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100 feared dead in Sri Lankan mudslide
The government says the landslide came after heavy rains engulfed about 140 houses in Badulla district.

Ebola slowing in Liberia, says WHO
According to the WHO's assistant director general, Bruce Aylward, the organisation is confident the response to the virus is now recording success.

World Bank head pleads for Ebola volunteers
The president of the World Bank has made an emotional appeal for thousands of medical workers to volunteer and help contain the growing Ebola outbreak.

Australia suspending entry visas from Ebola-affected countries
The government is canceling and refusing non-permanent or temporary visas held by people who are not yet traveling, and new visa applications will not be processed.

Brazil reelects president Rousseff
The left-leaning Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected president of Brazil, after securing more than 51 per cent of the votes in a closely-fought election.

State to appeal Pistorious sentence
South African prosecutors say they are going to appeal against the conviction and sentence given to athlete Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend.

US disease expert argues against Ebola quarantine
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Sunday defended quarantining as necessary to protect the public and predicted it "will become a national policy sooner rather than later".

Syria activists say Kobani death toll passes 800
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the death toll includes 21 Kurdish civilians and 302 fighters with the main Kurdish force known as the Peoples Protection Units, or YPG.

Drugmakers bet on Ebola vaccines, treatments
There are no proven drugs or vaccines for Ebola, in large part because the disease is so rare that up until now it's been hard to attract research funding.

INTERNATIONAL: New York police say axe attack was an act of terrorism
Police Commissioner William Bratton says Thompson was not on any watchlists, but had browsed al-Qaeda websites and watched beheadings.

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