'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.

Bangladesh war criminal Ghulam Azam dead at 91

Bangladeshi war criminal Ghulam Azam, who was sentenced last year to 90 years in prison for masterminding atrocities during the country's 1971 independence war, died late Thursday.

US charges SA safari owners over illegal rhino hunts

Two South African men were charged on Thursday by the US government with conspiracy to sell illegal rhinoceros hunts to American hunters.

Mexico Governor steps down over student disappearances

The governor of the Mexican state where 43 students vanished following a confrontation with police, resigned on Thursday.

Bomb explodes at Pakistan political rally

A bomb exploded at a rally by Pakistan's leading religious political party in the country's restive southwest on Thursday killing one person and wounding 14.


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".


Twitter 'source of all evil': top Saudi cleric

Twitter is nothing more than "a source of lies" and evil, Saudi Arabia's top Muslim cleric said, in comments that sparked lively debate Tuesday on the microblogging site.


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