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  • Kurdish peshmerga forces enter Syria's Kobani after further air strikes

    Friday, 2:27 PM

    An explosion following an air-strike is seen in the Syrian town of Kobani during heavy fightingBy Humeyra Pamuk and Raheem Salman SURUC Turkey/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A convoy of Iraqi Kurdish forces in Turkey rolled late on Friday across the border into Syria to help Syrian Kurds defend the besieged town of Kobani that has become the focus of a Western-backed war against Islamic State insurgents. U.S.-led air strikes hit Islamic State positions around Kobani earlier in the day in an apparent effort to pave the way for the heavily-armed Kurdish contingent to enter. ...


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  • Islamic State kills 85 more members of Iraqi tribe

    Saturday, 4:49 AM

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have executed 85 more members of the Albu Nimr tribe in Iraq in a mass killing campaign launched last week in retaliation for resistance to the group's territorial advances, a tribal leader and security official said on Saturday. Sheikh Naeem al-Ga'oud, one of the tribe's leaders, told Reuters that Islamic State killed 50 displaced members of Albu Nimr on Friday. In a separate incident, a security official said 35 bodies were found in a mass grave. The sustained bloodshed shows how the al Qaeda offshoot has proven resilient despite U.S. ...... read more

  • Al Qaeda group seizes bastion of Western-backed rebels in Syria's Idlib region

    Saturday, 3:44 AM

    By Mariam Karouny BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamist militants affiliated to al Qaeda seized the last remaining stronghold of Western-backed rebels in Syria's northwest province of Idlib on Saturday after days of fighting, rebels and a monitoring group said. Backed by other hardline Islamist groups, the Nusra Front are waging a major military campaign against the Syria Revolutionaries' Front led by Jamal Maarouf, a key figure in the armed opposition to President Bashar al-Assad, after accusing him of being corrupt and working for the West against them. ...... read more

  • Moore, Na lead by one at CIMB Classic in Malaysia

    Saturday, 5:18 AM

    Ryan Moore of the U.S. hits out of a sand trap on the fifth hole during the first round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in LouisvilleKUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Holder Ryan Moore and fellow American Kevin Na carded five-under-par 67s to grab a one-stroke lead after the third round of the CIMB Classic at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club on Saturday. Moore, who won the title last year after a Monday playoff against Gary Woodland, mixed seven birdies with two bogies, for a total of 12-under 204 in the $7 million tournament, co-sanctioned by the PGA and Asian Tour. Korean-born Na, a former Asian Tour Rookie of the Year, joined him at the top of the leaderboard with five birdies. ...


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  • Golf-Moore, Na lead by one at CIMB Classic in Malaysia

    Saturday, 5:10 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Holder Ryan Moore and fellow American Kevin Na carded five-under-par 67s to grab a one-stroke lead after the third round of the CIMB Classic at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club on Saturday. Moore, who won the title last year after a Monday playoff against Gary Woodland, mixed seven birdies with two bogies, for a total of 12-under 204 in the $7 million tournament, co-sanctioned by the PGA and Asian Tour. Korean-born Na, a former Asian Tour Rookie of the Year, joined him at the top of the leaderboard with five birdies. ...... read more

  • Kevin Na, Ryan Moore tied for lead in Malaysia

    Saturday, 4:48 AM

    Ryan Moore tees off on the eighth hole during the third round of the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur on November 1, 2014American Ryan Moore inched a step closer to his title defence at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia by turning in a five-under-par 67 to share the lead with compatriot Kevin Na on Saturday. Na, who is looking for his second career victory on the PGA Tour, was one of three players in the field to record a bogey-free third round. Sergio Garcia and Billy Hurley, who led on Friday, trail a shot behind going into Sunday's final round. Moore, who defeated Gary Woodland on the first playoff hole to win the CIMB Classic in 2013, is looking to become the first in the tournament's history to defend his title.


