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Two dead, including shooter, in attack at Washington state high school

San Jose Mercury News - ‎34 minutes ago‎
A student walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria on Friday and without saying a word opened fire, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said.
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Doctor in NYC tests positive for Ebola - ‎10 minutes ago‎
New York and New Jersey will automatically quarantine medical workers returning from Ebola-hit West African countries and the U.S.
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Facebook Rooms App Allows Any Identity

InformationWeek - ‎3 hours ago‎
An email address is all that's required to create a user account. Hello, retro chatrooms? 11 Geekiest Halloween Costumes. (Click image for larger view and slideshow.
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US ups Ebola screening as virus hits Mali

The Globe and Mail - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Even as news came that a Dallas nurse infected with Ebola had recovered, public officials tried hard to tamp down worries about New York City's first case while also announcing tougher screening and monitoring.

A land infected by paranoia

New Era - ‎15 hours ago‎
ONE cannot but help thinking and concluding that increasingly Namibia is becoming a country of intolerant, politically righteous and correct elements, a situation that at best seems to have been veering toward paranoia.
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2015 Re-election bid: Nigerians slam Jonathan

The Punch - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Some Nigerians have described President Goodluck Jonathan as an insensitive leader. This followed his moves to formally declare his re-election bid amid his administration's failure to ensure the release of the 219 Chibok girls abducted six months ago in ...

Boko Haram: Court refuses to grant Ndume full secret trial

Nigerian Tribune - ‎47 minutes ago‎
A federal high court in Abuja, on Friday, turned down an application by the senator representing Borno South District, Senator Ali Ndume, seeking to conduct his trial in secret.
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Zambian president pardons 975 prisoners

Zee News - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Lusaka: Zambian President Michael Sata has pardoned 975 prisoners as part of 50 years of celebration of the country`s independence from Britain, a senior official said in a statement Friday.
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Corruption Currents: US Threatens Sanctions Against Buyers of Islamic State Oil

Wall Street Journal (blog) - ‎4 hours ago‎
Reuters: David Cohen, undersecretary of U.S. Treasury for terrorism and financial intelligence, speaks Thursday about actions the department is taking to combat financing for the Islamic State.
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NYPD commissioner calls hatchet attack on officers a 'terrorist act'

Los Angeles Times - ‎54 minutes ago‎
A man who attacked four New York City police officers with a hatchet Thursday was a recent convert to Islam and had become increasingly reclusive and "self-radicalized," New York's police commissioner said.
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New Russian ambassador to receive cool welcome

Ottawa Citizen - ‎40 minutes ago‎
The Conservative government is offering a cool response to Russia's appointment of a new ambassador to Canada, tempering expectations of a diplomatic breakthrough when the envoy arrives in Ottawa.
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Brazil Candidates Take Last Jabs Before Tight Election Race Ends

Wall Street Journal - ‎34 minutes ago‎
President Dilma Rousseff, who leads in key polls, campaigns for re-election in Duque de Caxias on Wednesday. Reuters. By. John Lyons,.
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Diamond giant orders offshore mining vessel

Marine Log - ‎5 hours ago‎
OCTOBER 24, 2014 - Diamond company De Beers plans to go looking for diamonds and other minerals in an area off the coast of Namibia and has enlisted Norway's Marin Teknikk and Kleven Verft in the effort.
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Chariot Oil & Gas Limited Receives "Corporate" Rating from FinnCap (CHAR)

Ticker Report - ‎11 hours ago‎
Chariot Oil & Gas Limited logo Chariot Oil & Gas Limited (LON:CHAR)'s stock had its “corporate” rating reissued by stock analysts at FinnCap in a report issued on Thursday.
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Google makes a strategic move, crowns Sundar Pichai as head of product at ...

PCWorld (blog) - ‎44 minutes ago‎
We have a saying around the Greenbot newsroom that the most exciting tech-centric news usually hits on Friday afternoons. Google just dropped a Friday afternoon news bomb.
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Don't let those high achievers bring you down

The Guardian - ‎4 hours ago‎
Thanks to social media we're all aware of the feats of Mark Zuckerberg and his superhuman ilk. But it's OK to be a mortal.
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Microsoft exceeds estimates as Nadella advances revamp plan

Chicago Tribune - ‎4 hours ago‎
SEATTLE - Microsoft's quarterly sales topped estimates on cloud-computing growth and recovering personal-computer sales, as Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella shows progress in his effort to revive the company.
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BBA Hotshots: Samantha and Ma'm Bea in trouble - ‎7 hours ago‎
It seems the visit of Clint Brink to the Big Brother house has somehow set Samantha and Ma'm Bea on a collision course with Biggie.
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Pope calls Christians to be 'living stones' of the Church

Catholic World Report - ‎1 hour ago‎
Vatican City, Oct 24, 2014 / 04:23 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In his homily for Mass at the Santa Marta residence on Oct. 24, Pope Francis reflected on the call of Christians to perpetuate unity in the Church by being “living stones” built upon the “cornerstone of ...
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Falcons 'll win AWC title —Okon

Nigerian Tribune - ‎29 minutes ago‎
NIGERIA'S Super Falcons coach, Edwin Okon, is optimistic about the team's victory today as they face the Lionesses of Cameroon in the final of the African Women's Championship (AWC) billed for the Sam Nujoma Stadium, Windhoek, Namibia.
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Last chance for Banyana to book WCup spot

SuperSport - ‎8 hours ago‎
It will be crunch time for Banyana Banyana when they meet Ivory Coast in a third/fourth place play-off match at the African Women's Championship in Namibia on Saturday.
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Former 800 world champ Mualudzi dies in car crash - ‎14 minutes ago‎
STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) Former 800-meter world champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi was killed in a car crash on Friday while traveling to an athletics meet, the spokesman for South African President Jacob Zuma said.
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Big-match special: Currie Cup final

SuperSport - ‎14 hours ago‎
It's tough not to use the old cliché “rugby will be the winner” when thinking of Saturday's Absa Currie Cup final between DHL Western Province and the Xerox Golden Lions.
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UN climate chief hails EU deal

Arab News - ‎3 hours ago‎
GLOBAL CLI-MATES: British Prime Minister David Cameron, center, speaks with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels.

TEXT-Key elements of EU climate deal

Reuters - ‎22 hours ago‎
BRUSSELS Oct 24 (Reuters) - Following are key elements of the deal to curb global warming struck by European Union leaders early on Friday, as given by European Council President Herman Van Rompuy: - A reduction of at least 40 percent of greenhouse ...
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Ebola vaccine plans to be speeded up for 2015

Irish Examiner - ‎17 minutes ago‎
The World Health Organisation yesterday set out plans for speeding up development and deployment of experimental ebola vaccines, saying hundreds of thousands of doses should be ready for use in West Africa by the middle of 2015.
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Girl dies of Ebola in Mali's first case - ‎36 minutes ago‎
A two-year-old girl has died of Ebola in Mali, in the first case of the disease in the west African nation. "Unfortunately she died between 4pm and 5pm," a source within Prime Minister Moussa Mara's office told news agency AFP on Friday.
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