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Ebola death toll rises

Ebola death toll rises

The Ebola epidemic has killed 4,951 people out of 13,567 infected in eight countries, the World Health Organisation, slightly revising downwards its figures for cases mainly due to "suspected cases in Guinea being discarded".

UK child sex abuse inquiry in chaos as second head quits

UK child sex abuse inquiry in chaos as second head quits

A major public inquiry into the British state's failure to stop decades of child sex abuse, and whether political figures tried to cover it up, was in chaos on Friday after the second head of the investigation quit before it has even started work.

Bodies of 3 young U.S. citizens identified in northern Mexico

The bodies of three people, tied-up and with gunshot wounds to the head, have been identified as siblings from Texas reported missing earlier this month, a northeastern Mexico state prosecutor said.

Taliban free Russian pilot after 18 months in captivity

The Afghan Taliban said on Friday it had freed a Russian helicopter pilot captured in eastern Logar province in April 2013 because he had fallen seriously ill.

US rocket explosion investigation suspects main engine failure

US rocket explosion investigation suspects main engine failure

As Orbital Sciences picks up the pieces, literally and figuratively, after its high-profile rocket launch explosion, accident investigators are looking closely at a potential first-stage engine problem.

One dead in Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo test crash

One dead in Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo test crash

A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday near the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other, officials said.

Judge imposes conditions on Ebola nurse

Judge imposes conditions on Ebola nurse

A Maine judge imposed certain conditions on an American nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but rejected a bid from state officials for more restrictive measures, her lawyer told Reuters.

Apple CEO: I'm proud to be gay

Apple CEO: I'm proud to be gay

Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook has become the most prominent American corporate leader to come out as gay, saying he was trading his closely guarded privacy for the chance to help move civil rights forward.

Nurse defies Ebola quarantine, goes biking

Nurse defies Ebola quarantine, goes biking

A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus has gone for a bike ride, defying Maine's order that she be quarantined in her home and setting up a legal collision with Governor Paul LePage.

Protesters burn parliament in Burkina Faso

Protesters burn parliament in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso's military has dissolved parliament and announced a transitional government after violent protests against President Blaise Compaore, but it was not immediately clear who was in charge.

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