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 9:42pm BST

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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On eve of poll, Ukraine leader seeks support for pro-Europe course

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KIEV - President Petro Poroshenko called on Ukrainians on Saturday to elect a majority on Sunday that would see through a pro-Europe, reform agenda and break with the Soviet past. | Video

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

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BRASILIA - Opposition candidate Aecio Neves is running neck-and-neck with leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff on the eve of a runoff vote that will decide Brazil's presidential election, a poll published on Saturday said.

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

2:16am BST

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.

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Hidden cameras capture Peru's diverse wildlife

Hidden cameras reveal daily life of animals - from jaguars to pumas, anteaters and otters - in Peru's Manu National Park, the area with the greatest biodiversity on the planet. Vanessa Johnston reports.