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world WHO expects 20,000 Ebola cases within six weeks

Ed AdamczykBOSTON, Sept. 23 UPI -- Ebola cases in West Africa could reach 20,000 by early November unless infection control protocols are put in place, a report released Tuesday warned.

16 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world 'Art and Craft': The life and times of Mark Landis, devoted forger

On the surface, Mark Landis might not seem like the sort of person who would make for cinematic gold. The man is pushing 60. He is slight and pale, with a bald pate and prominent ears. He shuffles more than he walks and talks in a high-pitched whisper think: Philip Seymour Hoffman channeling...

17 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Germany to impose rent caps on inner-city properties

Rental properties are homes, not just commodities, says justice minister as new rules limit rent rises to 10% of local average Continue reading...

20 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world L.A.'s 'positivity' allows Lykke Li to unleash her dark side

For years, Lykke Li viewed Los Angeles as a happy endpoint: the edge-of-the-continent spot where this Swedish singer regularly wrapped tours after months spent on the road.

20 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Aphex Twin's 'Syro': A labyrinthine EDM gem

Few artists over the last few decades have as successfully thrived beneath various interfaces as Richard D. James, better known as Aphex Twin.

20 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Injured Chris Weidman to miss UFC 181; new main is Hendricks-Lawler

Middleweight champion Chris Weidman suffered a broken hand in training, causing his Ultimate Fighting Championship title defense against veteran Vitor Belfort onDec. 6 to be rescheduled.

20 minutes ago // ABC

world Albania Destroys Marijuana Worth $8.2 Billion

Albania: $8.2 billion worth of marijuana seized and destroyed this year

22 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Labour wants resolution at security council before backing Isis air strikes

Ed Miliband joins No 10 in expressing support for overnight US-led air strikes amid signs of imminent recall of parliament Continue reading...

23 minutes ago // BBC

world Miliband: We'll build a better life

Labour leader Ed Miliband says the general election will be decided by who can "build a better life for working people".

26 minutes ago // BBC

world Scotland 'the winner' after vote

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond says "all of Scotland will emerge as the winner" following the vote against independence.

27 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Russia to Add 80 Warships to Black Sea Fleet by 2020

Russia will increase its Black Sea fleet with more than 80 new warships by 2020, its commander said on Tuesday.

27 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Syria Government, Opposition Given Notice of Airstrikes

The Syrian government and opposition said they were told by the U.S. of its plan to carry out airstrikes against Islamic State targets on Syrian territory.

28 minutes ago // Reuters

world Iran's Rouhani says ties with Saudis deserve to be warmer

NEW YORK Reuters - The relationship between Iran and Saudi Arabia deserves to be better, though differences between the two oil-producing Middle Eastern states appear to be narrowing, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday.

29 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Tensions high as Pennsylvania 'survivalist' Eric Frein suspect evades capture

Suspect accused of ambushing police barracks has eluded hundreds of law enforcement officials over 10-day manhuntManhunt leads police into dense forest of the PoconosSurvivalist on the run brings life to a standstill

29 minutes ago // Reuters

world Spain's PM scraps hardline abortion reform

MADRID Reuters - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Tuesday withdrew a change of an abortion law that would have made Spain one of the most difficult countries in Europe to terminate an unwanted pregnancy.

30 minutes ago // CNN

world Craziest moments at the United Nations

From Gadhafi to Ahmadinejad, Bush to Chavez: look back at memorable moments from past UNGA sessions. Richard Roth reports.

31 minutes ago // BBC

world 'Ebola death rates 70%' study shows

Ebola infections will treble to 20,000 by November if efforts to tackle the outbreak are not stepped up, the World Health Organization has warned.

32 minutes ago // The Guardian

world President Barack Obama to speak on US air strikes on Isis in Syria live

US bombardment spreads from Iraq to Syria for the first timeDamascus was informed before the air raids beganStrikes hit Isis militants and other al-Qaeda linked fightersKhorasan group hit due to threat of imminent attack, US military says British hostage

32 minutes ago // The Guardian

world President Barack Obama to speak on US air strikes on Isis in Syria live

US bombardment spreads from Iraq to Syria for the first timeDamascus was informed before the air raids beganStrikes hit Isis militants and other al-Qaeda linked fightersRaids also aimed at stopping imminent Khorasan attackBritish hostage

34 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Port of L.A. fire spurs school closures amid toxic-air concerns

A plume of toxic fumes from a stubborn fire at the Port of Los Angeles that continues to burn World War II-era lumber pylons soaked in creosote prompted officials this morning to close two nearby schools for the day as a precaution.

