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Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who vowed to defy Maine's voluntary quarantine for health care workers who treated Ebola patients followed through on her promise Thursday, leaving her home for a bike ride.


Gunfire, arrests erupt as Giants fans revel in win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The celebration in San Francisco's streets over the Giants' World Series victory turned raucous and violent in some areas with people injured by gunfire, officers hurt by bottles thrown by revelers, and police making arrests.


Ukraine gas supplies in doubt as Russia seeks EU payment deal

By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Ukraine's efforts to unblock deliveries of Russian gas as winter sets in were deadlocked on Thursday as Moscow's negotiators were quoted demanding firmer commitments from the European Union to cover Kiev's pre-payments for energy. EU-hosted talks were adjourned after running late into the night, Energy Minister Alexander Novak and the head of Russian gas firm Gazprom told Russian news agencies. They would resume later in the day if Ukraine and the EU had a firm financing deal in place, Gazprom head Alexei Miller said. ...


Parents of Mexico missing meet with president

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto met with parents of 43 missing teachers college students for the first time since they disappeared, apparently handed over to a drug gang by city police more than a month ago.


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.
Nurse defies state's forced quarantine, goes for bike ride with her boyfriend in Maine
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Nurse defies state's forced quarantine, goes for bike ride with her boyfriend in Maine.
Officials say North Korea to quarantine all arriving foreigners for 21 days over Ebola fears
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Officials say North Korea to quarantine all arriving foreigners for 21 days over Ebola fears.
France calls for end to violence in Burkina Faso
PARIS (Reuters) - France called for calm in Burkina Faso on Thursday after thousands of people stormed the parliament building and state television offices in reaction to a project to remove current limits on presidential terms. At least three protesters were shot dead and several others wounded in the violence. "We deplore the violence that has taken place in and around the National Assembly," said France's foreign affairs ministry in an online briefing. "We call for a return to calm and ask all parties to show restraint. ...
Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors
KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers clawed through the wreckage of a deadly landslide Thursday, defying police orders after a top disaster official said there was no chance of finding more survivors in the broken red earth of the high-elevation tea plantation.
Hundreds of Iraqi tribesmen opposed to Islamic State found in mass graves

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The bodies of 150 members of an Iraqi Sunni tribe which fought Islamic State have been found in a mass grave, security officials said on Thursday. Islamic State militants took the men from their villages to the city of Ramadi and killed them on Wednesday night and buried them, an official in a police operations center and another security official told Reuters. In a separate case, witnesses said they found 70 corpses from the same Albu Nimr tribe near the town of Hit in the Sunni heartland Anbar province. Security officials there were not immediately available for comment. ...


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