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  • Canada's parliament attacked near where PM Harper was speaking

    Wednesday, 1:33 PM

    By Randall Palmer and David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's capital was jolted on Wednesday by the fatal shooting of a soldier and an attack on the parliament building in which gunshots were fired outside a room where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking. The gunman in the parliament building was shot dead, and Harper was safely removed. ...... read more

  • Iraqi Kurds approve sending fighters to aid Syrian town

    Wednesday, 2:18 PM

    Turkish Kurds warm themselves around an open fire as they watch the Syrian town of Kobani, near the Mursitpinar border crossing, on the Turkish-Syrian borderBy Isabel Coles and Dasha Afanasieva ARBIL Iraq/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers approved a plan on Wednesday to send fighters to the Syrian town of Kobani to relieve fellow Kurds under attack by Islamic State militants, marking the semi-autonomous region's first military foray into Syria's war. Kobani lies on the border with Turkey, and Islamic State fighters keen to consolidate territorial gains in northern Syria have pressed an offensive against the town even as U.S.-led forces started bombing their positions. ...


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  • NATO, Swedish fighters scrambled to intercept Russian plane

    Wednesday, 11:42 AM

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO and Swedish fighter jets were scrambled to intercept a Russian intelligence-gathering plane that briefly entered Estonian airspace on Tuesday, the alliance said on Wednesday. The Estonian Foreign Ministry called the Russian ambassador to the ministry and gave him a protest note over the incursion, the Estonian defense forces said. Fighters from Denmark as well as Portuguese F-16s from NATO's air policing mission in the Baltics took off after radar detected an unidentified aircraft flying close to NATO airspace in the Baltic Sea, NATO said. ...... read more

  • Botswana ruling party leads in early election results

    Saturday, 4:16 AM

    Polling officers bring ballot boxes to a counting center in Gaborone on October 24, 2014 after voting ends in the Botswana general electionBotswana's ruling party was leading in most local council constituencies as general election results trickled in Saturday, but opposition parties made a strong showing in the capital, the electoral commission said. There had been delays in the counting of parliamentary ballots and no results had been received so far, the Independent Electoral Commission spokesman Osupile Maroba told AFP. Parliamentary results will also determine who will be president for the next five years, with incumbent Ian Khama of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) expected to win a second term. The IEC had verified results from 200 of the 490 local council voting districts, with the BDP winning six of the capital Gaborone's 13 wards.


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  • Ebola: More calls for travel bans or quarantines

    Saturday, 3:57 AM

    President Barack Obama meets with Ebola survivor Nina Pham in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Pham, the first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus. The 26-year-old Pham arrived last week at the NIH Clinical Center. She had been flown there from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Ebola virus's arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation — Mali — renewed questions about whether stricter travel restrictions would help lock down the deadly disease. The governors of New York and New Jersey went ahead and issued their own quarantine order.


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  • Iran hangs woman in defiance of international campaign

    Saturday, 3:43 AM

    Reyhaneh Jabbari was arrested for the murder of a former intelligence official in July 2007Iran hanged Saturday a woman convicted of murdering a former intelligence officer she claimed had tried to sexually assault her, defying international appeals for a stay of execution. Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, who had been on death row for five years, was put to death at dawn, the official IRNA news agency quoted the Tehran prosecutor's office as saying. Amnesty International condemned her killing, describing it as "a bloody stain on Iran's human rights record" and "an affront to justice". A message posted on the homepage of a Facebook campaign set up to try to save Jabbari noted the "sad news" of her death, adding the words "Rest in Peace" alongside pictures of her as a young child.


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  • Denmark's Olesen leads by three at Perth International

    Saturday, 3:28 AM

    Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark hits a shot during the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club on August 10, 2014 in Louisville, KentuckyDenmark's Thorbjorn Olesen will take a three-shot lead into Sunday's final round of the Perth International as he looks for his first win in two years at Lake Karrinyup. Olesen fired a five-under 67 in Saturday's hird round and leads the European Tour co-sanctioned tournament at 16-under 200 from South Korean Sihwan Kim. "It's been a couple of years since I won, so definitely I'll feel the nerves," said Olesen, whose only main tour success came at the 2012 Sicilian Open. "I've been in contention in big tournaments and I know how it feels," added Olesen, who finished sixth at The Masters in 2013.


