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01/10/2014 | 

Under-fire US Secret Service director Pierson resigns

US Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has stepped down from her post, after a series of security lapses came to light involving the protection for President Barack Obama.

01/10/2014 | 

Kim Jong-Un reappears after ankle surgery reportedly for wearing heels

The mistery of North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un failure to appear in public in over a month has come to an end, after local State TV, in a rare admission, acknowledged its leader was ill and showed footage of him limping.

01/10/2014 | 

Queen Elizabeth looking to hire bubble-gum cleaner

England’s Queen Elizabeth II has posted an official advert for a “bubble-gum remover” to “arrange for the removal of chewing gum” left by guest at the Historic and State Apartments.

01/10/2014 | 

Five Dallas-area students had contact with Ebola patient, US authorities say

US health experts in Dallas today were examining how many people may have been exposed to Ebola, just one day after the first case of the deadly virus was diagnosed in the United States, the nation's top public health official said. Texas Governor Rick Perry informed today some school-age children have come in contact with the patient, although he was confident the virus would be contained.

01/10/2014 | 

Hong Kong democracy protesters and officials mark National Day

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters thronged the streets of Hong Kong today, some of them jeering National Day celebrations, as demonstrations spread to a new area of the city, ratcheting up pressure on the pro-Beijing government.

01/10/2014 | 

At least 10 people killed in shelling on and near school in east Ukraine

At least 10 people were killed today when shells hit a school playground and a mini-van in a nearby street in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, city authorities and witnesses said.

01/10/2014 | 

Wall Street tumbles on Ebola fears; small caps drop

US stocks dropped more than 1 percent today as the first diagnosis of Ebola in a patient in the United States spooked investors, economic data pointed to uneven growth, and the Russell 2000 index entered correction territory.

30/09/2014 | 

Catalonia suspends formal campaign on Spain independence vote

Catalonia's regional government has said it would temporarily suspend campaigning for a vote on independence from Spain, after Madrid filed a legal block to the referendum.

30/09/2014 | 

First Ebola case in the United States confirmed

The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus had been diagnosed in the country.

30/09/2014 | 

Wave of attacks in Shi'ite parts of Baghdad kill 35

At least 35 people were killed in a wave of car bomb and mortar attacks in mainly Shi'ite Muslim districts of Baghdad today, Iraqi police and medical sources said.

30/09/2014 | 

Two school shootings in one day rock United States

Two students were injured today in the United States in separate school shooting incidents which hit the communities of Louisville, Kentucky and Albemarle, North Carolina, although neither of the victims is in a critical state.

30/09/2014 | 

New video of IS hostage John Cantlie released

A new footage featuring British Islamic State’s hostage John Cantlie, the third in the so called “Lend me your ear” propaganda series, has been released today. Dressed in an orange suit, the hostage speaks against US president Barack Obama and criticizes US “disappointingly predictable” action against the militants.

30/09/2014 | 

British EU exit 'wouldn't break my heart', PM Cameron says

Prime Minister David Cameron said today he would not be heartbroken if Britain left the European Union because he felt little attachment to a relationship he said was not serving British interests.

30/09/2014 | 

EBay to spin off PayPal in 2015

EBay Inc said it would spin off PayPal, its fast-growing payments business, into a publicly traded company in the second half of 2015, marking an about-face for the company.

30/09/2014 | 

Francis summons M. East envoys to discuss IS

Pope Francis, who has expressed alarm over the rise of Islamic State militants and the plight of Christians in the Middle East, has summoned his envoys in the region to a rare meeting to discuss a response to the crisis, the Vatican said.




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