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Hawaii lava threatens more homes

Hawaii lava threatens more homes

A slow-moving river of molten lava from an erupting volcano crept over residential and farm property on Hawaii's Big Island after incinerating an outbuilding as it threatened dozens of homes at the edge of a former plantation town.

MH17: Malaysian PM vows justice for culprits

MH17: Malaysian PM vows justice for culprits

Prime Minister Najib Razak has vowed to bring to justice the perpetrators of the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17, but said he feared fighting in Ukraine might block access to the crash site.

Nurse infected by Ebola patient discharged

Nurse infected by Ebola patient discharged

The second of two American nurses who became infected with Ebola while treating a Liberian man who died of the disease in Texas has been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, having been declared free of the virus.

Canadian parliament attack 'clearly terrorist act'

Canadian parliament attack 'clearly terrorist act'

US Secretary of State John Kerry says an attack on the Canadian parliament last week was clearly a terrorist act.

Evolution fits with role of God - Pope

Evolution fits with role of God - Pope

Scientific theories including the "Big Bang" believed to have brought the universe into being 13.7 billion years ago and the idea that life developed through a process of evolution do not conflict with Catholic teaching, Pope Francis says.

'To have and to hold'

'To have and to hold'

A newlywed Chinese couple took wedding photography to extremes in Jinhua, China at the weekend.

Pistorius verdict, sentence facing appeal

Pistorius verdict, sentence facing appeal

South African prosecutors will appeal against the culpable homicide verdict and five-year jail sentence passed on Oscar Pistorius last week after public and legal criticism of the judge's decision to absolve the track star of murder.

US isolates soldiers over Ebola fears

US isolates soldiers over Ebola fears

The US military was isolating personnel returning from their mission to help West African countries curb Ebola even though they showed no sign of infection, and a nurse who treated patients in Sierra Leone was released to go to her home state after New Jersey forced her into quarantine.

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