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Obama: U.S. making progress on Ebola

President Barack Obama is using his weekly radio address Saturday morning to update the nation on the Ebola crisis.


Many questions still surround the motive behind Friday morning’s shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Washington.

A high school student, identified by Fox affiliate KCPQ and the Associated Press as Jaylen Fryberg, walked into the school cafeteria in Marysville, Wash., and opened fire killing at least one person and critically wounding three others, including two of his cousins, before taking his own life.


Lebanese soldiers, militants battle in Tripoli
Saturday, 25 October 2014 04:40
  • Five soldiers and two civilians are injured
  • The fighting started Friday when soldiers carried out a campaign targeting militants

(CNN) -- Lebanese military forces battled militants in Tripoli on Saturday, leaving seven injured, state media reported.

Five soldiers and two civilians were wounded in the clashes in the nation's second-largest city, according to Lebanon's National News Agency.

Both sides used heavy weapons and rockets.

The fighting started Friday when soldiers carried out a security campaign targeting the militants.

New York axe attack 'terrorist act'
Saturday, 25 October 2014 04:40
24 October 2014Last updated at 10:09
The attacker approaches the officers in Queens, in a photo released by New York police, 24 OctThe attacker approaches the officers in Queens, in a photo released by New York police

Police in New York are investigating whether a man who attacked two officers with an axe before being shot dead was linked to Islamist extremism.

One officer was being treated for a serious head wound after the attack on Thursday in the Queens borough.

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley favors a cut in interest rates to trigger demand in the construction sector, a newspaper report said on Saturday, but the central bank has signal it will not ease policy until it is confident of lower inflation.

In May, Prime Minister Modi was elected on promises that his government would create jobs and rejuvenate the Indian economy, but experts were disappointed by Jaitley's first budget and a lack of early progress on fixing structural economic problems.

HELSINKI (Reuters) - The French-German consortium Areva-Siemens , the supplier of Finland's much-delayed Olkiluoto-3 nuclear reactor, has increased its claim against Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima (TVO), TVO said late on Friday.

TVO and Areva have traded accusations about who is to blame for delays and extra costs, and the International Chamber of Commerce's (ICC) arbitration court is processing a dispute on cost overruns between the two sides.

Areva-Siemens in September said the start date of the reactor, which is planned to be Finland's fifth and biggest nuclear unit, will be pushed back to late 2018 - almost a decade later than originally planned.

BERLIN (Reuters) - Calogero Gambino, a senior Deutsche Bank regulatory lawyer, has been found dead in New York in what appears to have been a suicide, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing New York City officials and other sources.

The 41-year-old man was found early on Oct. 20 hanging by the neck from a stairway banister, the newspaper said.

Gambino, an associate general counsel and a managing director who worked for the German bank for 11 years, was found by his wife and pronounced dead by medical practitioners at the scene, according to the paper.

WASHINGTON – Sixty-five percent of Americans now say the threat from the Islamic State group is very or even extremely important, and nearly half think the U.S. military response in Iraq and Syria has not gone far enough, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Most want to see America's partners step up their contribution to the fight,

Less than half, 43 percent, approve of the way President Barack Obama is handling the danger posed by the extremist militants.

The Americans didn’t give Mexico even a sniff at goal, dominating from start to finish on a Friday evening at PPL Park.

JERUSALEM — Israeli forces killed an American minor during West Bank clashes on Friday, U.S. officials confirmed. "The United States expresses its deepest condolences to the family of a U.S. citizen minor who was killed by the Israeli Defense Forces during clashes in Silwad," according to a State Department statement. A relative identified the minor as 14-year-old Orwah Hammad, and said that his Father Abed Al- Wahhab will arrive Sunday from the United States to attend his son's funeral.

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