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 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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'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

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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.

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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.