Marie Paule Kieny, World Health Organization (WHO) assistant Director General for Health Systems and Innovation gestures during a news conference on Ebola candidate vaccines, at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva October 21, 2014.     REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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

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.  Full Article | Video 


U.S., allies stage 22 air strikes in Iraq - U.S. Central Command 3:17pm BST

WASHINGTON - The United States and its allies conducted 22 air strikes against Islamic State forces in Iraq on Friday and Saturday, the U.S. Central Command said.


Brazil presidential campaign ends in slugfest over corruption

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BRASILIA - Presidential candidates traded accusations over political corruption on Friday night in a last ditch attempt to sway undecided voters before Sunday's election runoff in Brazil's closest race in decades.


Two killed, four wounded in Washington state school shooting

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MARYSVILLE Wash. - A student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others when he opened fire in the cafeteria of his Washington state high school on Friday, apparently after a fight with fellow students, authorities said.


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

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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


Protesters march against Renzi labour reforms in Rome

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ROME - Demonstrators from across Italy filled the streets of Rome on Saturday to protest against labour market reforms which the government of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has made a cornerstone of its policy.


China's auto market growth may halve to 7 percent this year - industry body head

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SHANGHAI - Growth in China's auto market, the world's biggest, will halve to 7 percent this year weighed down by a slowing economy, the head of an industry body said on Saturday.