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WHO sends medics to Mali as EU pledges more Ebola funds

Friday, 24 October 2014 06:20
The confirmed case in Mali makes it the sixth West African country to be hit by the Ebola virus. STORY HIGHLIGHTSWHO is sending more staffers immediately to Mali to help it respond to its first Ebola caseA 2-year-old girl has been diagnosed with the virus; 43 others are being monitoredAmong them are 10 medical workers who came in contact with the girl, says WHO officialEuropean Union boosts aid to help West Africa fight Ebola to…
Ford profit beats Street; sales down on F-150 launch
Friday, 24 October 2014 06:20
By Bernie Woodall and Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co's third-quarter earnings beat Wall Street expectations on a strong showing in North America and China even as revenue fell due to the cost of introducing the F-150 pickup truck. Ford's launch of its F-150 made with an aluminum body is on track, the company said on Friday. A 3 percent drop in third-quarter revenue to $34.9 billion is largely linked to the shutdown…
CBS cuts 'CSI' season short
Friday, 24 October 2014 06:20
Jorja Fox, left, and Ted Danson appear on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." (©2013 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.) "Art Imitates Life" -- Captain Jim Brass (Paul Guilfoyle, left) talks with a suspect, artist Jerzy Skaggs (guest star Jeffrey Tambor) about a series of deaths involving people found dead in the middle of doing everyday activities, on CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, Thursday, Oct.
Tunis 'militant hideout' stormed
Friday, 24 October 2014 06:20
24 October 2014Last updated at 11:50 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint Tunisian security forces have stormed a house in a Tunis suburb to end a stand-off with armed militants, killing six people, officials said. Women and children were in the house in the Oued Ellil area when the raid took place, officials added. An interior ministry spokesman said five of those killed on Friday morning were women. Security forces had surrounded the house, where they said at…
'I Told Him He Was Loved': Bystander to Dying Soldier
Friday, 24 October 2014 06:11
Daniel Thibeault / CBC via Reuters A dying Canadian soldier, shot outside the war memorial in Ottawa, is helped by onlookers and first responders. A bystander who tried to save Canada gun attack victim Cpl. Nathan Cirillo told the dying soldier that he was a "brave man, he was a good man, and he was loved.
CNN Poll: Georgia Senate race statistical tie
Friday, 24 October 2014 05:20
Georgia Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Michelle Nunn, right, speaks as Republican candidate David Perdue looks on during a debate, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, in Perry, Ga. STORY HIGHLIGHTSDemocrat Michelle Nunn has a small 47%-44% edge over Republican David Perdue.That's according to a new CNN/ORC International surveyIf Nunn wins, she'd be the first Democrat elected statewide in more than a decadeThe gubernatorial race between Gov.
Luis Suarez: Do sporting suspensions work?
Friday, 24 October 2014 05:20
Luis Suarez returns to club football this weekend after serving out a controversial four-month ban. The Uruguayan was hit with the lengthy suspension by FIFA, football's governing body, after being found guilty of biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini at this year's World Cup finals in Brazil.
Hambycast: The nerd science of campaigning
Friday, 24 October 2014 05:20
STORY HIGHLIGHTSThere's an entire industry to find and mobilize votersBully Pulpit Interactive is a premier Democratic digital firmBully Pulpit's Andrew Bleeker: "It wasn't until we started to produce metrics that people understood that people took us seriously" Washington (CNN) -- Getting voters to the polls is much more than just a shopworn cliche. There's an entire industry in American politics built around finding and mobilizing voters, largely constructed by Democrats who have been innovating in…
Will last minute strength be enough for Dems?
Friday, 24 October 2014 05:20
A new CNN poll puts Michelle Nunn ahead of David Perdue in the Georgia Senate race. STORY HIGHLIGHTSCandidates in Louisiana and Georgia must win 50% to win a runoffDemocrats in those states are ahead in some polls but haven't cleared 50% Washington (CNN) -- Democrats in key Senate races are showing some strength in the final stretch of election season -- but it may not be enough to keep the chamber.
The best places to ski and snowboard on earth?
Friday, 24 October 2014 05:20
Skiing just got a whole lot more exciting... Former Olympic downhill champion Tommy Moe is based at in the Tordrillo Mountains in Alaska and acts as a guide to enthusiasts who want to tackle the challenging conditions with endless steep couloirs -- narrow gullies in steep mountainous terrain.

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