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Oct 20, 2014

Nigeria declared Ebola-free after containing virus

The World Health Organization declared Nigeria to be free of Ebola on Monday after a 42-day period with no new cases, in a success story with lessons for countries still struggling to contain the deadly virus. “Nigeria is now free of Ebola,” WHO representative ...

Oct 20, 2014

South Korea to send doctors to Ebola-hit region

South Korea will send doctors, nurses and military officers next month to the West African region hit by Ebola amid growing concerns over the outbreak, the Foreign Ministry said Monday. South Korea has pledged to spend $5.6 million to help curb the virus. An ...

Kerry to seek help on Islamic State

Oct 20, 2014

Kerry to seek help on Islamic State

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Indonesia on Monday to attend Joko Widodo’s presidential inauguration and press Southeast Asian nations to step up their efforts in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group. Kerry is among foreign dignitaries visiting Jakarta for ...

Oct 20, 2014

Israeli hospital treats Hamas leader's daughter

An Israeli hospital says it has treated the daughter of Hamas’ top leader in the Gaza Strip, weeks after a brutal war between Israel and the Islamic militant group. Avi Shushan, a spokesman for Tel Aviv’s Ichilov Hospital, said the daughter of Ismail Haniyeh ...

Oct 20, 2014

Indonesia inaugurates outsider Widodo as president

Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s first leader without deep roots in the era of dictator Suharto, was sworn in as president on Monday but faces huge challenges to enact a bold reform agenda. The inauguration, which was attended by foreign dignitaries including U.S. Secretary of State ...

Swedish military releases photo of mysterious 'foreign vessel'

Oct 20, 2014

Swedish military releases photo of mysterious 'foreign vessel'

The Swedish military has presented photographic evidence of a mysterious “foreign vessel” off the coast of Stockholm but rejected reports it was on the “hunt” for a damaged submarine. Ever since the armed forces received a tip-off about a “man-made object” off the coast ...

Modi's BJP makes big gains in Indian state polls

Oct 20, 2014

Modi's BJP makes big gains in Indian state polls

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party has made big gains in two Indian state elections, results showed Sunday, in an endorsement likely to encourage him to step up the pace of economic reforms. Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was set to win 122 ...