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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.

Judge rejects strict limits on U.S. nurse who treated Ebola patients

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Judge rejects strict limits on U.S. nurse who treated Ebola patients

FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) - Declaring Ebola fears in the United States "not entirely rational," a judge rejected Maine's bid for a quarantine on a nurse who treated victims of the disease in...


Test flight of Virgin Galactic spaceship ends in fatal crash in California

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Test flight of Virgin Galactic spaceship ends in fatal crash in California

MOJAVE Calif. (Reuters) - A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Bransons Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday near the Mojave Air and Space Port in Cali...

Protests force out Burkina president, soldiers vie for power

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Protests force out Burkina president, soldiers vie for power

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore resigned on Friday amid mass street protests at his attempts to extend his 27-year rule, plunging the West African nation into uncertaint...

U.S.'s Kerry, Iran minister to meet ahead of deadline for atom deal

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U.S.'s Kerry, Iran minister to meet ahead of deadline for atom deal

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Iran's foreign minister and the European Union foreign policy chief in Oman on Nov. 9-10 to discuss the Iranian nuclear iss...

Kurdish peshmerga forces enter Syria's Kobani after further air strikes

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Kurdish peshmerga forces enter Syria's Kobani after further air strikes

SURUC Turkey/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A convoy of Iraqi Kurdish forces in Turkey rolled late on Friday across the border into Syria to help Syrian Kurds defend the besieged town of Kobani that has become t...

Judge eases limits on U.S. nurse who treated Ebola patients

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Judge eases limits on U.S. nurse who treated Ebola patients

FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) - A Maine judge on Friday imposed limited restrictions on an American nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone and rejected a bid by state officials for more stringen...

Army chief takes power after Burkina president bows to protests

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Army chief takes power after Burkina president bows to protests

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - The head of Burkina Faso's armed forces took power on Friday after President Blaise Compaore resigned amid mass demonstrations against an attempt to extend his 27-year rule in ...