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Presidential candidates Aecio Neves of Brazilian Social Democratic Party (PSDB) and Dilma Rousseff of Workers Party (PT) pose before a television debate in Rio de Janeiro October 24, 2014.   REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Brazil presidential campaign ends in slugfest over corruption

26 October 2014

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Presidential candidates traded accusations over political corruption on Friday night in a last ditch attempt to sway undecided voters before Sunday's election runoff in Brazil's closest race in decades.

A U.S. Coast Guard Corpsman working with the Office of Field Operations checks the temperature of a traveler who has recently traveled to either Guinea, Sierra Leone, or Liberia in this handout picture from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection taken at Washington Dulles International Airport October 16, 2014. REUTERS/U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Josh Denmark/Handout via Reuters

U.S. nurse quarantined over Ebola calls treatment 'frenzy of disorganisation'

26 October 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Illinois joined New York and New Jersey in imposing mandatory quarantines for people arriving with a risk of having contracted Ebola in West Africa, but the first person isolated under the new rules, a nurse returning from Sierra Leone, called her treatment a "frenzy of disorganisation."

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reacts as he speaks to the media at his official residence in Tokyo October 20, 2014.   REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Japanese PM Abe's public support slumps in wake of resignations - Yomiuri poll

26 October 2014

TOKYO (Reuters) - Public approval of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government slumped after the resignation of two high-profile cabinet ministers last week, according to a poll published on Sunday, adding more pressure on Abe as he struggles to turn around the Japanese economy.

A man writes in books of condolences to fallen Canadian soldiers, Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Corporal Nathan Cirillo, during a vigil in Montreal, October 25, 2014. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Canadians flock to Parliament Hill, site of attack on soldier

26 October 2014

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadians returned to the reopened grounds of their parliament building on Saturday, three days after a homegrown radical rushed in armed with a rifle after killing a soldier in the second domestic attack in a week on the country's military.

Botswana's President Ian Khama is flanked by Namibia's President Hifikepunye Pohamba ( L) and Malawi's former president, Bakili Muluzi (R, with glasses) during the ANC's centenary celebration in Bloemfontein January 8, 2012. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Botswana president's party secures election victory

26 October 2014

GABORONE (Reuters) - Botswana's ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) secured 33 of 57 parliament seats in national elections, initial results showed, putting President Ian Khama at the helm for a second five-year term.

Canada Parliament gunman aimed to go to Saudi Arabia, not Syria - mother

26 October 2014

TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian citizen who police contend shot dead a soldier at the nation's war memorial before charging into Parliament had intended to travel to Saudi Arabia, not Syria, his mother said in a letter to a news agency published on Saturday.

A man waves national Ukraine flags from a car in the town of Slavyansk, October 25, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

War-weary Ukraine set to pick pro-Western parliament in election

26 October 2014

KIEV (Reuters) - War-weary Ukrainians are set to pick a pro-Western and nationalist-leaning parliament on Sunday that should give President Petro Poroshenko a mandate to end separatist conflict in the east, but may inject new tension into ties with Russia.

A security officer speaks to parents returning with their children to pick up belongings left behind at Marysville-Pilchuck High School the day after a shooting at the school in Marysville, Washington October 25, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Redmond

Washington state teen shooter's family living in 'nightmare'

26 October 2014

MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - Relatives of a Washington state teen accused of a high school shooting rampage said on Saturday that they were living in a "nightmare" and struggling to understand why the boy targeted his two cousins and several friends before killing himself.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power arrives at the 69th United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, September 24, 2014.    REUTERS/Mike Segar

U.S. nurse quarantined over Ebola calls treatment 'frenzy of disorganization'

26 October 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Illinois joined New York and New Jersey in imposing mandatory quarantines for people arriving with a risk of having contracted Ebola in West Africa, but the first person isolated under the new rules, a nurse returning from Sierra Leone, called her treatment as a "frenzy of disorganization."

An Islamist Ennahda movement supporter shouts slogans during a campaign event at Habib Bourguiba Avenue in Tunis October 24, 2014. REUTERS/Anis Mili

Tunisians vote for new parliament, hope for full democracy

26 October 2014

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisians elect a new parliament on Sunday as the prospect of a full democracy finally comes within their reach, four years after they cast out autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali.

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