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Ottawa shooting victim remembered as loving parent

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Teary-eyed Canadians placed flowers, pictures and stuffed animals in memory of Cirillo.         



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Factbox: Uruguay's presidential candidates and their policies

a shared story    3 hours 38 minutes ago
By Malena Castaldi and Esteban Farat MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Uruguayans vote in the first round of a presidential election on Sunday with opposition challenger Luis Lacalle Pou almost certain to force leftist ruling coalition candidate Tabare Vazquez to a run-off. Vazquez, 74, a former president from...(more) 



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Syrian Kurd leader sees war of 'attrition' in Kobani

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - The battle for the Syrian town of Kobani will turn into a war of attrition unless Kurds defending it from an Islamic State onslaught get arms that can repel tanks and armored vehicles, a Syrian Kurdish leader told a pan-Arab newspaper. Islamic State...(more) 



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Botswana votes in poll set to test ruling party dynasty

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By Tiisetso Motsoeneng and Joe Brock GABORONE (Reuters) - Botswanans went to the polls on Friday in an election that is expected to see President Ian Khama's ruling party win a reduced majority as young and middle-class voters send out a warning to a political dynasty...(more) 



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Uruguay's left in battle to retain presidency, and marijuana law

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By Malena Castaldi MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Uruguayan voters decide on Sunday whether to give the ruling coalition another term after a decade of strong growth and leftist reforms, or turn to an opposition candidate who says legalizing marijuana production was a step too far. Opinion polls...(more) 



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Buzz Aldrin Says One-Way Trips to Mars Could Actually Work

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Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin wants to send people on a trip to Mars, and he doesn't want them to come home — at least not at first. The time and resources that will be used to get humans to the Red Planet only make sense...(more) 



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Golf-Desperate Whiteford takes one-stroke lead in Perth

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Oct 24 (Reuters) - Peter Whiteford's battle to secure his European Tour card could not affect his game as the 34-year-old Scot fired a six-under-par 66 to grab a one-shot halfway stage lead at the Perth International on Friday. With the top 111 players on the...(more) 



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World Cup ticket sales near 1m

a shared story    4 hours 37 minutes ago
A total of 950,000 tickets were sold for the 2015 Rugby World Cup during September, organisers say. 

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Asia economic growth to languish as China slows: poll

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BANGALORE (Reuters) - Emerging Asia will contribute less to the global economy in 2015 than was expected just months ago as a slowdown in China drags on growth in the region, partially offset by acceleration in the United States, Reuters polls showed.  



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Nebraska trucker returns bull mastiff to Arizona

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- A dog-loving Nebraska trucker has taken a lost 95-pound bull mastiff on a 1,380-mile trip back to her owners in Arizona.... 




EU leaders agree to raise Ebola aid budget to 1 bln euros

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders agreed on Friday to roughly double their financial support for efforts to fight the deadly Ebola epidemic in Africa to 1 billion euros, the chairman of their Brussels summit, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, said. "EU will increase financial...(more) 



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Truck maker Volvo profits rise amid mixed market

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STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish truck maker AB Volvo says net profit in the third quarter rose slightly to 1.6 billion kronor ($220 million) in a mixed economic environment. 



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