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Former Japan PM Fukuda to meet China’s Xi next week – source

TOKYO (Reuters) – Former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping next Wednesday in Beijing, a source familiar with the matter said, setting the…

Syria’s Kobani less at risk but could still fall – U.S. officials

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE Fla. (Reuters) – The Syrian border town of Kobani appears in less danger of falling to the Islamic State, but the threat still remains,…

Japan prosecutors delay ruling on possible Fukushima indictments

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese prosecutors have delayed a decision on whether to charge three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co for their handling of the 2011 Fukushima…

Canadian couple accused of spying in China held in near isolation

BEIJING (Reuters) – A Canadian couple accused of spying near China’s sensitive border with North Korea has been kept in near isolation for more than 80 days, their…

Syria’s Kobani less at risk but could still fall – U.S. officials

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE Fla. (Reuters) – The Syrian border town of Kobani appears in less danger of falling to the Islamic State, but the threat still remains,…

Ebola test positive for New York doctor who treated patients in Africa

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A physician with Doctors Without Borders who returned to New York City after treating Ebola victims in West Africa tested positive for the virus…

Canada Parliament gunman had planned to travel to Syria – police

OTTAWA (Reuters) – The gunman in Wednesday’s attack on Canada’s capital had a criminal record and recently applied for a passport, planning to travel to Syria after undergoing…

EU strikes compromise to set new climate target

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders struck a deal on a new target to cut carbon emissions out to 2030, calling it a new global standard but leaving…

NEWS

Canada parliament sits after attacks

Canada parliament sits after attacks

23 October 2014 Last updated at 16:28 …

Injured Schumacher makes ‘progress’

Injured Schumacher makes ‘progress’

23 October 2014 Last updated at 11:26 …

Canada ‘will never be intimidated’

Canada ‘will never be intimidated’

23 October 2014 Last updated at 12:25 …

Nato jets ‘intercept Russian plane’

Nato jets ‘intercept Russian plane’

23 October 2014 Last updated at 09:08 …

Boko Haram ‘abducts more women’

Boko Haram ‘abducts more women’

23 October 2014 Last updated at 12:03 …

US-led Syria strikes ‘kill 553′

US-led Syria strikes ‘kill 553′

23 October 2014 Last updated at 12:01 …

Soldier killed in Canada shootings

Soldier killed in Canada shootings

22 October 2014 Last updated at 19:53 …

Four guilty of Blackwater killings

Four guilty of Blackwater killings

22 October 2014 Last updated at 19:16 …

Shots fired inside Canada parliament

Shots fired inside Canada parliament

22 October 2014 Last updated at 16:14 …

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US News

Doctor who worked in Africa first Ebola case in New York City

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York City doctor who treated Ebola patients in West Africa became the first person to test positive for the virus in America’s…

Police in Ferguson committed human rights abuses: Amnesty report

(Reuters) – Police in Ferguson, Missouri, committed human rights abuses as they sought to quell mostly peaceful protests that erupted after an officer killed an unarmed black teenager,…

New York police officer critically wounded in hatchet attack

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A hatchet-wielding attacker charged a group of New York City police officers posing for a photograph on Thursday, wounded two, one critically, before the…

Utah Supreme Court clears way for adoption by partners of same-sex spouses

(Reuters) – The Utah Supreme Court on Thursday lifted an order that had blocked spouses in same-sex marriages from adopting their partners’ children, state officials said. The state’s…

NY doctor tests positive for Ebola

NY doctor tests positive for Ebola

24 October 2014 Last updated at 02:52 Dr Spencer was taken to Bellevue Hospital and…

Three dead after airplane and helicopter collide in Maryland

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Three people were killed and two taken to a hospital after a small airplane and a helicopter collided in mid-air on Thursday near a local…

Northrop must face whistleblower anti-missile lawsuit: U.S. judge

(Reuters) – A Chicago federal judge on Thursday rejected Northrop Grumman Corp’s bid to dismiss a lawsuit by a former employee who accused the defense contractor of defrauding…

