October 31st, 2014

World News

US state asks court to restrict movements of nurse who defied voluntary Ebola quarantine

By Robert F. Bukaty, The Associated Press on October 31st, 2014

FORT KENT, Maine – Maine health officials have asked a court to limit the movements of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a voluntary quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients. A judge has issued a temporary order until a ruling expected Friday. For now, police are monitoring Hickox and her public interactions but ... Read More »

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Burkina Faso’s longtime president steps down after protests, new election in 90 days

By Brahima Ouedraogo, The Associated Press on October 31st, 2014

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – Burkina Faso’s leader of 27 years says he has stepped down following a wave of violent protests to his bid to seek a fifth term in power. In a statement read out on national television Friday, Compaore said that elections would be held in 90 days. It was not clear who ... Read More »

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Thick smoke seen pouring from upper floors of French state radio headquarters

By The Associated Press on October 31st, 2014

PARIS – A fire at the Paris headquarters of French state radio is sending columns of thick black smoke out of more than a dozen windows Photos of the scene Friday afternoon show smoke pouring from the upper stories of the massive Maison de la Radio in the capital’s 16th arrondissement. It was undergoing renovations ... Read More »

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2 boys sue Malaysia Airlines, government over loss of their father on missing Flight 370

By Eileen Ng, The Associated Press on October 31st, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Two Malaysian children sued Malaysia Airlines and the government on Friday over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed in the country by relatives of those aboard the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared eight months ago. Jee Kinson, 13, and Jee Kinland, 11, accused the civil aviation ... Read More »

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WHO advises double-gloving and better protection for the face in new guidance on Ebola gear

By The Associated Press on October 31st, 2014

GENEVA – The U.N. health agency is updating its guidelines for health workers dealing with the deadly Ebola virus, recommending tougher measures such as doubling up on gloves and making sure the mouth, nose and eyes are better protected from contaminated droplets and fluids. But the World Health Agency says the choice of equipment is ... Read More »

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Afghan leader makes rare reference to Taliban by name at Beijing conference

By Christopher Bodeen, The Associated Press on October 31st, 2014

BEIJING, China – Afghanistan’s new president invited the Taliban to join in a peace process backed by the international community on Friday, an unusual direct reference to the insurgents who have stepped up attacks in an attempt to bring down his month-old government. Speaking at a conference on Afghan peace and reconstruction in Beijing, Ashraf ... Read More »

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Life goes on: bike ride, chores for nurse in standoff with Maine over Ebola precautions

By Robert F. Bukaty, The Associated Press on October 30th, 2014

FORT KENT, Maine – In between going on a bike ride and taking delivery of a pizza, nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend did chores and watched a movie while state officials struggled to reach a compromise in a standoff that has become the nation’s most closely watched clash between personal freedom and fear of ... Read More »

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Maine locked in standoff with defiant nurse over Ebola precautions as compromise efforts stall

By Robert F. Bukaty, The Associated Press on October 30th, 2014

FORT KENT, Maine – A nurse defied Maine’s voluntary quarantine for health care workers who have treated Ebola patients, leaving her home for a bike ride. The governor of Main said negotiations with the nurse have broken down and he is ready to exercise the “full extent” of this authority to protect the public. Kaci ... Read More »

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2 Malaysian boys sue Malaysia Airlines, government over loss of father in missing Flight 370

By The Associated Press on October 30th, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Two Malaysian teenage boys on Friday sued Malaysia Airlines and the government over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed by the family of a passenger of the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared eight months ago. Jee Kinson, 13, and Jee Kinland, 11, said in the suit ... Read More »

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International conference on Afghanistan in Beijing highlights China’s growing role in region

By The Associated Press on October 30th, 2014

BEIJING, China – China is hosting an international conference on Afghanistan’s security and reconstruction that highlights its growing role in the country as U.S. and NATO forces depart. New Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai is headlining Friday’s forum in Beijing known as the Istanbul Ministerial Process. The annual conference brings Afghanistan and China together with ... Read More »

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