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Maine bid to force nurse quarantine

30 October 2014 Last updated at 20:20 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Ebola nurse Kaci Hickox: “I’m free to go on a bike ride in my home town” The governor of Maine has vowed to exercise … Continue reading

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Four people hurt in fireworks blaze

30 October 2014 Last updated at 20:57 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Footage of the fireworks going off as the blaze took hold Four people have been hurt as more than 40 firefighters tackle a blaze … Continue reading

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Starbucks Americas sales disappoint on softer traffic

(Reuters) – Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) on Thursday reported sales at established cafes in its U.S.-dominated Americas region that missed Wall Street expectations in the latest quarter, despite the early return of the popular Pumpkin Spice latte. The world’s biggest coffee … Continue reading

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Ukraine, Russia and EU have agreed gas deal, to sign shortly: sources

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Negotiators from Ukraine, Russia and the European Union on Thursday agreed a deal on the resumption of Russian gas supplies to Ukraine and are to sign the accord shortly, sources close to the talks said. A news … Continue reading

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Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria to fight Islamic State

SURUC Turkey (Reuters) – A first group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Thursday to help push back Islamic State militants who have defied U.S. air strikes and threatened to massacre its Kurdish … Continue reading

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Citigroup sets aside $600 million more to cover legal costs

(Reuters) – Citigroup Inc (C.N) said it was setting aside an extra $600 million to cover legal expenses in the third quarter due to “rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries.” The bank’s shares fell in extended trading after it revised down its … Continue reading

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Child sex exploitation ‘social norm’

30 October 2014 Last updated at 01:33 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Ann Coffey MP: ”We should be judging the people who prey on these children, not the children themselves” Child sexual exploitation has become a … Continue reading

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Care plan ‘to ease hospital pressure’

30 October 2014 Last updated at 00:46 By Nick Triggle Health correspondent, BBC News Vulnerable patients in England will get better support in the community as part of plans to ease pressure on hospitals, ministers say. Joint teams of social … Continue reading

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Sickness benefit cuts ‘considered’

30 October 2014 Last updated at 00:06 By Michael Buchanan Social Affairs Correspondent, BBC News More than two million people claim employment and support allowance Ministers are considering drastically cutting the main Employment and Support Allowance sickness benefit, internal documents … Continue reading

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Penalties ‘do not stop’ drug use

30 October 2014 Last updated at 06:56 Last year Uruguay became the first country to make it legal to grow, sell and consume marijuana There is “no obvious relationship” between tough laws and levels of drug use, a government report … Continue reading

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