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Watch Hong Kong’s Poor Demand Their Say in the Way the City Is Run

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Watch Hong Kong’s Poor Demand Their Say in the Way the City Is Run
Lower-income groups have a huge stake in democracy protests currently rocking the city
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The 'Bibical Famine' Report That Changed the World

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A report about famine in Ethiopia, first broadcast 30 years ago today, is one of a handful of TV news reports that changed the way we view the world.

A Guy Held a Dog-Petting Event and Got Death Threats From Muslim Hard-Liners

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A Guy Held a Dog-Petting Event and Got Death Threats From Muslim Hard-Liners
Hard-liners in Malaysia insist he “should be stoned to death” because dogs are considered unclean
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Bear cub in Oregon supermarket video

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Bear cub in Oregon supermarket  video
A six-month-old bear cub is filmed perusing the aisles of an Oregon supermarket last weekend. The cub is seen scampering away from a security guard, passing shelves of greeting cards, nappies and mouthwash. Robin Alder Bishop, who shot the footage, is heard cajoling the cub. The bear was eventually scooped up, unharmed, into a basket and handed to wildlife officials Continue reading...

Facebook's Zuckerberg speaks Chinese in Beijing visit

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Facebook's Zuckerberg speaks Chinese in Beijing visit
Facebook has been blocked by Chinese authorities for over five years, but company founder Mark Zuckerberg appears to be on a new charm offensive to crack the massive market. In a move that has sent tongues wagging across China and around the globe, Zuckerberg showed off his nascent Chinese...


Europe Stocks Rebound

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Stronger-than-expected manufacturing and services data helped European stock indexes and the euro to reverse early declines, despite lackluster earnings keeping a cap on investors’ optimism.

U.S. prosecutors probe Takata Corp over statements: WSJ

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. federal prosecutors are trying to determine whether Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp misled U.S. regulators about the number of ... more

Mexico says mayor, wife were behind student-teacher disappearances

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Mexican mayor and his wife were "probable masterminds" behind the disappearance of 43 student-teachers last month in the restive southwest, ... more

Ebola Patient Nina Pham's Dog Bentley is 'Doing Great'

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The City of Dallas released new video of Bentley, who was quarantined when his owner was diagnosed with Ebola. Officials say he still tests negative.

Royals bounce back, beat Giants to even World Series

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Kansas City regains spunk that's marked team's postseason run, topping San Francisco 7-2 and tying series at game apiece
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Tescos profits black hole bigger than expected and runs back several years

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Tescos profits black hole bigger than expected and runs back several years
Supermarket, which is unable to provide any guidance on full-year profits, also said its under-fire chairman Sir Richard Broadbent is to resign Follow all the ... more

Harry Roberts to be freed after serving more than 45 years for police murder

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Harry Roberts to be freed after serving more than 45 years for police murder
Parole board releases Roberts who was jailed for life after shooting three policemen dead in Shepherds Bush in 1966Notorious police killer Harry Roberts is to ... more

Romanian princess sentenced to probation for staging cockfights

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Romanian princess sentenced to probation for staging cockfights
Irina Walker, daughter of former Romanian king Michael I, and her husband staged at least 10 derbies in their Oregon barnA princess in the defunct ... more

Rare Neil Young live album, Time Fades Away, gets Black Friday reissue

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Rare Neil Young live album, Time Fades Away, gets Black Friday reissue
Youngs first live album now limited to just 3,500 copies features eight previously unreleased tracks which were performed over the course of a 1971-1973 tourYoung ... more

Same but different: Hans Eijkelbooms tribal street photography

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Same but different: Hans Eijkelbooms tribal street photography
Think your look is unique? Well, photographer Hans Eijkelboom may have already put you among his tribes after 20 years spying on passersby Snap! The ... more
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Russia Holds Airport Staff Over Crash

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Russian investigators have detained staff that were on duty at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport during Monday’s jet crash that killed Total chief Christophe de Margerie.

Spain's Economy Grew 0.5% in Third Quarter, Central Bank Estimates

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Spain’s economy likely grew 0.5% in the third quarter from the second, the central bank said. Separately, a solid summer tourist season drove a decrease ... more

Eurozone Manufacturing, Services Pick Up

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Activity in the eurozone’s private sector picked up slightly in October, although businesses cut their prices at the fastest pace since early 2010.

At Russian Forum, Qualms Over Sanctions

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An annual event that brings together Russian officials and foreign experts opened Wednesday, revealing strongly divergent views over the reality of the crisis in Ukraine.

