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HIV outbreak in Cambodian village sparks investigation

Officials have alleged that a local health care worker used the same syringe on many people.

Pakistan mourns victims of savage school massacre

141 Pakistanis, mostly children, were murdered by the Taliban insurgents.

China is world’s worst jailer of the press; global tally second worst on record

CPJ annual prison census

Death toll from Indonesia landslide rises to 61

47 people were still missing four days after the disaster, police said.

126 dead as Taliban militants take hundreds hostage at Pakistani military school

Taliban claims responsibility for the attack.

China bans national anthem at weddings

China’s national anthem is “March of the Volunteers,’’ with lyrics by poet Tian Han.

UN Chief appoints new envoy for Ebola

Mr. Ahmed will work with the government of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone to fight Ebola.

More than 15 million children affected by violence in 2014, says UNICEF

Tens of thousands of children have been forcibly recruited or abused by armed groups.

ICC drops Crimes Against Humanity charge against Kenya President

Mr. Kenyatta was charged for his alleged role in the post-election that engulfed his country in 2007

North Korea bans naming children after leader

The order is aimed at protecting the authority of the leader.

Iraq says woman detained in Lebanon not ISIS leader’s wife

Security officials in Lebanon said on Tuesday that the Lebanese army had detained a wife and daughter of the ISIS leader.

France to recognise Palestinian State if peace talks fail

The French parliament is debating the recognition.

Pope Francis joins Islamic cleric to pray in Mosque

A similar act by his predecessor Pope Benedict in 2006 drew criticism from conservative Catholics.

Ebola: UN says the identification of patient contacts for daily monitoring in progress

Mali, previously free from Ebola, has been re-infected to become the latest country to register Ebola cases.

Israel uncovers knives, stun guns in Palestinian Christmas decoration

Rosenfeld said that five suspects had been arrested in connection with the find

Turkish teenage boy tortured and killed by lover’s family

The accused family says the boy was killed out of “honour”.

Church of England set to approve women bishops

“It is not just about having women wearing purple, it is about changing the culture of the Church to be more equal”.

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Portugal’s golden visa program achieves success in 2 years

The residence permit allows free circulation in the Schengen Zone of 26 states and only requires an average of seven days per year stay in Portugal over this period.

AU creates $750m to fight Ebola

The commission had also deployed146 volunteers on the platform of AU programme on Ebola to the affected countries.

Don’t impose sanctions on Burkina Faso – ECOWAS

Former President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso abandoned office due to a popular uprising against his plot to remain in office beyond 2015.

World’s longest aircraft to fly Sino-U.S. routes in 2015

“Air China has ordered seven Boeing 747-8 aircraft.”

Rats used to illustrate the story.

4,400 rats killed in Indian hospital

“If one of a family dies after eating something, the other rats will not touch the same food.”