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  • Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks

    Friday, 6:23 PM

    Sentries return to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during a ceremony at the National War Memorial in OttawaBy Randall Palmer, Richard Valdmanis and Scott Malone OTTAWA/HAMILTON Ontario (Reuters) - Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism in ways that critics say may curtail civil liberties as a country that prides itself on its openness mourned the second soldier this week killed by homegrown radicals. Prime Minister Stephen Harper joined a crowd at the National War Memorial in Ottawa to mark the death of Corporal Nathan Cirillo, who was shot by a troubled and drug-addicted convert to Islam on Wednesday while on ceremonial guard at the memorial in the center of the country's ...


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  • Kurds reject Erdogan report of deal with Syrian rebels to aid besieged Kobani

    Friday, 9:11 AM

    Smoke rises over the Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrike, as seen from the Mursitpinar crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of SurucBy Humeyra Pamuk and Sylvia Westall ISTANBUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) - A senior Syrian Kurdish official on Friday rejected a report from Turkey's president that Syrian Kurds had agreed to let Free Syrian Army fighters enter the border town of Kobani to help them push back besieging Islamic State insurgents. The Free Syrian Army is a term used to describe dozens of armed groups fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad but with little or no central command. They have been widely outgunned by Islamist insurgents such as Islamic State. ...


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  • Attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill 33 security personnel

    Friday, 4:18 PM

    By Yusri Mohamed ISMAILIA (Reuters) - Two attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula killed 33 security personnel on Friday, security sources said, in some of the worst anti-state violence since Islamist President Mohamed Mursi was overthrown last year. The violence prompted Egypt to declare a three-month state of emergency in parts of North Sinai, where the violence took place, the state news agency reported. ...... read more

  • Allies of deposed leader struggling in Ukraine vote

    Friday, 8:49 PM

    A Pro-Russian fighter walks past pictures of Ukraine's ousted ex-president Viktor Yanukovych in the eastern city of Donetsk on May 29, 2014As he campaigned for Ukraine's parliamentary polls, to be held Sunday, Nestor Shufrych was pelted with eggs and injured in a scuffle with nationalists. It's not easy for one-time allies of ousted leader Viktor Yanukovych in Ukraine these days. Shufrych, a former minister and ruling party MP, trod a fine line when he spoke to 300 voters at a recent rally in the eastern town of Kramatorsk, taken back by government forces from pro-Russian rebels in July. On the one hand he made sure to attack the pro-Western "morons" now running the country in Kiev but on the other he went out of his way to dump all over his former boss too.


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  • Cornyn, Democrat Alameel meet in only debate

    Friday, 8:40 PM

    Moderator Wendy Cruz, left, listens as U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, center, responds to a question during a debate against Democratic U.S. Senate candidate David Alameel at Mountain View College campus, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS (AP) — Problems with the nation's immigration system dominated a debate Friday between U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and Democratic challenger David Alameel.


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  • War-scarred Ukraine counts down to key vote

    Friday, 8:27 PM

    A man walks in front of election placards in the center of Kiev on October 24, 2014Ukraine voters will go to the polls Sunday in elections set to dramatically reshape parliament, after a year of upheavals in which a deadly pro-Russian uprising has threatened to splinter the ex-Soviet state. Campaigning ended on Friday for the polls called by President Petro Poroshenko in August. Poroshenko is under pressure to purge parliament of lawmakers tied to the old regime of Viktor Yanukovych, ousted in February after a wave of bloody protests. Russian President Vladimir Putin -- accused of stirring up the uprising after seizing Crimea in the wake of his ally's ouster in Kiev -- said he respected Ukraine's territorial integrity but questioned how its frontier with Russia was set.


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  • Royals hold off Giants to take Series lead

    Friday, 8:45 PM

    MLB: World Series-Kansas City Royals at San Francisco GiantsSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Kansas City Royals held on to beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 and grab control of the World Series on Friday. Unbeaten through the post-season until they lost the first game of the World Series at home on Tuesday, the Royals have produced back-to-back victories to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. The Giants, chasing a third World Series title since 2010, fell behind 1-0 in the first inning and never recovered. ...


