Pakistani Nobel laureate honored in Philadelphia

Malala Yousafzai holds up her Liberty Medal during a ceremony at the National Constitution Center, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. The honor is given annually to an individual who displays courage and conviction while striving to secure liberty for people worldwide. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pakistani teenager awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to promote girls' education has been honored with the Liberty Medal.



Deans backs Cheika to fill Wallabies hot seat

Australian Rugby Union coach Ewen McKenzie pictured after his team lost against New Zealand during the Bledisloe Cup match in Brisbane on October 18, 2014Wellington (AFP) - Former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans on Wednesday endorsed Michael Cheika to take over the Australia job, saying the New South Wales mentor could turn the side into World Cup winners but must curb his fiery behaviour.



Indiana man was violent long before 7 killings

GARY, Ind. (AP) — With hindsight, there were signs years ago of increasing violence against women by Darren Vann, who police said Tuesday has confessed to killing seven women in northwestern Indiana.
'Humbled' NBC cameraman recovers from Ebola

Liberian health workers are seen at the MSF Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, on October 18, 2014Washington (AFP) - A US photojournalist said he was grateful to be alive after the hospital treating him declared him free of Ebola, in a minor victory over the virus that has killed more than 4,500 people.



Toys R Us pulls 'Breaking Bad' dolls

NEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week.


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