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Palestinian-American teenager shot by Israeli forces

Israeli forces have shot dead a Palestinian-American teenager, US officials said.

Orwah Hammad, 14, was shot in the head in the village of Silwad on Friday.

An Israeli army spokesman confirmed they had hit a Palestinian man who was hurling a molotov cocktail at them but said they would investigate the shooting.

US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki called for a "speedy and transparent investigation."

She added: "The United States expresses its deepest condolences to the family of a US citizen minor who was killed by the Israeli Defense Forces during clashes in Silwad on October 24."

Earlier this week a Jewish baby girl was killed when a Palestinian man slammed his car into pedestrians at railway stop.

Her death followed that of five-year-old Palestinian girl Enas Shawkat, 5, who was run over by an Israeli motorist in the West Bank.

Peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians collapsed in April.

New York to quarantine medical workers returning from Africa

Medical workers returning from Ebola-hit countries to JFK airport will automatically be quarantined. Credit: Reuters

New York and New Jersey will automatically quarantine medical workers returning from Ebola-hit countries, officials say.

The measures announced by the two states, which go beyond the current restrictions imposed in the US, come as medical detectives try to retrace the steps of New York doctor Craig Spence, who tested positive for the deadly virus on Thursday.

The new policy applies to medical workers returning to New York's JFK airport and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.

One female healthcare worker has already been ordered into quarantine.


Hannah Graham's parents 'devastated by loss of beautiful daughter'

The parents of murdered teenager Hannah Graham have said they are "devastated by the loss of our beautiful daughter".

In a statement John and Sue Graham thanked police, emergency workers and hundreds of volunteers who searched for Hannah, whose remains were discovered five days ago.

"Please continue to hold these families in your thoughts and prayers," they added.

Police had already charged 32-year-old Jesse Matthew Jr with her disappearance.

The Albemarle County Commonwealth Attorney's Office said they would now determine what charges will be brought against him.

He is further charged in connection with the disappearance of another woman, Morgan Harrington, whose body was discovered in 2010.

Asda faces action from thousands over equal pay

Asda is accused of paying its female staff up to £4 less than their male counterparts. Credit: PA

Supermarket giant Asda is facing legal action from up to 19,000 women over equal pay.

Law firm Leigh Day said the claims were launched after investigations revealed some store employees were being paid less than colleagues doing the same job in its distribution centres.

The pay difference between shop workers, who are mainly female, and warehouse workers, who are mainly men, could be as much as £4 an hour.

If the claimants are successful, they could be entitled to six years' worth of back pay in compensation.

Michael Newman, a discrimination and employment law expert at Leigh Day, warned the implications of these legal claims were "enormous for Asda and many other supermarkets in the UK".

The challenge is thought to be the largest challenge of its kind in the private sector and could act as a "test case" for other retailers.

An Asda spokesman said they would "robustly defend" the claims.

High school shooter named as freshman Jaylen Ray Fryberg

A student who opened fire at a high school has been named as Jaylen Ray Fryberg, NBC News reports, citing law enforcement sources.

Jaylen Ray Fryberg has been named as the shooter. Credit: Facebook

The American football player was a first year described as 'happy and popular' by fellow students and had recently been named 'Homecoming Prince'.

"Everybody knew him. Everybody liked him," Bryce Vitcovitch, a member of the school's football team, told NBC station KING of Seattle. "This is just a huge shock to everybody. For the most part, he was a really happy kid."

On his social media profiles Jayden appears to have been shattered after recently breaking up with his girlfriend.


US nurse shares hug with Obama after surviving Ebola

One of the two US nurses who have survived the Ebola virus after contracting the disease from a dying patient has shared a hug with Barack Obama after meeting the president at the White House.

Nina Pham had been transferred to a specialist treatment centre in Maryland, near Washington DC, after initially being treated in Texas.

Ms Pham's meeting with Mr Obama came hours after she was released from hospital after being publicly declared virus free.

Her colleague Amber Vinson was also declared free of Ebola earlier today after receiving treatment in Atlanta.

Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont resigns

Labour leader Ed Miliband and Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Leader of the Scottish Labour Party Johann Lamont has resigned.

A Labour source said: "She realised it was time for a change in Scotland. She has put the party first. Ed regards her as an honourable woman who has served party well and we hope will serve the party again in the future."

Remains found in US confirmed to be UK-born student

Human remains found in rural Virginia are those of British-born missing student Hannah Graham, US police have confirmed.

The University of Virginia student, 18, had been missing since September 13. Credit: Charlottesville, Va., Police Dept.

Thousands of volunteers had searched for the University of Virginia student, who lived in Fairfax in the state, since her disappearance in September.

Her remains were found last weekend on an abandoned property near the university campus in Charlottesville.

Local man Jesse Matthew Jr., 32, has been charged in her disappearance.

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