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Last updated: Thursday, October 23, 2014 5:58:13 PM

Ebola: UN drafts guidelines against rights violations in quarantine
Geneva, Oct 16 (IANS/EFE) The UN announced Thursday that it is drawing up guidelines to prevent human rights violations in health quarantine for people suspected of having contracted the deadly Ebola virus.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 8:34:08 PM

ICC announces teams for WCL Division 3
Dubai, Oct 16 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Thursday announced the six squads that will travel to Malaysia for the World Cricket League (WCL) Division 3 to be played Oct 23-30.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 3:46:21 PM

Ebola scare at Dubai airport
Dubai, Oct 16 (IANS) A passenger who arrived at Dubai airport from Liberia via Morocco underwent tests to check for symptoms of Ebola, media reported Thursday.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:56:20 AM

N-deal could help end regional chaos: Iran speaker
Geneva, Oct 15 (IANS/EFE) Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said Wednesday that reaching an agreement on his country's controversial nuclear programme would help put an end to the "chaos in the region".

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 10:44:03 PM

Indian woman on trial for killing husband in Bahrain
Manama, Oct 15 (IANS) An Indian woman, accused of killing her husband while he was asleep by stabbing him 30 times in front of their minor daughter, appeared in court, media reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 1:58:03 PM

Bahrain undertakes measures to deal with Ebola
Manama, Oct 15 (IANS) Bahrain is tightening control of its ports and screening travellers from Ebola-hit countries, as officials announced intensive training for healthcare workers, the health ministry said.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 8:22:15 AM

Ebola cases in West Africa could reach 10,000 per week: WHO
Geneva, Oct 15 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could reach 5,000 to 10,000 cases per week by the first week of December.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 3:48:07 AM

Bush shoe-tossing painting hits record at Doha auction
Doha, Oct 15 (IANS/EFE) A controversial painting by Iranian artist Mahmud Obaidi, depicting an Iraqi journalist throwing shoe in 2008 at then US president George W. Bush, was sold for $62,500 at a Sotheby's auction in Doha.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 3:48:04 AM

180,000 people flee Iraq's Hit city
Geneva, Oct 14 (IANS) At least 180,000 people have fled the central Iraqi town of Hit over the weekend after the Islamic State (IS) militants captured it, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 11:54:03 PM

US national shot dead in Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Oct 14, (IANS) A US national was shot dead and another wounded in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh Tuesday, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 11:36:18 PM

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