BBC news with Aileen Mequon.
The presidents of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three countries worst affected by Ebola, have appealed for more aid to help fight the disease. The president of Sierra Leone Ernest Bai Koroma told a World Bank meeting in Washington that the world is not responding fast enough to help his country.
Our people are dying, children are being orphaned. Most of the deaths are women and over 2/3 of those infected belong to the most economically active age category of 15 to 50. Children are not going to schools, doctors and nurses are dying. And the non-Ebola illnesses are adding to the toll of death and suffering due to further weakening of the healthcare system in the country.
The British government has announced that passengers arriving at two airports will undergo enhanced screening for Ebola. Mike Sergeant reports.
There is being a rapid shift in the government's policy on screening passengers. Earlier, minister said, there were no plans for UK checks on those travelling from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. The advice from the World Health Organization was that such measures were unlikely to be effective. But now the Chief Medical Officer has decided that screening may offer additional protection. The new arrangements will cover Heathrow, Gatwick, and the Eurostar terminals and will involve questions about the passengers' recent travel history. An assessment may also be carried out by trained medical personnel rather than bored full staff.
The US-led coalition has carried out further airstrikes against the Islamic State militants besieging Kobani. The fighters are trying to capture the Kurdish town in northern Syria. A senior officer in Kobani, Adreas Nassan, told the BBC that militants who were in control of about 1/3 of the city on Wednesday now held only a few houses.
Yesterday, they were controlling third, 1/3 of the city of Kobani. But airstrikes and special operations of YPG pushed them back and now they are not controlling any more of the 1/3 of Kobani. They are controlling some houses in east and southeastern sides of Kobani.
The head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde has said there was a serious risk that the Euro Zone might slip back into recession. Mrs. Lagarde said there was a now significant risk of up to 40% of another Euro Zone recession. But she said it was avoidable if the right policies were decided. Her warning comes as exports in Europe's largest economy Germany fell sharply in August. In a biggest monthly plunge in five years exports dropped by 5.8% compared with July while imports fell by 1.3%. It follows a weak German industrial output figures published earlier this year.
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Mexican official said they have arrested the leader of the Juarez Cartel, once one of the country's most powerful crime syndicates. Carrillo Fuentes was arrested in the northern city of Torreon. The arrest is the latest in a series of high-profile operations against drugs lords in Mexico this year.
The European Union is considering setting up a new multi-national team to focus on the threat of European jihadist fighters returning from countries such as Syria and Iraq. The Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfaro said such a team could include Internet specialists to investigate online recruitment by extremists.
The French novelist Patrick Modiano has won this year's Nobel Prize in literature. The BBC's Sebastian Usher has read and translated Patrick Modiano's work.
Just as in his brief elliptical novels, Patrick Modiano is an illusive figure rarely to be seen in French literature circles and barely known outside France. Such nearly all his 30 or so books have circled around the same scenes and themes. His characters come in and out of focus in a hazy landscape of betray and guilt. The setting is almost always France under Nazi occupation, drawn from scraps of documents and photographs. The style is poetic and bleak even if many of the books are extensively detective novels, but the mystery Modiano is investigating is the ambiguity of the past, in his case, the short-lived world of occupation and collaboration in Paris that vanished just months before he was born.
The giant online retailer Amazon is to open its first physical store. The Wall Street Journal reported that the store will open opposite the Empire State Building in New York City in time for Christmas sales. It said the shop is likely to showcase the firm's own range of tablets, devices and some other goods, but will mainly act as a warehouse where customers can collect, return and exchange purchases made online. Amazon had worldwide sales of 74 billion dollars last year.
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