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Sleeping sickness study claims success

BBC World News - Mon, 11/09/2015 - 20:27
Researchers from Edinburgh University claim thousands of lives have been saved in Africa by a new initiative to combat sleeping sickness.
Categories: BBC World News

Trade slowdown points to world recession risk, watchdog says

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/09/2015 - 20:26

FILE - In this file photo dated Oct. 28, 2010, an oil worker looks out, over the Petrobras offshore ship platform over Tupi field in Santos Bay off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Climate change could push more than 100 million people into extreme poverty by 2030 by disrupting agriculture and fueling the spread of malaria and other diseases, the World Bank said in a report Sunday Nov. 8, 2015, also stating that Carbon emissions are expected to rise for many years as China, India and other developing countries expand the use of fossil fuels to power their economies. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, FILE)PARIS (AP) — A slowdown in international trade could be a harbinger of a new recession for the world's leading economies, a leading global policy organization warned Monday.

Poll: Carson surges to tie Trump in South Carolina Top Stories - Mon, 11/09/2015 - 20:22

New poll shows Carson, Rubio and Cruz gaining ground.


Experts raise concerns over lopsided EU-Africa migrant deals

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/09/2015 - 20:22

French far-right party leader Marine Le Pen meets residents in a marketplace, in Douai, northern France, as part of the municipal campaign, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015. Regional elections are taking place next month in which the far right National Front is hoping to increase its political power, in part by capitalizing on tensions over waves of migrants in Europe this year. The first round of the regional elections will take place on Dec. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)BRUSSELS (AP) — Forced into action by its biggest refugee crisis since World War II, the European Union is pressing some northern African nations to sign lopsided deals that would send thousands back without sufficient protection, African diplomats and migration experts are warning.

Artist Ernst Fuchs dies at 85

BBC World News - Mon, 11/09/2015 - 20:19
Austrian painter Ernst Fuchs, co-founder of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism, dies at the age of 85.
Categories: BBC World News

Strain of low oil prices apparent even at plush Gulf meeting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/09/2015 - 20:18

Oil pumps work at sunset Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, in the desert oil fields of Sakhir, Bahrain. Consumer prices across the 19-country eurozone fell in September for the first time in half a year as energy prices tanked, official figures showed Wednesday, in a development that's likely to ratchet up pressure on the European Central Bank to give the region more stimulus. The 0.1 percent annual decline reported by Eurostat, the EU's statistics office, was widely anticipated following the recent drop in global oil prices. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — On stage only a short time after the United Arab Emirates said it would increase its oil production despite low worldwide prices, the oil and gas minister of neighboring Oman didn't pull any punches.

Uproar over college chastity pledge

BBC World News - Mon, 11/09/2015 - 20:16
Chinese college faces online backlash over "commitment card" for female students.
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Match Group plans to raise up to $466.2M from its IPO

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/09/2015 - 20:13
NEW YORK (AP) — The owner of Tinder, and OkCupid hopes to raise as much as $466.2 million in an initial public offering of company shares.

Iran to get Russian missile system

BBC World News - Mon, 11/09/2015 - 20:12
Russia confirms that it will supply Iran with an advanced air defence missile system - once technical details are agreed.
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VIDEO: Calling in air strikes against IS

BBC World News - Mon, 11/09/2015 - 20:09
BBC team join fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces as they call in a US air strike against Islamic State militants.
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Silence is golden: China tightens screws on online music

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 11/09/2015 - 20:08
China is tightening control of online music, paying particular attention to content and jacking up already tight censorship of the Internet. From Jan. 1, companies offering online music should police content before making it available, the Ministry of Culture said on its website. China's three biggest Internet companies, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, Tencent Holdings Ltd and Baidu Inc all have music streaming platforms.
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Donald Trump Advertises Rising Value of Free Political Publicity

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 11/09/2015 - 20:06
Donald J. Trump, who has not spent any money on television ads since announcing his candidacy, is upending the conventional approach for reaching voters.

'Deep concern' over trade slowdown

BBC World News - Mon, 11/09/2015 - 20:04
A "deeply concerning" slowdown in trade, particularly with China, will lead to lower global economic growth this year, the OECD says.
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Secrecy, corruption and conflicts of interest pervade state governments Top Stories - Mon, 11/09/2015 - 20:02

In state after state, legislators and agency officials engage in conflicts of interest.


Manohar set to become ICC chairman

BBC World News - Mon, 11/09/2015 - 20:01
Shashank Manohar is set to replace N Srinivasan for the rest of his term as chairman of cricket's world governing body.
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VIDEO: Another rare storm heads for Yemen

BBC World News - Mon, 11/09/2015 - 19:58
A tropical cyclone is gathering strength off the coast of Yemen and threatens heavy rain and strong winds. This is the second storm in as many weeks and is very rare in this part of the world.
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Steel industry calls for EU action

BBC World News - Mon, 11/09/2015 - 19:57
An emergency meeting to discuss the crisis in the steel industry is to be held by European economy ministers at the request of the UK.
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First Draft: Senate Faces Flurry of Spending Bills and a Holiday Rush

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 11/09/2015 - 19:56
With a month to go before Congress must finish its 12 spending bills or face another case of shutdown fever, the Senate returns to try and focus on legislation funding veterans and military construction programs in the days before Veterans Day.

Suspicious fire damages 4 homes in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/09/2015 - 19:53

Suspicious fire damages 4 homes in Port RichmondPhiladelphia fire investigators are working to determine if a fire that damaged four homes in Port Richmond was intentionally set.

How Bihar defeat will hit Modi reforms

BBC World News - Mon, 11/09/2015 - 19:36
Why Bihar defeat is a blow to Indian PM's reform plans
Categories: BBC World News