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ISIS Hostages Endured Torture and Dashed Hopes, Freed Cellmates Say - 26/10
The death of James Foley in August at the hands of Islamic State jihadists in Syria was a very public end to a hidden ordeal shared with nearly two dozen other Westerners.
New York Ebola Patient Enters Next, More Serious Phase of Illness, Officials Say - 26/10
The condition of Dr. Craig Spencer worsened on Saturday, as can happen with those undergoing treatment for the virus, health officials said, even those who recover.
For Pregnant Marathoners, Two Endurance Tests - 25/10
The top women competing in the New York City Marathon increasingly find ways to accommodate pregnancies and training in their busy schedules.
Tested Negative for Ebola, Nurse Criticizes Her Quarantine - 25/10
Kaci Hickox, who was being quarantined at a New Jersey hospital after working with Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, criticized a “frenzy of disorganization” in an essay posted online.
As Brazil’s Presidential Race Draws to Close, Voters Lament Its Ugliness - 25/10
Many Brazilians have been stunned by what may be the country’s most contentious election since the end of military rule.
Negro? Prieto? Moreno? A Question of Identity for Black Mexicans - 25/10
Mexico is planning to do something it has not attempted in decades and never on its modern census: ask people if they consider themselves black.
Parliamentary Elections Show Political Turmoil Is Continuing in Ukraine - 25/10
The vote on Sunday was envisioned as a final step in transforming government from a kleptocracy to a reform-minded administration, but infighting and charges of corruption suggest the transformation may take longer.
Coalition Seeks to Send North Korea to International Court Over Rights Abuses - 25/10
Seven months after a groundbreaking report documenting torture and starvation in North Korea, a broad coalition of countries is pushing to refer Pyongyang to the International Criminal Court.
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El Clasico: Real Madrid beat Barcelona - 25/10
Real Madrid ended Barcelona's unbeaten start to the La Liga season with an emphatic 3-1 victory at the Bernabeu in the first El Clasico of the season on Saturday.
Manchester City trip up at West Ham - 25/10
Manchester City's misfiring start to the English Premier League season continued on Saturday with a 2-1 loss to West Ham United at Upton Park.
Williams, Halep set for final rematch - 25/10
Serena Williams will get the chance to avenge her worst defeat in 16 years on Sunday when she goes head to head with Simona Halep in the WTA Finals finale in Singapore.
Marlins Man spices up World Series - 25/10
The Miami Marlins are not playing in this year's World Series. So why was a guy sitting behind home plate at Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals, in a bright orange Miami Marlins jersey at Games 1 and 2?
Winter Olympics skating on thin ice? - 25/10
The International Olympic Committee is set to hold urgent talks over the future of the Winter Olympics following the Sochi Games' exorbitant cost.
Iran nukes: Solution, not deadline, key - 25/10
Another round of nuclear talks ended late Thursday in Vienna. Nothing good, bad or even surprising has publicly emerged from the two-day talks between Iran and the P5+1 countries.
Sideline parents are out of control - 24/10
"Please remember! These are kids," the sign said. "This is a game."
Daylight Saving Time 'outdated' - 24/10
Scott Yates says extending Daylight Saving Time could save energy, reduce heart attacks and get you more sleep.
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'Record number' of low-paid Britons - 1:00
A record five million UK workers are now in low-paid jobs, a rise of 250,000 in the last year, research from a left-of-centre think tank suggests.
Person held after Edinburgh incident - 2:36
A person has been detained by police after an incident in central Edinburgh which led to part of the city being cordoned off.
Labour row: Salmond blames Miliband - 1:10
Ed Miliband is to blame for Johann Lamont quitting as leader of the Scottish Labour Party, Alex Salmond has claimed.
Most UK profit warnings since 2008 - 1:03
Profit warnings by UK-listed firms rise to the their highest summer level for six years, according to forecaster EY.
Fourth Portsmouth man killed in Syria - 25/10
A fourth man from Portsmouth who went to fight in Syria for Islamic State is believed to have been killed.
IS forces 'pushed back' in Iraq - 26/10
Kurdish and Iraqi forces say they have gained ground from Islamic State militants in northern Iraq and near Baghdad, amid intense US-led air strikes.
New John Cantlie video posted online - 25/10
British journalist John Cantlie, who is being held captive by Islamic State militants, is shown reading a message in a new propaganda video published online.
IT issues cause Heathrow disruption - 25/10
An IT problem at Heathrow airport causes baggage handling problems, with some passengers reporting "huge delays".

