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As Ukraine elects a new parliament, national divisions persist

published about 2 hours ago
As Ukraine elects a new parliament, national divisions persist
President Petro Poroshenko called early parliamentary elections for Sunday in the hope of shoring up Ukrainian unity after a tumultuous winter revolt that swept a Kremlin ally from power only to have Russia strike back with a bloody separatist uprising in the east.

US: Power to visit Ebola-ravaged West Africa

published about 2 hours ago
US: Power to visit Ebola-ravaged West Africa
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States ambassador to the United Nations is on her way to visit all three of the West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak, amid rising calls for travel restrictions back home in the U.S.

How spending two days as a student changed this teacher's outlook

published about 3 hours ago
An American school teacher, who went 'back to school' for two days to see what it was like, says she was exhausting by day's end that she couldn't do anything mentally stimulating.

Canadians flock to Parliament Hill, site of attack on soldier

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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadians returned to the reopened grounds of their parliament building on Saturday, three days after a homegrown radical rushed in armed with a rifle after killing a soldier in the second domestic attack in a week on the country's military.

Canada Parliament gunman aimed to go to Saudi Arabia, not Syria: mother

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TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian citizen who police contend shot dead a soldier at the nation's war memorial before charging into Parliament had intended to travel to Saudi Arabia, not Syria, his mother said in a letter to a news agency published on Saturday. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said on Thursday that Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, had traveled to Ottawa from Vancouver to try to obtain a passport and intended to travel to Syria, saying that his mother, Susan Bibeau, ... more


10/25: Quarantined nurse tests negative for Ebola virus; Despite age, 100-year-old math teacher pushes on

An American nurse has tested negative for Ebola after being isolated when she arrived in the U.S. from Sierra Leone. As Jericka Duncan explains, Kaci ... more

10/25: Quarantined nurse tests negative for Ebola virus

An American nurse has tested negative for Ebola after being isolated when she arrived in the U.S. from Sierra Leone. As Jericka Duncan explains, Kaci ... more

Suspect in two California deputy deaths charged with murder, carjacking

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(Reuters) - A Utah man was charged with carrying out a crime spree in Sacramento that killed two California sheriff's deputies and wounded a third, ... more

Canadians flock to Parliament Hill, site of attack on soldier

published about 1 hour ago
Canadians flock to Parliament Hill, site of attack on soldier
Canadians returned to the reopened grounds of their parliament building on Saturday, three days after a homegrown radical rushed in armed with a rifle after ... more

New York City Ebola Patient Receives Blood From Writebol

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New York City Ebola Patient Receives Blood From Writebol
It is hoped the transfusion from Nancy Writebol, who survived the disease, will help Dr. Craig Spencer recover.
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The power of writing lists that make no difference to our lives at all

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We all love a good list. It makes us feel organised and in control even though most things happen by accidentHuman beings love lists, because ... more

No wonder superstores are dying were sick and tired of their culture

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Britains longstanding exclusive relationship with the supermarkets is in terminal declineTen years ago, I published my anti-supermarket book, Shopped, to a warm reception. In print, ... more

Civil war rages in Labour party after Scottish leader walks out

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Miliband supporters say Johann Lamont would have been sacked had she not resigned after her attack on the national leadershipThe Labour party erupted into open ... more

The readers editor on regional coverage

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Readers complain that Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland are neglected in favour of England, particularly the south-eastA common thread in the correspondence I receive is ... more

Giovanni Battista Moroni at the Royal Academy in pictures

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Sixteenth-century Italian portraitist Giovanni Battista Moroni spent most of his 30-year career painting the people around him in Bergamo. His paintings, now on display at ... more
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Parliamentary Elections Show Political Turmoil Is Continuing in Ukraine

published about 10 hours ago
Parliamentary Elections Show Political Turmoil Is Continuing in Ukraine
The vote on Sunday was envisioned as a final step in transforming government from a kleptocracy to a reform-minded administration, but infighting and charges of ... more

E.U. Greenhouse Gas Deal Falls Short of Expectations

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E.U. Greenhouse Gas Deal Falls Short of Expectations
The varied energy needs and capacity of member nations led to concessions and compromises that experts say watered down an agreement that was hoped to ... more

In French Port City, ‘a Real Psychosis’

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Resentment and fear have swept Calais, France, in the last year amid a new wave of migrants hoping to cross illegally to Britain, which they ... more

French Official Strengthens Border

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The French government will send police reinforcements to the port city of Calais, where increasing numbers of migrants have been gathering, the prefect for the ... more

In Calais, Resentment and Fear Amid Influx of Migrants

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In Calais, Resentment and Fear Amid Influx of Migrants
Migrants fleeing countries like Sudan and Syria have long been attracted to Calais, a port city in northern France from which they hope to cross ... more

