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Harvard University debate team loses to New York inmates

A group of New York inmates have out debated Harvard University's team - the top-ranked club in the world. Last month, inmates at the Eastern New York Correctional Facility challenged the Harvard team to a debate at the maximum-security lockup. The prison offers courses taught by faculty from nearby Bard College and the inmates have formed a popular debate club. The friendly competition ended in a win for t ...

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France train attack hero stabbed in US

Spencer Stone, hailed as a hero after an attack on a French train, has been stabbed in Sacramento, California. He was attacked while defending a friend, an Air Force official told the BBC. A hospital official says his condition is "serious". Police say two men attacked Mr Stone in the early hours of Thursday morning. One man stabbed him before fleeing. Ken Bernard of the Sacramento police said that the inci ...

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Nigerian city in new Ebola scare

An Ebola scare has been reported in southern Nigeria, a year after the country was declared free of the virus. Ten people have been quarantined after coming into contact with a man showing Ebola-like symptoms, officials said. The man reportedly died shortly after being admitted to hospital in Calabar. On Wednesday, the three countries worst affected by Ebola - Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia - recorded the ...

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World Bank: Extreme poverty ‘to fall below 10%’

World Bank: Extreme poverty 'to fall below 10%' Source: BBC Date: 05-10-2015 Time: 06:10:14:am The World Bank has said that for the first time less than 10% of the world's population will be living in extreme poverty by the end of 2015. The bank said it was using a new income figure of $1.90 per day to define extreme poverty, up from $1.25. It forecasts the proportion of the world's population in this categ ...

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Dede Ayew returns to scoring ways

Dede Ayew returns to scoring ways Source: AllSports Date: 04-10-2015 Time: 08:10:21:pm Dede scoring for Swansea Ghana international Andre Ayew returned to scoring ways for his English Premier League club in the game against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. The former Olympique Marseille started the campaign with the Wales club on a a high goal scoring form but played the last three games for Swansea without fin ...

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Hajj stampede: Govt asked to make number of casualties, missing public

A member of parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee has asked government make public the number of Ghanaian pilgrims dead and missing during a stampede in Saudi Arabia that killed over 700 last month. Patrick Yaw Boamah said such a public disclosure has become necessary in the wake of conflicting accounts provided by Ghana Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Saed Sinare, and the Hajj Board. Saed Sinare said 13 Ghana ...

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MH370 search debris found on Reunion Island

Debris found on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion is to be transported to France to find out whether it is from the missing airliner MH370, Malaysia's prime minister has said. Initial reports suggest the two-metre long object is very likely to be from a Boeing 777, Najib Razak said. Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014 when it vanished. The search has foc ...

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