DPRK vows to counter US human rights offensive - 25/10
The DPRK vows to shatter any anti-DPRK campaign by the United States and its followers under the pretext of human rights, as the campaign has 'gone beyond its tolerance limit.'
Number of Ebola cases passes 10,000: WHO - 25/10
The number of people believed sickened by Ebola has passed 10,000, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread.
First Ebola patient in Mali dies - 25/10
The first case of Ebola to be declared in Mali, a 2-year-old girl, has died from the infection, medical sources said on Friday.
Politicians don't let minor injuries stop them - 25/10
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, wearing a soft cast as a result of an injury sustained during a soccer match with UN Ambassadors, appears at UN Headquarters in New York City, May 14, 2012.
Two killed in Washington state school shooting - 25/10
A student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others when he opened fire in the cafeteria of his Washington state high school on Friday.
Experts eye China's greater role in Afghanistan - 25/10
Pakistani and Afghan foreign affairs experts agree in their view that China can play a proactive role in Afghanistan because of its policy of non-interference and quest for enhanced economic engagement.
The army wants you! - 25/10
Posters, as a direct and concise style of publicity, have been widely used since WWI. The following examples of conscription posters are selected from, the website of the People's Liberation Army Daily.
An envoy champions UK China relations - 25/10
Trade and Investment links between China and the UK have become ever closer over the past five years, and observing these transformations first-handedly is Zhou Xiaoming, minister counselor with the economic and commercial office at the Chinese embassy.
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Brazil to elect president today in run-off vote - 1:22
Opposition candidate Aecio Neves is running neck-and-neck with leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff on the eve of a run-off vote that will decide Brazil’s presidential election, a poll published on Saturday said.
Iraqi forces halt ISIS march to Baghdad - 1:11
Iraqi security forces have retaken most of the town of Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad from ISIS , the biggest gains in months of fighting for the strategic area, senior local officials said on Saturday.
New York police brand hatchet attack 'terrorist' act - 25/10
A hatchet attack on New York police officers was a "terrorist act" carried out by a self-radicalized Muslim convert who had been in the military and browsed al-Qaida websites, police said on Friday.
Drone strike kills 3 al-Qaida-linked militants: Sources - 25/10
A US drone strike killed three suspected members of the al-Qaida-linked group near their battlefront with arch-rivals from the Shia Muslim Houthi group, tribal sources said.
US, allies stage 22 air strikes in Iraq: US central command - 25/10
The United States and its allies conducted 22 air strikes against Islamic State forces in Iraq on Friday and Saturday, the US Central Command said.
Afghan president visits Saudi Arabia - 25/10
Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai today made his first overseas trip since taking office, fulfilling an election promise to undertake a religious pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.
NYC police say hatchet attack was 'terrorism' - 25/10
The hatchet-wielding man who wounded two New York City police officers, was a self-radicalized convert to Islam who is believed to have acted alone in what law enforcement officials called a terrorist attack.
Pak to install biometric at airports to check fake passports - 25/10
Pakistan has decided to introduce biometric machines at airports to check the use of fake passports, weeks after 10 Afghans were caught travelling on fake Pakistani passports at a London airport.
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U.S. Ebola fighters head to Africa, but will the military and civilian effort be enough? - 1:26

Hundreds of Americans have flown to Liberia in the past few days. Thousands more are on the way.

This Ebola corps is a collection of doctors, nurses, scientists, soldiers, aviators, technicians, mechanics and engineers. Many are volunteers with nonprofit organizations or the government, including uniformed doctors and nurses from the little-known U.S. Public Health Service. Most are military personnel, snapping a salute when are assigned to their mission — “Operation United Assistance.” It d...

No mandatory Ebola quarantine for health workers coming to Washington area - 1:03

One day after governors in New York, New Jersey and Illinois imposed a mandatory 21-day quarantine on medical workers returning from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa, public health officials in the District, Maryland and Virginia did not follow suit Saturday, intensifying a national debate over how to prevent the spread of the disease.

