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  • Reality TV show 'Big Brother' to debut in China

    BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese online video site says it is bringing the "Big Brother" reality TV show to China.

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  • Rubio confident as contract deadline nears

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It can be easy to forget the electricity that crackled through Target Center every time Ricky Rubio walked to the scorer's table to check in during his rookie season with Minnesota.

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  • Thousands in Hungary march against Internet tax

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters marched Tuesday against a plan by the Hungarian government to tax Internet use from 2015.

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  • Probe into cause of French protester's death veers towards police

    A probe into the cause of a French eco-protester's death in violent clashes with security forces veered towards riot police Tuesday, in a new development to a case that has shocked the country. Remi Fraisse, 21, was killed in the early hours of Sunday as people protesting against a controversial…

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  • Flood traps 18 in Turkey coal mine

    Emergency workers were battling on Tuesday to save 18 Turkish miners trapped deep underground after a coal mine collapsed, letting in a deluge of water. Energy Minister Taner Yildiz warned that time was running out in the rescue operation at the mine in the district of Ermenek in Turkey's southern…

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  • Some eligible immigrants say no to US citizenship

    MIAMI (AP) — More than an estimated 8.5 million immigrants living in the U.S. were eligible for citizenship in 2012. Yet fewer than 800,000 took the leap, according to the latest Department of Homeland Security numbers.

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  • European Commission proposes new catch limits to tackle overfishing

    By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission has proposed a reduction in catch limits for some types of Atlantic herring to zero to fight overfishing while increasing limits for horse mackerel. Tuesday's proposal sets the limits on the total amount of fish that can be caught by…

    Reuters
  • Nicely preserved mammoth carcass shown in Moscow

    MOSCOW (AP) — Nearly 40,000 years old and in surprisingly good shape, the carcass of a woolly mammoth has gone on display in Moscow.

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  • Volkswagen Q3 profits jump 56 percent

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen AG says net profit jumped 56 percent in the third quarter as the company saw more sales growth in China and a slowly recovering European auto market.

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  • Lufthansa lowers profit forecast for 2015

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German airline Deutsche Lufthansa AG has lowered its profit forecast for 2015 over concerns that the global economy may experience a downturn next year.

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  • Company: German man kidnapped in Nigeria is free

    BERLIN (AP) — The company that employed a German man kidnapped in Nigeria last week says he has been freed.

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  • Barclays sets aside $805 million in rigging probe

    LONDON (AP) — Barclays, Britain's second biggest bank by assets, set aside 500 million pounds ($805 million) on Thursday to cover possible penalties amid international probes into the alleged manipulation of foreign exchange markets.

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  • London-bound Murray awaits Djokovic with Federer in wings

    Paris (AFP) - Andy Murray guaranteed his place at the World Tour Finals on Thursday while Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer stayed neck and neck in their battle for world number one at the Paris Masters.

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  • Shell: oil drop yet to have full impact on profits

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Shell, Europe's largest oil producer, reported a dip in third quarter profit on Thursday, but said it has yet to feel the full impact of the recent slide in oil prices.

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  • Greece probes civil servants who sent cash abroad

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities are investigating more than 5,000 civil servants for potential tax offenses after they allegedly sent large cash sums out of the country during Greece's acute financial crisis.

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  • Plans for Antarctic marine reserve falter again

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A plan to protect a vast swath of ocean off Antarctica by creating the world's largest marine reserve appeared headed for failure for the fourth time.

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  • US stocks rise in afternoon trade; Visa soars

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks turned higher Thursday as MasterCard and other big companies turned in stronger quarterly results. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed more than 200 points, thanks largely to Visa, the Dow's highest-priced stock.

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  • British navy arrives to 'kick Ebola out of Sierra Leone'

    Freetown (AFP) - A British navy mission said it was nervous but ready "to see that Ebola is kicked out" as it arrived in Sierra Leone Thursday to treat victims of the deadly virus.

    AFP