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News from the Global South


WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks
The World Health Organization's emergency committee holds talks on travel restrictions and screening measures on the Ebola outbreak.

Somali teenager 'stoned to death'
An Islamic court has stoned an 18-year-old to death in southern Somalia after convicting him of raping a woman, a pro-Islamist news site reports.

Kissing ban riles Zimbabwe students
A ban on students kissing in public, imposed by the University of Zimbabwe, is "nonsensical", a student representative tells the BBC.

Mexico orders Iguala mayor's arrest
Mexico orders the arrest of the mayor of the southern town of Iguala, where 43 students disappeared after clashing with police last month.

Cuba leads way on Ebola effort
Cuba sends a second group of medical staff to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak, becoming the biggest single provider of healthcare workers.

China's Top 10 stock market milestones
China is set for another historic venture: the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect, which will allow international investors to buy Shanghai-listed stocks via Hong Kong exchange.

Inside a Chinese 'Taobao village'
Xiniujiao village of Baiyun district in Guangzhou is a typical "taobao village" in China.

Stock Connect set to buoy use of more financial instruments
The Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect is creating a market for new derivatives that will allow investors to hedge against underlying exposure or simply speculate.

Financing of projects focal point for APEC
Infrastructure financing was at the top of the agenda at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Finance Ministers' Meeting in Beijing, with several concrete results achieved.