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Governor: NYC doctor with Ebola sought help with 100.3-degree fever, not higher
2014-10-24: NEW YORK (AP) — Governor: NYC doctor with Ebola sought help with 100.3-degree fever, not higher temperature.
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Ebola could kill 90,000 in Liberia by year-end unless efforts scaled up: study
2014-10-24: By Magdalena Mis LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Efforts to control the Ebola virus in Liberia must be quickly and dramatically scaled up or tens of thousands of people will die in the coming months, said a study published on Friday. Nearly 4,900 deaths have been recorded across West Africa since the virus was first detected in Guinea in March, according to the World Health Organization. Liberia has been the hardest hit of the countries most affected by the virus, with 2,705 deaths and 4,665 recorded cases. ...
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Darth Vader hopes force with him in Ukraine polls
2014-10-24: KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — One candidate in Ukraine's parliamentary elections hopes to bring voters to the dark side: Darth Alekseyevich Vader.
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Rapid UK recovery starts to slow from previous red-hot pace
2014-10-24: By Andy Bruce and David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) - Britain still looks on track to outpace other advanced economies this year after rapid growth eased only slightly in the three months to September, but a euro zone slowdown could hamper the recovery in the run-up to next May's election. While the pace of growth was still above Britain's long-run average, the upturn slowed in the service industries that dominate the economy, and manufacturing output rose at its weakest pace in 18 months. Few economists expected Britain's previous quarterly economic growth rate - one of the highest in almost a decade - would be sustained. Finance minister George Osborne welcomed the data but said growth could slow further because of external factors.
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Smugglers offer $20 passage from Turkey to Syria
2014-10-24: ONCUPINAR, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish border crossing of Oncupinar, an hour's drive from the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, is a chaotic buzz of people waiting to pass into one of the most violent regions in the world. Border guards stand by with machine guns to prevent Islamic militants from joining the flow, but within their sight smugglers offer to take travelers across for a surprisingly small fee.
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UEFA punishes Serbia, Albania for stadium disorder
2014-10-24: LONDON (AP) — Serbia received tougher sanctions than Albania when UEFA punished the Balkan rivals on Friday for the on-field violence sparked by a banner being flown by a drone over the stadium.
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Chan wants to be better father after son's arrest
2014-10-24: BEIJING (AP) — Jackie Chan has pledged to become a better father after his son Jaycee was arrested on drug charges.
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Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm
2014-10-24: KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Gazing across the Maidan square, Evelina Martirosyan recalls how euphoric she was as she joined protests that changed Ukraine's history. Since the revolution this year that toppled a despised president, her dreams of a better future have been blunted by war and near economic collapse.
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Botswana votes as president seeks second term
2014-10-24: GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — People in Botswana voted Friday in schools, churches and military tents in an election in which the ruling party faces growing opposition to its decades-old dominance in the southern African nation.
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Aid group: Ebola contagion risk can't be zero
2014-10-24: CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Despite stringent infection-control measures, the risk of Ebola's spread cannot be entirely eliminated, Doctors Without Borders said Friday after one of its doctors caught the dreaded disease while working in Guinea and went to New York City.
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Putin accuses US of undermining global stability
2014-10-24: MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the U.S. of destabilizing the world by trying to enforce its will on other countries.
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Pat Robertson comment on AIDS angers Kenyans
2014-10-24: NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyans are expressing anger and shock on social media and radio stations over comments made by popular American evangelist Pat Robertson in a recent TV broadcast in which he warned that towels in Kenya could transmit AIDS.
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Suarez to make Barca debut in Clasico, Enrique confirms
2014-10-24: Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has confirmed that Luis Suarez will make his long-awaited debut for the club in Saturday's first El Clasico of the season away to Real Madrid. Suarez has been restricted to friendly matches since sealing a £75 million ($127 million, 95 million euros) move from Liverpool after receiving a four-month ban for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup. "He will have some minutes for sure," Enrique told a press conference on Thursday. Whilst Suarez's availability adds to Barca's attacking arsenal alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar, Real Madrid will be without one of their key men in Gareth Bale due to injury.
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Hong Kong protesters to vote on staying in streets
2014-10-24: HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a spot referendum Sunday on whether to stay in the streets or accept government offers for more talks and clear their protest camps.
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Feds probe Maryland air crash that killed 3
2014-10-24: FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Federal investigators were at the scene Friday of a collision between an airplane and a helicopter near a Maryland airport that killed three men but spared two others in the plane, who deployed a parachute to slow the aircraft's descent.
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UK rejects 'appalling' EU demand for more money
2014-10-24: BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron insisted Friday he would not pay a European Union bill for an additional 2.1 billion euro ($2.65 billion) contribution to the EU coffers at a time of increasing pressure at home for the country to leave the bloc.
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Suicide bomber targets Egyptian army post, kills 5
2014-10-24: EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian security officials say a suicide bomber rammed his vehicle into an army checkpoint in restive Sinai, close to the borders with the Gaza Strip and Israel, killing five soldiers and wounding 16.
