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Ebola global security threat - Obama US President Barack Obama calls the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to security worldwide while announcing a larger US role, including 3,000 troops, to help fight the virus. Details Ukraine rebels to get self-rule Ukrainian MPs adopt a law granting special status to parts of eastern regions held by pro-Russian rebels and an amnesty for rebel fighters. Details Nasa backs Boeing's astronaut design Boeing is the big winner in a competition for a new American system to take astronauts into orbit - a capability lost when the shuttles retired in 2011. Details US 'would consider Iraq ground troops' US ground forces could be deployed against Islamic State militants if the current strategy fails, a top US general says. Details French PM Valls wins confidence vote French Prime Minister Manuel Valls narrowly wins a crucial confidence vote in parliament, despite a recent cabinet revolt over austerity measures. Details Rio archbishop robbed for crucifix Armed robbers steal the archbishop of Rio de Janeiro's crucifix, even though one of the gang recognised him and apologised. Details Fiji coup leader faces electorate Fiji's coup leader and former military ruler Frank Bainimarama faces voters in the first election since he seized power in 2006. Details Chief defends Kashmir flood response The top official in Indian-administered Kashmir defends the response to the region's worst flooding in decades, which have killed more than 200. Details '100 children died' in Malta sinking Up to 100 children may have been among 500 people who drowned after a migrant boat sank near Malta last week, a migration body says. Details 'Row' sparked Danish court shooting A deadly shooting at a small claims court building in Copenhagen was the result of "a family dispute", Danish police say. Details Rob Ford says he is 'pretty sick' Toronto Mayor Rob Ford tells a columnist he is feeling "pretty sick" in hospital as he undergoes testing for tumours in his abdomen and lungs. Details Thai woman in crocodile pit suicide A 65-year-old woman from Bangkok has killed herself by jumping into a pit of crocodiles at a reptile farm, police say. Details Tardy ex-minister chased off plane Irate passengers prevent a senior Pakistani politician from boarding a flight, after they were kept on board for two hours until he arrived. Details