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Plunging crude prices hammer energy companies

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NEW YORK (AP) -- A decision by OPEC not to cut oil production is hammering major energy companies in the U.S. and abroad.... 



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Putin expects oil prices to find balance by middle of 2015

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SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he was confident the oil market would find its balance by the middle of next year.  



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New 15-minute test for Ebola to undergo trials in West Africa

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LONDON (Reuters) - A new test designed to rapidly diagnose Ebola virus infection is to be tried out at a treatment center for the disease in Guinea, international health charity The Wellcome Trust said on Friday. Researchers developing the 15-minute Ebola test say it is six...(more) 



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French president visits Ebola-stricken Guinea

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CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — French President Francois Hollande has arrived in Guinea, becoming the first Western leader to visit a country hit hard by Ebola. 



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Afghan official: Attack on army base kills 6

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says six Afghan soldiers have been killed in an attack on a military base in the southern Helmand province that lasted more than 14 hours. 




Pa.'s 'ugly' Christmas tree gets Charlie Brown treatment

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The city will host a rededication ceremony for the tree on Dec. 6.  



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VIDEO: Anti-gay Russian gangs film wins award

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As part of the Rory Peck Awards, the 2014 special Sony Impact Prize went to Ben Steele for his documentary which investigates the Russian vigilantes intimidating the country's gay community. 



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At least 2 killed in Ukraine shelling

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DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — At least two people have been killed in a rocket attack that left a hospital badly damaged in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, where fighting is raging between government forces and Russian-backed separatist rebels. 



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Sony's e-paper watch is a thing of minimalist beauty

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Two days ago, we heard of Sony's plans to build a watch made entirely of e-paper — one where the band and the watch face would both change in response to the user's wrist gestures. It sounded wild and provocatively different, but what we really wanted...(more) 



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Bear back in Chernobyl after century

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Camera traps, used by a project assessing radioactive exposure impacts on wildlife, record the first photos of a brown bear in Chernobyl's exclusion zone. 




Brazil's Pele improving, still in intensive care: hospital

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SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian soccer great Pele "is in better condition" though he remains in an intensive care unit being treated for a urinary tract infection, the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo said on Friday. Pele, 74, is receiving renal support treatment, which helps...(more) 



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Newspaper retracts 'sex slaves' term

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Japan's biggest paper retracts use of the term "sex slaves" for women who worked in World War Two army brothels, in a move likely to anger China and South Korea. 



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