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  • 31 October 2014

    Ask anyone what the two biggest foreign stories are right now and they will almost certainly say the fight against Ebola and tackling Islamic State (IS) jihadists.

  • 31 October 2014

    ISRAELI police have shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to kill a hardline Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that threatened to further inflame the city's already high tensions.

  • 31 October 2014

    THE Spanish state adviser has backed a veto of a watered-down Catalan vote on independence planned for November 9, making it likely the government will try to have the "consultation of citizens" blocked by the courts.

  • 31 October 2014

    A SOUTH Korean court-martial has convicted four soldiers of homicide for beating to death a fellow conscript and sentenced them to long prison terms in a case that sparked a public outcry.

  • 30 October 2014

    CANADIAN lawmakers have struck a defiant tone as they held their first meetings since a gunman charged into the Parliament building after shooting dead a soldier in an attack that raised questions about the nation's low-key approach to security.

  • 30 October 2014

    A LANDSLIDE in Sri Lanka is believed to have killed more than 100 people after it buried scores of houses.

  • 30 October 2014

    THE World Health ­Organisation (WHO) says the rate of Ebola cases in Liberia seems to be slowing, although experts are still examining the data to make sure it is reliable.

  • 30 October 2014

    FORENSIC experts have combed a gully in southern Mexico for the remains of 43 missing students, as frustration mounted among relatives over the lack of answers more than a month into the investigation.