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Australia weighs US request for Ebola Africa team

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 1:32PM UTC Pic: AP.

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister says he is considering a personal request from President Barack Obama to send a medical team to Africa to fight Ebola.

US, SKorea agree to delay wartime control transfer

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 9:44AM UTC US, SKorea agree to delay wartime control transfer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has agreed to maintain wartime control of South Korean troops in the event of an attack by North Korea for the foreseeable future, delaying the transfer of authority to Seoul that had been scheduled for 2015.

Asian universities challenging Europe and America’s monopoly

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 9:26AM UTC Queen's Business School MBA grads frequently report that their degree was well worth the investment. Pic: Queen's Business School

At the beginning of October the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015 were released and while the UK and the US still dominate the top 10, there were some impressive results from Asian Universities.

Separatists protest in Kashmir against Modi visit

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014 7:22PM UTC Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Pic: AP.

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Shops and businesses are closed in Indian-controlled Kashmir because of a protest by separatist groups against a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Police and paramilitary soldiers patrolled Srinagar, Kashmir’s main city, to prevent demonstrations.

China opposes sending North Korea to international court

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014 7:11PM UTC Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — China says it’s against referring ally North Korea to the International Criminal Court over its human rights record.
The U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee is considering a resolution calling on the Security Council to take that step, citing the North’s dismal and well-documented record of sprawling political prison camps, starvation and mass executions.

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