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Disease threatens thousands as floodwaters stagnate

Disease threatens thousands as floodwaters stagnate

Indian emergency workers are battling to prevent waterborne diseases like cholera from spreading as fetid water swills around the Kashmir valley more than a week after the worst flooding in more than a century.

North Korea jails US man for six years

North Korea jails US man for six years

North Korea sentenced U.S. citizen Matthew Todd Miller to six years hard labour for committing "hostile acts" as a tourist to the country, a statement carried by state media said on Sunday, as the United States requested his immediate pardon and release.

Buzz grows as Fiji election nears

Buzz grows as Fiji election nears

Nadi taxi driver Vinod Kumar says he "cannot wait" to have his say on who will form the next Fijian government.

Liberia president sacks 10 officials told to return to fight Ebola

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sacked 10 senior officials because they failed to heed a warning to return from overseas travel to help the government's fight against an Ebola epidemic that has killed at least 1,100 Liberians.

Queen urges Scots to 'think carefully' on independence vote

Queen urges Scots to 'think carefully' on independence vote

Queen Elizabeth II has broken her silence over the Scottish independence vote, telling a member of the public on Sunday that she hoped Scots would think very carefully about the future when voting in a referendum that could break up the United Kingdom.

Greg Norman upbeat after chainsaw accident

Greg Norman upbeat after chainsaw accident

Golfing great Greg Norman said he was "one lucky man" after injuring his left hand while working with a chainsaw at his south Florida home.

Cameron resists calls for air strikes despite hostage killing

Cameron resists calls for air strikes despite hostage killing

Britain resisted pressure on Sunday to join the United States in announcing air strikes against Islamic State after the militant group beheaded David Haines, a British hostage, and threatened to kill another Briton.

Two dead, scores saved in Philippines ferry sinking

Two dead, scores saved in Philippines ferry sinking

Two people were killed and more than 100 rescued after a ferry sank off the coast of central Philippines, disaster and coast guard authorities say.

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