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October 7, 2014

TOP STORIES FROM EUROPE AT 1115 GMT

STOCKHOLM — Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan and U.S. scientist Shuji Nakamura have won the Nobel Prize in physics for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes, a breakthrough that spurred the development of LED technology used to light up computer screens and modern smartphones. By Karl Ritter and Malin Rising. Sent: 600 words, photos.

EBOLA

MADRID — In a case underscoring the perils of caring for Ebola patients, a nurse in Spain who cared for an Ebola patient has come down with the disease — the first known transmission outside West Africa during the current epidemic. Her husband and a second nurse who treated the patient are now in quarantine, Spanish officials said, and a man who arrived on a flight from Nigeria has also been quarantined. By Ciaran Giles and Mike Stobbe. SENT: 830 words, photos.

INTERNATIONAL COURT-KENYA

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — International Criminal Court prosecutors say Kenya is refusing to comply with repeated requests for information that could form evidence against the country’s president, who is charged with instigating deadly postelection violence in 2007-2008. Prosecution attorney Benjamin Gumpert told a hearing Tuesday that prosecutors and Kenyan authorities have reached a deadlock in efforts to gather potential evidence against President Uhuru Kenyatta such as phone records and tax returns. By Mike Corder. SENT: 140 words, photos.

FRANCE-CARLOS THE JACKAL

PARIS — Carlos the Jackal, the Venezuelan who became a symbol of Cold War terrorism, is facing a new trial. A French court has ordered Carlos, whose real name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, to stand trial over a 1974 grenade attack on Paris’ Left Bank that killed two people and injured more than 30. He is serving two life sentences for other deadly attacks in the 1970s and 1980s. SENT: 130 words.

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