Emergency meet on Ebola held; more international news in brief

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Washington, Sept 8: Here are the top international news in brief for September 8, 2014:

[Follow national news in brief for Sept 8]

10.30 pm: Ebola spreading fast in Liberia, thousands of new cases expected over coming weeks, WHO says.

9.45 pm: An organisation of Shia Muslims here has announced a reward of Rs one crore each for the killing of the chiefs of ISIS, al-Qaeda, Jamaat-u-Dawa, Taliban and Harkat-ul-Mujahideen.

9.25 pm: Ukraine president visits frontline city amid "shaky" ceasefire.

8:50 pm: African Union holds emergency meet on Ebola.

7:30 pm: Russia to boost healthcare cooperation with BRICS countries.

5:50 pm: Indians in captivity in Iraq safe, says Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj.

5:25 pm: Head of al-Azhar, the highest Sunni Muslim authority in Arab world, calls Islamic State militants as 'criminals'.

5:00 pm: Micromax launches Canvas Nitro for Rs 12,990.

4:28 pm: US dollar ends lower against the rupee.

3.53 pm: Israel rejects New Zealand's new ambassador because he's also envoy to Palestinian Authority.

3.10 pm: Buckingham Palace releases statement, says Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge expecting 2nd child.

2.08 pm: Vladimir Putin supports restructure of govt ministries including abolishing of Russia's Regional Development Ministry: Russian news agencies.

1.45 pm: Rebel leader in East Ukraine says Pro-Russian separatists in Donetsk region preparing for "all-for-all" prisoner exchange: Interfax

12.40 pm: Colombian officials say plane crashed in the country's jungle region; 10 people killed.

9.55 am: Iranian news agency says Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in hospital, has prostate surgery.

9.16 am: Long-term truce with Hamas is impossible: Israel.

9.12 am: President Obama calls for deal on Afghan unity government.

9.10 am: 10 killed as elevator crashes in Turkey.

8.26 am: US President Barack Obama to outline plans to tackle IS Wednesday (read more)

8.25 am: Iraqi troops retake control of Haditha town in Anbar province from the IS.

8.22 am: Serena Williams wins 6th US Open title. She defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3 in the final.

8.21 am: Egypt's Mohammad Morsi may face death penalty.

8.20 am: 10 dead in Colombia plane crash.

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