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US 'death-with-dignity' advocate passes away

Brittany Maynard

A young US woman diagnosed with terminal brain cancer has committed suicide to avoid pain, following announcements to do so that triggered a national debate over the right to choose one's death.

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Branson vows to push forward with space quest

Richard Branson has pledged to continue the drive for space travel after the crash in the Mojave Desert of a passenger spaceship being developed by his company Virgin Galactic, that killed one pilot and seriously injured the other.

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#Canada bars visas from Ebola-hit countries

Canada has suspended visa applications for residents and nationals of countries with "widespread transmission" of the Ebola virus, becoming the second nation after Australia to introduce such a measure.

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#Virgin Galactic spacecraft in deadly US crash

SpaceShipTwoVirgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane, designed for suborbital commercial flights, has crashed in southern California.

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CEO blamed for #Bhopal gas disaster dies

Warren Anderson, the chairman and chief executive of the US company blamed for the 1984 poisonous gas leak that killed thousands of people in the Indian city of Bhopal, died in a nursing home on September 29, according to public records.

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Pennsylvania manhunt ends as suspect arrested

A man accused of shooting dead a Pennsylvania state trooper has been arrested after eluding capture for six weeks during a massive manhunt through mountains and dense forests, authorities said.

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US #Ebola quarantines have a 'chilling' effect

Quarantines ordered by some US states for doctors and nurses returning from West African countries hit by Ebola have a "chilling effect" on aid work in those countries, aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has said.

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US nurse defies #Ebola quarantine by cycling

A nurse who returned to the US after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone has defied a quarantine for health care workers, leaving her home in Fort Kent, Maine, to go for an hour-long bike ride.

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West Africans 'abused' in New York over #Ebola

Members of the West African community in New York say their children were being bullied at school and their businesses were losing money because of hysteria over Ebola, a disease that has has killed about 5,000 people in West Africa.

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Unmanned #NASA rocket explodes on launch

An unmanned NASA rocket has exploded seconds after lift-off from a commercial launch pad in the US state of Virginia.

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