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Thursday Oct 30, 2014

Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga troops start entering Syrian town of Kobani from Turkey, activists say

SURUC, Turkey - Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered a northern Syrian border town, crossing over from Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops on their way into the embattled Kobani, activists said. The development followed heavy overnight clashes as Islamic State fighters unsuccessfully tried to capture the border...

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Thursday Oct 30, 2014

Sweden's new government recognizes Palestinian state

STOCKHOLM - Sweden's new government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state at a time of increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel's plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem.

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Thursday Oct 30, 2014

South Korean soldiers given up to 45 years in prison in hazing death of subordinate

Story ImageSEOUL, South Korea - A South Korean military court sentenced six soldiers to up to 45 years in prison on Thursday for bullying and beating a subordinate who died, the Defence Ministry said.

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Thursday Oct 30, 2014

Top Ebola officials in Liberia and Sierra Leone describe successes amid looming danger

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while Sierra Leone is "in a crisis situation which is going to get worse," the top anti-Ebola officials in the two countries said.

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Thursday Oct 30, 2014

Today on the Hill: Will Ottawa accept "voluntary" plan to cut interchange fees?

Story ImageOTTAWA - The federal government's battle to lower the fees retailers pay to use credit cards — and theoretically cut costs for consumers — may be coming to an end.

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Thursday Oct 30, 2014

Polish prosecutors question filmmaker Roman Polanski, wanted in US on 1977 sex charges

WARSAW, Poland - Prosecutors in Poland have questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his extradition on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor.

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Thursday Oct 30, 2014

Piano maker Steinway & Sons moving flagship showroom to new Manhattan location

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Piano maker Steinway & Sons has announced it will move to a new Manhattan location next year.

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Thursday Oct 30, 2014

Donor shortage: UK opens National Sperm Bank to meet rising demand for donors

LONDON - Britain opened a National Sperm Bank on Thursday to help meet rising demand for donors.

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Thursday Oct 30, 2014

Maine mom, daughter plead guilty for ramming each other's cars, damaging Monmouth cemetery

AUGUSTA, Maine - A mother and daughter who rammed each other's cars in a Monmouth cemetery, knocking over several headstones, have both pleaded guilty to criminal mischief.

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Thursday Oct 30, 2014

Viral video documents woman's experience with street harassment in day walking around New York

Story ImageNEW YORK, N.Y. - A video recording the comments a woman hears as she walks around the nation's biggest city is a testament to the pervasiveness of street harassment women face, its creators said Wednesday.

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Tuesday Oct 28, 2014

Zambian President Michael Sata dies after long illness; Guy Scott named acting president

Story ImageLUSAKA, Zambia - Zambian President Michael Sata, dubbed "King Cobra" for his sharp-tongued remarks, has died in a London hospital after a long illness. Vice-President Guy Scott, a white Zambian of Scottish descent, became the country's acting president Wednesday, making him the first white leader...

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Tuesday Oct 28, 2014

'Trailer Park Boys' actor first to go public in accusations against Ghomeshi

TORONTO - "Trailer Park Boys" actor Lucy DeCoutere has accused former CBC-Radio host Jian Ghomeshi of choking her "to the point she could not breathe" and slapping her "hard three times on the side of her head," the Toronto Star reported late Wednesday.

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Tuesday Oct 28, 2014

Harper expected to target families with major fiscal announcement

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Finance Minister Joe Oliver will make a major announcement Thursday that is expected to include some of the fiscal measures for families promised in the last election campaign.

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Wednesday Oct 29, 2014

Kuwait plays gracious but uneasy host as Canadian jets join anti-ISIL campaign

KUWAIT CITY - Canadian warplanes have taken up position in Kuwait, a country straining in its own way to hold back the tide of Islamic extremism from its borders.

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