Chen Ziming, Dissident in China, Is Dead at 62

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Chen Ziming, Dissident in China, Is Dead at 62
A reform-minded intellectual, Mr. Chen, was accused by the government of fomenting the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989 and spent more than a decade in ... more

Coalition Seeks to Send North Korea to International Court Over Rights Abuses

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Coalition Seeks to Send North Korea to International Court Over Rights Abuses
Seven months after a groundbreaking report documenting torture and starvation in North Korea, a broad coalition of countries is pushing to refer Pyongyang to the ... more

Afghan Mullah Who Raped Girl in His Mosque Receives 20-Year Prison Sentence

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Afghan Mullah Who Raped Girl in His Mosque Receives 20-Year Prison Sentence
Women’s activists attending the packed proceedings hailed it as a victory because the mullah was successfully prosecuted under a 2009 law meant to fight violence ... more

When Sub Goes Silent, Who Has Control of Its Nuclear Warheads?

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When Sub Goes Silent, Who Has Control of Its Nuclear Warheads?
China’s growing fleet of nuclear submarines poses a question: How might its submarine commanders, with warheads at their disposal, respond during an underwater crisis far ... more

Underwater Drones Join Microphones to Listen for Chinese Subs

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Underwater Drones Join Microphones to Listen for Chinese Subs
The U.S. is deploying underwater drones and upgrading Cold War-era seabed ‘hydrophones’ to listen for Chinese and other nuclear subs that are hard to detect ... more

BelÉm Journal: Daring Fare, From the Amazon’s Mouth to Yours

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A Brazilian chef who passed up the glamour of São Paulo is helping change his county’s cuisine with the help of flavors from the rain ... more

A Chef Draws on New Flavors From the Amazon

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A Chef Draws on New Flavors From the Amazon
Thiago Castanho wants to show the world the Amazon’s bounty of ingredients has the potential to turn the cuisine of Latin America on its head.

As Brazil’s Presidential Race Draws to Close, Voters Lament Its Ugliness

published about 9 hours ago
Many Brazilians have been stunned by what may be the country’s most contentious election since the end of military rule.

Negro? Prieto? Moreno? A Question of Identity for Black Mexicans

published about 9 hours ago
Mexico is planning to do something it has not attempted in decades and never on its modern census: ask people if they consider themselves black.

Black Mexico: An Isolated and Often Forgotten Culture

published about 9 hours ago
Black Mexico: An Isolated and Often Forgotten Culture
Mexican authorities are about to do something they have not attempted in decades: ask people on a census form if they consider themselves black.

Assassination in Tunisia Draws Spouse Into Politics

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Mbarka Brahmi is campaigning for the seat of her husband, Mohamed Brahmi, the left-wing politician whose assassination by an Islamist extremist group last year sent ... more

Oil Gives Kurds a Path to Independence, and Conflict With Baghdad

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Kurdish officials are desperately trying to sell oil abroad, even as the Iraqi government and the United States are blocking their attempts.

ISIS Hostages Endured Torture and Dashed Hopes, Freed Cellmates Say

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ISIS Hostages Endured Torture and Dashed Hopes, Freed Cellmates Say
The death of James Foley in August at the hands of Islamic State jihadists in Syria was a very public end to a hidden ordeal ... more

More Than 10,000 Africa Ebola Cases, Health Agency Says

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A total of 10,141 people had contracted the disease worldwide, the World Health Organization said in its latest update on the progress of the epidemic.

To Rebuild, Gazans Wait for Aid, Already Arrived

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To Rebuild, Gazans Wait for Aid, Already Arrived
Reconstruction of homes damaged or destroyed in this summer’s battle between Israel and Hamas remains distant, as supplies allowed into Gaza this month remain untouched, ... more

US ambassador to UN will visit Ebola-hit West Africa

The United States ambassador to the United Nations is on her way to visit all three of the West African countries hit hardest by the ... more
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Thailand promotes prawn industry to counter slavery row

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Thailand promotes prawn industry to counter slavery row
Thailand went on a charm offensive in defence of its prawn industry this week, seeking to convince Europeans that it is responding to allegations of ... more

Suspect in two California deputy deaths charged with murder, carjacking

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(Reuters) - A Utah man was charged with carrying out a crime spree in Sacramento that killed two California sheriff's deputies and wounded a third, ... more

Republicans poised to snatch US Senate in mid-terms

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Republicans poised to snatch US Senate in mid-terms
Republicans appear increasingly likely to win back the US Senate in November 4 mid-term elections, a move that would heap misery on President Barack Obama ... more

Spoiler alert: rogues could determine fate of US Senate

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Spoiler alert: rogues could determine fate of US Senate
Independent or third-party politicians often roil American elections, and the current battle for Senate control could be determined by any of several unconventional candidates, including ... more