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An 'emotional time' in Ottawa, says PEI MP - ‎13 minutes ago‎
Members of Parliament gathered at the National War Memorial in Ottawa Thursday morning to pay tribute to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. Cirillo was shot and killed Wednesday morning while part of an honour guard at the monument.

Islamic State Recaptures Hill Near Kobani

Wall Street Journal - ‎45 minutes ago‎
BEIRUT—Islamic State fighters recaptured a critical hill near the besieged city of Kobani on Thursday, dealing a blow to Syrian Kurdish forces in what has been a seesaw battle for small patches of territory in and around the northern Syrian city.

Mr. Cook and Mr. Zuckerberg go to China

Fortune - ‎31 minutes ago‎
The CEOs of Apple and Facebook both flew to China this week. Both trips were noteworthy, but for different reasons. Tim Cook was in China discussing “data privacy” with a vice premier only two days after reports that Apple's iCloud service had been attacked ...

Fixing 'Ebolanomics' in pursuit of vaccines and drugs

Reuters UK - ‎9 minutes ago‎
LONDON (Reuters) - As researchers from Africa to China to America race to develop vaccines and treatments to fight Ebola, health experts are grappling with the economics of a disease that until this year had been off the drug industry's radar.

UPDATE 1-Tennis-Williams on verge of year-end No. 1 ranking

Reuters UK - ‎41 minutes ago‎
(Updates after Williams wins her last group match). By Julian Linden. SINGAPORE Oct 23 (Reuters) - Serena Williams was on the verge of clinching the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time on Thursday after Maria Sharapova, the only ...

Nigeria got it right, US got it wrong

Independent Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
IOL T_Nigeria Ebola0 EPA Nigerian Minister of Water Resources Sarah Ochekpe, left, washes hands with pupils of Powa International Children s School as part of the 2014 Hand Washing Day Ebola sensitisation campaign in Abuja, Nigeria.

'No sex or kissing on campus please'

The Rakyat Post - ‎5 hours ago‎
In a circular displayed at halls of residence, the University of Zimbabwe says students 'caught in any intimate position such as kissing or having sex in public places' would be punished.

Resign Now, Grace Tells Joice Mujuru

ZimEye - Zimbabwe News - ‎15 minutes ago‎
Addressing thousands of war veterans and collaborators at the Mazowe Children's Home today, Amai Mugabe said she supported her elevation as Vice President to stand for the cause of women and the less privileged and Zimbabwe as a whole.

Malema won't apologise for shoving a man, calling him a 'boer'

Mail & Guardian Online - ‎26 minutes ago‎
EFF leader Julius Malema will not apologise for shoving and allegedly swearing at a man in a Limpopo fast-food outlet, the EFF said.

SABC chairwoman interdicts Parliament

Independent Online - ‎54 minutes ago‎
Parliament - SABC chairwoman Ellen Tshabalala on Thursday obtained an interim interdict in the Western Cape High Court halting an inquiry into whether she lied about her academic qualifications.

Botswana readies for crunch elections

Independent Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
iol pic afr botswana-vote AFP Activists for the ruling Botswana Democratic Party distribute posters with a picture of incumbent President Ian Khama at a pre-election gathering in Gaborone.

PM takes notice of Quetta killings

The Nation - ‎2 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD- Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has taken notice of killing of eight Hazara community members in Quetta. Vehemently condemning the incident, the PM directed authorities to ensure security of Hazara community as well as law-and-order situation ...

Netanyahu vows to 'return quiet and security' to J'lem after attack, slams ...

Haaretz - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out Thursday at the international community for “showing weakness” and failing to pressure Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to denounce Wednesday's terror attack in Jerusalem, as well as failing to criticize ...

Boko Haram 'abducts dozens more women and girls' in Nigeria the day after ...

Daily Mail - ‎50 minutes ago‎
Dozens more women and girls have been abducted by Nigerian terror group Boko Haram a day after a ceasefire was announced, it was reported today.

