World

Girl barred over Ebola fears returns to school

Saturday, 1 November 2014.

MILFORD, Connecticut: A Connecticut girl barred from her elementary school amid fears she may have been exposed to the Ebola virus while in Africa is now back in class.

Third victim of US school shooting dies

Saturday, 1 November 2014.

WASHINGTON: A 14-year-old US girl has died after being critically injured when a fellow high school student went on a shooting rampage last week, hospital officials said Friday.

Boko Haram says kidnapped schoolgirls ‘married off’

Saturday, 1 November 2014.

KANO, Nigeria: Boko Haram has claimed the 219 schoolgirls it kidnapped in Nigeria earlier this year have converted to Islam and been married off, according to a new video obtained by AFP on Friday.

Burkina presidential guard number two assumes power

Saturday, 1 November 2014.

OUAGADOUGOU: The second in command of Burkina Faso’s presidential guard, Colonel Isaac Zida, said today he has assumed power as head of state during the transition period, saying a similar claim by the army chief is “obsolete.”

Burkina opposition hopes rival army factions will forge agreement

Saturday, 1 November 2014.

OUAGADOUGOU: The head of Burkina Faso’s opposition Zephirin Diabre said on Friday he hoped the two military factions claiming to have seized power will forge an agreement following the resignation of President Blaise Compaore.

China completes first mission to moon and back

Saturday, 1 November 2014.

BEIJING: China completed its first return mission to the moon early today with the successful re-entry and landing of an unmanned probe, state media reported, in the latest step forward for Beijing’s ambitious space programme.

Judge won’t close hearing in Islamic State case

Saturday, 1 November 2014.

CHICAGO: A federal judge on Friday denied a government request to partially close a detention hearing for a 19-year-old suburban Chicago man who authorities say violated U.S. law by trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic State militants.

Space tourism set back by accident

Saturday, 1 November 2014.

By Alwyn Scott and Irene Klotz

Mexico judge orders immediate release of US Marine

Saturday, 1 November 2014.

SAN DIEGO: A Mexican judge has ordered the immediate release of a jailed US Marine who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.

Rocket fired from Gaza hits southern Israel

Saturday, 1 November 2014.

JERUSALEM:A rocket fired from Gaza hit southern Israel on Friday, the Israeli army said, although there were no reports of casualties or damage.