New York tests doctor who was in West Africa for Ebola

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A physician with Doctors without Borders who returned from West Africa recently and developed potential symptoms was being tested for Ebola at a New…

Pennsylvania high school’s football season canceled over hazing

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – A school district in suburban Philadelphia canceled a high school football team’s season and suspended its coaching staff after investigating reports of hazing. Central Bucks…

Trial starts for Pittsburgh professor accused of poisoning wife

PITTSBURGH (Reuters) – The trial of a Pittsburgh professor charged with poisoning his physician wife began on Thursday with a prosecutor saying the suspect had been one phone…

Australian News

State memorial service for Whitlam

State memorial service for Whitlam

Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam … a State Memorial Service will be held in Sydney on November 5. Picture: John…

Angry Qantas shareholders grill Joyce

Angry Qantas shareholders grill Joyce

Video Image Qantas CEO Alan Joyce reacts to heavy shareholder criticism at the airline’s AGM in Sydney. High hopes … Qantas…

Is Julie Bishop a threat to Tony Abbott?

Is Julie Bishop a threat to Tony Abbott?

Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop alongside Tony Abbott. Source: News Corp Australia ANALYSIS A slip of the tongue from Education Minister…

Pyne thinks there’s a wolf after him

Pyne thinks there’s a wolf after him

For Jen Rajca. Don’t make available. CHRISTOPHER PYNE has denied he is dumping key parts of his higher education reforms, suggesting…

Fears copycats will attack in Australia

Fears copycats will attack in Australia

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has expressed solidarity with Canada after a gunman stormed its parliament. FEARS copycat jihadists will become inspired…

Canada attack prompts Aussie terror shield

Canada attack prompts Aussie terror shield

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says an attack on Canadaapos;s parliament is an affront to Australiaapos;s parliament. SECURITY has been boosted at…

Lachlan Murdoch: ‘Insidious’ censorship must be resisted

Lachlan Murdoch: ‘Insidious’ censorship must be resisted

Lachlan Murdoch delivers the 2014 Keith Murdoch Oration. Picture: Mark Stewart Source: News Corp Australia PRESS freedom must be protected as…

Qantas CEO could get $2.5m bonus

Qantas CEO could get $2.5m bonus

Qantas boss Alan Joyce insists the worst is over after the Flying Kangaroo posts a record $2.8 billion loss. A CONTENTIOUS…

The Aussie team ready to fight Ebola

The Aussie team ready to fight Ebola

Australiaapos;s allies have asked the government to do more to tackle the Ebola crisis. THEY are ready to fight Ebola wherever…

POLITICS

PM demands talks over EU budget

PM demands talks over EU budget

24 October 2014 Last updated at 11:23 The UK has said the cash demand is “unacceptable” …

GDP rises by 0.7% in third quarter

GDP rises by 0.7% in third quarter

24 October 2014 Last updated at 10:57 Growth in the services sector came in at 0.7% in…

Salmond considers Westminster return

Salmond considers Westminster return

23 October 2014 Last updated at 23:06 …

‘Window of opportunity’ for Wales

‘Window of opportunity’ for Wales

24 October 2014 Last updated at 11:45 By Adrian Browne BBC Wales political reporter …

UK told to pay £1.7bn extra to EU

UK told to pay £1.7bn extra to EU

24 October 2014 Last updated at 01:24 David Cameron is currently in Brussels meeting with other European…

NHS funds rise ‘tough but possible’

NHS funds rise ‘tough but possible’

23 October 2014 Last updated at 18:03 …

Finance

CNH Tracker- China’s overseas investment schemes set to freshen offshore yuan pool

HONG KONG Oct 24 (Reuters) – China is studying pilot schemes that will allow domestic investors to make overseas investments using the Chinese currency, a move that…

China shares end flat; CSI300 in biggest weekly loss since April

SHANGHAI Oct 24 (Reuters) – China stocks ended flat to lower on Friday, as sentiment remained fragile amid concerns over the slowing economy. The Shanghai Composite Index…

