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Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian authorities are investigating the identities of at least two other passengers on a missing Malaysia Airlines flight, in addition to two who were found to be using stolen passports, a security official said. Investigators were verifying the identities with the relevant embassies in Malaysia, said the official, who has knowledge of the investigation and declined to be identified. The passengers being checked had all bought their tickets through China Southern Airlines, the official said. The flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew was presumed to have crashed off the Vietnamese coast on Saturday, after losing contact with air traffic controllers off the eastern Malaysia coast.

First Ebola case diagnosed in the United States - health officials

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First Ebola case diagnosed in the United States - health officials

REUTERS - U.S. health officials said on Tuesday the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus had been diagnosed in the country after flying from Liberia to Texas, in a new sign of how the ou...


First Ebola case diagnosed in the United States - CDC

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First Ebola case diagnosed in the United States - CDC

(Reuters) - U.S. health officials said on Tuesday the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus had been diagnosed in the country, in a new sign of how the outbreak ravaging West Africa can s...

New cancer therapy comes of age, cost a "toxic" side effect

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New cancer therapy comes of age, cost a "toxic" side effect

MADRID (Reuters) - A raft of new cancer drugs promise better, longer-lasting treatments with fewer adverse side effects -- but their high cost is a growing concern.Drugs that help the body's own immun...

Northern Afghans threaten to rebel if power-sharing deal fails

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Northern Afghans threaten to rebel if power-sharing deal fails

PANJSHIR Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghans in a strategically important province north of the capital have threatened to rebel if the country's new president does not respect an agreement to share power...

Thousands of children orphaned, rejected as Ebola wrecks families

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Thousands of children orphaned, rejected as Ebola wrecks families

DAKAR/GENEVA (Reuters) - Two days after his mother died of Ebola at a clinic in the Liberian capital Monrovia last month, four-year-old John was put into foster care so he could be monitored for the d...

British jets launch their first attacks against Islamic State

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British jets launch their first attacks against Islamic State

LONDON (Reuters) - British Tornado fighter jets have launched their first attacks against Islamic State targets in Iraq since parliament approved combat operations last Friday, Defence Secretary Micha...

Catalonia suspends formal campaign on Spain independence vote

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Catalonia suspends formal campaign on Spain independence vote

MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia's regional government said on Tuesday it would temporarily suspend formal campaigning for a referendum on independence from Spain, after Madrid filed a legal appeal to sto...