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Palestinians draft UN resolution on ending Israel occupation

Palestinians draft UN resolution on ending Israel occupation

The Palestinians have drafted a U.N. Security Council resolution calling for an end to Israeli occupation by November 2016, which they have shared informally with Arab states and some council members, U.N. diplomats said.

Greenland to hold election in November

Greenland to hold election in November

Greenland's parliament has voted to hold an election on November 28 after Prime Minister Aleqa Hammond took a temporary leave of absence over a spending scandal and the opposition lured enough of her supporters to gain a majority.

Montana seeks to give away bison from Yellowstone

Montana seeks to give away bison from Yellowstone

Montana wants 145 bison that originated in Yellowstone National Park given away to six organisations in five states, including New York's Bronx Zoo, to further the conservation of America's last pure-bred wild buffalo.

US Secret Service director resigns under fire

US Secret Service director resigns under fire

U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned under fire after a series of security lapses came to light that exposed gaping holes in the protective cocoon around President Barack Obama.

China tells foreign nations not to meddle in Hong Kong

China tells foreign nations not to meddle in Hong Kong

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi responded to comments by the United States and others on pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, saying foreign countries should not meddle in China's domestic affairs.

Hunt for Ebola exposure after first US case

Hunt for Ebola exposure after first US case

Health experts are monitoring "a handful" of people who were potentially exposed to Ebola through physical contact with the first patient diagnosed with the deadly virus in the United States.

47 killed in Japanese volcanic eruption

47 killed in Japanese volcanic eruption

The death toll from a Japanese volcano eruption rose to 47, the worst in 88 years, after more victims were discovered on the ash-covered mountain.

Turkey vows to fight Islamic State

Turkey vows to fight Islamic State

Turkey signalled it may send troops into Syria or Iraq and let allies use Turkish bases to fight Islamic State, as coalition jets launched air strikes on Wednesday on insurgents besieging a town on its southern border with Syria.

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