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British woman dies during Thai cosmetic surgery

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 5:40PM UTC Cosmetic surgery clinic in Bangkok, Thailand, where British women died under general anaesthesia. Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities say a British woman has died under anesthesia during a corrective cosmetic procedure at the same Bangkok clinic.
Public Health ministry executive Boonruang Triruangworawat said Friday she was operated on by a doctor who was not certified for cosmetic surgery. He has been arrested on charges of causing reckless death.

5 dead following Afghanistan insurgent attack

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 5:22PM UTC Training exercise at Kabul Military Training Center in Afghanistan. Pic: AP.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Police in Afghanistan said that five people were killed and two injured when gunmen opened fire on a car in the eastern province of Nangahar on Friday. The attack took place as the car carrying a total of seven civilians was driving through Khogyani district around 6 am, said the spokesman for the provincial police, Hazrat Hussain Mashraqiwal.

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.

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