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EU boosts Ebola aid for west Africa to 1.0 billion euros

a shared story    9 hours 4 minutes ago
Brussels (AFP) - European Union leaders agreed at a summit Friday to boost aid to combat the Ebola virus in west Africa to one billion euros ($1.26 billion), EU president Herman Van Rompuy said. 



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Three Kurdish militants killed in attack on Turkish power plant

a shared story    9 hours 4 minutes ago
DIYARBAKIR Turkey (Reuters) - Turkish soldiers killed three Kurdish militants who were part of a group that attacked a power plant in the eastern province of Kars, Turkish sources said on Friday. Fighters from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) set fire to two vehicles and...(more) 



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Canada attack 'not linked to IS'

a shared story    10 hours 4 minutes ago
Canada's foreign minister tells the BBC there is no evidence so far that the man behind gun attacks in Ottawa was linked to Middle Eastern jihadists. 



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Germany's BASF warns on profits and shares drop

a shared story    10 hours 4 minutes ago
BERLIN (AP) — Chemical and oil company BASF is warning that its profits will come in below its previous forecast in the wake of slower global economic growth and industrial production. 



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Marine murder case reveals US-Philippine sore spot

a shared story    11 hours 4 minutes ago
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. The seemingly redundant security effort around the suspect in a Philippine murder case reflects Manila's uneasy ties with Washington, its former colonial master. 



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Former Hong Kong leader calls for end of democracy protests

a shared story    11 hours 4 minutes ago
Hong Kong's former leader Friday urged democracy demonstrators to leave the streets calling their protest a "gross violation" as he warned the consequences of continuing the rallies beyond a month were "very serious". Tung Chee-hwa, Hong Kong's first chief executive after the 1997 handover who was...(more) 



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Botswana votes as ruling party faces invigorated opposition

a shared story    11 hours 4 minutes ago
Polls opened Friday in Botswana's general elections where the ruling party faces a stern test against an invigorated opposition in a country known as one of Africa's most stable democracies. Queues formed early at polling stations, with some 800,000 registered voters eligible to choose a new...(more) 



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Insurgents kill 5 in attack in Afghanistan: police

a shared story    11 hours 4 minutes ago
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Police in Afghanistan said that five people were killed and two injured when gunmen opened fire on a car in the eastern province of Nangahar on Friday. 



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Security tight in Canada as police probe Parliament gunman's ties

a shared story    11 hours 4 minutes ago
By Randall Palmer, David Ljunggren and Leah Schnurr OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's capital faced a third day of heightened security on Friday as police searched for any clues that the man who shot and killed a soldier and charged into the parliament building had help in...(more) 



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Canadians seek to understand Parliament shooting

a shared story    12 hours 4 minutes ago
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Government leaders gathered in a show of resolution a day after a deadly attack on Canada's Parliament, as authorities and everyday Canadians sifted through confounding shards of the gunman's life seeking to understand what motivated the man to storm the nation's seat...(more) 



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Syrian refugees bunk down in converted Berlin school

a shared story    12 hours 4 minutes ago
Syrian refugees are bedding down in the converted classrooms of a former Berlin high school as Germany grapples with being Europe's number-one destination for asylum seekers. Among the newcomers is Mohammed Nabil, 28, who after a perilous land and sea journey now shares a small and...(more) 



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As insurgency burns, revival of Thai south script points way to peace

a shared story    12 hours 4 minutes ago
A high-pitched chorus pours out from a Muslim nursery school in Thailand's insurgency-battered south, as girls in crisp, white hijabs read aloud the curls and flourishes of a homegrown script virtually erased from public life. Thailand annexed the Muslim-majority south more than a century ago and...(more) 



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