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  • For wandering tankers with $300 million of Kurdish crude, end-game still in doubt

    By Jonathan Saul LONDON (Reuters) - After a legal show-down in Texas this week, the outlook for a handful of tankers holding some $300 million worth of Kurdish oil is not looking good. Unless they can seal last-minute discreet sales or reach some kind of deal with Baghdad over how to share oil…

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  • Taxis, planes and viruses: How deadly Ebola can spread

    By Kate Kelland LONDON, (Reuters) - For scientists tracking the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, it is not about complex virology and genotyping, but about how contagious microbes - like humans - use planes, bikes and taxis to spread. So far, authorities have taken no action to limit…

    Reuters
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  • W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa as security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone's capital Thursday looking for patients and others exposed to the disease.

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  • Southwest Airlines, SeaWorld to end marketing partnership

    Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld said on Thursday they are ending a longtime marketing partnership, as the airline faces pressure from animal rights groups critical of the marine life conditions at its popular tourist attractions. SeaWorld Entertainment Inc and Southwest Airlines Co began joint…

    Reuters
  • US launches charm offensive against wary India

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Given a rare opportunity to lunch with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Gaurav Dalmia was less interested Thursday in discussing the planned topics at hand, including climate change or even the trade dispute between India and the U.S. Instead, the Indian businessman was focused…

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  • Destructive emerald beetle discovered in Boston: officials

    By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - An invasive beetle able to kill ash trees within a few years and regarded as one of the most destructive pests in North America has been found in Boston, officials said. Massachusetts officials have found the emerald ash borer in Boston’s Arnold Arboretum,…

    Reuters
  • US, India see potential but new rifts emerge

    The United States and India's new right-wing government voiced hope Thursday at working closely on the global stage, but fresh rifts over trade and spying cast a shadow. On his first visit since India's April-May elections, Secretary of State John Kerry said he was "excited" about new Prime…

    AFP
  • Turks abroad begin voting in landmark presidential election

    By Alexandra Hudson BERLIN (Reuters) - Turks in Germany streamed into Berlin's Olympic stadium on Thursday, seizing the chance to vote from abroad for the first time in an election Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan hopes will make him Turkey's first directly-elected president. Turkey itself goes to…

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  • Stocks slump as earnings disappoint

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell in early trading Thursday as investors reacted to some disappointing earnings reports and assessed the implications of the approaching end to economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve. That stimulus has underpinned gains in the stock market for years.

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  • East Africa boosts anti-Ebola measures

    Kenya and Ethiopia, home to some of Africa's largest transport hubs, said Thursday they had boosted measures to combat possible Ebola cases arriving in their countries. Kenya's National Disaster Operation Centre said in a statement that "port health services are on standby, with enhanced screening…

    AFP
  • Image of Asia: Weaving silk in Thailand

    In this trio of photos, workers weave Thai silk and adjust batches of dried thread at a decades-old workshop that supplies silk material to upmarket stores in Bangkok. Thailand's share of world silk production is relatively modest at less than 1,000 tons a year compared with leader China, with well…

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  • China trial of Uighur scholar within weeks, imam reported killed

    By Michael Martina BEIJING (Reuters) - A prominent ethnic Uighur professor from China's Xinjiang could be tried on separatism charges within weeks, his lawyer said on Thursday, as a senior pro-government Islamic leader was reported killed in turmoil in the region. China on Wednesday formally…

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  • UK border staff unprepared for Ebola outbreak: union

    British border staff are not ready to deal with possible Ebola cases arriving in the country and there are no containment facilities for suspected victims, a union leader said Thursday. Fears that the outbreak of the virus in west Africa could spread to other continents have grown in recent days,…

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  • U.N. religion expert concerned over 'interrupted' Vietnam visit

    By Martin Petty HANOI (Reuters) - A U.N. expert expressed worry on Thursday over "serious violations" of religious freedom in Vietnam following a fact-finding mission he said was interrupted by surveillance, harassment and intimidation. Heiner Bielefeldt, U.N. Special Rapporteur on freedom of…

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  • Chinese journalist, lawyer win Magsaysay awards

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Chinese investigative journalist whose work has led to the ouster of corrupt officials and a Chinese environmental lawyer are among this year's six recipients of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards, often regarded as Asia's version of the Nobel Prize.

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  • World stocks drift after US Fed stays course

    MUMBAI, India (AP) — Global stock markets were uninspired by an upbeat report on the U.S. economy, with most drifting lower Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would make further cuts to its monetary stimulus as expected. Investors are now reckoning with an expiry date for the lavishly…

    Associated Press
  • World Ebola fears grow with Europe and Asia on alert

    Fears that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents grew with European and Asian countries on alert and a leading medical charity warning the epidemic was out of control. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said the crisis gripping Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone would only get…

    AFP
  • Tibetan monk cremated in Nepal despite China controversy

    Thousands of mourners, many in tears, gathered in Kathmandu to pay tribute to a senior Tibetan Buddhist monk whose cremation was initially blocked by Nepal, sparking claims it had caved to pressure from China. Nepal, which had initially granted approval for Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche's body to be…

    AFP
  • Drug-resistant malaria spreading fast in SE Asia

    Drug-resistant malaria parasites are now firmly established in border regions in four Southeast Asian countries, imperilling global efforts to control the disease, experts warned on Wednesday. Blood samples taken from 1,241 malaria patients found that parasites which are resistant to the frontline…

    AFP
  • Dubai, European airlines divert flights over Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — European airlines and a Dubai-based carrier are rerouting flights over Iraqi airspace as a security precaution amid fears that militants with the Islamic State group have weapons capable of shooting down planes, despite Iraq saying its skies are safe.

    Associated Press
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