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US officials see signs of new life in Iraqi army

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MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — Iraq's fractured army has begun to regroup and stage modest, localized attacks on the Islamic State militants who routed them last spring and summer, but they are unlikely to be ready to launch a major counteroffensive for many months,...(more) 

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Israel police on alert after Jerusalem clashes

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Israel deployed police in force in Jerusalem Friday for weekly Muslim prayers and restricted access to a flashpoint mosque, after a deadly attack by a Palestinian sent tensions soaring. The security presence was boosted across east Jerusalem and its Old City after the confrontations between security...(more) 



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EU boosts Ebola aid for west Africa to 1.0 billion euros

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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