World

5.2 magnitude earthquake in northern Greece

Saturday, 25 October 2014.

ATHENS: A 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck northern Greece early today, the country’s earthquake observatory said, with no reports of victims or major damage.

16 killed, 11 injured in China coal mine collapse

Saturday, 25 October 2014.

BEIJING: A coal mine shaft collapsed in northwestern China, killing 16 miners, China’s official news agency saidtoday.

Grateful for US strikes, Syrian Kurds name baby Obama

Saturday, 25 October 2014.

SURUC, Turkey: Sultan Muslim, a Syrian Kurd, had no doubt what to name her seventh child when he was born, safely in Turkey, after a harrowing month-long flight from her home in Kobane: Obama.

Mass Ebola vaccines by mid-2015: WHO

Saturday, 25 October 2014.

GENEVA: Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccine doses could be rolled out to West Africa by mid-2015, the World Health Organisation said Friday, after new cases of the virus were reported in New York and a two-year-old girl died in the first case in Mali.

Hong Kong protesters to vote on govt offers

Saturday, 25 October 2014.

HONG KONG: Hong Kong democracy activists will hold a two-day referendum starting Sunday to gauge protesters’ response to government proposals to end the month long street occupation.

Two US states order tough Ebola quarantine rules

Saturday, 25 October 2014.

NEW YORK: New York and New Jersey on Friday ordered mandatory quarantine for medics who treated victims of the disease in West Africa, after the deadly virus spread to America’s largest city.

Zellweger ‘new face’ highlights Hollywood aging taboo

Saturday, 25 October 2014.

LOS ANGELES: The storm over Renee Zellweger’s new-look face has thrown the spotlight on one of Hollywood’s eternal questions: how do you grow old in Tinseltown?

Google exec sets records with leap from near-space

Saturday, 25 October 2014.

ROSWELL, New Mexico: Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space.

2 year-old girl dies of Ebola in Mali

Saturday, 25 October 2014.

BAMAKO: A two-year-old girl who was Mali’s first case of Ebola died on Friday, shortly after the World Health Organisation warned that many people had potentially been exposed to the virus because she was taken across the country while ill.

Remains found belongs to missing UK-born student

Saturday, 25 October 2014.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia: Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a British-born university student who disappeared last month, authorities said Friday, ending a search by thousands that took weeks and left the campus and community on edge.