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EU boosts Ebola aid for west Africa to 1.0 billion euros

a shared story    5 hours 38 minutes ago
Brussels (AFP) - European Union leaders agreed at a summit Friday to boost aid to combat the Ebola virus in west Africa to one billion euros ($1.26 billion), EU president Herman Van Rompuy said. 



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Three Kurdish militants killed in attack on Turkish power plant

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DIYARBAKIR Turkey (Reuters) - Turkish soldiers killed three Kurdish militants who were part of a group that attacked a power plant in the eastern province of Kars, Turkish sources said on Friday. Fighters from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) set fire to two vehicles and...(more) 



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Doctor becomes NYC's first Ebola patient

a shared story    5 hours 38 minutes ago
Three others are quarantined after a doctor who worked in Africa tests positive for the virus. 



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Pfizer's $11 billion buyback plan deflates AstraZeneca bid hopes

a shared story    6 hours 37 minutes ago
LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Pfizer is to continue buying back stock, with the board authorizing a new $11 billion share repurchase plan, deflating expectations that it will make a new bid for AstraZeneca.  



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Germany's BASF cuts 2015 profit outlook

a shared story    6 hours 37 minutes ago
BERLIN (AP) -- Chemical and oil company BASF has cut its outlook for next year, pointing to slower global economic growth and industrial production.... 



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Doctor Isolated at NYC Hospital Tests Positive for Ebola

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A New York doctor who recently returned from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola Ebola and is being isolated at a New York City hospital, city and state officials said Thursday night. 



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Canada attack 'not linked to IS'

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Canada's foreign minister tells the BBC there is no evidence so far that the man behind gun attacks in Ottawa was linked to Middle Eastern jihadists. 



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Germany's BASF warns on profits and shares drop

a shared story    6 hours 38 minutes ago
BERLIN (AP) — Chemical and oil company BASF is warning that its profits will come in below its previous forecast in the wake of slower global economic growth and industrial production. 



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How a computer error helped Deep Blue beat humanity's best chess player

a shared story    6 hours 38 minutes ago
Chess legend Garry Kasparov beat IBM computer Deep Blue four games to two in a match organized in 1996. This second time around, IBM's competitor came out on top, beating Kasparov three-and-a-half games to two-and-a-half. After the loss Kasparov questioned whether Deep Blue's team had cheated...(more) 



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Manning's Broncos corral Chargers

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Five-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning added to his latest record by throwing three touchdown passes to Emmanuel Sanders in the Denver Broncos 35-21 victory over the San Diego Chargers. The win comes four days after quarterback Manning broke Brett Favre's record for most career touchdown passes...(more) 



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Three major nations absent as China launches World Bank rival in Asia

a shared story    7 hours 37 minutes ago
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Australia, Indonesia and South Korea skipped the launch of a China-backed Asian infrastructure bank on Friday as the United States said it had concerns about the new rival to Western-dominated multilateral lenders.  



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Stores Usher in Holiday Shopping Season

a shared story    7 hours 37 minutes ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shoppers - shrugging off a spate of lead-tainted toy recalls and higher prices for food and gas - jammed stores before dawn Friday to grab discounted TVs, toys and clothing for the official start of the holiday season, expected to be the...(more) 



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