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Two dead in US school shooting after online warnings

A US student who had issued chilling warnings on Twitter opened fire in a school cafeteria on Friday, killing at least one person and critically injuring three before taking his own life.Terrified classmates dived for cover as the gunman, identified by media reports and fellow students as ...

Updated : 2014.10.25 11:36

WHO eyes mass Ebola vaccines by mid-2015

Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccine doses could be rolled out to West Africa by mid-2015, the World Health Organization said Friday, after new cases of the virus were reported in New York and a two-year-old girl died in the first case in Mali.Two American nurses were declared cured of E...

Updated : 2014.10.25 11:30

Amazon stock plunges as loss widens

NEW YORK (AFP) ― Amazon said Thursday its loss in the last quarter widened to $437 million after a series of product launches including new phones, tablets and television programs.The online retail g...

Updated : 2014.10.24 17:04

N.Y. doctor tests positive for Ebola

NEW YORK  ― An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, becoming the first case in the city and the fou...

Updated : 2014.10.24 17:03

From David Beckham to Sting: U.N. reaches for the stars

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) ― The United Nations is throwing a party on Friday for its 69th birthday and guests can expect to be dazzled by Sting and piano sensation Lang Lang at a New York concert hosted b...

Updated : 2014.10.24 16:27

$100m Ebola pledge from MS cofounder Allen

WASHINGTON (AFP) ― Microsoft cofounder and philanthropist Paul Allen said Thursday he was boosting his donations to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to $100 million.Allen, who has made earlie...

Updated : 2014.10.24 16:26

Billionaire Soros urges Europe to ‘wake up’ and save Ukraine

PARIS (AFP) ― U.S. billionaire investor George Soros warned Thursday that Europe’s very existence was being threatened by Russia, in a scathing criticism of the EU’s response to the Ukraine crisis....

Updated : 2014.10.24 16:26

Bangladesh Islamist war criminal Ghulam Azam dies

DHAKA (AFP) ― Bangladeshi war criminal Ghulam Azam died on Thursday aged 91, just over a year after he was sentenced to 90 years in prison for masterminding atrocities during the country’s 1971 inde...

Updated : 2014.10.24 16:26

Dancing priests become Internet sensation

ROME (AP) ― A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keys-esque voice won her a sing...

Updated : 2014.10.24 16:25

New York confirms first Ebola case

A doctor who recently returned to New York from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive on Thursday for the deadly virus, the first confirmed case in the city, officials said.The 33-year-old -- identified by US media as Craig Spencer -- has been placed in isolation, in what is th...

Updated : 2014.10.24 15:30

Obama offers federal help to NY with Ebola case

President Barack Obama is offering federal support to New York as it responds to its first Ebola case. Obama spoke Thursday night to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The White House says some officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were already on...

Updated : 2014.10.24 15:27

First Ebola case hits New York: report

A doctor who recently returned to New York from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the deadly virus Thursday, US news reports said.The doctor, Craig Spencer, was taken to Bellevue Hospital and placed in isolation, The New York Times said, calling it New York's first diag...

Updated : 2014.10.24 10:19

Parliament raid shakes Canada

OTTAWA ― A gunman whose name was on a terror watch list killed a soldier and attempted to storm Canada’s parliament Wednesday before the assembly’s sergeant-at-arms shot him dead.The attack ― the ...

Updated : 2014.10.23 21:19

U.S. to track all visitors from Ebola-hit nations

ATLANTA (AP) ― Federal officials working to keep Ebola from spreading into the U.S. have ordered that all travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations now be monitored for three weeks. Starting on Monday, anyone traveling from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra ...

Updated : 2014.10.23 21:16

Hong Kong civil servants show support for democracy protests

HONG KONG (AFP) ― Hong Kong civil servants have taken to Facebook to anonymously voice support for ongoing democracy protests on a public page that points to unease among some of those working at the...

Updated : 2014.10.23 21:02