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UN launches urgent Ebola aid appeal

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 20:32
UN chief Ban Ki-moon launches an urgent appeal for funds to help fight Ebola after a drive for donations falls short of its target.

Asian shares in mixed trade on US data

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 19:31
Asian shares traded mixed on Friday after better-than expected economic data out of the US eased global growth fears.

Walk-Off 3-Run Homer Sends Giants Past Cardinals to The World Series

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-16 19:23

The bash by first baseman Travis Ishikawa gave San Francisco a 6-3 win, sends St. Louis home, and sets up a title matchup with the streaking Kansas City Royals.

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Cameron urges EU fight on Ebola

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 19:03
David Cameron urges European countries to introduce Ebola screening at airports, saying they "must do more" to stop the disease spreading.

VIDEO: India's quest to get people online

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 18:45
One billion people are still not connected to the internet in India and cost is the main barrier. So authorities are looking at ways to get more people online.

Virgin Australia buys out Tigerair

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 18:12
Virgin Australia will buyout loss-making budget carrier Tiger Airways Australia for A$1 (£0.54), the airline said on Friday.

Ebola alert in US expands to Ohio

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 17:56
US health officials say a nurse infected with Ebola may have been sick for four days before diagnosis, and she took two domestic flights in that time.

VIDEO: 'Rotten' kiss and sign off on live TV

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 17:50
Presenter Andrew Neil has unexpected help from John Lydon as he signs off the live political programme This Week.

No Security Council seat for Turkey

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 17:41
Turkey fails to gain a seat on the United Nations Security Council, with members voting in favour of Spain and New Zealand instead.

Terror inquiries 'stretching police'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 17:35
Police are "stretched" dealing with an "exceptionally high" number of investigations into Islamist-related activities, Scotland Yard says.

Biden's Son, Hunter, Discharged From Navy Over Failed Cocaine Test

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-16 17:20

Responding to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Hunter Biden said he was "embarrassed" that his actions led to his discharge.

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Obama Says It 'May Be Appropriate' To Appoint Ebola Czar

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-16 16:16

President Obama said that while the highest level of the federal government was taking the Ebola threat seriously, Ebola remains "a very difficult disease to catch."

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HK police clear more protest sites

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 16:10
Police in Hong Kong launch a dawn operation to clear a pro-democracy protest site in the Mong Kok area of the city.

VIDEO: Hong Kong's 'umbrella' art movement

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 16:06
The umbrella, which has become a symbol of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, has spawned an art movement all of its own.

New disease 'killing amphibians'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:47
A deadly new disease has emerged in Spain that is wiping out amphibians, scientists report.

Abram Games: Posters that framed the nation

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:44
Why was the woman on this war-time artwork banned?

From silver mine to wet plate

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:27
From silver mine to wet plate in Peru

Asghar family to meet Foreign Office

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:20
The daughter of a man from Edinburgh who is on death row in Pakistan is to discuss his case with the Foreign Office in London.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:19
What did the Apprentice candidates say?

Summit to tackle human trafficking

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:19
A UK-wide summit aimed at tackling human trafficking - described as 'the slavery of our times' - is to be held at the Scottish Parliament.