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BBC World News

  • Ebola global security threat - Obama
  • US President Barack Obama calls the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to security worldwide while announcing a larger US role, including 3,000 troops, to help fight the virus.
  • Ukraine rebels defiant over new law
  • A key Ukrainian rebel leader tells the BBC a new law granting self-rule to parts of the east will not sway the demand for independence.
  • Nasa picks astronaut ship designs
  • The US space agency picks the companies it hopes can take the country's astronauts back into space - a capability lost when the shuttles retired in 2011.
  • China leader Xi heads for India
  • China's President Xi Jinping makes his first official visit to India, with a focus on improving trade ties and resolving the decades-old border dispute.
  • 'Western suspects' in Thai murders
  • Police investigating the murders of two Britons in Thailand say they may have been wrong to rule out Western suspects, including a British man.
  • Bangladesh death sentence commuted
  • Bangladesh's Supreme Court commutes Islamist leader Delwar Sayeedi's death sentence for crimes in the 1971 independence war to life imprisonment.