TODAY'S WORLD HEADLINES

Ebola death toll shoots past 4,500 mark: WHO 18-Oct-14, 2:12 AM | Agence France-Presse

Hong Kong protesters take back campsite 18-Oct-14, 7:00 AM | Katy Lee, Agence France-Presse

Malaysia calls for ASEAN cooperation vs IS 17-Oct-14, 12:31 PM | Agence France-Presse

China angry over Japan lawmakers' shrine visits 17-Oct-14, 11:47 PM | Miwa Suzuki, Agence France-Presse

Pakistan's 17-year-old Malala receives US Liberty Medal 10:07 am | Agence France-Presse Malala Yousafzai, the child rights activist and youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, received the Liberty Medal Tuesday and pledged her $100,000 award to education in her homeland Pakistan.

\ 'Django' actress charged with lewd act after racism claim 8:56 am | Agence France-Presse "Django Unchained" star Daniele Watts was charged Tuesday with committing a lewd act in public…

Bodies of four babies found in Canada storage locker Bodies of four babies found in Canada storage locker 8:44 am | Agence France-Presse The bodies of four babies have been discovered in a storage locker in the western…

Spain nurse definitively cured of Ebola -- doctors Spain nurse definitively cured of Ebola -- doctors 7:44 am | Agence France-Presse A Spanish nurse who was the first person to catch Ebola outside Africa has been…

MORE IMPRESSIVE THAN MAN ON MOON | Paralyzed man walks again after breakthrough treatment MORE IMPRESSIVE THAN MAN ON MOON | Paralyzed man walks again after breakthrough treatment 6:54 am | James Pheby, Agence France-Presse A paralyzed man can walk again after receiving revolutionary treatment which one of the British…

BUSINESS NEWS

Philippine economic officials holding another roadshow in U.S. Philippine economic officials holding another roadshow in U.S. The non-deal roadshow will cover Los Angeles, Boston, New York and Philadelphia.

SM Prime ready to shift malls to gensets when power supply tightens next summer SM Prime ready to shift malls to gensets when power supply tightens next summer SM Prime has 48 malls in the Philippines.

Bangko Sentral casts cautious glance at consumer loans Bangko Sentral casts cautious glance at consumer loans Despite the rapid increase, consumer loans still comprise a small portion of banks' overall portfolio.

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US arms airdrop falls into jihadist hands in Syria: monitor 6:00 am | Agence France-Presse US arms airdrop falls into jihadist hands in Syria: monitorA US military airdrop of weapons meant for Kurdish fighters fell into the hands of their jihadist foes near the Syrian battleground town of Kobane, a monitor said Tuesday.

No breakthrough during Hong Kong protest talks 4:50 am | Aaron Tam and Dennis Chong, Agence France-Presse No breakthrough during Hong Kong protest talksHong Kong's government held its first talks Tuesday with pro-democracy protest leaders but made no breakthrough in their bid to end three weeks of disruptive mass rallies which have posed a major challenge to Beijing.

Philippine government asks Filipinos in Yemen to leave due to security threats 4:26 am | Michaela del Callar, Philippine News Agency Philippine government asks Filipinos in Yemen to leave due to security threatsFilipinos in Yemen were asked by the Philippine government to leave amid rising security threats in the Middle East state currently gripped by an ongoing armed conflict.

Americans back travel ban from Ebola outbreak countries: Reuters/Ipsos poll 3:49 am | Gabriel Debenedetti, Reuters Americans back travel ban from Ebola outbreak countries: Reuters/Ipsos pollNearly three-fourths of Americans support a ban on civilian air travel in and out of the West African countries that have experienced an Ebola outbreak, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows, suggesting growing pressure on President Barack Obama over the issue.

Kate makes first appearance since royal pregnancy 2:34 am | Robin Millard, Agence France-Presse Kate makes first appearance since royal pregnancyPrince William's wife Kate on Tuesday made her first public appearance since her pregnancy was announced as she welcomed Singaporean President Tony Tan on his state visit to Britain.

Afghan opium poppy production hit record high in 2013: US 1:48 am | Agence France-Presse Afghan opium poppy production hit record high in 2013: USPoppy production in Afghanistan hit record levels last year even though the United States has poured some $7 billion into destroying the deadly crop which supplies some 80 percent of the world's opium.

Sweden gets two new sightings, as hunt for undersea intruder goes on 1:27 am | Johan Sennero and Simon Johnson, Reuters Sweden gets two new sightings, as hunt for undersea intruder goes onSweden's military is working on two new observations that could be evidence of suspected "foreign underwater activity" near the country's capital, a senior naval officer said on Tuesday.

US, China can tip balance in climate quest: study 12:31 am | Agence France-Presse US, China can tip balance in climate quest: studyThe United States and China, the biggest greenhouse gas polluters, could reduce by a quarter the envisaged 2020 shortfall in emissions cuts required to curtail global warming, researchers said Tuesday.

MSF saves 1000th Ebola patient in West Africa 10:25 pm | Agence France-Presse MSF saves 1000th Ebola patient in West AfricaMedical charity MSF, at the forefront of the fight against Ebola in west Africa, said Tuesday it had saved a 1000th patient from the deadly epidemic.

WALANG BUHOK, WALANG BALAT | U.S. issues new Ebola treatment protocols 9:43 pm | Ana Driver and Lisa Marie Garsa, Reuters WALANG BUHOK, WALANG BALAT | U.S. issues new Ebola treatment protocolsThe United States issued stringent new protocols on Monday for health workers treating Ebola victims, directing medical teams to wear protective gear that leaves no skin or hair exposed to prevent medical workers from becoming infected.

Pistorius jailed for five years for killing girlfriend Steenkamp 7:00 pm | Reuters Pistorius jailed for five years for killing girlfriend SteenkampSouth African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend, ending a trial that has gripped South Africa and the world.

VIDEO | Microneedle patch promises painless pricks 6:48 pm | Reuters video, InterAksyon.com VIDEO | Microneedle patch promises painless pricksResearchers at The National University of Singapore have invented a new microneedle patch that could offer a faster and less painful delivery of drugs such as insulin and painkillers.