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In S.C., entire congressional delegation is floating toward Nov. 4 free and easy - 26/10

AIKEN, S.C. — Just days before the congressional elections, the Aiken County Democrats announced an evening phone bank — a last-ditch effort to generate enthusiasm in a heavily conservative part of South Carolina. But at the appointed hour, the party office was dark, empty. After all, what was the point? The party had disavowed its own candidate for Congress, a Republican who says he won the Democratic primary because “basically nobody was paying attention.”

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Foreign conspiracy behind Sinai attack, Egypt’s president says - 25/10

CAIRO — Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi said Saturday that an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 30 troops was a “foreign-funded operation” and vowed to take drastic action against militants.

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D.C. has allowed dozens of affordable-housing loans to languish in default - 25/10

The District government has failed to collect tens of millions of dollars on dozens of delinquent loans, most of them intended to boost the city’s stock of affordable housing, city records show.

The typical delinquent loan — among a list of 43 — is more than four years behind on mortgage payments, according to the records. And the number has swelled even as D.C. housing officials did little more than mail warning letters to loan holders. This was true even in cases when organizations and thei...

Sen. Al Franken is trying hard to be boring — and succeeding - 25/10

NORTHFIELD, Minn. — Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) broke into a spontaneous impression that recalled his days as a madcap comic. Jumping, waving his arms, running in place, the former “Saturday Night Live” actor was pretending to be his political hero, Paul Wellstone, chasing alongside the late senator’s son during a high school cross-country race.

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School shooting near Seattle; police say gunman and another person killed - 25/10

A male student opened fire inside a high school cafeteria near Seattle on Friday, killing one student and injuring at least four others before taking his own life, officials said.

Late Friday, the gunman was identified as Jaylen Fryberg by a government official, who has knowledge of the situation but who didn’t have permission to speak to reporters.

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N.Y., N.J., Illinois to impose new Ebola quarantine rules - 25/10

Craig Spencer crisscrossed New York City in the days after he returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa — riding the subway, going for a three-mile run, grabbing coffee on the High Line, bowling in Brooklyn.

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The power of writing lists that make no difference to our lives at all - 1:15
We all love a good list. It makes us feel organised and in control even though most things happen by accident

Human beings love lists, because they create a sense of order in a chaotic world, author Shaun Usher told me this week. I was asking him about his new book Lists of Note, the follow-up to his bestselling Letters of Note. It is a beautiful and immensely satisfying book. A collection of lists by the famous, the infamous and the anonymous. From Johnny Cashs to-do list (1. Not Smoke 2. Kis...

No wonder superstores are dying were sick and tired of their culture - 1:07
Britains longstanding exclusive relationship with the supermarkets is in terminal decline

Ten years ago, I published my anti-supermarket book, Shopped, to a warm reception. In print, on air, at live events, audiences showed a surprising willingness to accept the charge sheet drawn up against our big chains. Supermarkets had closed down small shops, operated a feudal system with their suppliers, bullied their way into communities, encouraged consumption of rubbish food, generated unprecedented ...

Isis exploits tribal fault lines to control its territory - 1:06
As the jihadi group sends new recruits to face air strikes, its leaders plant ever deeper roots in areas it occupies

On one recent Thursday, Abu Jassim received a text message from a provincial leader of the Islamic State (Isis). Abu Jassim, from a tribal area in eastern Syria, was asked to lead the Friday prayers at a nearby mosque, known to be a stronghold of the Sufi order al-Khaznawi. Although he had no experience as a mosque imam, Abu Jassim told the usual preacher that he would take his ...

Civil war rages in Labour party after Scottish leader walks out - 1:05
Miliband supporters say Johann Lamont would have been sacked had she not resigned after her attack on the national leadership

The Labour party erupted into open civil war as Ed Miliband loyalists and supporters of Johann Lamont, the Scottish Labour leader who resigned this weekend, exchanged accusations and insults.

Following claims from Lamont that colleagues in Westminster had treated Scotland like a branch office of London, Miliband supporters revealed that she would have faced a coup if she...