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Britney Spears to get Vegas key, 'Britney Day'
2014-10-24: LAS VEGAS (AP) — Caesars Entertainment says pop star Britney Spears will get a key to the Las Vegas Strip and celebrate with her own dedicated day.
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Washington city takes stock of tornado damage
2014-10-24: LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — The southwest Washington city of Longview tallied the damage Friday from a rare tornado that tore off roofs, broke windows and uprooted trees, leaving residents and officials in disbelief.
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Rwandan government angry at BBC over documentary
2014-10-24: KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The Rwandan government has expressed its anger over a BBC documentary on the country's 1994 genocide and there have been calls in parliament and by genocide survivors to suspend the global media outlet from Rwanda.
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Serena Williams reaches WTA Finals semis
2014-10-24: Singapore (AFP) - World number one Serena Williams reached the WTA Finals semis on Friday when Simona Halep won the second set of her match against Ana Ivanovic.
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Chiquita holders reject plans to merge with Fyffes
2014-10-24: CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chiquita shareholders have rejected plans to merge with Irish fruit importer Fyffes that would have made the world's largest banana supplier.
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Frelimo candidate Nyusi wins Mozambique elections: provisional result
2014-10-24: MAPUTO (Reuters) - Mozambique's ruling Frelimo party and its candidate Filipe Nyusi won the country's presidential and legislative elections, according to provisional results announced by the national electoral commission (CNE), with all votes counted. The results of the Oct. 15 vote, which need to be ratified by the Constitutional Court, gave Nyusi 57 percent of the votes, while Renamo's Afonso Dhlakama had just over 36 percent and Daviz Simango of the Mozambique Democratic Movement nearly 7 percent.
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With U.S. Ebola fear running high, African immigrants face ostracism
2014-10-24: By Sharon Bernstein (Reuters) - When Zuru Pewu picked up her 4-year-old son, Micah, from kindergarten at a Staten Island, New York, public school recently, a woman pointed at her in front of about 30 parents and their children, and started shouting. 'She kept screaming, 'These African bitches brought Ebola into our country and are making everybody sick!'' said Pewu, 29, who emigrated from Liberia in 2005. 'Then she told her son, 'You know the country that's called Liberia that they show on the TV? That's where these bitches are from.'' Pewu's experience points to an alarming trend. ...
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P.D. James' riff on Jane Austen comes to TV
2014-10-24: LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actors generally are eager for work and a challenge, but Matthew Rhys and Anna Maxwell Martin admit they were skittish about taking on the lead characters of "Pride and Prejudice."
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Zambia celebrates 50th anniversary of independence, without Sata
2014-10-24: LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia celebrated the 50th anniversary of its independence on Friday without President Michael Sata, who left the country last weekend for medical treatment at an undisclosed destination abroad. Acting president Edgar Lungu led the celebrations. He made no mention of Sata's condition or whereabouts, but ex-president Rupiah Banda wished the Zambian leader well. 'I pray for all Zambian people and all who love us and celebrate with us that the blessings of our almighty God come upon our beloved President,' Banda said in a statement. ...
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Explosion heard near army base in Egypt's Sinai: witnesses
2014-10-24: CAIRO (Reuters) - A loud explosion rang out near the Egyptian town of al-Arish in the Sinai Peninsula on Friday afternoon in what appeared to be an attack on an army installation, eyewitnesses said. The military post was on the road between al-Arish and Rafah, near the border with the Gaza Strip, the witnesses said. Ambulances were heading to the scene, medical sources told Reuters.
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WHO expects around 200,000 Ebola vaccine doses by mid 2015
2014-10-24: By Stephanie Nebehay and Kate Kelland GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) set out plans on Friday for speeding up development and deployment of experimental Ebola vaccines, saying hundreds of thousands of doses should be ready for use in West Africa by the middle of 2015. The Geneva-based United Nations health agency confirmed that two leading vaccine candidates are in human clinical trials, and said another five experimental vaccines were also being developed and would begin clinical trials next year. "Before the end of the first half of 2015 ... ...
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Angry Cameron says won't pay 'unjustified' EU bill
2014-10-24: Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday Britain would not make an additional 2.1-billion-euro payment into this year's European Union budget, calling the bloc's demand for extra funds "completely unacceptable". Cameron was speaking after the 28-nation bloc presented Britain with a demand for an extra payment into its budget after a revision of economic statistics showed his country was better off. "It is not acceptable, it an appalling way to behave," a visibly angry Cameron told a news conference in Brussels. He has promised to renegotiate Britain's EU relationship if he wins next May's election before holding a referendum on EU membership in 2017.
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Ford's lower profit beats estimates; sales down on F-150 launch
2014-10-24: DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co's third-quarter earnings fell 34 percent but beat Wall Street expectations on a strong showing in North America even as revenue fell due to the cost of introducing the F-150 pickup truck.

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