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Duchess Kate makes first appearance in months

The Duchess of Cambridge made her first official appearance in several weeks to welcome the president of Singapore to London. The event came one day after she and Prince William revealed their second child is due in April. Norah O'Donnell reports.

Hospitals struggle with Ebola-contaminated waste

Hospitals around the country are scrambling to train healthcare workers to protect themselves from the Ebola virus, but standards for disposing of Ebola patients' medical waste are not clear. Ben Tracy reports.

Apparent terrorist attack kills Canadian soldier in Montreal

Two soldiers struck by car that police say was driven by 25-year-old influenced by radical Islamists

Turkey to allow Iraqi Kurds to join battle against ISIS in Kobani

The Turkish government says it will allow Kurdish fighters in Iraq to join the battle for Kobani. Meanwhile, the U.S. and its coalition partners have ramped up their airstrikes against the ISIS militants in northern Syria. Holly Williams reports from Erbil, Iraq.

Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison for killing girlfriend

A South African judge handed down a five-year sentence to former Olympian Oscar Pistorius in the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The "Blade Runner" was convicted last month of culpable homicide. Debora Patta reports from Pretoria, South Africa.


Guns and poses: Nebraska school OK's guns in senior portraits

But Broken Bow school board imposes limits on how the students may pose with firearms

New challenge for hospitals dealing with Ebola

Health care facilities already struggling to properly train workers now face the staggering amount of contaminated waste Ebola patients generate

California man meets mysterious hero who rescued him from house fire

The mysterious Fresno fire hero has now been identified as Tom Artiaga. Artiaga said he was just passing by when he heard cries for help ... more

CIA turns to Twitter to connect with the world

The CIA has a new mission. The spy agency is lifting its veil of secrecy, one Tweet at a time. But don't expect to see ... more

NTSB forum puts drowsy driving in the spotlight

The National Transportation Safety Board is ringing an alarm over drowsy driving. Safety officials believe it's just as big of a threat as drunk driving. ... more
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The indigenous land rights ruling that could transform Canada

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The indigenous land rights ruling that could transform Canada
Indigenous rights offer a path to a radically more just and sustainable country which is why the Canadian government is bent on eliminating themThe unrest ... more

Somaliland inspired by Scotland and Catalonia independence campaigns

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Somaliland inspired by Scotland and Catalonia independence campaigns
With its relative peace and natural resources, the breakaway state wants recognition of its independence from SomaliaThe recent high-profile campaigns for Scottish and Catalonian independence ... more

Nigel Farage fined £200 for failure to declare free office space

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Nigel Farage fined £200 for failure to declare free office space
Ukip leader inadvertently broke electoral law when he failed to declare donation in kind, Electoral Commission rulesNigel Farage, the Ukip leader, has been fined £200 ... more

US adds books on poverty and class to dangerous reading list

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US adds books on poverty and class to dangerous reading list
Sex and religion have long vexed self-appointed guardians of US school and library reading habits, but now objectors are trying to add social inequality to ... more

There are still laws against abortion in the UK this must end

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There are still laws against abortion in the UK  this must end
Most people in Northern Ireland believe women should have access to an abortion in cases of rape or foetal abnormality. Why is it still illegal ... more
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Estonia to Offer 'E-Residency' to Foreigners

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Estonia will become the first country in the world to offer “e-residency” for people interested in using state digital services such as banking and registering ... more

Europe Stocks Buoyed by ECB Reports

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European stocks jumped and the euro declined on news the European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds, a move that would beef up its ... more

Sweden Continues Hunt For Foreign Submarines

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Sweden said that its navy is continuing a so far fruitless search for foreign submarines in the waters off its east coast but again refused ... more

ECB Mulls Buying Corporate Bonds

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The European Central Bank is considering purchasing corporate bonds as an option if it concludes that more expansive measures are needed to pump money into ... more

European Bankers Broadcast Stress-Test Messages

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Europe’s banks will get the results of a key health check Sunday and many executives are looking to pre-empt surprises ahead of the outcome of ... more

Asia Society Names Former Australian Prime Minister as Research Institute Head

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Asia Society Names Former Australian Prime Minister as Research Institute Head
Kevin Rudd will lead the Asia Society Policy Institute, a new organization that specializes in Asian issues and policy making.

