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  • Swedish military releases photo of mysterious ‘foreign vessel’

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct 20 - The Swedish military presented photographic evidence of a mysterious "foreign vessel" off the coast of Stockholm but rejected reports of being on the "hunt" for a damaged submarine. Ever since the armed forces received a tip-off about a "man-made... Read more

  • ‘Foreign forces’ at work in Hong Kong protests, says leader

    HONG KONG, Oct 19 - Hong Kong's embattled leader on Sunday said "foreign forces" were at work in the pro-democracy movement that has paralysed parts of the city, as demonstrators accused police of using excessive violence during ugly clashes. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying... Read more

  • Liberian president asks ‘world’ to pitch in to fight Ebola

    MONROVIA, Liberia, Oct 19 - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made an impassioned appeal to the world's nations to pitch in to the fight against Ebola, saying the "time for talking or theorising is over." Sirleaf said the three worst-hit west Africa nations - her... Read more

  • Britain threatens Internet ‘trolls’ with two years in jail

    LONDON, Oct 19 - People found guilty of Internet "trolling" in Britain could be jailed for up to two years under government proposals outlined on Sunday, following a number of high-profile case of abuse on Twitter. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling told the Mail on Sunday... Read more

  • Dewani honeymoon hitman dies in South African jail

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Oct 19 - A man convicted of killing British businessman Shrien Dewani's bride has died in a South African prison, officials said Saturday, just days after Dewani himself went on trial for her murder. Xolile Mngeni, who was serving a life sentence... Read more