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at 22:53 on October 25, 2014, EDT.

US: Ambassador Power to visit 3 Ebola-ravaged countries in West Africa

The United States ambassador to the United Nations is on her way to visit all three of the West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak, amid rising calls for travel restrictions back home in the U.S.


at 22:52 on October 25, 2014, EDT.

Residents in path of Hawaii lava told to prepare for possible evacuation in 3 to 5 days

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Hawaii authorities on Saturday told several dozen residents near an active lava flow to prepare for a possible evacuation in the next three to five days as molten rock oozed across a country road and edged closer to homes.


at 19:02 on October 25, 2014, EDT.

You can't take favourite object with you, but your remains can rest in custom 3-D printed urn

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - A Minnesota startup is using a 3-D printer to create custom urns shaped like objects that were important to the person whose remains they hold.


at 16:59 on October 25, 2014, EDT.

Health care worker quarantined after arrival from West Africa criticizes how it was handled

NEWARK, N.J. - The health care worker who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa is sharply criticizing the way her case has been handled.


at 16:42 on October 25, 2014, EDT.

Blues legend Jack Bruce, vocalist and bassist of 1960s power trio Cream, dies at 71

LONDON - Jack Bruce was part Mississippi Delta and part Carnaby Street. In his glorious heyday as bassist and lead vocalist of 1960s power trio Cream he helped create a sound that combined American blues and psychedelia to thrill audiences throughout the world.


at 15:40 on October 25, 2014, EDT.

Boat accident in Zambia leaves 26 people dead, most of them children

LUSAKA, Zambia - At least 26 people, most of them children, died when a crowded boat capsized in Zambia while on the way to a national celebration, police said Saturday.


at 15:38 on October 25, 2014, EDT.

Official says newly hired teacher tried to stop gunman at Seattle-area high school

MARYSVILLE, Wash. - A union official says a newly hired high school teacher confronted a gunman during a deadly shooting at a Washington state school.


at 15:12 on October 25, 2014, EDT.

Rome wine cellar-turned-air raid shelter for Mussolini opens its steel doors to public

ROME - A Roman villa's wine cellar, which was converted into an air raid shelter for Benito Mussolini and the Italian dictator's family, is opening its anti-gas, double steel doors to tourists.


at 14:45 on October 25, 2014, EDT.

World Health Organization: Number of people believed to have Ebola has risen above 10,000

DAKAR, Senegal - More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread.


at 13:50 on October 25, 2014, EDT.

Herbie Hancock honoured with look to past and future at jazz benefit concert at Apollo Theater

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Jazz legend Herbie Hancock says he's ready to look for another job after hearing 11-year-old Indonesian jazz piano prodigy Joey Alexander pay tribute to him at a benefit concert for the Jazz Foundation of America at Harlem's historic Apollo Theater.


at 13:36 on October 25, 2014, EDT.

Ukraine pauses before decisive parliamentary vote soured by spectre of separatist conflict

MARIUPOL, Ukraine - Ukraine braced for decisive parliamentary elections Saturday against the backdrop of unrest in eastern regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces.


at 11:14 on October 25, 2014, EDT.

NY, New Jersey, Illinois issue quarantine for travellers with Ebola contact in West Africa

NEW YORK, N.Y. - New Jersey, New York and Illinois have issued a mandatory quarantine for travellers who have had contact with Ebola-infected patients in West Africa.


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