Issue: May 10, 2006   (Archive)
Wednesday, September 17, 2014   

China answers call for more medics
China will send more medics to Sierra Leone to help boost laboratory testing for Ebola, raising the total number of the country's medical experts there to 174.

Junta chief clouds murder hunt
Thai police ruled out three Burmese workers in connection with the murder of two young British tourists, as Thailand's military ruler yesterday appeared to call into question the "behavior" of the victims.

Obama 'to turn tide' of Ebola epidemic
US President Barack Obama is seeking to "turn the tide" on the Ebola epidemic by ordering 3,000 US military personnel to West Africa and launching a major health-care training and hygiene program.

Scots get 11th-hour pledge on powers
The leaders of the three main British parties issued a joint pledge to give the Scottish parliament more powers if voters reject independence, in a final drive to stop the United Kingdom splitting.

Last-night sailor alleged victim of sex attack by rubber chicken
Four Australian sailors were allegedly involved in a bizarre farewell ceremony in which a colleague was sexually assaulted with a rubber chicken.

Turks mull border buffer zone
Turkey's military is mulling the prospect of establishing a buffer zone along its border with Syria and Iraq amid an escalating threat posed by Islamic State extremists, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

Thousands told to flee volcano
Philippine authorities ordered thousands living close to a powerful volcano to flee, warning a dangerous eruption may occur within weeks.

Murder hunt after naked bodies found
The naked bodies of two British tourists have been found beaten to death on a Thai beach, sparking a murder hunt on the popular Koh Tao resort island.

Yes raises cash flight fears
Scotland's nationalists have a 45 percent chance of winning the independence referendum and there is a risk of a capital flight if that happens.

Lion City chokes on Sumatra fires
Air pollution in Singapore rose to unhealthy levels, its skyline covered in clouds of smog from fires raging across giant rainforests in the neighboring Indonesian island of Sumatra.

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