The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

Barack ObamaREUTERS/Jason ReedAn armed guard was allowed into an elevator with President Obama, breaching Secret Service protocols.

Hello! Here’s what you need to know for Wednesday.

1. The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the US. The male patient, who contracted the virus on a recent visit to Liberia, is being treated at a Dallas hospital.

2. Pro-democracy protests in Hong King coincide with China’s National Day, which marks the founding of communist China 65 years ago today.

3. In a breach of Secret service protocol, an armed guard was allowed onto an elevator with President Obama during a visit to the CDC in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sept. 16, The Washington Examiner first reported.

4. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Australia will join US-led airstrikes in Iraq.

5. The death toll from Japan’s Mount Ontake eruption is likely to climb to 46, making it the deadliest volcanic eruption since 1926, Reuters reports.

6. British aircraft bombed Islamic State targets in Iraq for the first time.

7. eBay is spinning off PayPal.

8. The next version of Microsoft’s Windows, called Windows 10, will launch in mid-2015.

9. North Korean leader Kim Jon Un was reportedly hospitalized for fractured ankles resulting from weight gain.

10. Norway has been ranked the best place in the world to grow old.

And finally …

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin’s wedding in Venice cost nearly $US13 million.

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