An armoured vehicle belonging to the Iraqi army patrols in Jurf al-Sakhar October 25, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Iraqi security forces and Kurds gain ground

BAGHDAD/ARBIL Iraq - Iraqi government forces and Shi'ite militias seized control of the strategic town of Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad from Islamic State and Kurdish fighters made gains in the north after heavy coalition air strikes against the Sunni militants.  Full Article 

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Ebola death toll tops 4,900 as virus spreads - WHO 25 Oct 2014

GENEVA - The death toll from the Ebola epidemic rose to 4,922 out of 10,141 known cases in eight countries through Oct. 23, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday. | Video

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Anti-Occupy mob roughs up Hong Kong journalists

25 Oct 2014

HONG KONG - Three journalists were roughed up on Saturday evening in Hong Kong after being confronted by pro-government protesters holding a rally to oppose a four-week long "Occupy" movement of the financial hub's streets by pro-democracy demonstrators.

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Lebanon army fights gunmen in Tripoli, six soldiers killed

25 Oct 2014

BEIRUT - Six Lebanese soldiers were killed as the army clashed with Islamist gunmen in northern Lebanon for a second day on Saturday, using helicopters to fire rockets in the first such air attack since the war in neighbouring Syria began. | Video

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Brazil's election too close to call on eve of runoff

25 Oct 2014

BRASILIA - President Dilma Rousseff is heading into Sunday's presidential runoff vote with a slight lead in most polls over opposition candidate Aecio Neves, setting the stage for Brazil's tightest election in decades.

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Egypt eyes legal restrictions, military measures after Sinai attacks

25 Oct 2014

CAIRO - Egypt is considering expanding the jurisdiction of military courts and displacing thousands of residents to enlarge a military buffer zone near the border with the Gaza Strip following an attack on security forces in the area. | Video

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'We won't pay,' furious Cameron tells EU over surprise bill

25 Oct 2014

BRUSSELS - In a vivid display of fury at European Union technocrats, British Prime Minister David Cameron refused to pay a surprise 2.1-billion-euro (1.65 billion pounds) bill on Friday as EU leaders ordered an urgent review of the calculations used. | Video

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Private space capsule leaves International Space Station

The private space vehicle, SpaceX Dragon, concludes its mission to the International Space Station and begins its journey back to Earth. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).