Stringent measures follow first NYC Ebola case

New York City's health commissioner said the fiancee of a doctor who became the city's first Ebola patient and two friends had been quarantined but showed no symptoms.

'Clever' Japan firm donates high-tech masks for Ebola fight

A little-known Japanese company has donated 10,000 high-tech face masks to several Ebola-hit African nations.

British woman dies during Thai cosmetic surgery

Thai authorities say a British woman has died under anesthesia during a corrective cosmetic procedure at a Bangkok clinic.

India village gives up Diwali celebrations for love of bats

As the rest of India marked Diwali with firework displays, a small southern village has forsaken the noisy celebrations to protect its bat population.

Chinese workers accused of picking Taiwan's tea secrets

Four Chinese tea-pickers were arrested in Taiwan on suspicion of leaking trade secrets back to a Chinese tea company, the Taipei Times reported on Friday.

Obama offers federal help to NY with Ebola case

President Barack Obama is offering federal support to New York as it responds to its first Ebola case.

New technique allows transplant of non-beating heart

Australian doctors have developed a way to transplant a heart that has stopped beating, news reports said on Friday.

First Ebola case reported in New York

A doctor who recently returned to New York from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive on Thursday for the deadly virus.

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Canada on high alert after attack on parliament

Canada remains on high alert following an attack on its parliament this week.

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Families of dead French monks cry foul

The families of seven French monks killed in Algeria 18 years ago accuse authorities in the north African country of "confiscating evidence".

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