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Car jackers steal suspected Ebola blood samples in Guinea

Car jackers steal suspected Ebola blood samples in Guinea

Robbers in Guinea hijacked a Red Cross vehicle this week and made off with a cooler containing blood samples from suspected Ebola patients, a senior Red Cross official said.

Obama faces legal blitz over immigration

Obama faces legal blitz over immigration

The morning after President Barack Obama announced his sweeping action to overhaul the U.S. immigration system, conservative groups and states were already pulling together legal strategies to dismantle the plan.

Widespread flooding ahead for snowy New York

Widespread flooding ahead for snowy New York

Warm temperatures and rain were forecast for the weekend in the city of Buffalo and western New York, bringing the threat of widespread flooding to the region bound for days by deep snow.

Protesters arrested as Ferguson awaits grand jury decision

Protesters arrested as Ferguson awaits grand jury decision

Police arrested five people in Ferguson, Missouri, overnight after they tried to block a street in a protest calling for a grand jury to charge a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen in in August.

Snow to keep falling in paralysed New York

Snow to keep falling in paralysed New York

Snowbound residents of western New York have awoken to as much as another 30cm of snow, and 75cm is more expected.

Swedish court upholds Assange detention order

Swedish court upholds Assange detention order

A Swedish court has rejected an appeal by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to revoke a detention order issued over allegations of sexual assault, but called on prosecutors to make more effort to question him.

4 Killed in Florida University shooting

4 Killed in Florida University shooting

The gunman who shot and wounded three people at a Florida State University was an alumnus who used a semi-automatic handgun as he opened up fire in a library where hundreds of students were studying for exams, officials said.

Police fire tear gas at Nigeria's parliament

Police fire tear gas at Nigeria's parliament

Nigerian police fired tear gas and prevented the Speaker of the lower house of parliament, who has defected to the opposition, from presiding over a session.

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