The readers editor on regional coverage - 1:02
Readers complain that Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland are neglected in favour of England, particularly the south-east

A common thread in the correspondence I receive is the dominance of London and the south-east in the papers coverage, at the expense of the regions. Northern Ireland complains that when the paper mentions it at all it seems to focus on bad news, almost as though the Troubles were still with us. Scotland notices that news coverage, apart from the referendum (and this weeken...

Giovanni Battista Moroni at the Royal Academy in pictures - 26/10

Sixteenth-century Italian portraitist Giovanni Battista Moroni spent most of his 30-year career painting the people around him in Bergamo. His paintings, now on display at the Royal Academy, are alive with human presence

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High-fliers have more babies, according to study - 26/10
Growing wealth divide allows career women who can afford childcare to have families, say US economists

It has long been considered a fact of modern life that highly educated women have fewer children. Received wisdom has it that women with university degrees go on to pursue careers and often end up starting their families later than other women. As a result they tend to have fewer children than average.

However, a study to be published in the Economic Journal suggests that this view no longer h...

Global Ebola cases pass 10,000 as Mali becomes latest nation to record a death - 26/10
One million vaccine doses to be ready by end of 2015, says health agency, while New Yorkers argue over infected doctor

The global number of cases in the Ebola outbreak has exceeded 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, according to the latest estimates by the World Health Organisation released on Saturday. Three countries with shared borders Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea account for all but 10 of the fatalities, with only 27 cases occurring outside the west African epicentre.

The UN agency said the num...

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Canadians flock to Parliament Hill, site of attack on soldier - 1:09
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadians returned to the reopened grounds of their parliament building on Saturday, three days after a homegrown radical rushed in armed with a rifle after killing a soldier in the second domestic attack in a week on the country's military.
Iraqi security forces and Kurds gain ground against Islamic State - 26/10
BAGHDAD/ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces and Shi'ite militias seized control of the strategic town of Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad from Islamic State on Saturday and Kurdish fighters made gains in the north after heavy coalition air strikes against the Sunni militants.
Police seek motive in fatal Washington state school shooting - 26/10
MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - Authorities in Washington state worked on Saturday to find out what led a popular high school student to open fire on a group of classmates seated at a cafeteria table, killing one and wounding four others, including a pair of his cousins, before killing himself.
On eve of poll, Ukraine leader seeks support for pro-Europe course - 26/10
KIEV (Reuters) - President Petro Poroshenko called on Ukrainians on Saturday to elect a majority on Sunday that would see through a pro-Europe, reform agenda and break with the Soviet past.
Anti-Occupy mob roughs up Hong Kong journalists - 25/10
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Three journalists were roughed up on Saturday evening in Hong Kong after being confronted by pro-government protesters holding a rally to oppose a four-week long "Occupy" movement of the financial hub's streets by pro-democracy demonstrators.
Egypt eyes legal restrictions, military measures after Sinai attacks - 25/10
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt is considering expanding the jurisdiction of military courts and displacing thousands of residents to enlarge a military buffer zone near the border with the Gaza Strip following an attack on security forces in the area.
Two deputies killed, two others hurt in California shooting spree - 25/10
SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Two California sheriff's deputies were killed and two others were wounded in a shooting spree that started in a motel parking lot in Sacramento on Friday, authorities said.
Ebola medical worker quarantined in New Jersey tests negative for virus - 25/10
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A medical worker in New Jersey quarantined after arriving at an airport after treating Ebola victims in West Africa has tested negative for the virus, the state's health department said on Saturday.
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Divided Brazil votes for next president - 1:05

After a dramatic, hard-fought race, Brazilians elect their next president Sunday, weighing 12 years of social progress against a yearning for economic revival, and for change.

Leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff is the narrow favorite heading into the vote, with a four- to six-point advantage over center-right business favorite Aecio Neves in the race to lead the world's seventh-largest economy, Saturday's final surveys showed.

Datafolha gave Rousseff a 52-48 percent lead, just on the two-percenta...

Leicester boss fails to get measure of goals - 26/10

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson got the goal posts at Swansea's Liberty Stadium measured on Saturday and admitted he wished they were smaller after his team lost 2-0.

Pearson said his goalkeepers had raised concerns over the size of the goals at the Welsh venue in the pre-match warm-up and a tape measure was even summoned to ensure they were within the rules.

"The goalkeepers felt they were a bit high," Pearson said. "I thought it was in everyone's best interest to get it checked and it was qui...

