TODAY'S WORLD HEADLINES

Ebola death toll edging to 4,900 mark: WHO 23-Oct-14, 1:44 AM | Agence France-Presse

Blackwater guards found guilty in 2007 Iraq 'massacre' 23-Oct-14, 6:08 AM | Chantal Valery, Agence France-Presse

No end in sight for Hong Kong protests after talks 22-Oct-14, 6:46 PM | Aaron Tam, Agence France-Presse

Shooting locks down Canadian parliament; one suspect reported dead 23-Oct-14, 12:10 AM | Randall Palmer and David Ljunggren, Reuters

China launches test return orbiter for lunar mission 12:14 pm | Xinhua China launched an unmanned spacecraft early Friday to test technologies to be used in the Chang'e-5, a future probe that will conduct the country's first moon mission with a return to Earth.

Some US hospitals weigh withholding care to Ebola patients Some US hospitals weigh withholding care to Ebola patients 6:37 am | Julie Steenhuysen and Sharon Begley, Reuters The Ebola crisis is forcing the American healthcare system to consider the previously unthinkable: withholding…

UN rights watchdog calls for open elections in Hong Kong UN rights watchdog calls for open elections in Hong Kong 4:31 am | Stephanie Nebehay, Reuters The United Nations Human Rights Committee called on China on Thursday to ensure universal suffrage…

Ice Age people in Peru\ Ice Age people in Peru's Andes lived at extreme high altitudes 3:46 am | Agence France-Presse Ice Age people were able to survive at high elevations in the Peruvian Andes 12,400…

US-led air strikes killed 521 Islamist fighters, 32 civilians in Syria: monitor US-led air strikes killed 521 Islamist fighters, 32 civilians in Syria: monitor 2:28 am | Oliver Holmes, Reuters Air strikes by US-led forces have killed 521 Islamist fighters and 32 civilians during a…

BUSINESS NEWS

Manila Water to provide service to Filinvest Land subdivision Manila Water to provide service to Filinvest Land subdivision The P51-million project aims to connect residents of Filinvest East Homes to the Manila Water network.

Drop in oil, electronics purchases pull down August imports Drop in oil, electronics purchases pull down August imports (UPDATED 2:20 p.m.) The government earlier raised its imports forecast to a growth of 9 percent from the initial estimate of 6 percent.

Three major nations absent as China launches World Bank rival in Asia Three major nations absent as China launches World Bank rival in Asia Absent from the launch were Australia, Indonesia and South Korea.

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Bitter lessons from old Ebola frontline in Uganda 1:27 am | Amy Fallon, Agence France-Presse Bitter lessons from old Ebola frontline in UgandaIn Ebola-hit communities in west Africa, hope of stopping the deadly virus may seem far away at times. But across the continent in Uganda, villagers who survived an outbreak two years ago describe how after the loss, the rebuilding of communities is tough and painful - but possible.

Colossal volcanic eruption could destroy Japan: study 12:02 am | Agence France-Presse Colossal volcanic eruption could destroy Japan: studyJapan could be nearly destroyed by a massive volcanic eruption over the next century, putting almost all of the country's 127 million-strong population at risk, according to a new study.

Lone gunman on terror watch list kills Canadian soldier in Ottawa attack 4:18 pm | Agence France-Presse Lone gunman on terror watch list kills Canadian soldier in Ottawa attackThe second attack this week targeting Canadian military personnel came as Canadian jets were to join the US-led bombing campaign against Islamist militants in Iraq.

VIDEO | Robots to fly planes where humans can't 4:17 pm | Reuters video, InterAksyon.com VIDEO | Robots to fly planes where humans can\Researchers in South Korea are developing a robotic pilot that could potentially replace humans in the cockpit.

EU summit tackles climate change, Ebola 11:08 am | Lachlan Carmichael, Agence France-Presse EU summit tackles climate change, EbolaEuropean Union leaders meet at a summit in Brussels Thursday aimed at clinching a high-stakes deal on combating climate change and boosting efforts to fight the deadly Ebola virus.

MERON ULIT | Suspect arrested after jumping White House fence 10:18 am | Agence France-Presse MERON ULIT | Suspect arrested after jumping White House fenceA suspect who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday was nabbed by Secret Service agents and dogs, a spokesman for the elite agency said.

Woman charged for baby corpses found in Canada storage unit 9:47 am | Agence France-Presse Woman charged for baby corpses found in Canada storage unitA woman was charged Wednesday after police discovered six decomposing baby corpses in her storage locker in the western Canadian city of Winnipeg, police said.

LUCKY LEADER | Peruvian mayor wins job by coin toss 8:42 am | Agence France-Presse LUCKY LEADER | Peruvian mayor wins job by coin tossThe tiny Peru town of Paruro chose its new mayor in a strange way -- a coin toss -- after the two candidates tied at the ballot box earlier this month, officials said Wednesday.

US girls stopped in Germany, suspected of trying to join IS 6:46 am | Agence France-Presse US girls stopped in Germany, suspected of trying to join ISThree teenage American girls who were suspected of wanting to join Islamic State jihadists were sent home after they were intercepted in Germany, US media reports and officials said Wednesday.

Blackwater guards found guilty in 2007 Iraq 'massacre' 6:08 am | Chantal Valery, Agence France-Presse Blackwater guards found guilty in 2007 Iraq \Four former Blackwater security guards were found guilty Wednesday for their roles in a notorious 2007 mass shooting in Baghdad that left at least 14 civilians dead and deepened resentment of America's involvement in Iraq.

Palestinian rams car into Jerusalem crowd, killing baby 5:43 am | Daphne Rousseau, Agence France-Presse Palestinian rams car into Jerusalem crowd, killing babyA Palestinian rammed a car into pedestrians in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a baby and injuring six other people in what Israeli police said was a "hit-and-run terror attack".

'Twisted rope' clue to dangerous solar storms 5:18 am | Pascale Mollard, \A "twisted rope" of magnetically-charged energy precedes solar storms that have the potential to damage satellites and electricity grids, French scientists said on Wednesday.