IMF says Zimbabwe should remove "ghost workers" from payroll

Reuters Africa - ‎33 minutes ago‎
HARARE Oct 23 (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's government should weed out "ghost workers" absent from their public sector posts, and free up money to build infrastructure, the International Monetary Fund director for Africa Antionette Sayeh said on Thursday.

Econet upgrades contact centre

NewsDay - ‎12 hours ago‎
ECONET Wireless Zimbabwe has spent $2,5 million for the upgrading of a new contact centre which has increased capacity to over 400%.

Vintage Apple 1 computer sells for $905000 US - ‎1 hour ago‎
A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 has sold for $905,000 US at auction in New York City.

UPDATE 1-GT Advanced settles with Apple, to exit sapphire production

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
(Adds details from statement, background). Oct 23 (Reuters) - GT Advanced Technologies Inc said it reached an agreement with Apple Inc under which it will stop making sapphire materials and focus on supplying equipment to make sapphire crystals.

Twitter Debuts Fabric SDK For Mobile Developers

InformationWeek - ‎1 hour ago‎
Offering ads, analytics, and authentication, Fabric aspires to be the backend platform for mobile apps. 11 Geekiest Halloween Costumes.

Dancehall shocker! . . . Seh Calaz vows to promote violence

Nehanda Radio - ‎11 hours ago‎
Musician Seh Calaz brew a shocker when he publicly declared that he will continue singing lyrics that promote violence despite calls by promoters and stakeholders in the music industry to have peace in the dancehall scene.

MiCasa's J'Something gets cooking on DStv Mzansi Magic

NewsDay - ‎12 hours ago‎
MZANSI Magic is once again tapping into cooking television territory with the launch of an exciting cooking show, Something's Cooking.

Sarfraz ton powers Pakistan to 454

Wisden India - ‎2 hours ago‎
Sarfraz Ahmed scored a ballistic century as Pakistan ended their first innings at 454 on the second day of the first Test against Australia in Dubai on Thursday (October 23).

Michael Schumacher 'could recover in three years' - ‎57 minutes ago‎
A French doctor who treated Michael Schumacher after a skiing accident that nearly killed him has said the Formula One star may recover within three years.

Ronaldo questions Clasico's Saturday scheduling - ‎3 hours ago‎
Cristiano Ronaldo has questioned the scheduling of Real Madrid's Liga clash with Barcelona for Saturday, as it gives his side less time to prepare for the Clasico than their Catalan rivals.

Global agencies aim to curb local desertification

Caj News Africa - ‎1 hour ago‎
LAGOS - NIGERIA is among a number of countries poised to benefit from an initiative bolster sustainable land management and restore drylands and degraded lands in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

Don't despair. We can help those whose lives are threatened by climate change

The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎
Last week Owen Paterson gave a predictable speech. He was careful to avoid complete denial of climate-change science, his analysis was laced with some fair points, but his unspoken conclusion was dangerous.

WHO wary of screening arriving passengers for Ebola, but no ban

Reuters - ‎52 minutes ago‎
GENEVA Oct 23 (Reuters) - Screening passengers for Ebola on their arrival may have "a limited effect" in stopping the virus spreading but whether it adds anything to exit screening from affected countries is a decision for governments, the World Health ...

Chemical in receipts linked to diabetes development - ‎2 hours ago‎
By being in contact with cash register receipts increases your body's exposure to a dangerous chemical, according to new research.

Ebola vaccine development will be the game changer - ‎21 minutes ago‎
The sudden acceleration in tackling the Ebola epidemic posts a sense of relief, particularly since it is a late starter. The arrival of 1,600 doses of a vaccine for testing in Geneva, the first stop on their way to West Africa, attests to the fast-track approach and the ...

CVS Health and Direct Relief Partner to Donate $1 Million in Flu Shot Vouchers ...

MarketWatch - ‎1 hour ago‎
WOONSOCKET, R.I. and SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Health and Direct Relief announced today that they have partnered to provide $1 million in flu shot vouchers to community health clinic patients in underserved ...
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