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Obama meets US aid worker who survived Ebola

US President Barack Obama has met Ebola survivor Dr Kent Brantly and his wife Amber at the White House.

President Barack Obama meets Dr. Kent Brantly and his wife Amber at the Oval Office. Credit: Flickr/White House

Dr. Brantly, an American citizen, contracted the deadly virus while in Liberia doing missionary aid work.


Leonardo DiCaprio made UN 'Messenger of Peace'

Leonardo DiCaprio has been appointed a UN 'Messenger of Peace' to help promote international action on climate change.

The Hollywood actor joins a number of prominent stars who have been given the role, including Stevie Wonder, George Clooney and Michael Douglas.

Leonardo DiCaprio has become a UN Messenger of Peace. Credit: Reuters

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said as well as being "one of the world's leading actors", DiCaprio had a "long-standing commitment to environmental causes".

He founded the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation in 1998 to work on environmental and humanitarian issues.

The Wolf of Wall Street star will address a major UN climate summit in New York next Tuesday.

European countries 'must do more' on migrants

A top UN official says European nations need to make a "concerted, collective effort" to try to stop migrants dying crossing the Mediterranean.

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Andrej Mahecic was speaking after a boat carrying migrants was sunk off the coast of Malta, with about 500 people feared dead.

ITV News Correspondent Lewis Vaughan Jones reports:

Scottish debate heats up on penultimate campaigning day

The Scottish independence debate has been heating up on the penultimate day of campaigning before Thursday's historic referendum.

Today the three main party leaders at Westminster promised to transfer more powers if Scotland rejects independence.

But it was an offer the Yes campaign claimed was a panic measure and an "insult to voters."

ITV News Correspondent Martin Geissler reports from Edinburgh:


Yes campaign 'gains some traction' on NHS debate

By Debi Edward: Scotland Correspondent

It is perhaps in light of the momentum that the Yes campaign has gained that the No campaign went on the attack today.

They distributed a document - leaked by an NHS doctor - which states:

The leaked document suggests sweeping cuts of up to £450 million will be needed for the health service. Credit: ITV News

The Better Together campaign claims that flies in the face of their rival's claims that only a Yes vote can protect the NHS from cuts.

Well, the Scottish government have said they are the ones protecting and increasing the NHS budget in Scotland, and that only independence can offer the health service a brighter future.

The Yes campaign really have been able to gain some traction on this NHS debate despite health being a devolved issue - the Better Together campaign say it's "the biggest lie" of the referendum so far.

Miliband slams 'ugly' Yes tactics after chaotic scenes

Ed Miliband has accused the pro-Scottish independence campaign of "ugly" tactics after he was heckled in chaotic scenes during a visit to Edinburgh.

The Labour leader was branded an "absolute liar" by protesters when he toured the St James Shopping Centre in what was supposed to be a trip to persuade undecided voters.

Abuse was hurled at Labour leader Ed Miliband as he made his way through the Edinburgh shopping centre. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Mr Miliband told the BBC, "I think we have seen in parts of this campaign an ugly side to it from the Yes campaign."

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