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LAST_UPDATEThu, 30 Oct 2014 11pm

World Bank Gives US$100m For Ebola Health Workers

Pic: EPAWASHINGTON: The World Bank said Thursday it was immediately providing $100 million to support the deployment of more health workers to Ebola-stricken West Africa.

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Sperm Donor Shortage Prompts Britain To Open A National Bank

Pic for illustration purpose: www.patheos.comLONDON: Britain opened a National Sperm Bank on Thursday to help meet rising demand for donors.

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North Korea Threatens To Halt Cooperation On Human Rights

Secretive North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a women's soccer match at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang on October 28, 2014. — Reuters pic PYONGYANG: North Korea warned today it would stop engaging with the international community on human rights issues if a resolution is presented to the United Nations requesting Pyongyang be referred to the International Criminal Court for possible prosecution.

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Polanski Freed After Poles Question Him On US Sex Case

Pic: AFPWARSAW: Film director Roman Polanski was questioned by Polish prosecutors Thursday on a US arrest warrant for sex offences, but allowed to walk free.

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UN Chief Launches Battle To End Female Genital Mutilation

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon talks to a Somali refugee woman at the UNHCR/Kenya Red Cross hospital at the Ifo 2 east camp within the Dadaab refugee complex near the Kenya-Somalia border, October 30, 2014. — Reuters pic NAIROBI: UN chief Ban Ki-moon launched today a global campaign to end the often deadly practice of female genital mutilation within a generation, as survivors said it had “shattered” their lives.

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Myanmar Junta To Hold Meeting With Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to pupils at Wellington Park College in Belfast on her visit to the United Kingdom, October 25, 2013. — Reuters pic YANGON: Myanmar’s president and powerful military chief will hold an unprecedented high-level meeting tomorrow with major political parties and ethnic minority groups as cracks widen in the fledgling democracy ahead of an election next year.

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Gay Rights Groups Slam Singapore Court Ruling On Anti-Gay Law

Organisers Pink Dot organised a pro-LGBT event with people dressed in pink gathering at Hong Lim park in Singapore, June 18, 2011. — AFP picSINGAPORE: Gay rights groups today slammed a decision by Singapore’s top court to uphold a colonial-era law criminalising sex between men and urged parliament to strike down the legislation.

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In Tunisian Poll, Seculars Beats Islamists

Pic: ReutersTUNIS: he secular Nidaa Tounes party came top in Tunisia’s landmark legislative polls beating Islamist rivals Ennahda, who had already conceded defeat, provisional results released early today showed.

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It’s Getting Hot In Here! Slow-Moving Molten Lava River Threatens Hawaii

Smoke rises from the lava flow from Mt Kilauea as it inches closer to the village of Pahoa, Hawaii October 29, 2014. — ReutersPAHOA (Hawaii): A slow-moving river of molten lava from an erupting volcano crept over residential and farm property on Hawaiis Big Island yesterday after incinerating an outbuilding as it threatened dozens of homes at the edge of a former plantation town.

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Online Uproar Over Chinese Billionaire Couple’s US$10m Gift To Yale

In July, the couple gave Harvard University US$15 million in the first stage of a US$100 million programme that Pan and Zhang say will fund disadvantaged Chinese students at top institutions across the globe. — Reuters pic BEIJING: A Chinese billionaire couple’s US$10 million (RM32.908 million) gift to Yale University sparked controversy among the country’s Internet users today, with some arguing that the money would be better spent on schools in China.

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