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  • Security tight in Canada as police probe Parliament gunman's ties

    Friday, 12:05 AM

    A man identified by Royal Canadian Mounted Police as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau is seen in surveillance video as he exits a car and runs toward the Parliament buildings OttawaBy Randall Palmer, David Ljunggren and Leah Schnurr OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's capital faced a third day of heightened security on Friday as police searched for any clues that the man who shot and killed a soldier and charged into the parliament building had help in plotting his attack. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police ordered a detail of officers to remain with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, after it emerged that he briefly hid in a closet-like room during Wednesday's attack. ...


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  • Ground offensive against Islamic State months away in Iraq: U.S.

    Thursday, 9:14 PM

    A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter launches mortar shells towards Zummar, controlled by Islamic State, near MosulBy Phil Stewart MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE Florida (Reuters) - Iraqi forces are months away from being able to start waging any kind of sustained ground offensive against the Islamic State and any similar effort in Syria will take longer, officials at the U.S. military's Central Command said on Thursday. In Iraq, the timing will depend on a host of factors, some out of the military's control - from Iraqi politics to the weather. Iraqi forces also must be trained, armed and ready before major advances, like one to retake the city of Mosul, which fell to the Islamic State in June."It's not imminent. ...


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  • Canadian couple accused of spying in China held in near isolation

    Friday, 12:10 AM

    By Megha Rajagopalan BEIJING (Reuters) - A Canadian couple accused of spying near China's sensitive border with North Korea has been kept in near isolation for more than 80 days, their son said, and they have repeatedly been denied access to legal counsel. Treatment of the couple, who are being held without charge at a remote facility in the border city of Dandong, has seriously strained China's ties with Canada ahead of a planned visit by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper for a multilateral summit next month in Beijing. ...... read more

  • Hagan and Tillis in a battle of 'extremes' in NC

    Friday, 1:02 AM

    FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2014, photo, Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., makes a comment during a live televised debate with North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis at UNC-TV studios in Research Triangle Park, N.C. North Carolina’s Senate race boils down to a battle of extremes. At least that’s how Hagan and Tillis want voters to look at it. Running against President Barack Obama as much as he is against Hagan, Tillis calls the president’s health care law an “unworkable mess,” blasts American foreign policy as muddled and weak, and bemoans a $17 trillion-plus national debt. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, Pool)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Senate race boils down to a battle of extremes. At least that's how Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis want voters to see it.


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  • Ukraine's protest generation moves from barricades to parliament

    Friday, 12:56 AM

    Ukrainian journalist Sergiy Leshchenko attends the protest action in front of the parliament building in Kiev on October 23, 2014. His exposes fuelled the revolt against the former eliteWhen reporter Mustafa Nayem called a protest in Kiev against then-president Viktor Yanukovych's rejection of a deal with Europe, he sparked a movement that would oust a government and plunge Ukraine into historic change. A year, a revolution, foreign intervention, and an insurgency later, the former opposition journalist has gone from outsider to running on the ticket of Ukraine's new pro-Western leadership in Sunday's parliamentary polls. Nayem, 33, is not the only one to have trod the path from protest to ballot box, and said he made up his mind after American bestselling author Francis Fukuyama told him an activist must be ready to "get his hands dirty" in order to achieve change. Some 50 young activists, who once helped organise the rallies on Ukraine's iconic Independence Square that toppled Yanukovych in February, now look likely to become elected lawmakers.


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  • Sweden calls off hunt for suspected submarine

    Friday, 12:55 AM

    Swedish minesweeper HMS Kullen searches for what the military says is a foreign threat in the waters of the Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden, on October 19 2014Sweden called off early Friday the hunt for a suspected submarine that sparked one of the largest mobilisation of the Nordic country's naval forces since the end of the Cold War. "At 8:00 am (0600 GMT) Friday morning, the main part of the maritime intelligence operation which had been underway in the Stockholm archipelago since the previous Friday was concluded," the armed forces said in a statement. The defence forces will hold a briefing later Friday to describe its conclusion from the week-long search in waters near the Swedish capital in what media speculated was a hunt for a Russian submarine. Reports last week of a "man-made object" in the water set off a search operation involving battleships, minesweepers, helicopters and more than 200 troops scouring an area about 30 to 60 kilometres (20 to 40 miles) from Stockholm.


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  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Friday, 12:01 AM

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) greets San Diego Chargers coach Mike McCoy after an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Denver. The Broncos won 35-21. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide


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  • Manning's Broncos corral Chargers

    Thursday, 11:05 PM

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning during the game against the San Diego Chargers on October 23, 2014 in DenverFive-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning added to his latest record by throwing three touchdown passes to Emmanuel Sanders in the Denver Broncos 35-21 victory over the San Diego Chargers. The win comes four days after quarterback Manning broke Brett Favre's record for most career touchdown passes in a 42-17 demolition of the San Francisco 49ers. Against the Chargers, Manning completed 25-of-35 passes for 286 yards and three touchdowns to bring his career National Football League touchdown total to 513.


