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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.

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.

Islamic State claims beheading of UK hostage

Islamic State claims beheading of UK hostage

Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria have released a video which purports to show the beheading of British aid worker David Haines.

Tense stand-off as Pakistan political crisis deepens

Tense stand-off as Pakistan political crisis deepens

Pakistan's opposition leaders have ordered thousands of their supporters to resist any government attempt to quash their protests against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, deepening a political crisis in the coup-prone nation.

Boris Johnson to run for British parliament

Boris Johnson to run for British parliament

London Mayor Boris Johnson, seen as a potential successor to Prime Minister David Cameron, has been Friday selected by the Conservative party to run for parliament in 2015.

Ian Paisley dead at 88

Ian Paisley dead at 88

Firebrand Protestant cleric Ian Paisley, whose unlikely alliance with bitter Catholic rivals helped to bring a belated peace to Northern Ireland, has died aged 88, his family says.

Ford withdraws from mayoral race, brother steps in

Ford withdraws from mayoral race, brother steps in

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who gained global notoriety for admitting he smoked crack cocaine, has dropped his re-election bid, citing a health crisis, but his older brother has taken his place in the race to run Canada's largest city.

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