Brazil's Rousseff gains on Neves ahead of Sunday runoff: poll

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 20:50

BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff has gained 1 percentage point on her rival Aecio Neves ahead of an Oct. 26 runoff to Brazil's presidential election, a new poll showed on Wednesday.runoff
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U.S. government probes medical devices for possible cyber flaws

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 20:25

BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating about two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment that officials fear could be exploited by hackers, a senior official at the agency told Reuters.cyber






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Special Report: Traffickers use abductions, prison ships to feed Asian slave trade

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 19:44

PHANG NGA Thailand (Reuters) - When Afsar Miae left his home near Teknaf in southern Bangladesh to look for work last month, he told his mother, "I'll see you soon." He said he expected to return that evening.feed
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Hong Kong protesters plan march after fruitless talks with government

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 19:33

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong protesters planned to march to the home of the city's Beijing-backed leader on Wednesday to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between student leaders and senior officials failed to break the deadlock.fruitless
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U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region through five airports

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 17:37

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travelers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus.region
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Yahoo ekes out third quarter revenue gain despite display ad weakness

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 16:48

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc reported a modest increase in revenue during the third quarter, exceeding lackluster Wall Street targets, as the Internet company's online display advertising business continued to struggle.display






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Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 16:25

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ben Bradlee, the hard-driving editor who reigned over the Washington Post newsroom with the style of a well-dressed swashbuckler and the profane vocabulary of dockworker as the newspaper helped topple President Richard Nixon in the Watergate scandal, died on Tuesday at age 93.dies
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New York financial regulator pushes banks to plug gaps in cybersecurity

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 16:17

(Reuters) - Following the massive cyber attack on the biggest U.S. bank JPMorgan Chase & Co disclosed in August, and other financial institutions, government authorities in United States are pushing financial institutions and brokerage houses to close glaring gaps in cybersecurity.plug
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Indiana police search vacant houses after arrest of suspected killer

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 15:58

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Indiana police used a dog trained to hunt for cadavers to search more than 120 vacant structures in the city of Gary on Tuesday, following the discovery of the bodies of six women who may have been victims of a serial killer.arrest
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Three Denver girls reportedly en route to Turkey detained, sent home

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 15:35

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three teenage girls from Denver who had been missing since last week and were reported to be traveling to Turkey were picked up in Germany and sent back home, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.turkey
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Consumed by Islamic State, Iraq's Anbar province a key battleground again

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 15:04

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - In recent weeks, the world has watched the battle to save Syria’s border town of Kobani from Islamic State. But the radical jihadists have for longer been engulfing another strategically more vital target - Iraq’s western Anbar province and its road to Baghdad.province






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Canada police talked to militant suspect, couldn't stop attack

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 15:02

SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU Quebec (Reuters) - Canadian police said on Tuesday they had arrested a suspected militant as he was leaving the country, took away his passport and talked to him several times but had no chance of preventing him from killing a soldier.couldn
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