World Briefing: Turkey: Man Sought by Danes Is Freed

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Turkey has freed Basil Hassan, who is wanted by Denmark in the attempted murder of a prominent critic of Islam, Turkish officials said Wednesday.

Gunmen Kill 8 Members of Persecuted Minority in Pakistan

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The victims Thursday were ethnic Hazara, a Persian-speaking Shiite Muslim group that has been repeatedly targeted by Sunni extremists.

Federal Prosecutors Investigating Takata Over Air Bags

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Federal Prosecutors Investigating Takata Over Air Bags
Federal prosecutors are investigating Japanese air bag supplier Takata in connection with defective air bags made by the company that have been linked to two ... more

Nickel's Slide Extends Roller-Coaster Ride

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Nickel's Slide Extends Roller-Coaster Ride
Nickel prices have sunk to their lowest level since March, extending a roller-coaster year for investors, amid a gloomy economic outlook and fallout from a ... more

China Manufacturing Ticks Up

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China Manufacturing Ticks Up
China’s HSBC flash purchasing managers’ index ticked higher, a result which may go some way to ease concerns over the pace of Chinese economic growth.

Why You Can't Trust You're Getting the Best Deal Online

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Why You Can't Trust You're Getting the Best Deal Online
A new study of top e-commerce sites found the practice of personalizing prices for the same goods, or pushing some people toward higher-priced offers, is ... more

Canada Worries as Extremism Lures More Abroad

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Attacks and a recent report have compounded concerns in Canada about citizens who go to foreign lands like Somalia and Syria to fight, and then ... more

After Shooting, Fear and Anxiety Take Over Ottawa

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After Shooting, Fear and Anxiety Take Over Ottawa
Workers in the capital were stuck in their buildings during a lockdown after shootings at two sites on Wednesday.

Mexican Official Links a Mayor to Missing College Students

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The attorney general says that the apparent abduction of 43 students in southern Mexico came after Mayor Jose Luis Abarca of Iguala ordered an attack ... more

Open Source: Lohan’s Unlikely Endorsement of Neves in Brazil Elections

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Open Source: Lohan’s Unlikely Endorsement of Neves in Brazil Elections
A unusual Twitter message posted in the actress’s name was pulled after stirring suspicions, and mockery.

World Briefing: Mexico: Band Member Is Found Dead

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Aldo Sarabia, a member of Banda el Recodo was found dead on Wednesday in the northwestern resort city of Mazatlan with at least one gunshot ... more

From a Rwandan Dump to the Halls of Harvard

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From a Rwandan Dump to the Halls of Harvard
Justus Uwayesu’s life was changed by a chance encounter in Rwanda with an American charity worker.

Thousands in Iran Protest Acid Attacks on Women

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Thousands in Iran Protest Acid Attacks on Women
Demonstrations in Isfahan erupted after assaults that coincided with the passage of a law designed to protect those who correct people deemed to be acting ... more

Former Blackwater Guards Convicted in Iraq Shooting

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Four former Blackwater Worldwide security contractors were convicted Wednesday on charges stemming from a deadly 2007 shooting in Iraq.

2 Israeli Soldiers Wounded by Gun and Missile Fire From Egypt

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The attack came from the rugged desert terrain of the Sinai Peninsula, where Islamic militants have been battling Egyptian forces.

Denis Mukwege, an African Voice Against Rape, Is Honored by Europe

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Denis Mukwege, an African Voice Against Rape, Is Honored by Europe
The European Parliament awarded the doctor its highest human rights accolade for a campaign to end the use of mass rape as a weapon of ... more

Crunching the Numbers: When The Personal is Political - Women Voters and the Midterms

It’s become conventional wisdom to say “women voters” are a key this year. But if the “women’s vote” sounds like a very big group, that’s ... more

Enhanced Scottish devolution must not be conditional on devolution elsewhere

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Enhanced Scottish devolution must not be conditional on devolution elsewhere
Smith commission cross-party talks described as constructive, though key differences over tax and spending remainFurther powers for Scotland must not be conditional on devolution elsewhere ... more

Reporter quits Chicago newspaper, says governor candidate influenced paper

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Reporter quits Chicago newspaper, says governor candidate influenced paper
By Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - A veteran Illinois political reporter quit his job at the Chicago Sun-Times on Wednesday and accused the newspaper of ... more

U.S. prosecutors probe Takata Corp over statements: WSJ

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. federal prosecutors are trying to determine whether Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp misled U.S. regulators about the number of ... more

House Dem campaign arm spends almost $2M daily

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats' campaign arm spent nearly $1.8 million a day on average during the first half of this month.