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US confirms first diagnosed case of Ebola outside Africa

US confirms first diagnosed case of Ebola outside Africa
Washington - 

The US has diagnosed its first case of Ebola in a man who was infected in Liberia and travelled to Texas, US on health officials said on Tuesday, pledging to contain the virus that has killed more than 3,000.

Battle rages for Syria town as bombs kill 41 children

Battle rages for Syria town as bombs kill 41 children
Mursitpinar - 

Kurdish fighters backed by US-led air strikes were locked in fierce fighting Wednesday to prevent a key Syrian border town from falling into the hands of Islamic State group militants.

Lufthansa pilots' strike grounds around 20,000 passengers

Lufthansa pilots' strike grounds around 20,000 passengers
Frankfurt - 

A new walkout by Lufthansa pilots on Tuesday forced the cancellation of 50 flights in Frankfurt, Germany's busiest airport, affecting roughly 20,000 passengers, the airline said.

Britons sign away first-born children for free wifi

Britons sign away first-born children for free wifi
London - 

Several Britons agreed to give up their eldest child in return for the use of free wifi, in an experiment to highlight the dangers of public Internet, published on Monday.

New Afghan President Ghani takes oath, seeks peace talks

Afghan president-elect Ashraf Ghani (C) arrives for his swearing in ceremony as the country's new president at the Presidential Palace in Kabul. (AFP)
Kabul - 

Ashraf Ghani, a one-time US-based academic, was sworn in as new president of Afghanistan on Monday and used his inaugural speech to call for Taliban insurgents to join peace talks after 13 years of war.

Protestors and student demonstrators hold up their cellphones in a display of solidarity during a protest outside the headquarters of Legislative Council in Hong Kong. (AFP)

Hong Kong protests turn festive after tear gas chaos

Hong Kong - 

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters turned parts of Hong Kong into a massive street party on Monday night, with the mood turning festive a day after riot police fired tear gas in ugly clashes.

Rescue workers and Self Defence Force soldiers searching for missing climbers and survivors among ash covered mountain cottages on the top of Mount Ontake at Nagano prefecture. (AFP)

Japan volcano rescue suspended as death toll rises to 36

Tokyo - 

Five more bodies were found near the peak of an erupting Japanese volcano on Monday, as rescuers suspended their search because of the growing danger from toxic gas.

French President Francois Hollande. (AFP)

French right wins Senate, far right FN takes first seats

Paris - 

Three years after France's upper house Senate made its first ever swing to the left, the right has clawed back a majority, with the far-right National Front winning seats for the first time.

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