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EU reaches deal to cut emissions by at least 40 percent versus 1990 levels

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders reached a deal early on Friday to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 percent in 2030 versus 1990 levels, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said in a Twitter message.  



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Dallas man's Halloween decor inspired by Ebola

a shared story    8 hours 2 minutes ago
UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas (AP) -- Taking inspiration from the fear of Ebola, a Dallas-area man has stacked up barrels marked "biohazard," surrounded his yard with yellow caution tape and crossed his door and windows with white tape marked "quarantine."... 



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Kuwait talks to counter militants' online campaign

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Kuwait will host international talks next week aimed at finding ways to undermine the slick online campaign attracting foreign fighters to the ranks of Islamic militants battling in Iraq and Syria. "The conference will present an opportunity for an in-depth exchange of ideas for increasing cooperation...(more) 



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U.S. charges South Africans in illegal rhino hunting case

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By Barbara Liston (Reuters) - A South African company has been indicted in Alabama for selling illegal rhinoceros hunts to Americans and secretly trafficking in the endangered animals’ horns, which sell on the black market at prices higher than gold, prosecutors said on Thursday. ... 



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Syria's Kobani less at risk but could still fall: U.S. officials

a shared story    8 hours 2 minutes ago
By Phil Stewart MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE Fla. (Reuters) - The Syrian border town of Kobani appears in less danger of falling to the Islamic State, but the threat still remains, U.S. officials said on Thursday, offering a measured view of a key battle against the...(more) 



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Canada Parliament gunman had planned to travel to Syria: police

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OTTAWA (Reuters) - The gunman in Wednesday's attack on Canada's capital had a criminal record and recently applied for a passport, planning to travel to Syria after undergoing a "radicalization process," police said on Thursday.  



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Ottawa Gunman, Despite Past, Was Not Identified as Threat

a shared story    8 hours 2 minutes ago
The Canadian police acknowledged that the gunman who killed a soldier at a war memorial was not identified as a security threat despite a criminal record in three cities, embrace of extremist ideas and intent to travel to Syria. 



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This fracking protest is more like Bonnaroo than Occupy

a shared story    8 hours 2 minutes ago
On a bone-dry October day in Oakland, Calif., activists from Food and Water Watch, UC Berkeley’s Students Against Fracking, and a group of folk singers called the Occupellas gathered to celebrate the third annual Global Frackdown. Food and Water Watch launched the Global Frackdown in...(more) 



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Investigators track suspect's travels after death of Afrika Hardy

a shared story    9 hours 2 minutes ago
Alleged serial killer Darren Vann went to Chicago suburbs.         



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Teachers occupy Acapulco city hall over missing students

a shared story    9 hours 2 minutes ago
Around 100 teachers occupied the city hall of the Mexican tourist resort of Acapulco to demand authorities find dozens of students who disappeared nearly a month ago. "We demand to see alive the 43 victims of kidnapping by the authorities," said Walter Anorve, spokesman for the...(more) 



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Baby killed in Jerusalem attack was US citizen

a shared story    9 hours 2 minutes ago
A three-month-old baby girl killed when a Palestinian rammed his car into a group of pedestrians in Jerusalem was an American citizen, a US official confirmed Thursday. Haya Zissel Braun was buried at a late-night funeral in Jerusalem after Wednesday's attack in which a 21-year-old Palestinian...(more) 



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Deal reached to end Lesotho military standoff

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South Africa's deputy president brokered a deal to end a destabilising post-coup standoff in Lesotho Thursday, with the head of the police and rival military commanders agreeing to step down. Southern African mediators led by Cyril Ramaphosa said they had convinced renegade Lieutenant General Tlali Kamoli,...(more) 



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