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WHO warns of Mali Ebola risk as infected toddler dies
The World Health Organization has warned that many people in Mali may be at risk of developing Ebola after being exposed to a toddler who showed symptoms during a bus journey. The two-year-old girl has died in hospital.

Iraqi officials: IS using chemical weapons
Iraqi officers say that "Islamic State" fighters have used low-grade chemical weapons while fighting north of Baghdad. US Secretary of State John Kerry issued a warning about the severity of these allegations.

Two dead after Seattle-area student opens fire in school
A teenage gunman has killed himself and a fellow student at a high school north of Seattle, Washington State. At least four other people have been hospitalized with serious head injuries.

Google high flyer Alan Eustace makes record leap from edge of space
An executive from Google has broken the record set by an Austrian skydiver in 2012, jumping from more than 25 miles above the Earth's surface. Alan Eustace was part of a project to develop commercial spacesuits.

Dozens dead in attack in Egypt's Sinai
At least 25 Egyptian soldiers have been killed in an car bomb attack in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. The explosion targeted an army checkpoint.

Istanbul security scare as consulates receive suspicious yellow powder
The Istanbul consulates of five western nations received packets of unidentified yellow powder on Friday, prompting a security alert. A number of people were hospitalized as a precaution.

Germany attracts trade in looted artifacts
Terrorist organizations like the 'Islamic State' make a fortune selling looted artifacts from local sites. German antiques dealers are involved, too, and experts say the country is in need of legal reform on the matter.

Free Syrian Army to send 1,300 fighters to help Kurds defend Kobani
Turkey's president says Ankara will allow hundreds of Syrian rebels to join Kurdish forces defending Kobani from "Islamic State" militants. There are also plans for 200 peshmerga fighters from Iraq to travel to the town.

Outrage over 'Twitter murder' in Mexico
The gruesome murder of a citizen journalist in Mexico published on Twitter points to deep-rooted impunity - but it also shows how social media can continue to play an important role for freedom of information.

Germany and the Netherlands end centuries-old border dispute
The Netherlands and Germany have long disagreed about where exactly their shared nautical border lies in the North Sea. A meeting of the two nations' foreign ministers finally put an end to the dispute.


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