AFP | Far fewer Chinese couples applied to have a second child than expected.
RIA Novosti | The first major European country coming up with this decision.
RT | Two Royal Air Force jets reportedly threatened to shoot down a Latvian cargo plane.
BBC News | Nato has reported an “unusual” increase in Russian military aircraft conducting manoeuvres over European airspace over the last two days.
Reuters | “We can’t hermetically seal ourselves off,” he said at the White House.
London Guardian | Quotes from senior Obama administration figures damn Israeli prime minister over stance on settlements and Palestinian peace.
The Hill | Defense Secretary Hagel is considering a 21-day “quarantine-like” policy for all troops returning from West Africa, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
RT | The UK government has admitted for the first time that its spy agency, GCHQ, can access raw data mined by America’s NSA and others without a warrant.
Gateway Pundit | And, Obama thinks a quarantine is a bad idea.
UK Daily Mail | A giant sunspot on the solar surface has erupted for the sixth time in a week.
New American | The new ITU boss claims censorship is in the eye of the beholder.
RT | The chief Dutch prosecutor investigating the MH17 downing in eastern Ukraine does not exclude the possibility that the aircraft might have been shot down from air.
Ars Technica | Quadcopter flew “deliberately” at plane; neither drone nor operator were found.
London Independent | The business magnate, inventor and investor has warned about artificial intelligence before.
RT | Before launching his attack on Canada’s National War Memorial and the Parliament, the Ottawa gunman had recorded a video.
Ulson Gunnar | The US is its Own Worst Enemy.
Washington Examiner | Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed the U.S. for destabilizing the post-Cold War order in Eastern Europe.
Washington Post | Included attempts to manipulate the virus’s genetic coding.
Zero Hedge | Russia’s leader has unleashed his most aggressive statements with regard the failing world order.
RIA Novosti | The interference of the United States in other countries’ internal affairs undermines the global stability, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
London Guardian | Eric Hobsbawm and Christopher Hill had phones tapped, correspondence intercepted and friends and wives monitored.
NY Times | Dizzy, vomiting and struggling to breathe, 11 Iraqi police officers were rushed to a government hospital 50 miles north of the capital last month.
London Guardian | World Health Organisation says trials could start in west Africa in December, but warns vaccines aren’t ‘magic bullet’.
London Guardian | Royal Canadian Mounted Police say passport application brought him to their attention and likely ‘figured prominently in shooter’s motives’.
London Guardian | Comedian refers to ‘interesting’ relationship between Bush and Bin Laden during appearance on BBC2’s Newsnight programme.
Reuters | Mali confirmed its first case of Ebola on Thursday.
Washington Times | Moscow’s military provocations signal return to Cold War-era gamesmanship.
London Independent | South Korean media reports link disappearances to Kim Jong-un.
Reuters | Russian prosecutors have detained four more Moscow airport workers over a plane crash which killed the CEO of French oil company Total.
RIA Novosti | Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, suspected of killing a soldier guarding the National War Memorial in Ottawa, had mental health problems, the suspect’s friend said.
RT | At least 32 civilians, including women and children, have been killed in US-led airstrikes.
RT | Russia will have military control of the entirety of its 6,200 km Arctic coastal zone by the end of 2014.
RT | Swedish Armed forces are ready to use force.
Tony Cartalucci | China is facing increasing pressure along two fronts.
AP | Travelers from the U.S. and Spain will be required to fill a detailed form upon arrival at border entry points.
Sky News | One of two Canadian soldiers hit by a car in an apparent terrorist attack has died of his injuries.
London Independent | Reapers will initially be operating in Syria for surveillance, but will also engage Hellfire missiles in an attack capacity if authorisation is given.
RT | Russian prosecutors claim the driver of the snowplow which crashed with Total CEO Christophe de Margerie’s jet was drunk.
RT | The forces of the Kiev government used cluster munitions in populated areas in the city of Donetsk.
Zero Hedge | “A criminal investigation has been opened.”
RT | Accusations from Turkey’s intelligence agency that she had been “spying.”
Washington Times | ‘Suspension’ is good enough for Tehran.
RT | The Spanish nurse who contracted the Ebola virus while treating infected patients at a Madrid hospital has seemingly beaten the disease.
RT | Ron Paul speaks to Larry King.
RT | The Pentagon has publicly acknowledged an air-drop of lethal aid to Kurdish rebels.
The Hill | The Canadian government will begin shipping an experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday.
RT | Cuba has been on the frontline of international response to the worst outbreak in the disease’s history.
Reuters | Islamic State fighters attacked Kurdish forces with mortars and car bombs.
UK Daily Mail | To set up military blockades to restrict movement in attempt to stop the virus spreading.
AFP | As US President Barack Obama urged against “hysteria”.