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Survey: Asia Finds Money Brings Happiness
Associated Press
SINGAPORE, Oct 30:  Emerging Asian nations are finding out what developed ones did years ago: money — and the stuff it buys — brings happiness.

Levels of self-reported well-being in fast-growing nations like Indonesia, China and Malaysia now rival those in the U.S., Germany and the United Kingdom, rich nations that have long topped the happiness charts, according to a Pew Research Center global survey released Friday. It says it shows how rises in national income are closely linked to personal satisfaction.
Ebola Expert Says China At Risk, Seeks Japan Aid
Associated Press
TOKYO, Oct 30: A scientist who helped to discover the Ebola virus says he is concerned that the disease could spread to China given the large numbers of Chinese workers traveling to and from Africa.

Peter Piot, who is director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said Thursday it´s not "rocket science" that with many exchanges between the two regions the disease could spread.
Drone Strike Kills 2 Militants In NW Pakistan
Associated Press
PAKISTAN, Oct 30: Suspected U.S. drone-fired missiles struck a house early on Thursday in a restive tribal region in northwest Pakistan, killing two militants, officials said.

Two intelligence officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to media, said the missiles hit a house in Azam Warsak village in the South Waziristan tribal region.
Israeli Police Kill Suspected Palestinian Shooter
Associated Press
JERUSALEM, Oct 30: Israeli police have shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of a brazen assassination attempt of a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem.

Thursday´s shooting comes just hours after a gunman on a motorcycle shot and wounded Yehuda Glick late Wednesday. Glick is still hospitalized in serious condition.
10 Dead, Over 250 Missing In Sri Lanka Mudslide
Associated Press
MEERIYABEDDA,Oct 29:  A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers´ houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and leaving more than 250 missing, an official said.

The military mobilized troops to help with the rescue operation as rain continued to fall in the island nation´s central hills. Mud covered some of the destroyed homes to their roofs, and water gushing down hillsides indicated more slides were possible.
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