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West Africa seeks to seal off Ebola-hit regions

Ebola
West Africa's Ebola-hit nations have agreed to impose a cross-border isolation zone at the epicentre of the world's worst-ever outbreak, amid warnings that the deadly epidemic is spiralling out of control.

US Congress approves $225 million for Israeli 'Iron Dome' system

Israeli reserve soldiers
The US Congress approved $225 million in emergency funding for Israel's "Iron Dome" missile defense system on Friday, sending the measure to US President Barack Obama to be signed into law.

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Instagram selfie 'in Ukraine' lands Russian soldier in controversy

Instagram
Photos taken by 24-year-old Alexander Sotkin have sparked controversy after it was revealed they may have been taken in Ukraine, despite Moscow's denials that its troops have intervened in the conflict across the border.

Australia sends 157 asylum seekers to Nauru detention centre

Australia has sent 157 migrants, thought to be Sri Lankan asylum seekers, to a detention centre on the Pacific island of Nauru after they declined an offer to speak with Indian officials about their refugee claims, the government said on Saturday.

Factory blast in east China kills at least 65

China, factory blast
A factory blast in China's eastern industrial province of Jiangsu has killed at least 65 people and injured more than 100 others, Chinese state media said on Saturday, citing government sources.

Russia has reserves to ride out Western sanctions for two years, but must avoid investor panic

Mathematically Russia has enough reserves to hold out for at least two years before Western sanctions start to choke the economy, but it must avoid reawakening the "sleeping dragon" of investor panic.

Indian-origin British soldier’s WW I diaries now online

Siegfried Sassoon
Drawings, poetry and prose from the trenches narrating some of the most graphic and gruesome events of World War I by a British soldier have been put online by the University of Cambridge amidst events to mark 100 years of the global war.

US Senate confirms John Tefft as new Russia envoy

Constitution Avenue closed
The US Senate approved President Barack Obama's nominee for ambassador to Moscow on Thursday, a quick confirmation amid a long backlog of would-be envoys awaiting a vote.

KYC form has changed; fill the right one

DU admission rush
The clunky know-your-customer (KYC) forms continue to undergo finer changes. Mutual funds (MFs) are now asking you to fill up one more form, even though you may have already done your KYC.

Israel bombards Gaza as Hamas denies holding missing soldier

Gaza Strip
Israel is striking dozens of sites in Gaza as it continues a massive search for an officer it fears was captured by Hamas militants. Rafah's main hospital was evacuated because of the strikes.

With nothing left to lose, Gaza people say 'war must go on'

A Palestinian mourns
After bombardment gutted his home in central Gaza, Nidal al-Khaldi says he has nothing left to lose and will support the 'resistance' against Israel even if it means more vicious fighting.

Ebola breakout: Indian troops deployed in Africa put on high alert

Ebola
Indian troops deployed in UN peacekeeping operations in west and central Africa have been put on high alert against the Ebola virus following the deadliest outbreak of the disease in the region, the Health Ministry said on Friday.

Ebola moving faster than control efforts, says WHO; toll reaches 729

Ebola
An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in west Africa is moving faster than efforts to control the disease, the head of the WHO warned as presidents from the affected countries met on Friday in Guinea's capital. All you need to know about Ebola

50 Palestinians killed as Israel mounts fresh attack

Gaza Strip
A Gaza ceasefire crumbled only hours after it began on Friday, with Israel accusing militants of violating the US and UN brokered truce by firing rockets and mortars.
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