Mexico's students not the only ones missing - 25/10

A year before Mexico's latest nightmare -- the disappearance of 43 students -- there was another night of terror in a neighboring town when gunmen broke into homes and took people away, mainly youths.

Prosecutors in the southern state of Guerrero say they have received complaints over the disappearance of six people in the wee hours of July 1, 2013 in the village of Cocula.

But relatives of the victims put the number at 17, and say some people will not come forth because they fear police are in...

Lebanon troops, Islamists clash in historic Tripoli market - 25/10

Lebanese troops fought a fierce and deadly battle Saturday with Islamist gunmen in the historic market of second city Tripoli, in clashes that devastated parts of the popular tourist site.

It was the first time since the civil war in neighbouring Syria erupted in 2011 that violence had spread to the market in the northern city's historical centre, which is on the shortlist for selection as a UNESCO world heritage site.

The army announced in the evening that six soldiers were killed in the fight...

Hackers target Ukraine's election website - 25/10

Hackers attacked Ukraine's election commission website Saturday on the eve of parliamentary polls, officials said, but they denied Russian reports that the vote counting system itself had been put out of action.

The site, run by the commission in charge of organising Sunday's election, briefly shut down.

Ukrainian security officials blamed a denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, a method that can slow down or disable a network by flooding it with communications requests.

"There is a DD...

Egypt's Sinai in lockdown after bomb kills 30 troops - 25/10

Egypt imposed a state of emergency Saturday across parts of the Sinai Peninsula as the military pounded suspected jihadists after a suicide car bombing there killed 30 soldiers.

Friday's bombing was the deadliest attack on security forces since the army deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year, to the fury of his supporters.

The state of emergency in the north and centre of the Sinai will remain in place for three months, the president's office said.

A curfew is in force from 5:00 pm t...

Iran rules out 'backward steps' on nuclear programme - 25/10

Iran will not accept any "backward steps" on its nuclear programme, specifically on the enrichment of uranium, a top official said Saturday, dismissing US calls for more curbs.

Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi, a member of Iran's nuclear talks team, was responding to comments by the lead US negotiator Wendy Sherman who called on Iran to "finish the job".

Sherman's remarks came in a speech given Thursday at a Washington think-tank where she cited the "size and scope" of Iran's enrichment as...

Russia turns back clocks to permanent Winter Time - 25/10

Russia on Sunday is set to turn back its clocks to winter time permanently in a move backed by President Vladimir Putin, reversing a three-year experiment with non-stop summer time that proved highly unpopular.

Russia will also tinker with its time zones in order to revert to the full 11 zones from Kamchatka in the Pacific to Kaliningrad on the borders of the European Union -- reduced to nine by previous president Dmitry Medvedev.

In one of his highest-profile reforms, Medvedev had backed Russi...