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  • Nurse free to move about as restrictions eased

    Saturday, 5:18 AM

    Nurse Kaci Hickox speaks to reporters outside their home, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Fort Kent, Maine. A Maine judge gave Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in their bid to restrict her movements as a precaution against Ebola.( AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone can move about as she pleases after a Maine judge eased state-imposed restrictions on her, handing officials in Maine a defeat in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola.


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  • Union workers, SEPTA reach tentative deal

    Saturday, 5:09 AM

    Union workers, SEPTA reach tentative dealUnion negotiators and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority reached a tentative contact deal Friday night, averting the possibility of a strike.


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  • Ebola costs encourage budget flexibility among U.S. Republicans

    Saturday, 5:08 AM

    By David Lawder and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Worries about Ebola are chipping away at some congressional Republicans' support for maintaining across-the-board spending caps on U.S. government agencies and the military. An increasing number of Republicans are speaking out in favor of Ebola "emergency" funds, which would be passed outside of the normal budget process, and would not require offsetting spending cuts or explicit sources of revenue. ..... read more

  • BNP CEO: French banks should pay only two thirds of bailout contribution

    Saturday, 5:30 AM

    BNP Paribas Chief Executive Jean-Laurent Bonnafe attends a news conference to present the company's 2014 First-Half results in ParisPARIS (Reuters) - French banks should pay only 10 billion euros ($12.5 billion) of the 16 billion they are being asked to contribute to a proposed EU bailout fund, BNP Paribas chief executive Jean-Laurent Bonnafé said in an interview in Le Figaro on Saturday. The size of contributions to the 55-billion-euro fund should be decided "as a function of their risk profile", he was quoted as saying, noting that European Central Bank stress tests showed France had "one of the most solid" banking sectors in Europe. ...


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  • German pilots won't strike during negotiations with Lufthansa: Focus

    Saturday, 5:03 AM

    A picture taken with the multiple exposure function of the camera shows cancelled flights on a flight schedule board and the logo of German air carrier Lufthansa at the Fraport airport in FrankfurtFRANKFURT (Reuters) - German pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) will abstain from industrial action during negotiations with airline Lufthansa over pay and early retirement benefits, Germany's Focus magazine reported. A dispute between Lufthansa and the union has resulted in repeated strikes at Lufthansa this year affecting thousands of passengers. Shares in Lufthansa have lost 15 percent of their value over the last three months due to the strikes as well as concerns over Ebola. "We are currently in talks with Lufthansa. ...


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  • As HP moves into 3D printing, there may still be room for the little guys

    Saturday, 4:00 AM

    As HP moves into 3D printing, there may still be room for the little guysThe 3D-printing market should be big enough for HP and incumbent companies to thrive, some experts say. In fact, smaller rivals could benefit.>


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  • Ebola costs encourage budget flexibility among U.S. Republicans

    Saturday, 5:08 AM

    By David Lawder and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Worries about Ebola are chipping away at some congressional Republicans' support for maintaining across-the-board spending caps on U.S. government agencies and the military. An increasing number of Republicans are speaking out in favor of Ebola "emergency" funds, which would be passed outside of the normal budget process, and would not require offsetting spending cuts or explicit sources of revenue. ...... read more

  • Canada imposes visa ban on nations where Ebola raging

    Saturday, 1:12 AM

    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada will stop issuing visas to people from those West African nations where the Ebola virus is widespread, the government said on Friday. The federal citizenship ministry, explaining the move, said in an official document that "the introduction or spread of the disease would pose an imminent and severe risk to public health in Canada".... read more

  • U.S. envoy Power defends Ebola guidelines, warns on Guinea

    Saturday, 1:07 AM

    By Louis Charbonneau and Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Friday defended federal guidelines for monitoring health workers returning from three Ebola-stricken West African countries while urging greater coordination to contain the outbreak in Guinea. There is a growing controversy in the United States over some states ordering 21-day quarantines for nurses and doctors returning after treating Ebola patients, an idea that medical experts have criticized. ...... read more