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Report: ISIS used chlorine gas against Iraqis

Eleven Iraqi police officers were admitted to the hospital in September with symptoms of chlorine poisoning. Norah O'Donnell reports.

U.S. officials worried about "lone wolf" terrorism

There is growing concern that the Canadian shooting incident carried out by a lone wolf could trigger copycat situations in the U.S. These types of attacks are hard to track and easy to carry out. Homeland security correspondent Bob Orr reports.

Kassig family campaign reinvigorated following support from al Qaeda-linked official

There was an urgent plea for help from the family of American hostage Abdul-Rahman Kassig, formerly known as Peter. His mother Paula posted a message on Twitter overnight asking ISIS to give her instructions on how to save the life of her only son. The appeal for mercy is getting some unusual support including from a senior al Qaeda jihadist. Margaret Brennan reports.

Terror in Canada: Ottawa gunman was desperate to be locked up

Court documents obtained by CBS News shows that Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the alleged Ottawa shooter, was desperate to be locked in jail. Speaking in a 2011 court hearing, Zehaf-Bibeau told a judge that he wanted to "do another robbery" so he could come to jail. Jim Axelrod reports from Ottawa.

Another nation confirms first Ebola case

WHO to send team of experts after officials confirm setback for West African efforts to contain deadly virus


Is motorcycle "lane splitting" safe or dangerous?

"Lane splitting," when a motorcycle drives between two cars, is legal in California. Carter Evans looks at recent studies that try to determine if it ... more

This Morning from CBS News, Oct. 24, 2014

Officials seek to reassure New Yorkers after doctor tests positive for Ebola; unlikely support for mother of ISIS hostage threatened with death; will the Canada ... more

NY officials urge calm after doctor's Ebola diagnosis

Officials say Craig Spencer closely followed all protocols after returning from West Africa; his fever wasn't nearly as high as first reported

From putting out flames to earning their wings

New York firefighters are taking to the skies in a career move you might not expect; keeping passengers safe at 35,000 feet

Alleged hazing ends another school football season

Officials call the alleged acts at a suburban Philadelphia high school "humiliating and inappropriate"
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Ripping up the sea floor on behalf of royal profits

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Even the pathetic laws protecting marine life in this country are instantly swept aside in response to lobbying by Prince Charless tenantsA few days ago, ... more

Indias Love Commandos and the runaway couples they protect

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Artist Max Pinckers has tackled arranged marriage, Bollywood romance, and a team of vigilantes who protect endangered lovers in a rich and elusive photobookSome photobooks ... more

The Flash: are there too many superheroes on TV?

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Do we really need to see another doofus who moonlights as a crimestopper? Two writers argue the tossBarry Allen, AKA the Flash, is the fastest ... more

Move over JR Ewing: oil discovered near Gatwick airport

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Discovery of an estimated 20m barrels of oil raises prospects for a home counties version of Southfork RanchA town close to Gatwick airport has come ... more

The Joy of Six: celebrating big-boned footballers

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In homage to the spat raging between Harry Redknapp and Adel Taarabt, we present half a dozen players who have succeeded in English football despite ... more
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EU Pledges $1.26 Billion to Fight Ebola

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European Union leaders have agreed to provide $1.26 billion to fight the Ebola virus after the 28-nation bloc appointed a coordinator to spearhead its response.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Russia’s Halfway House

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The few legal protections Russians still possess are becoming even more limited.

EU Can Give Ukraine $1 Billion

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European Commission President Barroso told the bloc’s leaders the EU’s executive body could give Ukraine a maximum $1 billion (€790 million) to help Kiev pay ... more

U.K. Required to Pay More to EU Budget

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The U.K. will be required to contribute an additional €2.1 billion ($2.6 billion) to the European Union’s budget, a move that will likely inflame euroskeptic ... more

EU Tensions Persist Over Budget Rules

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Tensions continued over whether to allow flexibility in European Union budget rules as leaders met for a second day of a summit.