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The 2014 Lexus CT 200h Takes Haunted New Orleans - 2:32
Everybody loves a good ghost story. Or, a vampire tale or a witches scare. Have any idea where the number one city in the United States is that you can find this all in one place? New Orleans of course! From local ghost and vampire tours to tea leaf readings and a look inside a real voodoo museum, good food and music is really just skimming the surface of what this famous old French city has to offer. And what better to get around town in New Orleans than the 2014 Lexus CT 200h. Indeed, I ...
New York Ebola Patient Craig Spencer Enters Next Phase Of Illness - 2:25
The New York City doctor who tested positive for Ebola has entered the next phase of his illness, according to the New York City Health And Hospitals Corporation. A press release from NYC HHC indicated that Dr. Craig Spencer has begun to experience gastrointestinal symptoms. He is said to be awake and communicating. Spencer had been treating patients for the disease with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea and was admitted to Bellevue Hospital Center after developing a fever this Thursday. H...
The White Paper is Not Dead - 1:53
White papers seem to be falling out of favor. Perhaps our preferred screens have become too small and our attention spans too short. Or maybe it's the perception that white papers are only for large, corporations selling complex technologies. I am here to tell you that rumors of the death of the white paper are greatly exaggerated. And they're not just for the Fortune 500. White papers may have the longest shelf life of all content, and they can be sliced and diced to meet a variety of marke...
Ontario Industrial Plant Explosion Leaves 5 Injured - 1:22
SARNIA, Ontario (AP) — The mayor of Sarnia says five people have been sent to the hospital after an explosion at an industrial plant in the southwestern Ontario city. Mayor Mike Bradley said the explosion occurred Saturday afternoon at the Veolia ES Canada Industrial Services Inc. plant. Bradley says one person was critically injured in the blast, while three suffered serious injuries and one has minor injuries. He says the fire has been extinguished and the situation is under control. Ja...
Tankman, the GOP and Voting Rights - 1:06
One of the most evocative images of the 20th century was the image of a single man standing in front of a column of tanks as part of the pro-democracy protests in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. The picture resonates because, as Thomas Jefferson wrote two centuries earlier, we are all endowed with certain fundamental unalienable rights - Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. In the United States, a half-century ago the Supreme Court explained that No right is more precious in a free cou...
The Horror Before The Beheadings - - 26/10
The hostages were taken out of their cell one by one. In a private room, their captors asked each of them three intimate questions, a standard technique used to obtain proof that a prisoner is still alive in a kidnapping negotiation.
The 10 Most Livable Countries Right Now - 26/10
Based on the most recent release of the Human Development Index by the United Nations Development Programme, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the most and least livable countries. Data from the Human Development Index is based on three dimensions of human progress — having a long and healthy life, being knowledgeable, and having a good standard of living. According to the index, Norway is the most livable country in the world, while Niger is the least livable. One factor that influences a country’s de...
GMOs Expose Dangerous Science Disconnect in Agriculture - 25/10
A contentious issue in the upcoming Colorado and Oregon GMO labeling referendums is the perceived safety of consuming genetically modified foods. Question a representative of the National Corn Growers Association or the American Farm Bureau Federation about the safety of eating GMOs and you'll rightly be scolded about the scientific evidence that consuming those crops is as safe as any other. These representatives of the American farm lobby wield enormous political clout with conservative a...
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Experts: Quarantines may dissuade Ebola volunteers - 25/10
Ebola has infected more than 10,000 people in eight countries.        
Feds will recognize same-sex marriage in 6 new states - 25/10
Decision means those couples will to receive federal benefits.        
U.S. condemns Iran's hanging of alleged rape victim - 25/10
Woman who stabbed her alleged rapist was found guilty of murder and executed Saturday.        
High school cafeteria worker tried to stop gunman - 25/10
Relative says victims were friends, cousins with gunman.        
When parents kill: FBI data reveal disturbing patterns - 25/10
Kristi Hooper's husband killed their toddler twins, then himself, during a custody battle.        
Ebola-free nurse blasts treatment she received at airport - 25/10
Hickox returned to the United States on Friday after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone.        
NYC police: Hatchet attack was terrorist act - 25/10
It appears the attacker — who converted to Islam two years ago — became "self-radicalized."        
Israeli forces kill U.S. teen in West Bank clashes - 25/10
State Department calls for "speedy and transparent investigation."        
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The Zombie System: How Capitalism Has Gone Off the Rails - 23/10
Six years after the Lehman disaster, the industrialized world is suffering from Japan Syndrome. Growth is minimal, another crash may be brewing and the gulf between rich and poor continues to widen. Can the global economy reinvent itself?
EU Banking Stress Tests: 'Far-Reaching Reforms Are Needed' - 23/10
On Sunday, Europe will release the results of its banking stress tests. In an interview, former PIMCO head Mohamed El-Erian speaks with SPIEGEL about what to expect and how Europe's core countries are failing to adequately confront a flagging economy.
From Germany to Iraq: One Yazidi Family's War on Islamic State - 23/10
A Yazidi family from Iraq had finally found peace in Germany, but now the father has headed back to fight Islamic State and the son is waging his own war at home. Although they've both become heroes in the community, their story may not have a happy ending.
Eve of Election: A Fractured Ukraine, United in Uncertainty - 22/10
As the Ukrainian election approaches, citizens are both hopeful and skeptical about their country's future. But their biggest concern isn't the war in the east or Russian interference -- it's the country's need for a working state.
Battle for Kobani: As the World Watches, Turkey Looks Away - 22/10
For weeks now, the world has grown worried as Islamic State jihadists have tried to take the Kurdish city of Kobani in Syria. As the US has stepped up airstrikes, Turkey's actions have revealed that it is pursuing its own contradictory political agenda.
Death in the Sahara: An Ill-Fated Attempt to Reach Fortress Europe - 21/10
One year ago, a group of 113 people set off from Niger hoping for a better future in the European Union. A few days later, they were left stranded in the Sahara Desert without vehicles or water. Only 17 survived to tell the tale.
From Berlin to Santa Monica: Isherwood's Legacy Lives on in Don Bachardy - 20/10
In 1968, David Hockney completed a portrait of one of the 20th century's most vibrant pairings: author Christopher Isherwood and artist Don Bachardy. The gay couple opened their home, where the painter still lives today, to Hollywood's luminaries.
'Poets and Alchemists': Berlin and Paris Undermine Euro Stability - 20/10
Market uncertainty over the future of the euro has returned, but that hasn't stopped France from flouting European Union deficit rules. Berlin is already busy hashing out a dubious compromise.
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Fears for missing 11yo girl - 1:55

