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A metal sculpture depicting a stock exchange chart is seen in the reception hall of the Athens Bourse in Athens September 11, 2014. Greece on Thursday set the pricing on its offer to top up its recent three- and five-year bonds by about 1 billion euros (U

From Global Markets 5:48 pm

Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon September 16, 2014

The local market extended its losses in the second half of trade, with the All Ordinaries Index (XAO) down 0.5 per cent or 29.2pts to 5446.2. The miners ended modestly firmer; however the improvements lessened this afternoon while falls from the big banks held the market back most.

A man washes his hands as a preventive measure against the Ebola virus on a street in Monrovia, September 13, 2014. REUTERS/James Giahyue (LIBERIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)

From Economy 5:04 pm

West Africa Ebola Epidemic To Last 12-18 Months More

The Ebola outbreak will last 12 - 18 months more.

Members Of Ukrainian Police Special Task Force 'Sich' Take Part In A Drill At Their Base In Slaviansk

From Politics & Policy 5:00 pm

Ukraine Crisis: Poland Denies Supplying Weapons To Kiev

Tomasz Siemoniak, Polish defence minister, denied Poland will supply Ukraine with modern weapons.

A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter walks past a mosque damaged by an airstrike in Suleiman Beg, after the town was retaken on Monday September 3, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

From Politics & Policy 3:40 pm

US Has Carried Out Expanded Airstrike, Targets ISIS Near Baghdad, Destroys 6 Vehicles and One of IS Fighting Positions

A total of six vehicles were destroyed as the United States carried out its first expanded airstrike against the ISIS. Also destroyed was one of the Islamist group's fighting positions.

From Politics & Policy 3:02 pm

China Eyeing 40B Euros Worth Of Rare Earths Under Greece

China wants a stake in Greece's 40 billion euros worth mineral resources that include the highly essential rare earths metals.

ISIS's attacks in a camp

From Politics & Policy 2:54 pm

War Is Business After all: Armaments Companies’ Share Price Jumping At 30 Percent On Average

Share prices of arms producing companies surge by 30 percent on average as revealed by data compiled by SIPRI.

Tony Abbott at New York Stock Exchange

From Global Markets 2:31 pm

Australian Stock Market Report – Midday September 16, 2014

The Australian sharemarket is modestly lower after recording its biggest daily slump in five weeks yesterday. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) is down 0.1 per cent and continues to soften following disappointing signs for China's economy on Saturday.

Opposing yes and no signs are seen in Edinburgh, Scotland, September 15, 2014. The referendum on Scottish independence will take place on September 18, when Scotland will vote whether or not to end the 307-year-old union with the rest of the United Kingdo

From Politics & Policy 1:50 pm

Scottish Independence: Quebec Keeps Watchful Eye, Seeks Inspiration; Queen, Cameron Caution Scots to Thread Carefully

All eyes are on Scotland's referendum for independence on Thursday.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby (2L), Senior Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner (C), Imam Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra (2R) and Sayeeda Warsi (R) react together at the close of a vigil outside Westminster Abbey in central London September 3, 2014. Religious l

From Politics & Policy 12:40 pm

Philippines Rejects Entry of Dangerous Canadian Imam Preacher

A Canadian Islamic preacher was denied entry by the Philippines because he posed a threat to national security.

From Politics & Policy 10:31 am

Australian Dollar Outlook - 16 September 2014

Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar back above USD 0.9000 as markets count down to the FOMC announcement on Thursday morning.