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Ebola response of MSF and 'boiling frog' WHO under scrutiny

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By Misha Hussain DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A decade ago, scientists would have laughed at the idea of Ebola as a public health emergency of international concern. Ebola, a rare tropical disease, has killed almost as many people in 6 months as in the previous...(more) 



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Off-duty police officer intervenes in shooting

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Dallas officer shoots suspect who allegedly fired on car in intersection.         



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Amid outward calm, climate of fear cements Thai military rule

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By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Andrew R.C. Marshall BANGKOK (Reuters) - "Is she dead yet?" Thai opposition activist Kritsuda Khunasen said she was blindfolded and struggling to regain consciousness when she heard this chilling query from one of her interrogators. She was detained for nearly a...(more) 



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Amid U.S. air strikes, Iraq struggles to build own air force

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By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama told a recent interviewer he did not want the U.S. Iraq had only a fledgling air force when the United States withdrew in 2011. Washington has agreed to bolster Iraqi air power by selling Baghdad 36 sophisticated...(more) 



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In rare move, Chinese man acquitted of murder

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BEIJING (AP) — In a rare move, a Chinese court has acquitted a death-row inmate convicted of murder in a sign that the country's heavily controlled judiciary system has become more cautious in cases involving death sentences. 



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Execution of U.S. journalist reveals the changing business of war coverage

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By Jennifer Saba NEW YORK (Reuters) - A chilling video showing the execution of journalist James Foley by Islamist militants marks the second time an American reporter has been beheaded by captors overseas, echoing the murder of Wall Street Journal correspondent Daniel Pearl in Pakistan in...(more) 



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Oklahoma policeman accused of sex assaults on duty

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer was arrested Thursday and is being held in lieu of $5 million bond after being accused of committing a series of sexual assaults against at least six women while on duty. 



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Maybe connecting a smart Nest Thermostat to a smart Big Ass fan isn't so dumb

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The smart home may not be so dumb after all, if this is the kind of thing that it can do. 



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Sports Briefing | College Sports: O’Bannon Appeal Advances

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The N.C.A.A. notified the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that it intended to appeal a judge’s ruling in the Ed O’Bannon case that it had violated antitrust laws. 



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Oil spill that fouled Mexican river will take months to clean up

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An oil pipeline spill that contaminated a river in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon will take months to clean up, the country's top water authority said on Thursday. The 24-inch Madero-Cadereyta pipeline, owned by national oil company Pemex, was ruptured when thieves attempted to...(more) 



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Judge Clears Way for Corcoran Takeover

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A judge ruled that the Corcoran Gallery of Art could merge with the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University, saying the alternative would probably be its dissolution. 



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Suspected Ebola patient negative for deadly disease

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California patient's treatment shows system working, health official says.          



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