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WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:53:30 GMT
The World Health Organization's emergency committee is holding talks on travel restrictions and screening measures on the Ebola outbreak. 
Syria air force 'steps up strikes'  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:58:32 GMT
The Syrian military has stepped up its air strikes on rebel-held areas dramatically, carrying out more than 200 in recent days, activists say. 
Sweden could use force in sub hunt  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:39:27 GMT
Sweden could use weapons in the search for a suspected foreign submarine near the capital Stockholm, a senior naval official tells the BBC. 
Total plane crash driver 'got lost'  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:57:12 GMT
A snowplough driver at a Moscow airport says he lost his bearings before a collision with a plane that killed Total oil boss Christophe de Margerie. 
Protests at HK leader's residence  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:09:00 GMT
Protesters in Hong Kong march to the chief executive's residence, criticising his comments against giving the poor too much political influence. 
MEPs back Juncker EU Commission team  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:48:05 GMT
The new European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker gets strong backing from MEPs after some tough questioning. 
Somali teenager 'stoned to death'  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:47:13 GMT
An Islamic court has stoned an 18-year-old to death in southern Somalia after convicting him of raping a woman, a pro-Islamist news site reports. 
Django actress on lewd conduct charge  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:07:35 GMT
Actress Daniele Watts, who alleged she was held by police because of racial profiling, is charged with committing a lewd act in public. 
Canada lifts terror threat level  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:35:11 GMT
Canada raises its terrorism threat level to medium - but stresses there is no specific threat - after two soldiers were attacked in Quebec. 
S Korea takes down 'Christmas tree'  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:22:23 GMT
South Korea takes down a "Christmas tree" tower on the border with North Korea, but says it was for safety reasons not to appease the North. 
Briton found with throat cut in Bali  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:26:54 GMT
The Indonesian wife of a British man found with his throat cut on the island of Bali has admitted arranging his murder, police there tell the BBC. 
US editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:49:40 GMT
Ben Bradlee, the editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate scandal that toppled President Nixon, has died aged 93, the newspaper says. 
VIDEO: Kurds' fury as Kobane battle rages on  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:54:39 GMT
The fighting in Kobane has pushed relations between the Turkish government and Turkey's Kurdish population to the lowest point for years 
VIDEO: Is it sinful to pet a dog?  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:00:17 GMT
Many people in the Muslim-majority nation of Malaysia believe it's sinful to be in contact with a dog, but one man is trying to change that perception by putting on a canine event. 
VIDEO: The city hoping to be independent state  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:06:02 GMT
Steve Rosenberg visits two cities in rebel held Ukraine which will be boycotting the forthcoming parliamentary elections. 
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