European shares fall early after New York Ebola case

PARIS Oct 24 (Reuters) – European shares fell in early trading on Friday, reversing the previous session’s gains, as investors fretted about news that a doctor who…

UPDATE 1-Russia’s Sberbank challenges Western sanctions in European Court

(Adds context, detail) MOSCOW Oct 24 (Reuters) – Russia’s top bank Sberbank said on Friday it had launched a legal challenge in a European Union court over…

Chinese developers roll out gimmicks as sales slump

HONG KONG Oct 24 (Reuters) – Chinese developers are turning to offbeat marketing gimmicks and give-aways as they battle to shift massive inventories of unsold homes and…

UPDATE 1-China home prices fall 1.3 pct in Sept, wipe out year’s gains

* Sept home prices fell for 1st time y/y in nearly two years * New home prices fell m/m in record 69 cities * Sales improved on…

TRAVEL ADVICE

Guinea’s Ebola outbreak: what is the virus and what’s being done?

Guinea’s Ebola outbreak: what is the virus and what’s being done?

The medical aid charity Médecins sans Frontières warned this week that Guinea faces an Ebola epidemic “of a magnitude never before seen” as the nation’s president appealed…

Papua New Guinea

23 October 2014 23 October 2014 Latest update: Health section – tuberculosis The situation at Wutung on the border with Indonesia remains tense following recent clashes between…

Guyana

21 October 2014 9 July 2014 Latest update: Summary and Crime section – travel to/from Georgetown airport Most visits to Guyana are trouble-free. Crime levels are high.…

Bermuda

12 October 2014 12 October 2014 Latest update: Summary – airport closed due to Tropical Storm Fay Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory. There is no formal…

Oman

9 October 2014 9 October 2014 Latest update: Entry requirements section – Yellow fever vaccination You should maintain a high level of security awareness and take care…

Nepal

8 October 2014 8 October 2014 Latest update: Summary – bus crash in Doti district, western Nepal Most visits to Nepal are trouble-free. On 6 October a…

OPINIONS

The hypocrisy of the ideological middle classes.

The hypocrisy of the ideological middle classes. In the week prior to the Local and European elections the National press, Twitter and the blogosphere were, to a…

Democracy, learning to live with it

Today I tweeted a rather banal statement in which I reasoned that democracy was fine as long as I agreed with its conclusions, (tweet) “I support democracy…

SPORT UK

‘Hold Qatar World Cup in May’

‘Hold Qatar World Cup in May’

By Richard Conway BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent …

VIDEO: Five of Luis Suarez’s best goals

With Luis Suarez in line to make his Barcelona debut in El Clasico against Real Madrid on Saturday, BBC Sport looks back at five of…

Robert Pires ‘beaten’ and ‘punched in the face’ by opposition coach during Indian Super League game, says Brazil legend Zico

Robert Pires ‘beaten’ and ‘punched in the face’ by opposition coach during Indian Super League game, says Brazil legend Zico

Pires ‘punched in the face’ by opposition coach Antonio Lopez Habas during a half-time altercation, according to Zico Brazil legend is Pires’ coach at Indian Super League…

Everton fans rise above crowd trouble in Lille to show their passion

Everton fans rise above crowd trouble in Lille to show their passion

Up to 10,000 Everton fans travelled to Lille for Europa League clash  Everton filled 5,000 seat allocation as well as sections of home end  Roberto Martinez’s side…

Serbia awarded 3-0 win over Albania after match was postponed due to violent scenes

Serbia awarded 3-0 win over Albania after match was postponed due to violent scenes

Serbia’s match with Albania was abandoned after a drone flew over the pitch The drone carried the Albanian flag and sparked violent scenes English referee Martin Atkinson…

Luis Suarez and his Barcelona debut at Real Madrid, to Manchester United’s big money men vs Chelsea

Luis Suarez and his Barcelona debut at Real Madrid, to Manchester United’s big money men vs Chelsea

The 261st edition of Real Madrid vs Barcelona takes place on Saturday Man United need to beat Chelsea if they are to mount title challenge West Ham face true…