Global Trends: Many Hope Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s New Leader, Will Raise Country’s Regional Stature

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Global Trends: Many Hope Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s New Leader, Will Raise Country’s Regional Stature
Joko Widodo, who was sworn in as president on Monday, comes into office with no foreign policy experience, but will now be sharing a stage ... more

Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta Dies at 82

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Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta Dies at 82
Oscar de la Renta, a renowned American fashion designer famed for his glamorous red-carpet gowns and smart suits for ladies who lunch, died Monday at ... more

New Wave of Startups in Korea

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New Wave of Startups in Korea
Inspired by the success of Daum Kakao, a growing circle of Korean startup founders are selling their companies and reinvesting their wealth in a new ... more

CEO of French Oil Giant Total Dies in Moscow Plane Crash

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CEO of French Oil Giant Total Dies in Moscow Plane Crash
French oil company Total SA said Chairman and Chief Executive Christophe de Margerie died Monday in a plane crash at a Russian airport.

Canadian Soldier, Run Down in What Officials Call Act of Terror, Dies

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The service member, who was not identified, was struck by a car in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, near Montreal. A second member of the military sustained less serious ... more

Op-Ed Contributor: Brazilians Are Shocked, Shocked at Corruption!

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We have the ability to be outraged by corner-cutting, while engaging in our own petty versions of it.

Op-Ed Contributors: Russia Today, Argentina Tomorrow

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Latin America’s populist leaders are degrading independent journalism.

Ali Mazrui, Scholar of Africa Who Divided U.S. Audiences, Dies at 81

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Ali Mazrui, Scholar of Africa Who Divided U.S. Audiences, Dies at 81
Professor Mazrui, who had taught since 1989 at Binghamton University, set off national criticism with his 1986 television documentary, “The Africans: A Triple Heritage.”

In Canada, Terrorism Concerns Arise After Car Hits 2 in Military

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In Canada, Terrorism Concerns Arise After Car Hits 2 in Military
A sedan struck the two people, one of them apparently in uniform, as they walked in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, a city south of Montreal that is home ... more

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: A Nuclear Deal, Now or Never

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Voting cycles in America and Iran leave only a small window of opportunity — starting right after Election Day.

Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison in Killing of Girlfriend

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Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison in Killing of Girlfriend
In early September, he was found guilty of culpable homicide — equivalent to manslaughter — and several firearms offenses.

Ali Mazrui, Scholar of Africa Who Divided U.S. Audiences, Dies at 81

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Ali Mazrui, Scholar of Africa Who Divided U.S. Audiences, Dies at 81
Professor Mazrui, who had taught since 1989 at Binghamton University, set off national criticism with his 1986 television documentary, “The Africans: A Triple Heritage.”

Arrests Follow Acid Attacks on Iranian Women

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The police arrested several men following episodes that appear connected to a new law on “badly veiled” women.

Protests and Politics Greet ‘Klinghoffer’ at Met

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Protests and Politics Greet ‘Klinghoffer’ at Met
As the Metropolitan Opera began its first performance of “The Death of Klinghoffer,” police officers were posted inside the opera house and protesters in wheelchairs ... more

Ebola outbreak becomes key topic in midterm elections

With just two weeks until election day, the issue of the ongoing Ebola crisis has become a talking point on the midterm campaign train. Chip ... more

Who will Ebola hurt in the midterm elections?

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With just two weeks of campaigning left, candidates from across the political spectrum are using the public's fear to their advantage

Palestinian convicted for 'interfering' with Israeli army work

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Palestinian convicted for 'interfering' with Israeli army work
Jerusalem (AFP) - An Israeli military court has convicted a Palestinian activist, regarded by the EU as a human rights defender, for "interfering" with the ... more

Mentally ill Briton accused over jihad camp extradited to US

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Mentally ill Briton accused over jihad camp extradited to US
London (AFP) - A mentally ill man suspected of conspiring to establish a jihadist training camp in the United States was deported to the US ... more

Egypt clamps down on campuses over new unrest fears

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Egypt clamps down on campuses over new unrest fears
Cairo (AFP) - As the new academic term began in Egypt, riot police were standing guard at Cairo's universities to quash any repeat of Islamist-led ... more