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Tide going out for the Tea Party in US midterms

The midterm elections in Kansas, where the polarising policies of Governor Sam Brownback have caused many Republicans to denounce him, will be a litmus test for the Tea Party.

​Canada restricts visas amid Ebola scare

People from West African countries hard hit by the virus will no longer be granted visas to enter Canada, government says

Europe won't recognize vote in eastern Ukraine, Merkel tells Putin

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BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone that Sunday's planned elections in eastern Ukraine were illegitimate and would not be recognized by European leaders, a Berlin government spokesman said on Friday.

Test flight of Virgin Galactic spaceship ends in fatal crash in California

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MOJAVE Calif. (Reuters) - A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday near the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other, officials said.

SkyBalance by Nik Wallenda: The game app before the walk

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SkyBalance by Nik Wallenda: The game app before the walk
With Nik Wallenda readying for his Chicago high-wire walk Sunday, anyone can get in on the balancing act ... virtually speaking.


Virgin Galactic's space tourism rocket crashes

Dan Leone of Space News explains what may have gone wrong in the crash of Virgin Galactic's Spaceship Two in the Calif. desert. One pilot ... more

Murder charge dropped in prayer group death

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A prosecutor had dropped charges against Micah Moore, a man who confessed to killing the wife of his prayer group leader and later recanted

Settlement reached in Rikers Island inmate's hot cell death

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Family of mentally ill, homeless former U.S. Marine who "baked to death" in jail cell will receive $2.25 million

Europe won't recognize vote in eastern Ukraine, Merkel tells Putin

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BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone that Sunday's planned elections in eastern Ukraine were illegitimate and ... more

Ex-band FAMU member convicted in hazing death

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Dante Martin was convicted of manslaughter and felony hazing in the death of a drum major who prosecutors say was brutally beaten during a hazing ... more
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Brendan Rodgers preaches patience as Liverpool transition continues

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The manager is adamant his new signings will reach their potential but recognises that expectancy has grown at AnfieldBrendan Rodgers had reached his first cup ... more

Alexis Sánchez proving the South American street fighter Arsenal needed

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Arsène Wenger failed with his £40,000,001 bid for Luis Suárez but he ended up with arguably the next best thingSuch is the curious cycle of ... more

Norwich back to winning ways as Cameron Jeromes double sinks Bolton

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Cameron Jeromes brace got Norwich City going again in the Sky Bet Championship as they beat Bolton Wanderers 2-1 at Carrow Road on Friday night. ... more

Miliband calls for second chamber to represent all UKs cities and regions

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House of Lords not representative of much of the country, says Labour leader as he calls for senate to meet outside LondonEd Miliband will broaden ... more

How Manchester United became the new noisy neighbours

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Louis van Gaals improving side are banging the drum as they seek to wrest the balance of power back from the blue to the red ... more
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In Air and Cyberspace, on Land and Sea, Russia Shows Muscle

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Air activity over Europe, an Estonian officer in custody, the hunt for a submarine and claims of cyberattacks have ramped up tensions with the West.

Erdogan Uses Conflict to Consolidate Power

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Shifting from the prime minister’s office to the presidency, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has “pulled a Putin,” using conflict at home and with the United States ... more

Italy's Prime Minister Names Paolo Gentiloni as Foreign Minister

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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Friday named Paolo Gentiloni, a former minister and one of his closest political allies, as the new foreign minister ... more

Migrant Aid Groups Criticize End to Italy's Sea Rescue Operation

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Italy will soon phase out a search-and-rescue operation that has been credited with saving thousands of migrants from drowning in the Mediterranean, as a smaller ... more

Monte dei Paschi di Siena’s Former Executives Sentenced to 3.5 Years in Prison

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Monte dei Paschi di Siena’s Former Executives Sentenced to 3.5 Years in Prison
Three executives at the Italian lender were accused of hiding a convoluted derivatives contract that helped it conceal its losses.

