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Extremism

Rebels press Ukraine offensive, Obama promises steps against Russian-backed 'aggression'

NEW DELHI/KIEV (Reuters) - Pro-Moscow rebels, backed by what NATO says is the open participation of Russian troops, pressed on with their offensive on Sunday after restarting the war in eastern Ukraine with the first all-out assault since a truce five months ago.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama said …

Russia

International concern grows after fighting in Ukraine escalates

Diplomatic pressure is being brought to bear on both sides in Ukraine’s conflict after the weekend saw some of the worst fighting in recent months.<p>The UN Security Council is to hold an emergency session late on Monday and EU foreign ministers will do likewise on Thursday.<p>Moscow backed rebels have …

Christmas Trees
South Africa

Qatar Has Asked a U.S. Family if They Want Their Daughter's Alleged Killer Executed

A Pennsylvania family is being asked to decide on whether the alleged killer of their daughter should be put to death in the Gulf Arab state of Qatar.<p>…

Crime
Philippines
Middle East

1 arrested in Halloween hit-and-run deaths

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California driver who police say struck and killed three teenage trick-or-treaters on Halloween before fleeing with his own children had recently pleaded guilty to a separate hit-and run, authorities said Monday.<p>Jaquinn Bell, 31, of Orange, drove a black Honda SUV through …

Ebola crisis: Dozens monitored after first Mali case

<b>The authorities in Mali have confirmed the death of the country's first Ebola patient, a two-year-old girl.</b><p>The World Health Organisation said the toddler had travelled hundreds of kilometres by bus from Guinea through Mali showing symptoms of the disease.<p>More than 40 people known to have come into …

Disease

N.Y. doctor positive for Ebola had no symptoms until Thursday, officials say

A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to New York from West Africa has tested positive for the Ebola virus, becoming the first diagnosed case in the city, authorities said late Thursday.<p>The doctor, identified as Craig Spencer, 33, came back from treating Ebola patients in Guinea …

Donald Trump Rips 'Reckless' NYC Ebola Doctor, Demands Obama Resign

Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to blast the latest Ebola patient in the United States as "reckless" and demand that President Barack Obama resign over his Ebola policies.<p>Dr. Craig Spencer was diagnosed with the disease on Thursday after reporting symptoms earlier in the day. He had recently …

New York doctor rushed to hospital in suspected case of Ebola

A doctor who returned to the United States from West Africa with a fever is tested for Ebola at a New York City hospital<p>A doctor who was treating Ebola patients in Africa has been rushed to a hospital in New York City after reportedly developing symptoms consistent with the disease.<p>Craig Spencer, …

Gary killings put spotlight on abandoned buildings

GARY, Ind. (AP) — The two-bedroom home in Gary's Bungalow Heights area went up in the Roaring '20s, when the Indiana steel town was thriving and filled with prosperous subdivisions. By the time Anith Jones' body was found in its basement Saturday, the building was one of thousands of dilapidated, …