SPORT US

10 Things to See in Sports: AP’s top sports photos

Here’s a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports. Images this week include a soccer game between…

Rice appeals against indefinite NFL suspension for knocking out wife

By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ray Rice appealed against his indefinite suspension by the National Football League on Tuesday for a one-punch knockout of his wife…

Orioles, Nats clinch Major League Baseball division titles

Baltimore (AFP) – After 17 years, the Baltimore Orioles are back on top of Major League Baseball’s American League East division. Steve Pearce and Jimmy Paredes both…

NFL players union appeals Rice assault suspension

NFL players union appeals Rice assault suspension

New York (AFP) – The NFL Players Union appealed the indefinite suspension meted out to Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice after video showed him punching his…

Beer sponsor Anheuser-Busch reproaches NFL over domestic abuse

Beer sponsor Anheuser-Busch reproaches NFL over domestic abuse

By Steve Ginsburg and Anjali Athavaley (Reuters) – Anheuser-Busch publicly chastised the National Football League on Tuesday for its handling of domestic violence cases, making the NFL’s…

Rihanna, CBS bench opening number for Thursday football

Rihanna, CBS bench opening number for Thursday football

By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – R&B singer Rihanna’s record label on Tuesday said it has refused to license a song to CBS for its “Thursday…

ALL SPORTS

Room 101: David Seymour – Sale flanker

Room 101: David Seymour – Sale flanker

1. Overcooked steak I like my steak medium-rare, not oozing with blood but nicely pink. Quite often you’ll get asked how you’d like your…

Munster v Saracens teams

Munster: Felix Jones; Andrew Conway, Andrew Smith, Denis Hurley, Simon Zebo; Ian Keatley, Conor Murray; James Cronin, Duncan Casey, BJ Botha; Dave Foley, Paul…

Challenge Cup round 2 teams

London Welsh: Seb Jewell; Rhys Crane, James Lewis, Olly Barkley, Nick Scott; Gordon Ross, Paul Rowley; Shane Cahill, Mathew Dobson, Taione Vea; Mat Corker…

Nick Cain talks to Joe Worsley about Bordeaux-Begles, Wasps and England

Nick Cain talks to Joe Worsley about Bordeaux-Begles, Wasps and England

Joe Worsley had an expertise in rocking opposing teams which is unsurpassed in pro rugby. Worsley was the chop-tackler par excellence, the Wasps and…

Nick Cain: Good luck ‘Coventry Wasps’, the great club I joined is dead

Nick Cain: Good luck ‘Coventry Wasps’, the great club I joined is dead

This was the week when Wasps supporters and former players said farewell to their club. The London and home-counties based Wasps of the last…

‘I’d be stuffed’ without my insurance warns James Simpson-Daniel

‘I’d be stuffed’ without my insurance warns James Simpson-Daniel

Former Gloucester wing James Simpson-Daniel has warned of a ticking time-bomb over player insurance, claiming that fewer than half of today’s Premiership stars are…

HEALTH

First Ebola case in Mali confirmed

First Ebola case in Mali confirmed

24 October 2014 Last updated at 00:04 Health officials in Mali have been checking people returning from…

Later sunsets ‘make kids more active’

Later sunsets ‘make kids more active’

23 October 2014 Last updated at 13:15 Moving the clocks forward by one extra hour…

‘Nine million have TB’ – WHO report

‘Nine million have TB’ – WHO report

22 October 2014 Last updated at 16:17 About 1.5 million people died in 2013 from TB, including…

Ebola blood-therapy team set up

Ebola blood-therapy team set up

23 October 2014 Last updated at 16:24 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website Blood from…

Later sunsets ‘make kids more active’

Later sunsets ‘make kids more active’

23 October 2014 Last updated at 13:15 Moving the clocks forward by one extra hour…

‘Nine million have TB’ – WHO report

‘Nine million have TB’ – WHO report

22 October 2014 Last updated at 16:17 About 1.5 million people died in 2013 from TB, including…