Op-Ed Contributor: Modi’s Idea of India

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Op-Ed Contributor: Modi’s Idea of India
Hindu nationalists are vengeful nativists who recoil from the West while promoting their own religious and racial supremacy.

Op-Ed Contributor: The Suzuki Method: Japan's Best Overlooked Cultural Export

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Op-Ed Contributor: The Suzuki Method: Japan's Best Overlooked Cultural Export
Japan overlooks the merits of its own culture out of a blinding insecurity about its international standing.

Economic View: China Will Keep Growing. Just Ask the Soviets.

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Can China continue its torrid pace of economic growth for decades to come? The long arc of history suggests not, according to a new working ... more

U.S. and South Korea Agree to Delay Shift in Wartime Command

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The deal reached at the Pentagon means the Americans will retain control of forces in the event of war until the South Korean military is ... more

China Signs Agreement With 20 Other Nations to Establish International Development Bank

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The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank would offer financing for infrastructure projects in underdeveloped countries across the region.

World Briefing: Hearing in Haitians’ Cholera Case

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A federal judge in Manhattan heard arguments on Thursday in the first court proceeding over Haitian cholera victims’ lawsuit against the United Nations.

Nathan Cirillo, Soldier Killed in Ottawa, Used Strength to Help Others

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Nathan Cirillo, Soldier Killed in Ottawa, Used Strength to Help Others
Corporal Cirillo, 25, was a gym buff with a fondness for rescue dogs and the proud father of a boy who just started kindergarten.

In Mexico, an Embattled Governor Resigns

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The leader of the southern Mexico state where 43 college students have gone missing stepped down on Thursday under pressure from his own party.

Op-Ed Contributor: Shattering the Peace on Parliament Hill

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A gunman exploits the openness at the heart of Canada’s democracy.

Ottawa Gunman’s Family Releases Statement

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The parents of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the man authorities identified as the gunman, expressed grief over the shooting.

DealBook: Investors Are Eager for African Sovereign Debt, Despite Plenty of Risks

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DealBook: Investors Are Eager for African Sovereign Debt, Despite Plenty of Risks
Sub-Saharan countries have raised nearly $7 billion this year, more than in all of 2013, and yields on many bonds have fallen, even with the ... more

Ebola Crosses New Border as Mali Confirms a Case

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A toddler from next-door Guinea who lost a parent to the disease has tested positive.

Vaccine Trials for Ebola Are Planned in West Africa

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The two trials will run separately in Liberia and Sierra Leone and involve different designs to ensure at least one produces usable information.

Lebanon to Bar Syrian Refugees

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Lebanon announced that it would not accept any more refugees from neighboring Syria, except in what the authorities deem to be “exceptional” cases.

Robust Reponse to ISIS Appears Far Off for Iraqis

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Robust Reponse to ISIS Appears Far Off for Iraqis
Despite increasing assistance from the United States, Iraq’s ability to mount a sustained counteroffensive to retake territory seized by the Islamic State is still months ... more

Stagnating euro zone seeks German shift

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - France and Italy sought on Friday to bridge stark differences with Germany over how to avert economic stagnation and deflation, but Chancellor ... more

Ed Balls photobombed by spider on BBC News

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Ed Balls photobombed by spider on BBC News
Arachnid drops into frame during live interview with the shadow chancellor about economic growthA spider photobombed Ed Balls during a live interview on the BBC ... more

Ford's lower profit beats estimates; sales down on F-150 launch

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DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co's third-quarter earnings fell 34 percent but beat Wall Street expectations on a strong showing in North America even as ... more

Cameron demands crisis talks over EU cash demand

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Cameron demands crisis talks over EU cash demand
Brussels (AFP) - British Prime Minister David Cameron interrupted an EU summit on Friday to demand an emergency finance ministers meeting over a demand from ... more

Exclusive: Chad says Nigeria deal with Boko Haram to free girls is still on

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N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad said it believed Nigeria's secret deal with Boko Haram Islamists to free more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls would go ahead despite ... more