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  • Royals hold off Giants to take Series lead

    Saturday, 12:02 AM

    MLB: World Series-Kansas City Royals at San Francisco GiantsBy Larry Fine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Kansas City Royals followed their formula for success to perfection turning a tight game over to their "monstrous" bullpen to beat the San Francisco Giants on Friday and seize the upper hand in the World Series. After each team claimed a lopsided win in the first two games of the best-of-seven, Game Three was a 3-2 nailbiter that gave the visitors a 2-1 lead in the series. The pivotal victory was preserved by four hitless innings thrown by Royals relievers. ...


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  • Giants hope 2012 adversity helps them overcome Royals

    Friday, 10:52 PM

    By Larry Fine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The San Francisco Giants hope to be able to draw on their experience in the 2012 postseason as they battle to overcome a 2-1 deficit to the Kansas City Royals in the World Series. The 3-2 loss on Friday gave the visiting Royals a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven. Teams winning Game Three in a World Series that was tied 1-1 have gone on to win two-thirds of the time. "It was a good battle," said Giants right-fielder Hunter Pence. "We just got to keep plugging away. That's the game of baseball. ...... read more

  • Vimeo tech chief takes on 'terrifying' online video challenges (Q&A)

    Saturday, 4:00 AM

    Vimeo CTO Andrew Pile has to handle everything from the arrival of smart TVs to Google's changing ideas about video compression in a browser.Andrew Pile has to make sure his service works with everything from phones to smart TVs, even as video-streaming technology constantly changes.>


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  • College students more prone to thoughtless social posts than high schoolers, study says

    Friday, 6:04 PM

    College students more prone to thoughtless social posts than high schoolers, study saysA new survey -- conducted for a firm that recently brought its private social-networking app to the US -- also shows that teens are tired of the lack of reality on sites like Facebook.>


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  • Look to energy names for global demand clues

    Friday, 6:02 PM

    A Wall Street sign is pictured in the rain outside the New York Stock ExchangeBy Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) - Slumping energy shares drove the recent U.S. stock market selloff more than any other major group, so investors are turning to next week's slate of earnings to see if the sector can pull itself out of the pit. The third-quarter earnings picture for energy looks grim. Profit growth expectations for S&P 500 energy companies have fallen more than any other sector - from a forecast of 13.8 percent on July 1 to the current 1.8 percent, Thomson Reuters data showed. Energy shares dropped 9. ...


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  • Ebola death toll tops 4,900 as virus spreads: WHO

    Saturday, 4:39 AM

    By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The death toll from the Ebola epidemic rose to 4,922 out of 10,141 known cases in eight countries through Oct. 23, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday. The virus, which reached Mali through a two-year-old girl who died on Friday, now threatens Ivory Coast, having infected people virtually all along its borders with Guinea and Liberia. Ivory Coast is the world's biggest cocoa producer. The Ebola outbreak has hurt the economic growth that has been raising living standards in the region. ...... read more

  • Ebola death toll tops 4,900 out of more than 10,000 cases - WHO

    Saturday, 4:35 AM

    Health worker in protective equipment carries a sample taken from the body of someone who is suspected to have died from Ebola virus, near Rokupa HospitalBy Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The death toll from the Ebola epidemic rose to 4,922 out of 10,141 known cases in eight countries through Oct. 23, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday. The three worst-hit countries of West Africa - Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - account for the bulk, recording 4,912 deaths out of 10,114 cases, the WHO said in its update. The overall figures include outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal, deemed by the WHO to be now over, as well as isolated cases in Spain, the United States and a single case in Mali. ...


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  • WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000

    Saturday, 4:22 AM

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread.... read more