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Don't succumb to Ebola 'hysteria', urges Obama as panic grows
US President Barack Obama urged against 'hysteria or fear' Saturday in the face of a growing Ebola crisis, as the United Nations spoke of an 'encouraging' response to its funding appeal.
When Obama’s credit card was declined at New York restaurant
The 53-year-old told the crowd at the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, that during a UN General Assembly meeting as he had stepped out for a bite at a restaurant, his own credit card had been declined.
US plane on secret mission returns to Earth after 22 months in orbit
After spending about 22 months orbiting the Earth on a secret mission, a US Air Force X-37B unmanned, reusable space plane has finally returned.
Saddam Hussein planned to kidnap Israeli PM in 1981
Former Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein had planned to kidnap the then Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin in retaliation to the Jewish state's attack on Iraq's nuclear reactor in 1981, a media report said.
Nepali troops seek at least 40 missing on blizzard-hit trek
Nepali troops on Saturday searched rugged snow-covered Himalayan terrain in their most intensive effort to find any remaining survivors of a blizzard that killed 30 people and injured 175 in one of the country's worst mountain disasters.
Pope Francis faces key test with vote on divorcees, gays
Pope Francis was set to sort his allies from his enemies on Saturday with a Vatican vote on a document drafted at the end of a fierce two-week debate over opening the Catholic Church's doors to remarried divorcees and gays.
South Korean official in apparent suicide after concert tragedy
A South Korean official handling safety measures at a concert where 16 people died apparently committed suicide hours after the tragedy which happened when a ventilation grate collapsed, authorities said on Saturday.
US policeman involved in Ferguson shooting 'feared for his life'
The police officer who shot dead Michael Brown in the US town of Ferguson says he was pinned in his vehicle and struggling over his gun with the black teenager, a news report said.
Obama appoints Ron Klain as 'Ebola Czar'
As WHO bbungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola, as revealed by an internal report, Obama moved to step up the US response to the disease, naming Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to vice president Joe Biden, as the 'Ebola czar'.
Girls abducted by Boko Haram to be freed: Nigeria
Officials and campaigners on Saturday anxiously awaited further news about the fate of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls after Nigeria claimed to have reached a deal with Boko Haram militants to secure their release.
WHO admits to botching efforts to stop Ebola spread
An internal report revealed that the WHO bungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa. The WHO draft report pointed to serious errors by an agency designated as the international community's leader in coordinating response to outbreaks of disease.
14 dead in accident at South Korean concert
About 14 people died and over 11 others were injured after a ventilation grate collapsed during a concert by a popular girls' band near South Korea's capital Seoul.
In pre-dawn raids, HK police clears main protest site
Hong Kong police swooped in on sleeping pro-democracy protesters from the Occupy Central movement early on Friday to remove barricades from a key intersection in the city, further signalling that the government doesn’t want the agitation to carry on any more.
China's Xi to tighten control at key Communist conclave: Experts
China's Communist rulers gather next week for a key meeting devoted to the 'rule of law', but observers say the conclave will in fact mark another tightening of control by party leader Xi Jinping after crackdowns on internal dissent and graft.
US Navy kicked out Biden's son over cocaine use
Vice president Joe Biden's son was discharged this year from the US Navy reserve after testing positive for cocaine, a US official confirmed to AFP on Thursday.
Why and how has multicultural India become racist?
Watch: It's now Ashutosh Gowarikar's turn to scale TV's TRPs with Everest
Salman Khan's favourite Natasa Stankovic voted out of Bigg Boss 8
Assembly polls: When Twitteratti dish it out, add insult to taste
In pics: Nation gears up for Diwali, decks up in Rangolis
BJP sends Kejriwal photos of dirty toilets
Jayalalithaa to walk out anytime now, release order reaches Bangalore jail
Black money info cannot be disclosed to all: Centre
Anushka Sharma one up on Aamir Khan, makes better use of the transistor
Assembly elections verdict is out: it's Narendra Modi vs the rest
RSS says it's up to BJP to decide on accepting NCP offer, Shiv Sena kept guessing
All 5 convicts get life in jail for Dhaula Kuan gangrape
Nigeria officially Ebola free: World Health Organization
Bangalore: Marathon runners take wrong turn, take bus to finish line
Mangalyaan takes cover as comet Siding Spring whizzes past Mars
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