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Ebola crisis: 1000 people monitored in US

Michael Muskal and Geoffrey Mohan The fear of Ebola in the United States is spreading at a much faster rate than that of Ebola diagnoses.

Mystery over 176 missing from people trafficker's boat from Bangladesh

Suspected Bangladesh kidnap victims in southern Thailand.

Lindsay Murdoch Fears are rising that kidnapping for slave labour may be the answer to the mystery surrounding the disappearance of 176 from a people traffickers' boat.

Oscar Pistorius's five-year jail sentence for killing Reeva Steenkamp sparks mixed reaction

South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius (centre) is escorted to a police van after being sentenced.

Joe Brock 'He screams like a girl, he cries like a baby but he shoots like a soldier' - protesters vent their frustration at Oscar Pistorius sentence.

CEO of French oil giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, killed in Moscow as jet hits snow plow

Vladimir Soldatkin and James Regan Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic and outspoken chief executive of the French oil company Total, was killed when his private jet hit a snow plow as it was taking off from Moscow's Vnukovo...

Baghdad bombs target restaurants, killing 21

A girl walks past the site of a car bomb attack in Baghdad. A series of bombs targeting restaurants across Baghdad killed at least 21 people on Tuesday.

A series of bombs targeting restaurants across Baghdad killed at least 21 people on Tuesday, police and medics said.

Oscar Pistorius sentenced for shooting death of Reeva Steenkamp

South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius (C) arrives for his sentencing at the North Gauteng High Court.

Live coverage as South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius learns his fate for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentines Day last year.

Forgotten people of the battle for Kobane cower in a deadly no-man's-land

Robert Tait As the battle for control of the strategically vital border town creeps closer to a bloody denouement continues, between 10,000 and 13,000 terrified refugees cower on the Syrian side of the border...

People conscious after 'death', study says

People may still have consciousness after "death".

New phone app Cord aims to get people talking, literally

The Cord app developers expect voice messaging to take off in Asia.

Two former Google employees are hoping a new phone app will trigger a renaissance of talking.

People stampede kills 30 at religious festival in India

Hari Kumar A Hindu festival celebrating the victory of good over evil ended in great sadness as a people stampede saw 30 die in Gandhi Maidan in the eastern state of Bihar.

Dallas Ebola patient may have had contact with 80 people, family ordered home: officials

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Abby Phillip Dallas County health officials said Thursday that there are potentially 80 people who had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the man who is being treated in a Texas hospital for Ebola.

At least 10 people killed in shelling at school in east Ukraine

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

'Hong Kong people can show Beijing that we will stay strong': protests may last for days

Protesters hand out piles of umbrellas in the early hours of the morning outside the Hong Kong Government Complex in Hong Kong.

Philip Wen Pro-democracy rallies in Hong Kong continued to sweep up momentum as new supporters joined existing protesters in defying government calls to abandon street blockades across the city, while riot...

Hong Kong protests: 'People will be asking in 10 years, 20 years, where were you?'

Galvanised: Alvin Cheng at the Mong Kok protest site in Hong Kong.

Philip Wen Alvin Cheng was at home in Brisbane when he saw the news that student protesters in his native Hong Kong had been arrested. Two days later, he was there.

Asylum seeker beaten and robbed after confronting people smugglers

Asylum seeker Haneef Hussein was beaten when tried to get his money back from people smugglers.

Michael Bachelard People smugglers have cheated many asylum seekers of their money in these tough times for refugees, but Haneef Hussein is one of the few who has tried to get his money back.

Oktoberfest welcomes one million people

Top brass: A traditional Bavarian brass band takes part in a parade at the Oktoberfest festival in Munich.

About a million people have visited Oktoberfest, the world's largest festival, on its first weekend despite bad weather.

'Fat shaming' does not help people lose weight, experts say

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Making overweight and obese people feel bad about their size does not encourage them to shed excess kilograms, researchers found.

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Bullet trains help China tighten its grip on Xinjiang province's people and resources

On edge: An Uighur woman rests near a cage protecting heavily armed Chinese paramilitary policemen in Urumqi.

Simon Denyer President Xi Jinping says the long-term stability of Xinjiang is vital to the country's unity and security, but to the Uighur people it's looking rather one-sided.

Tempers flare as mass flood evacuations begin in Kashmir after 450 people killed

A Kashmiri man wades through a flooded street as he moves towards higher ground in Srinagar September 10, 2014.

Rupam Jain Nair Floods that have killed 450 people in India and Pakistan began to recede on Wednesday giving rescue teams a chance to evacuate thousands of villagers stranded by the heaviest rainfall in 50 years in...