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Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 12:34 AM

Ebola Spreads to Mali, as Single Case Is Confirmed

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 7:41 AM

Why Facebook's CEO Is Learning Mandarin Chinese

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stunned Chinese students when he conducted a half-hour long discussion in Mandarin on Wednesday, but the move didn't surprise experts, who say it's all part of Zuckerberg's mission to conquer China, and effectively the world. China banned Facebook — along with Twitter and YouTube — in 2009, a major roadblock in the social media site's plan to "make the world more open and connected." So it's no wonder that Zuckerberg put on a charm offensive at Tsinghua University's renowned business school, practicing his Mandarin skills in front of a shocked group of students, some of whom gasped audibly throughout the video-recorded discussion. Read »
Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Boko Haram Kidnaps Dozens More Girls and Women

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 3:55 PM

Syrian Regime, Iraqi Kurds Buying ISIS Oil: Official

ISIS makes money by selling oil from seized territories to the Syrian government and to Kurds in Iraq, a U.S. official said Thursday, NBC News reported. Undersecretary David Cohen of the Treasury Department said ISIS “has amassed wealth at an unprecedented pace,” explaining that the militants rely on black-market oil sales, extortion and ransom payments. He did not specify who among the Kurds was buying, but the cooperation of Iraqi Kurds, along with the main government of Iraq and rebels in Syria, is a critical part of the American strategy to fight ISIS. Read »
Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Canadian Shooter Was Planning to Travel to Syria

The man who gunned down a Canadian soldier before storming into Parliament on Wednesday, where he was shot dead, was not under surveillance, nor on a list of about 90 travelers being monitored by Canadian police, officials said at a news conference Thursday. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, had been in Ottawa since at least Oct. 2 to "deal with a passport issue, but was hoping to leave for Syria," Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commissioner Bob Paulson said. Zehaf-Bibeau, who may have had a dual citizenship with Libya, had several low-level criminal offenses, but was not deemed to be a threat to national security. Read »
Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Dow Surges 300 Points on Earnings Optimism

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Canada Sergeant-at-Arms Hailed Hero Over Gun Attack

The sergeant-at-arms of the Canadian Parliament, who shot and killed the man who gunned down a soldier in Ottawa, was hailed as a national hero on Thursday, NBC News reported. Kevin Vickers was given a huge applause from lawmakers as they returned to business on Thursday. "MPs and Hill staff owe their safety, even lives, to Sergeant at Arms Kevin Vickers who shot attacker just outside the MPs' caucus rooms," said Toronto lawmaker Craig Scott. Read »
Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Unrest in Ferguson After Brown Autopsy Leaked

Protesters clashed with police in Ferguson, Missouri, overnight Wednesday after the leak of a new autopsy report detailing the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, NBC News reported. A crowd of about 200 gathered near the city’s police department as some protesters knocked down barricades and hurled objects at police. The protests were apparently fueled by the leak of Brown’s autopsy report this week to media outlets. The autopsy suggests that Brown was shot at close range and may have been reaching for Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson’s gun. Read »
Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Ottawa Shooter's Mom: "I Am Mad at Our Son"

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 8:39 AM

"Death to Extremists": Iranians Protest Acid Attacks on Women

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 8:20 AM

"Not an Enemy in the World": Slain Canada Soldier Honored

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Goodell, Ravens Executives Will Testify in Rice Appeal

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 6:33 AM

BofA Apologizes for Apple Pay Double Charges

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 6:15 AM

U.S.-Led Airstikes Have Killed Over 500 in Syria

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Ottawa Shootings: The Day "Canada Lost Its Innocence"

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