Michelle Levy left her family home in North Bondi at 6.30pm on Saturday. She hasn't been seen since.
Sydney's twin tales of property and poverty - 25/10

Analysis: There's a twist in NSW's poverty story that makes it stand out from other Australian states.
Rescue mission to save Ginger Jihadi thwarted at 11th hour - 26/10

Why an attempt to save Sydney teen from joining IS was abandoned.
We're living in a First World bubble - 25/10

Comment: The luck of the lucky country has deepened into heedlessness of every global issue.
The selfie police are seeking to stop - 1:20

Thousands of young Australians are doing it, but police warn it could have fatal consequences.
Labor 'might' turn back the boats - 2:05

They opposed the policy in government, but Labor hints at changing their tune.
ISIL waterboarding prisoners - 1:40

Days after his father died in the UK, a new video featuring John Cantlie is released by Islamists.
Brothel discount discriminates - 26/10

Sydney brothel exposed peddling discriminatory fees based on the race of its employees.
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Roscosmos to test its Moon base on Earth - 2:43
Russian space agency Roscosmos will build a prototype of the base it plans to build on the Moon beyond 2030 on Earth, TASS news agency reports citing a source in the space industry.
MenswearDog with $15k smile meets fans at NYC dog parade (VIDEO) - 2:24
A trending dog model Bodhi, better known by his stage name MenswearDog, has attracted dozens of fans for a photo-op at the annual Halloween Dog Parade in NYC. The stylish Shiba Inu was dressed as James Dean, with a red jacket and a white shirt.
Emergency authorization: FDA approves two new Ebola-detection kits - 1:43
The US medical watchdog has issued an emergency authorization for the use of two new diagnostic toolkits by BioFire Defense designed to detect Ebola virus in people showing signs of infection or those who could have been exposed to the virus.
Tutankhamun died of illness, not from chariot racing - 26/10
Scientists believe Egyptian King Tutankhamun died of illness, rather than from a chariot crash, as was long believed. A ‘virtual autopsy’ showed that the boy king suffered from genetic deficiencies and that his parents were probably brother and sister.
#OnTheRoofs: Russian daredevils climb world’s tallest skyscrapers, bridges (PHOTOS, VIDEO) - 26/10
Climbing the tallest bridges and skyscrapers are tasks not for the faint of heart. But Russian daredevils addicted to extreme urban climbing have done just that, scaling most surfaces without safety equipment. The brave souls also hacked a billboard.
Five injured after industrial explosion in Ontario - 25/10
'Multiple people' have been injured after a massive industrial explosion in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. The explosion occurred at Veolia ES Canada Industrial Services that offers industrial cleaning and maintenance services.
Long-lost original of Caravaggio’s iconic Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy ‘found’ - 25/10
A prominent art historian has claimed she solved the mystery of the long-lost painting of the revolutionary Italian baroque painter Caravaggio’s ‘Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy’ by identifying the previously unknown original, La Repubblica reported.
Skeleton in the closet: Romanian headmaster still in class after death (VIDEO) - 25/10
An elementary school in Romania has been told that it can keep using the skeleton of its former headmaster by health officials. Alexandru Grigore Poescu taught at the school for fifty years and donated his skeleton to teach students anatomy.