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India considers ban on e-cigarettes, sale of single smokes

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By Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is considering a ban on electronic cigarettes over the risks to public health that they may cause, a senior Health Ministry official told Reuters. The World Health Organization (WHO) in August called for stiff regulation of e-cigarettes as...(more) 



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Romania to vote for new leader; corruption ignored

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BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanians go to the polls Sunday to elect a new leader as President Traian Basescu steps down after 10 years. Prime Minister Victor Ponta is favored to win over challengers who include a city mayor and a glamorous lawyer. Here's a look...(more) 



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Pa. Fugitive Caught, Faces Death Penalty Charges

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A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals near an abandoned airplane hangar. Authorities say they plan to seek the death penalty against Eric Frein.          



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Raw: Fireworks factory blast in Great Britain

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One person has been reported missing after a series of explosions and fire at a fireworks factory in Great Britain. At least two other people were injured and taken to hospital, according to Britain's Press Association news agency. (Oct. 30)          



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Hungary will shelve plans for internet tax for now, PM says

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By Marton Dunai BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary will shelve plans to introduce a tax on internet data traffic that has generated big protests over the past week, and will revisit regulating and taxing money made online next year, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday. A...(more) 



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Eric Frein arrested using handcuffs of fallen officer

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After roughly 6 weeks on the run, accused cop killer Eric Frein was captured by police and was arrested using the handcuffs of Cpl. Bryon Dickson, the officer he is accused of killing.          



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Panasonic raises profit outlook as restructuring kicks in

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Panasonic Corp raised its full-year operating profit outlook by 13 percent and returned to a net cash positive position for the first time in five years after a drastic restructuring chopped unprofitable product lines in smartphones, plasma TVs and semiconductor chips. The Japanese...(more) 



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Nevada court says Strip club dancers are employees

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- In a legal decision with wide implications for strip clubs in Sin City, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday that dancers at one Las Vegas club are employees, not independent contractors, and are entitled to be paid minimum wage.... 



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Japan expands stimulus to spur recovery

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TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's central bank expanded its asset purchases in a surprise move Friday to shore up sagging growth in the world's No. 3 economy.... 



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Fighting likely to surge in South Sudan as rainy season ends - report

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By Alex Whiting LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The end of the rainy season is imminent and warring parties in South Sudan's civil war are preparing for major offensives likely to cause fresh displacement and hunger, the think-tank International Crisis Group said in a report. President...(more) 



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Russia-Ukraine deals secures EU gas

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Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries. 



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Sony's quarterly loss balloons on mobile woes

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TOKYO (AP) — Sony Corp. says losses for July-September ballooned to 136 billion yen ($1.2 billion) as the Japanese electronics and entertainment company's troubled mobile phone division reported huge red ink. 



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