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1. 10-18 Iraq MPs complete unity government Baghdad
2. 10-18 No US travel ban over Ebola - Obama Washington
D. 10-18 S Korea concert planner found dead Seongnam, South Korea
E. 10-18 Nepal disaster toll rises to 39 Annapurna, Nepal
F. 10-18 Sierra Leone revamps Ebola response team Sierra Leone
G. 10-18 Rare northern white rhino dies in Africa Ol Pejeta, Kenya
H. 10-18 Fatal factory fire in Italian town exposes Chinese economy's high toll Prato, Northern Italy
10-18 Pope's synod setback on gay policy Vatican
J. 10-18 Serena & Venus Williams: Russian fined for 'brothers' jibe Moscow

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Oct.18   Baghdad   Iraq MPs complete unity government  Iraqi MPs have approved new defence and interior ministers, completing a unity government that is battling the spread of Islamic State militants

  Washington     No US travel ban over Ebola - Obama   US President Barack Obama has ruled out imposing a travel ban on Ebola-hit countries of West Africa

  South Korea     S Korea concert planner found dead Map of Seongnam South Korea  37-year-old Mr Oh, a man involved in planning a concert that ended in tragedy in South Korea on Friday has been found dead in an apparent suicide

  Nepal Nepal disaster toll rises to 39  Snowstorms and avalanches have killed 39 climbers on a popular hiking route in the Himalayas, Nepali officials say. 384 people have been rescued

  Sierra Leone Sierra Leone revamps Ebola response team  President Ernest Bai Koroma has announced a major shake-up of the body in charge of fighting the Ebola outbreak in the country

  Kenya Rare northern white rhino dies in Africa  34-year-old northern white rhinoceros has died, reducing the world's dwindling population of the critically endangered animal

  Northern Italy Fatal factory fire in Italian town exposes Chinese economy's high toll  The first thing the firefighters saw was the arm sticking out of the barred window on the second floor of the factory

Day News


  Vatican     Pope's synod setback on gay policy
  Pope Francis has suffered a setback as proposals for wider acceptance of gay people failed to win a two-thirds majority at a Catholic Church synod


  Moscow   Serena & Venus Williams: Russian fined for 'brothers' jibe  Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpischev has been fined $25,000 for referring to Williams as 'the Williams brothers' on a TV chat show

  Hong Kong Hong Kong protests: Clashes at Mong Kok site  Police and pro-democracy protesters have clashed in a battle for territory in the Hong Kong district of Mong Kok

  Berlin Berlin governing party chooses city development minister as new mayor  Members of Berlin's main governing party have chosen Michael Mueller to be its new mayor after the incumbent announced his resignation

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  European Union Libya violence: Western powers urge cessation  The US and four European allies - Britain, France, Germany and Italy - have called for an immediate end to the fighting in Libya

  Nicaragua Nicaragua rains: Downpours leave 22 dead  Twenty-two people have died in Nicaragua during several days of heavy rains. In Managua a wall collapsed during a torrential downpour

  Western Canada Russian tanker near Canada detaches from tow boat  The Simushir is adrift once again off the Canadian coast after its line connected to a tow ship became detached

  Bermuda Hurricane Gonzalo: Bermuda 'bruised' by direct hit  Bermudans are clearing up after a direct hit from Hurricane Gonzalo left a trail of damage in its wake on the tiny Atlantic territory

  Virginia Remains found in search for missing student  State police say they have found human remains that could be those of a British-born student Hannah Graham who has been missing since September 13

San Francisco Bay Area , October 18, 2014 Timeline