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October 30, 2014 (San Diego's East County)-- East County Magazine's World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflect all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views. Top world and U.S. headlines include:



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Nurse defies Ebola quarantine (CBS)

Maine Gov. Paul LePage says that negotiations with a nurse who treated Ebola patients have broken down and that he is ready to exercise the "full extent" of his authority to protect the public.

Leaked autopsy raises questions about Michael Brown narrative (+video) (CS Monitor)

An autopsy leaked to the media could support the officer's claim that Michael Brown went for his gun, and it suggests that Mr. Brown didn't have his hands up 'in a standard surrender position,' according to one expert.

Deaths at the US-Mexico border drop to 15-year low (CS Monitor)

The number of migrants who died or needed rescue while crossing the desert from Mexico into Arizona has dropped significantly this year.

Recently Returned From Africa, Doctor Tests Positive For Ebola At NYC Hospital (NPR)

A patient at a New York City hospital has tested positive for Ebola, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference on Thursday.  According to a statement from Doctors Without Borders, a doctor returned to the United States Oct. 12 after working with Ebola patients in Guinea.


Japan nuclear plant gets approval to restart, over three years after Fukushima (Reuters)

A town in southwest Japan became the first to approve the restart of a nuclear power station on Tuesday, a step forward in Japan's fraught process of reviving an industry left idled by the Fukushima catastrophe in 2011.

Egypt to create buffer zone along Gaza border (AP)

Egyptian authorities on Tuesday ordered residents living along the country's eastern border with the Gaza Strip to evacuate so they can demolish their homes and set up a buffer zone to stop weapons and militant trafficking between Egypt and the Palestinian territory, officials said.

Shooting at Canada's Parliament leaves two dead, shooter identified  (CS Monitor)

A gunman with a scarf over his face shot to death a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire before he was killed by the usually ceremonial sergeant-at-arms, authorities and witnesses said.  The attack immediately raised the specter of terrorism…

Jerusalem to step up security after second day of violence (JPost)

In the night's latest incident, Arab rioters threw firecrackers, Molotov cocktails and rocks at Jewish homes in the Old City. 

Mexico: Iguala Mayor linked to disappearance of 43 students (+video) (CS Monitor)

The mayor of a town in Guerrero state where 43 students disappeared last month ordered the police to attack, Mexico's Attorney General said Wednesday.

Japan warns of increased activity at volcano near nuclear plant(Reuters)

Japan warned on Friday that a volcano in southern Japan located roughly 64 km (40 miles) from a nuclear plant was showing signs of increased activity that could possibly lead to a small-scale eruption and warned people to stay away from the summit.

Under siege, Egypt looks for allies (JPost)

Over the weekend, 30 Egyptian soldiers were killed and 31 wounded in one of the worst terrorist attacks in the past year in northern Sinai. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi reacted with a stark declaration, saying terrorism was an existential threat and that Egypt will fight it till it is eradicated.


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