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India: 11 women die, 62 more hospitalized after being paid to be sterilized

At least 11 women have died and 62 were hospitalized after undergoing sterilization surgery at a government-run mobile health clinic in India, authorities said.<p>Those killed and injured were among more than 80 women who had come to a "camp" for sterilization surgery in Bilaspur district in the …

Ebola crisis: Mali confirms second death

<b>A Malian nurse has died of Ebola, the second confirmed death from the disease in the country.</b><p>Officials say the nurse had treated a man who arrived from Guinea at the Pasteur Clinic in Bamako, and the clinic was now in quarantine.<p>The latest case is unrelated to the first, when a two-year-old girl …

China's president defends refusal of visas for foreign correspondents

Chinese President<p>Xi Jinpingsaid Wednesday that foreign journalists who have had trouble obtaining or renewing their Chinese visas might be the cause of their own problems and that media outlets operating in China “need to obey China’s laws and regulations.”<p>In a rare news conference with American …

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Escaped NZ murderer recaptured in Brazil

<b>A New Zealand man serving a life sentence for child molestation and murder who escaped to Brazil is now in custody, New Zealand police say.</b><p>Phillip Smith, 40, was arrested in a hostel in Rio de Janeiro by Brazilian police. He is expected to be extradited or deported.<p>Smith used a passport in his …

Mali races to contain new Ebola outbreak as deaths worldwide top 5,000

Authorities in Mali were scrambling Wednesday to contain a new outbreak of<p>Ebola, just as they thought they had the deadly virus under control.<p>More than 90 people were placed in quarantine after a 25-year-old nurse working at the privately owned Pasteur Clinic in Bamako, the West African country's …

Russia flexes muscles with long-range bomber flights near U.S. shores

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russia plans to send long-range bombers to the Gulf of Mexico in what appears to be Moscow's latest provocative maneuver in its increasingly frosty relations with the West.<p>Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said Wednesday that "we have to maintain (Russia's) military presence in the western …

New York to no longer arrest for small amounts of marijuana

Possession of 25 grams or less of marijuana no longer will be grounds for arrest in New York City under a new policy aimed at ending the lifelong stigma that can follow pot users, city officials announced Monday.<p>The new law, which takes effect Nov. 19, marks a substantial shift in policing in the …