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  • Hurricane Gonzalo Makes Direct Hit on Bermuda

    Hurricane Gonzalo Makes Direct Hit on Bermuda

    Hurricane Gonzalo made a direct hit on Bermuda as a strong category two storm, unleashing driving rains and punishing winds that plunged thousands of terrified residents into the dark.

  • North Korea Says Talks with South 'All But Scrapped'

    North Korea Says Talks with South 'All But Scrapped'

    North Korea's state media said on Saturday that high-level talks with the South were now all but scrapped due to the launch of anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets from the South a day earlier.

  • US Vice President Joe Biden Calls Saudi Arabia after Diplomatic Gaffe

    US Vice President Joe Biden Calls Saudi Arabia after Diplomatic Gaffe

    US Vice President Joe Biden called Saudi Arabia's foreign affairs minister on Tuesday and "clarified" his diplomatic gaffe in which he suggested Saudi Arabia and other key allies had financed the Islamic State group, the White House said.

  • Michelle Obama: Still Popular and Driving Democratic Votes

    Michelle Obama: Still Popular and Driving Democratic Votes

    Dispensing from her fund of valuable political capital, Michelle Obama is criss-crossing the United States with a single objective -- slaying the familiar foe haunting Democrats in mid-term elections: low turnout.

  • Japan Puts New Weather Satellite into Space

    Japan Puts New Weather Satellite into Space

    Japan put a new weather satellite into space on Tuesday in the hope that it can improve the forecasting of typhoons and detect volcanic gas plumes.

  • Edvard Moser and May-Britt: The 'Curie Couple' of the Nordics

    Edvard Moser and May-Britt: The 'Curie Couple' of the Nordics

    Norway's "Curie couple", May-Britt and Edvard Moser, have been virtually inseparable since their university days, but when news broke they had won the Nobel Medicine Prize they were hundreds of miles apart.

  • Nobel Medicine Laureate Gets News Coming Off Plane

    Nobel Medicine Laureate Gets News Coming Off Plane

    Norwegian neuroscientist Edvard Moser learned that he had won the Nobel Medicine Prize only when he stepped off a plane in Munich on Monday.

  • Hong Kong Protests See 'Blue Ribbon' Backlash

    Hong Kong Protests See 'Blue Ribbon' Backlash

    Pro-democracy groups in Hong Kong have made yellow ribbons a symbol of their movement -- but as part of a backlash against the protesters a new opposition "blue ribbon" group has emerged.

  • Survivors Bring Shocking Realism to Ebola Treatment Boot Camp

    Survivors Bring Shocking Realism to Ebola Treatment Boot Camp

    A delirious man staggers through a hospital ward, banging into walls until he is overpowered by nurses in protective suits. Trainers are using survivors of the Ebola virus to give frighteningly realistic courses to medical staff fighting the disease ...

  • US, Arab Warplanes Launch Nine Strikes in Syria

    US, Arab Warplanes Launch Nine Strikes in Syria

    US and Arab warplanes pounded Islamic State positions in Syria overnight, targeting fighters, artillery and combat equipment in nine airstrikes, the US military said.

  • Thousands March in South Africa for Rhino, Elephant Protection

    Thousands March in South Africa for Rhino, Elephant Protection

    Thousands in South Africa and around the world marched on Saturday to demand that governments do more to stop illegal trade in slaughtered rhinoceroses and elephants.

  • US Professors to Teach Classes From Under the Sea

    US Professors to Teach Classes From Under the Sea

    Two US professors will spend 73 days in an underwater laboratory near the Florida Keys, where they'll teach courses via Internet and try to break the record of the longest-ever undersea stay.

  • Namibia Mulls Ban on Offensive Baby Names

    Namibia Mulls Ban on Offensive Baby Names

    A Namibian custom of giving babies embarrassing names like "shame on you" could be a thing of the past, if one of the country's lawmakers has his way.

  • Ebola Strikes Fourth American as UN Ramps Up Response

    Ebola Strikes Fourth American as UN Ramps Up Response

    The US prepared on Friday to fly home a cameraman who contracted Ebola in Liberia, as the head of the UN's response agency headed to Sierra Leone to lead the fight against an epidemic he called the world's "highest priority".

  • Roadside Bomb Attack Kills Three in Northern Pakistan

    Roadside Bomb Attack Kills Three in Northern Pakistan

    At least three people were killed and nine others injured when a roadside bomb hit a passenger van near Gilgit town in northern Pakistan on Thursday, officials said.

  • Dalai Lama Accuses South Africa of 'Bullying'

    Dalai Lama Accuses South Africa of 'Bullying'

    The Dalai Lama on Thursday accused South Africa of "bullying a simple person" after authorities there failed to give him a visa to attend a summit of Nobel peace laureates.

  • 'Angry Birds' Maker Rovio Shedding Up To One in Six Jobs

    'Angry Birds' Maker Rovio Shedding Up To One in Six Jobs

    Rovio, the Finnish maker of the popular mobile game "Angry Birds" announced on Thursday it would cut up to 130 jobs, blaming flagging sales growth.

  • Texas Orders Family of Ebola Patient to Stay Home

    Texas Orders Family of Ebola Patient to Stay Home

    Health officials in Texas ordered four "close family members" of the first man diagnosed with Ebola in the United States to stay home, amid reports that authorities are monitoring up to 80 people for signs of the disease.

  • Guardian Angels Exist, Pope Says

    Guardian Angels Exist, Pope Says

    Pope Francis said on Thursday that guardian angels exist and people who listen to their advice are less likely to make the wrong decisions.

  • Tensions Soar in Hong Kong as Police Bring in Rubber Bullets

    Tensions Soar in Hong Kong as Police Bring in Rubber Bullets

    Tensions in Hong Kong soared on Thursday after police were seen unloading boxes of tear gas and rubber bullets close to the city's besieged government headquarters as the authorities urged pro-democracy demonstrators to disperse "as soon as possible"...

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