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* Ebola quarantine test looms in US

Oct 30 (BBC) A nurse who cared for Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is fighting the US state of Maine over its right to quarantine her against her will. In a test case for returning US health workers, Kaci Hickox has vowed to leave her home on Thursday if the state does not lift the restrictions.
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* Unmanned US rocket Antares explodes during launch

Oct 29 (BBC) An unmanned supply rocket bound for the International Space Station has exploded during its launch from the US state of Virginia. Antares, a 14-storey rocket built by Orbital Sciences Corp, combusted seconds after leaving the seaside launch pad at Wallops Flight Facility. The cause of the cargo ship malfunction has yet to be determined.
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* Bangladesh Islamist leader Motiur Rahman Nizami sentenced to death

Oct 29 (BBC) The head of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party has been sentenced to death for war crimes committed during the independence war against Pakistan in 1971. Motiur Rahman Nizami, 71, faced 16 charges including genocide, murder, torture and rape. A state prosecutor said the sentence reflected the "gravity of the crimes".
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* India's Gujarat state braces for Cyclone Nilofar

Oct 30 (BBC) Authorities in India have begun evacuating tens of thousands of people as a powerful cyclone heads for the western coast. Cyclone Nilofar, categorised as "severe" by weather forecasters, is expected to hit Gujarat state on Saturday morning. India's Meteorological Department has predicted the storm will bring winds of up to 130km/h (80 mph).
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* India submits list with 'black money' names to court

Oct 29 (BBC) The Indian government has given a list containing names of all Indians suspected to have parked untaxed wealth in foreign banks to the Supreme Court. The list with 627 names was submitted to the court in a sealed envelope on Wednesday.
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