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9 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world New NATO Chief Softens Tone on Moscow

Jens Stoltenberg, taking office Wednesday as the new chief of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, took a relatively conciliatory tone toward Russia Wednesday in his first comments on the Ukraine crisis.

9 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Role of social media in HK protests

As thousands of people continue to protest on the streets of Hong Kong, what role has social media been playing in the demonstrations?

10 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Hong Kong protesters set midnight ultimatum

City's leader told to resign by end of Thursday or face stepped-up action including the occupation of buildings.

11 minutes ago // BBC

world Venezuelan lawmaker Serra shot dead

A young politician with Venezuela's governing PSUV party, Robert Serra, is found shot dead at his home in Caracas alongside his partner.

13 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Catalans Keep Pressure on for Vote

A day after Spain's Constitutional Court halted plans for an independence referendum in Catalonia, thousands of protesters braved driving rain to press their demand for a vote, demonstrating their determination.

13 minutes ago // ABC

world Denmark Votes to Send Jet Fighters to Iraq

Danish lawmakers vote to send jet fighters to combat Islamic State militants

14 minutes ago // BBC

world Rebel push to take Donetsk airport

Rebel forces in eastern Ukraine begin an offensive to capture the government-held airport in Donetsk, Ukrainian officials say.

14 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Ebola infecting five new people every hour in Sierra Leone, figures show

Save the Children warns that terrifying rate of spread will overwhelm countrys fragile health system Continue reading...

14 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world GCC demands return of Yemen state authority

Gulf Arab states call on Houthi rebels to return weapons, military equipment and money they seized in Sanaa.

15 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world In pictures: sinkholes, craters and collapsed roads around the world

In pictures: sinkholes, craters and collapsed roads around the world.

16 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Lord Hill accused of having 'no clue' about new role as second MEP grilling is ordered

UK candidate for European Commission attacked for not having 'a single idea' about key issues in brief he hopes to take up

17 minutes ago // BBC

world Johnson to undergo neck surgery

Exeter Chiefs flanker Tom Johnson is set to undergo neck surgery, forcing him to miss England's autumn internationals.

17 minutes ago // New York Times

world Beijing Warns of Chaos if Hong Kong Protests Persist

The front-page commentary Thursday in Peoples Daily, the Chinese Communist Partys main newspaper, appeared to shut the door on any compromise.

20 minutes ago // ABC

world New Economics Head Vows Tough EU Budgets Oversight

France's Moscovici vows to be impartial, tough enforcer of EU rules limiting nations' decifits

21 minutes ago // Reuters

world Appointment of U.S.-based economist as India adviser hits Modi hurdle

NEW DELHI Reuters - Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not decided whether to appoint U.S.-based economist Arvind Subramanian as the government's chief economic adviser, a senior government source told Reuters, in a delay that may impact policy and budget preparations.

22 minutes ago // ABC

world Millions Across India Join Cleanliness Campaign

Indian prime minister joins millions in nationwide campaign to sweep away garbage

22 minutes ago // Fox News

world France's Moscovici vows to be impartial, tough enforcer of EU rules limiting nations' decifits

The European Union's incoming economics chief vows to be an impartial and tough enforcer of the bloc's budget and deficit rules even though he failed to implement them as French Finance Minister.

23 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Ebola Patient Vomited 'All Over,' Witness Tells Reuters

Two days after he was sent home from a Dallas hospital, Thomas Eric Duncan was seen vomiting on the ground outside an apartment complex.

23 minutes ago // NPR

world Soil Doctors Hit Pay Dirt In Manhattan's Central Park

The urban oasis boasts about 170,000 different types of microbes, recent dirt samples show. That diversity is comparable to a tropical rainforest. Plus, about 2,000 species are found only in the park.

26 minutes ago // ABC

world Australian Parliament Restricts Veiled Visitors

Australian Parliament bans veiled visitors from open galleries as counterterror measure

27 minutes ago // Fox News

world Australian Parliament bans veiled visitors from open galleries as counterterror measure

Visitors who wear face veils to Australia's Parliament House have been restricted to sound-proof enclosed galleries usually reserved for noisy school groups under a new counterterrorism security measure.

30 minutes ago // BBC

world BNP expels ex-leader Nick Griffin

The British National Party says it has expelled its former leader Nick Griffin, accusing him of trying to "destabilise" the party.

31 minutes ago // ABC

world Philips Loses $467M Patent Suit to US Competitor

Philips loses patent suit to US competitor Masimo Corp., will book $467 million charge

31 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Tony Burke: racist abuse 'not in our name' video

Labor MP Tony Burke speaks out in response to prime minister Tony Abbott's support for banning the burqa from the Australian parliament, condemning the spate of incidents of racial abuse and Islamophobia in Australia. 'We need to send a message loud and clear that prejudice is not in our name,' Burke said. Continue reading...

37 minutes ago // CBS

world Hawaii patient in isolation over Ebola concerns

Honolulu hospital "taking all the precautions that are necessary to keep people safe," official says

38 minutes ago // The Independent

world Western Australia shark attack: Surfer 'loses both arms' after being bitten in Esperance

A surfer has reportedly lost both of his arms after being bitten by a shark off the coast of Western Australia on Thursday.

40 minutes ago // BBC

world Executive 'to go into red' warning

The Treasury is formally warned that the Northern Ireland Executive is on track to go into the red by the end of this financial year.

41 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Hong Kong Protesters Threaten Escalation

Pro-democracy protesters pressed their call for Hong Kong's beleaguered leader to resign, with some threatening to take more provocative steps if their demands aren't met by midnight.

46 minutes ago // BBC

world Rebel push to take Donetsk airport

Rebel forces in eastern Ukraine begin an offensive to capture the government-held airport in Donetsk, reports say.

52 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Satellite images show North Korea has 'completely upgraded' rocket launch site

Fears the secretive state now able to handle far larger rockets, which could be ready to launch as early as end of year

52 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Suicide attack on Afghan army bus, 3 killed

The militant group, which claimed responsibility for all three blasts, strongly oppose the US troop agreement that was signed on Tuesday.

52 minutes ago // VOA

world Child Sexual Exploitation to Worsen in SE Asia

Prediction: Child sex offenses may increase in Southeast Asia An internal document of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime UNDOC foresees sex offenders who prey on children taking advantage of Southeast Asias planned economic integration in the coming years, posing a rising challenge for law enforcement that already struggle to address such crimes. Southeast Asias planned economic integration is promoted as a key step for boosting the regions productivity and more fully integr

52 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world WorldViews: These countries are tightening their borders over Ebola fears against expert advice

Given that the first confirmed case of Ebola brought unknowingly into the United States came from a man who arrived in Dallas on Sept. 20 from a flight that began in Liberia, some people are now asking a not unreasonable question: Why is Washingtonstill allowing travelers from Ebola-struck countriesto enter the United States?

52 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world An oil scandal in Brazil complicates the race for incumbent president on eve of election

RIO DE JANEIRO With just days to go before the presidential election here, a growing scandal has placed a number of issues center stage: They involve corruption, political machinations with the state-controlled oil company, and delays and overspending on a multibillion-dollar oil refinery that Brazil desperately needs.

54 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Ebola Patient's Nephew: I Had to Call CDC to Get Proper Treatment

The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. wasn't appropriately treated until a relative called the federal government, his nephew said.

55 minutes ago // BBC

world Typhoon 'threatens Japanese GP'

The Japanese GP could be called off if Typhoon Phanfone hits Japan on Sunday, says Force India driver Sergio Perez.