media reported that 'militants' from Xinjiang had fled from the country to get 'training' from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) fighters for attacks at home.

Ebola kills 2,793, outbreak 'pretty much contained' in Senegal, Nigeria: WHO

Ebola
The deadliest Ebola epidemic ever has now killed 2,793 in West Africa, the World Health Organisation said Monday, adding though that in Senegal and Nigeria the outbreak had been basically contained.

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BBC sting exposes fake same-sex marriage scam

same-sex wedding ceremony
A new crime category has emerged in Britain after same-sex marriages were made legal in March: fake marriages between same-sex couples for a fee that enables a non-EU citizen skirt strict visa rules and stay in the country after 'marrying' a UK/EU citizen.

Nepali father on hunger strike seeking justice for son’s murder dies

Nepal couple
Doctors at Bir Hospital, where the couple had been admitted for past several months, confirmed that Nanda Prasad Adhikari, who had gone without food for 332 days, died around 5 pm.

Sierra Leone's three-day Ebola shutdown ends

Ebola virus
Millions of Sierra Leoneans emerged from their homes on Monday after a three-day nationwide lockdown during which scores of dead bodies and new cases of Ebola infections were uncovered.

Syria air strikes kill 42, including 16 children: Monitor

Syrian government air strikes killed at least 42 people, including 16 children, in Idlib province in the northwest, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday.

Nasa's Maven spacecraft enters Mars orbit

MAVEN
Nasa's Maven spacecraft began orbiting Mars on Sunday, on a mission to study how the Red Planet's climate changed over time from warm and wet to cold and dry.

Blasts in China kill 2; govt censures officials

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Two people were killed and several more injured in at least three explosions in China's troubled far western region of Xinjiang on Sunday, the state media reported, but gave few details.

PLA ordered to follow Xi's orders, respect chain of command

Xi's visit
The People’s Liberation Army should be combat ready for a regional war, President Xi Jinping has said, adding that the armed forces’ chain of command should strictly follow the central leadership’s instructions.

UK visa: When 'Ruby' from Mumbai seeks fake gay marriage

Xi's visit
A new crime sub-category has emerged in Britain after same-sex marriages were made legal in March: fake marriages between same-sex couples for a fee that enables a non-EU citizen skirt strict visa rules and stay in the country after ‘marrying’ a UK/EU citizen.

Pak appoints ally of army chief to head ISI

Pakistan flag
The appointment of Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar, part of a major reshuffle in the military, is aimed at cementing the army’s dominance after weeks of anti-government protests in Pakistan. Akhtar will assume his responsibilities on November 8.

India, Nepal begin talks to build 5600 MW Pancheshwar project

The talks are a follow up of an agreement reached between both nations during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Nepal visit last month to set up a Pancheshwar Development Authority within six months.

Ghani named next Afghan president, signs power-sharing deal

Afghan workers
Former finance minister Ashraf Ghani was declared Afghanistan's next president on Sunday, hours after signing a power-sharing deal with his rival Abdullah Abdullah that ended a prolonged standoff over the disputed result.

More Ukrainian soldiers killed, Poroshenko defends peace plan

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

Ukraine reported more deaths among its troops and separatists on Sunday despite a ceasefire, but President Petro Poroshenko defended his peace plan, saying a military solution was no option and Western support could have been at risk.

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