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New Ebola clinics useless without more trained staff

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By Stella Dawson WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A shortage of volunteers to staff the new Ebola clinics and hospitals the international community is building in West Africa threatens efforts to bring the deadly virus rapidly under control, aid agencies have warned. “The missing link is...(more) 



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Turkish hostages freed, jihadists advance in Syria

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Baghdad (AFP) - Forty-nine Turks were freed Saturday more than three months after the Islamic State group kidnapped them in Iraq, as the US sought to strengthen a coalition to defeat the jihadists. 



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Kiribati leader visits Arctic on climate mission

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STOCKHOLM (AP) — The president of Kiribati who fears that his Pacific island nation could be swallowed by a rising ocean, says a visit to the melting Arctic has helped him appreciate the scale of the threat. 



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New Zealand prime minister's party in early lead

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister John Key's center-right National Party was leading Saturday's general election by a wide margin in early vote counting in his bid for a third term in office. 



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18 IS jihadists killed fighting Syria Kurds: monitor

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Beirut (AFP) - At least 18 jihadists from the Islamic State group were killed in overnight clashes with Kurdish fighters in northern Syria near a strategic border, a monitoring group said Saturday. 



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Afghan presidential vote result to come Sunday

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A spokesman for Afghanistan's election commission says the final results of the country's presidential election will be released on Sunday following a weeks-long audit for fraudulent ballots. 



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Tim Cook puts personal touch on iPhone 6 launch

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San Francisco (AFP) - Apple chief Tim Cook personally kicked off sales of the iPhone 6, joining in "selfies" and shaking hands with customers Friday outside the company's store near his Silicon Valley home. 



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VIDEO: Asthma stigma in some Asian families

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Asian children with asthma are five times more likely to end up with serious health problems than white children according to new research. 



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Polls close in tight NZ election

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Polls close in a tight New Zealand general election after what has been called the dirtiest campaigning in the nation's history. 



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Wozniacki reaches final at Pan Pacific Open

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TOKYO (AP) — Second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark beat Garbine Muguruza of Spain 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 on Saturday to reach the final of the Pan Pacific Open. 



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IOC's Bach says sports tied to politics

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INCHEON, China (AP) — International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach says sports must acknowledge its relationship to politics and big business, while still maintaining its neutrality. 



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Security upped at Vatican over attack fears

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Rome (AFP) - Security has been tightened in Saint Peter's Square after intelligence services intercepted a possible plan to attack the Vatican, Italian media reported Saturday, increasing fears Pope Francis could be in danger. 



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