37 minutes ago // Sky News

world Al Qaeda Veterans Targeted In Syria Airstrikes

The Khorasan Group has been losing ground, fame and recruits to Islamic State and is allegedly planning attacks against the West.

37 minutes ago // Reuters

world Exclsuive: Kazakhstan balanced between Ukraine and post-NATO Afghanistan

NEW YORK Reuters - Looking at the neighborhood around Kazakhstan on a spinning globe, the Central Asian nation's foreign minister sees both partnerships and peril in the form of the Russian-Ukraine crisis and the coming NATO pullout from Afghanistan by year end.

37 minutes ago // CBS

world Zuckerberg making few "friends" in new neighborhood

Facebook founder may have had easier time making friends on the site than around his new San Francisco home

38 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world U.S. expands war against Islamic State with airstrikes in Syria

The United States and several Middle East partners pounded Islamic State targets in Syria on Tuesday with waves of warplanes and Tomahawk cruise missiles in an aggressive and risky operation marking a new phase in the conflict.

38 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Horse riders take part in the Palio di Asti festival in Northern Italy, in pictures

Horse riders take part in medieval festival dating back to 13th century

39 minutes ago // The Independent

world Philippines mall pulls t-shirt appearing to justify rape after online outrage

One of the biggest department stores in the Philippines has been forced to withdraw a t-shirt which appeared to justify rape after outrage erupted online.

39 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Pistorius should 'pay' for killing our daughter, Reeva Steenkamp's mother says

Oscar Pistorius will not 'pay properly for killing our daughter' after being found guilty of culpable homicide, June Steenkamp says

39 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world France won't stop fight in Iraq despite kidnapping

ALGIERS, Algeria Algerian police and soldiers combed the imposing Djura Djura mountains on Tuesday searching for a kidnapped Frenchman that a security official said had been snatched by a former al-Qaida commander.In a video posted Monday, the group calling itself the Jund al-Khilafah said it would kill Herve Gourdel in 24 hours unless France ended its participation in airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq.French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Tuesday that au

40 minutes ago // BBC

world Anfield stadium expansion approved

Liverpool FC is given permission to increase Anfield stadium's capacity from 45,000 to about 59,000 as part of a 100m expansion plan.

40 minutes ago // VOA

world Algeria Hunts for Kidnapped Frenchman, Paris Says No Deals

Algerian military and police set up checkpoints and sent troops into mountains east of Algiers on Tuesday to look for a Frenchman kidnapped by militants who threatened to execute him over France's intervention in Iraq. The Caliphate Soldiers, a splinter group linked to Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, on Monday published a video claiming responsibility for the abduction and showed a man identifying himself as Herve Gourdel, a tourist from Nice. Just hours earlier, Islamic State spo

41 minutes ago // UPI

world Amnesty International: China exports torture tools

Ed AdamczykLONDON, Sept. 23 UPI -- An Amnesty International report released Tuesday claimed Chinese companies export equipment used in torture used in human rights abuses.

42 minutes ago // BBC

world Ex-DJ Travis guilty of sex assault

Ex-BBC DJ Dave Lee Travis is convicted of one count of indecent assault in 1995 but cleared of a second charge.

42 minutes ago // ABC

world Spain Scraps Plan for Tough Abortion Restrictions

Spanish PM scraps plan to sharply restrict abortions, claiming a lack of consensus

42 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world U.S., Allies Strike Militants in Syria

The U.S. and several Middle Eastern allies struck Islamic State militants in Syria, expanding a U.S.-led campaign into a country that has been a haven for the extremist group.

43 minutes ago // Reuters

world Ghana files arbitration suit over border dispute with Ivory Coast

ACCRA Reuters - Ghana has filed an arbitration suit under the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea in a bid to resolve its maritime border dispute with Ivory Coast, Ghana's Minister of Communications Edward Omane Boamah told Reuters on Tuesday.

43 minutes ago // MSNBC

world U.S. Bombs ISIS and 'Seasoned al Qaeda Veterans' in Syria

A network of "seasoned al Qaeda veterans" plotting to attack U.S. interests was targeted by airstrikes overnight in Syria also aimed at ISIS.