Japan’s Central Bank Unexpectedly Moves to Stimulate Economy

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Japan’s Central Bank Unexpectedly Moves to Stimulate Economy
The move by the Bank of Japan helped send stocks around the world higher.

U.N. Panel Faults Sri Lanka Over Presidential Powers

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A human rights report criticized a constitutional change that allows the president to appoint or dismiss judges, and repealed the limit on presidential terms.

Monetary Policy: What the Bank of Japan’s Surprise Move Means for the Global Economy

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Monetary Policy: What the Bank of Japan’s Surprise Move Means for the Global Economy
It offers a reminder, or perhaps a warning, of just how hard it will be to get the global economy out of its deflationary funk.

The Biggest Ship in the World (Though It Isn’t Exactly a Ship)

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Technically, this monstrous natural-gas refinery is a “floating facility,” not a “ship,” but c’mon.

Lives: The Good Student in North Korea

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Lives: The Good Student in North Korea
I was an English instructor, but what was I really teaching?

Mexico City Journal: Halloween Creeps In Where Local Tradition Ruled the Living and Dead

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Mexico City Journal: Halloween Creeps In Where Local Tradition Ruled the Living and Dead
As Mexicans prepare for the annual observance commemorating departed ancestors, they are also debating the influence of Halloween on the holiday.

World Briefing: Mexico: 3 Americans Feared Dead

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State officials in the state of Tamaulipas said Thursday that bodies found near Matamoros appeared to be those of three Americans missing in northern Mexico ... more

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Brazil's Exhausting Election

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This is what a normal campaign season looks like: strange people, funny memes, a strong influence of religion and lots of turnarounds.

World Briefing: Colombia: Army Database Raises Concern About Possible Spying

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The authorities said they were investigating an allegation that the army kept a database of email addresses for people seeking a peace deal with the ... more

Computing the Political Impact of Canada’s Attacks

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Computing the Political Impact of Canada’s Attacks
After two attacks by homegrown extremists, the questions now are about the impact on Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s future.

Syrian Photographer’s Record of Deaths Generates Outrage, but Little Action

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Syrian Photographer’s Record of Deaths Generates Outrage, but Little Action
A celebrated defector is no longer optimistic that the United States has the will to stop the abuses committed by the Assad government.

Burkina Faso Leader Counters Calls for Resignation With Offer of Talks

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In a statement, President Blaise Compaoré said he would not heed demonstrators’ demands, instead offering negotiations on “a transitional period.”

Contested Holy Site in Jerusalem Reopens for Muslim Worship

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Police officers were out in force and restricted access to the site, known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble ... more

Sunni Tribesmen Say ISIS Exacts Brutal Revenge

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Islamic State militants have killed scores of members of an Iraqi Sunni tribe that fought them for months, tribal leaders and officials said.

Liberia’s Ebola Crisis Puts President in Harsh Light

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Liberia’s Ebola Crisis Puts President in Harsh Light
As Liberia’s first elected leader after a devastating civil war, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has pushed the country to economic growth, but gains have been ... more

Europe won't recognize vote in eastern Ukraine, Merkel tells Putin

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BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone that Sunday's planned elections in eastern Ukraine were illegitimate and ... more

Test flight of Virgin Galactic spaceship ends in fatal crash in California

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MOJAVE Calif. (Reuters) - A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday near the Mojave ... more

Judge rejects strict limits on nurse who treated Ebola patients

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FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) - Declaring Ebola fears in the United States "not entirely rational," a judge rejected Maine's bid for a quarantine on a ... more

Federal charges appear unlikely in Ferguson police shooting: Washington Post

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Justice Department officials probably will not bring civil rights charges against a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer whose fatal shooting of ... more

US prepares to send military advisers to western Iraq

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US prepares to send military advisers to western Iraq
US officers are drafting plans to deploy American military advisers to Iraq's western Anbar province and to help arm Sunni tribes to fight Islamic State ... more