As hundreds of thousands of Italians snaked through the capital calling for Renzi to do more to boost employment and protect the rights of new entries to the job market. -AFP
The Kurdish regional government in northern Iraq unveiled plans on Friday for up to 200 well-trained peshmerga to join Syrian Kurdish forces defending Kobane in the coming week. -AFP
Two American nurses were declared cured of Ebola on Friday, and one was healthy enough to leave hospital and make plans to meet President Barack Obama. -Reuters
President Barack Obama gave a big hug on Friday to Nina Pham, the Dallas nurse who survived a bout with Ebola. -Reuters
Lamont said the party in Scotland needed greater autonomy as more powers are transferred from London to Edinburgh following the narrowly-contested referendum. -AFP
The World Health Organisation warned the situation in Mali was an "emergency," and said in its latest Ebola situation report that the biggest outbreak on record has now killed 4,922 people...
Amnesty International condemned her killing, describing it as "a bloody stain on Iran's human rights record" and "an affront to justice". -AFP
The three worst-hit countries of West Africa - Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - account for the bulk. -Reuters
Oscar-winner Christian Bale, best known for his star turn in the blockbuster "Batman" film franchise, will play Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic. -AFP
British actress Keira Knightley will make her Broadway debut next year, starring in a new adaptation of the Emile Zola novel "Therese Raquin". -AFP

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