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  • Henley grabs lead at McGladrey Classic

    Friday, 8:21 PM

    Russell Henley tees off on the 8th hole during the second round of The McGladrey Classic at Sea Island's Seaside Course on October 24, 2014 in Sea Island, GeorgiaAmerican Russell Henley vaulted into the lead at the PGA Tour's McGladrey Classic after carding a seven-under 63 on Friday at the Seaside Course. Henley moved one shot in front of the field as he finished two rounds at nine-under-par 131. I got one or two nice breaks and felt good with the putter so it was a nice round," Henley said. Brian Harman, who shared the first-round lead with Erik Compton, Will Mackenzie and Michael Thompson, posted a three-under 67 in round two.


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  • Joe Maddon ends decade-long Rays tenure

    Friday, 6:58 PM

    Joe Maddon of the Tampa Bay Rays watches from the dugout during their game against the Baltimore Orioles, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, on September 5, 2014Joe Maddon, who led Tampa Bay Rays to a World Series berth in 2008, has stepped down after almost a decade at the helm, the Major League Baseball club said. The long-time manager's exit came after Maddon exercised an opt-out clause in his contract. The 60-year-old presided over the Rays during their most successful period in the franchise's 17-year history. It followed the departure of longtime executive Andrew Friedman, who was hired by the Los Angeles Dodgers last week.


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  • College students more prone to thoughtless social posts than high schoolers, study says

    Friday, 6:04 PM

    College students more prone to thoughtless social posts than high schoolers, study saysA new survey -- conducted for a firm that recently brought its private social-networking app to the US -- also shows that teens are tired of the lack of reality on sites like Facebook.>


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  • Look to energy names for global demand clues

    Friday, 6:02 PM

    A Wall Street sign is pictured in the rain outside the New York Stock ExchangeBy Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) - Slumping energy shares drove the recent U.S. stock market selloff more than any other major group, so investors are turning to next week's slate of earnings to see if the sector can pull itself out of the pit. The third-quarter earnings picture for energy looks grim. Profit growth expectations for S&P 500 energy companies have fallen more than any other sector - from a forecast of 13.8 percent on July 1 to the current 1.8 percent, Thomson Reuters data showed. Energy shares dropped 9. ...


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  • Google's head of Android to oversee its most important products

    Friday, 5:13 PM

    James Martin/CNETBy promoting one of his most trusted lieutenants, Google CEO Larry Page can spend more time focusing on the future.>


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  • Dallas nurse receives thanks, hug from Obama

    Friday, 7:38 PM

    President Barack Obama hugs Ebola survivor Nina Pham in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Washington. Pham, the first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus. The 26-year-old Pham arrived last week at the NIH Clinical Center. She had been flown there from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Pham's mother Diana, center, and sister Cathy watch. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms.


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  • Two U.S. states to quarantine health workers returning from Ebola zones

    Friday, 7:31 PM

    A man pushes a rack near the building where Dr. Craig Spencer lives while a cleaning crew from "Bio Recovery Corporation" works inside the apartment in New YorkBy Ellen Wulfhorst and David Morgan NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York and New Jersey will automatically quarantine medical workers returning from Ebola-hit West African countries and the U.S. government is considering the same step after a doctor who treated patients in Guinea came back infected, officials said on Friday. The steps announced by the two states, which go beyond the current restrictions being imposed by President Barack Obama's administration on travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea, came as medical detectives tried to retrace the steps in New York City of Dr. ...


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  • Rules for returning Ebola health workers need coordination: U.S. official

    Friday, 7:03 PM

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top Obama administration officials met on Friday morning to discuss potential new rules for healthcare workers returning to the United States after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, but they want any measures to be coordinated, a senior official said. "We will not hesitate to take any action that we feel has the potential to fortify us against additional imported Ebola cases," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. ...... read more