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South Koreans trying to launch anti-North leaflets clash with border residents

25 October 2014

PAJU South Korea (Reuters) - A planned launch of balloons by South Korean activists to send leaflets to North Korea on Saturday with messages critical of its leader turned into a clash with residents of the border area who said the move will threaten peace between the Koreas.

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

25 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.

Coal mine accident in far west China kills 16 - Xinhua

25 October 2014

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Sixteen workers were killed after a coal mine collapsed in China's far western region of Xinjiang, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, highlighting the poor safety standards in the world's biggest coal producing country.

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli makes a speech at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) finance ministers meeting opening ceremony in Beijing October 22, 2014.  REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

China to shut factories during APEC to curb Beijing pollution - Xinhua

25 October 2014

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli ordered a temporary shutdown of factories to ensure air quality during a meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders in Beijing next month, the official Xinhua news agency reported late on Friday.

Former China's Politburo Standing Committee Member Zhou Yongkang attends the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing March 14, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee

China's top graft-buster says fight will never end

25 October 2014

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's fight against deeply engrained corruption will never end, the country's top official in charge of tackling graft said ahead of a key meeting to root out corruption in the world's second-largest economy.

Students and community members attend a vigil at the Grove Church following a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington October 24, 2014.  REUTERS/Jason Redmond

Two killed, four wounded in Washington state school shooting

25 October 2014

MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - A student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others when he opened fire in the cafeteria of his Washington state high school on Friday, apparently after a fight with fellow students, authorities said.

As Ebola hits, New Yorkers maintain wary calm

25 October 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - News of New York's first case of Ebola was met with worry and even anger on Friday, but for this city of eight million residents, seasoned by everything from terror attacks to superstorms, there was little sign of panic.

Cleaning crews with "Bio Recovery Corporation" prepare to work at the building where Dr. Craig Spencer lives in New York October 24, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Two U.S. states to quarantine health workers returning from Ebola zones

25 October 2014

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York and New Jersey will automatically quarantine medical workers returning from Ebola-hit West African countries and the U.S. government is considering the same step after a doctor who treated patients in Guinea came back infected, officials said on Friday.

Workers from the St. Eugene Catholic Elementary School, where Cpl. Nathan Cirillo's son is enrolled, pay respects at a makeshift memorial in honour of Cpl. Cirillo, outside the family home in Hamilton, October 24, 2014.  REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks

25 October 2014

OTTAWA/HAMILTON Ontario (Reuters) - Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism in ways that critics say may curtail civil liberties as a country that prides itself on its openness mourned the second soldier this week killed by homegrown radicals.

Islamic State keeps up Syrian oil flow despite U.S-led strikes

25 October 2014

AMMAN (Reuters) - Islamic State is still extracting and selling oil in Syria and has adapted its trading techniques despite a month of strikes by U.S.-led forces aimed at cutting off this major source of income for the group, residents, oil executives and traders say.

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