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  • Lakers guard Nash to sit out NBA season

    Thursday, 10:55 PM

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash during a media day in El Segundo, California on September 29, 2014Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash may have played his last game in the NBA after being ruled out of the upcoming season because of a recurring back problem. The Lakers said Nash, 40, who has been strongly tipped to retire after the 2014-15 campaign, had been sidelined after meeting with team doctors who advised him to sit out the season. "As disappointed as we are for ourselves and our fans, we’re even more disappointed for Steve," said Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak on Thursday. "We know how hard he’s worked the last two years to try to get his body right for the rigours of the NBA, and how badly he wants to play, but unfortunately he simply hasn’t been able to get there up to this point in time.


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  • Doctor with Ebola in Manhattan hospital after return from Guinea

    Friday, 1:07 AM

    An exterior view of Bellevue Hospital in New York CityBy Ellen Wulfhorst and Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - A doctor who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients was in an isolation unit in New York on Friday after testing positive for the deadly virus, becoming the fourth person diagnosed with the disease in the United States and the first in its largest city. The worst Ebola outbreak on record has killed at least 4,900 people and perhaps as many as 15,000, mostly in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, according to World Health Organization figures. ...


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  • California startup unveils gun technology for cops

    Friday, 1:04 AM

    In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, Jim Schaff, vice president of marketing with Yardarm, demonstrates how a sensor fits into an Airsoft replica of a Glock 17 handgun in San Francisco. A California-based startup has designed new law enforcement technology that aims to automatically alert dispatch when an officer's gun is unholstered and fired. Yardarm can also track where an officer's gun is located and in which direction it's fired. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer's weapon has been fired.


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  • Germany's BASF warns on profits and shares drop

    Friday, 12:55 AM

    BERLIN (AP) — Chemical and oil company BASF is warning that its profits will come in below its previous forecast in the wake of slower global economic growth and industrial production... read more

  • Pfizer's $11 billion buyback plan deflates AstraZeneca bid hopes

    Friday, 1:11 AM

    The Pfizer logo is seen at their world headquarters in New YorkLONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Pfizer is to continue buying back stock, with the board authorizing a new $11 billion share repurchase plan, deflating expectations that it will make a new bid for AstraZeneca. Shares in AstraZeneca fell 1.2 percent by 0800 GMT on Friday following the news. The largest American pharmaceuticals company, whose shares gained more than 1 percent after the announcement late on Thursday, said the move was in addition to the $1.3 billion remaining on its current share buyback program. ...


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  • Special Report: Why Madrid's poor fear Goldman Sachs and Blackstone

    Friday, 12:32 AM

    Unemployed hairdresser and mother-of-three Yasmin Rubiano looks at documents at her flat in MadridBy Sonya Dowsett Madrid (Reuters) - Last year Madrid’s city and regional governments sold almost 5,000 rent-controlled flats to private equity investors including Goldman Sachs and Blackstone. At the time, the tenants were told their rental conditions would remain the same. But as old contracts expire, dozens of people have received demands for higher rent, been told their rents will increase dramatically, been threatened with eviction or moved out to escape the insecurity. Thousands of Spain’s poor now depend for their homes on the generosity of private equity. Jamila Bouzelmat is one of ...


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  • U.S. stock futures tumble on reports of NY Ebola case

    Thursday, 11:25 PM

    Tokyo Stock Exchange staff members work at the bourse at TSE in TokyoBy Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. stock futures tumbled while safe-haven assets such as the yen and U.S. bonds gained on Friday after a doctor who returned to New York City from West Africa tested positive for Ebola. S&P 500 mini futures fell as much as 0.7 percent, slipping from two-week highs hit the previous day on budding optimism from corporate earnings and the global economy. European shares looked set to slip, with France's CAC 40 seen falling by as much as 0.7 percent and Germany's DAX and Britain's FTSE by 0.5 percent. ...


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  • Doctor with Ebola in Manhattan hospital after return from Guinea

    Friday, 1:07 AM

    An exterior view of Bellevue Hospital in New York CityBy Ellen Wulfhorst and Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - A doctor who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients was in an isolation unit in New York on Friday after testing positive for the deadly virus, becoming the fourth person diagnosed with the disease in the United States and the first in its largest city. The worst Ebola outbreak on record has killed at least 4,900 people and perhaps as many as 15,000, mostly in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, according to World Health Organization figures. ...


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  • Watch: Ohio College Student Diagnosed with Brain Cancer Receives Final Wish

    Friday, 1:07 AM

    Lauren Hill, 19, will get to play one last game of college basketball with her Mount St Joe's team.... read more

  • Official cites 'epidemic of fear' in US

    Friday, 12:49 AM

    Aaron Yah, center, makes comments to reporters as he stands with Saymandy Lloyd, left, and Youngor Jallah during a protest outside of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Dallas. Jallah, daughter of Louise Troh who was Thomas Eric Duncan's fiance listens as Yah comments on the care Duncan received from the hospital before passing away from complications of the Ebola virus. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)WASHINGTON (AP) — The likelihood of a significant outbreak of Ebola in the U.S. is remote, in the view of a top Health and Human Services official who is assuring lawmakers that government agencies are preparing for any contingency.


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