President Barack Obama leans over to hug Dallas nurse Nina Pham while meeting with her in the Oval Office in Washington, October 24, 2014.    REUTERS/Larry Downing

Woman isolated in NJ under Ebola rules tests negative

NEW YORK - The first person quarantined under strict new rules in the New York City area for people with a high risk of Ebola tested negative, New Jersey officials said, as President Barack Obama said the response to the deadly disease needed to be based on "facts, not fear".  Full Article | Full Coverage 

U.S., allies stage 22 air strikes in Iraq: U.S. Central Command 10:14am EDT

WASHINGTON - The United States and its allies conducted 22 air strikes against Islamic State forces in Iraq on Friday and Saturday, the U.S. Central Command said.

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Police seek motive in Washington shooting

MARYSVILLE Wash. - Authorities were seeking a motive on Saturday as to why a high school student in the United States' Washington state shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others in a campus cafeteria before killing himself.  Full Article 

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

BRASILIA - Presidential candidates traded accusations over political corruption in a last ditch attempt to sway undecided voters before Sunday's election runoff in Brazil's closest race in decades.  Full Article 

A Ford logo is seen on a car during a press preview at the 2013 New York International Auto Show in New York, March 28, 2013.   REUTERS/Mike Segar

Ford to overhaul Lincoln brand with big bucks

DETROIT - Ford Motor new chief executive, Mark Fields, is giving the automaker's long-moribund Lincoln brand what his predecessor Alan Mulally never could: a little love and a lot of cash.  Full Article 

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, leaves the Allen and Co's annual media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho July 10, 2014.   REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Blood in the water as Bezos magic fades

SAN FRANCISCO/BOSTON - Amazon.com Inc's investors may be losing patience with the company that for years enthralled them with improbable growth and earned one of the technology sector's highest valuations.  Full Article 

South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius is led to a prison van after his sentencing in Pretoria October 21, 2014. world. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Race, crime and punishment in South Africa

PRETORIA - As Oscar Pistorius spent his first day behind bars this week, a suspected child rapist and murderer went on trial at the same Pretoria court in a case that has also provoked fierce debate about crime and punishment in post-apartheid South Africa.  Full Article 

Map of the Sykes–Picot agreement, which was signed by Mark Sykes and François Georges-Picot on May 8, 1916. (The National Archives/Wikimedia Commons)

A line in the sand that blood washes away

Iraq and Syria were both born of an infamous (in Arab eyes) post-World War One accord. That agreement, now almost a century old, appears in tatters, as both countries are broken, exhausted by years of war and sectarian division for which there is no easy repair.  Commentary 

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Hidden cameras capture Peru's diverse wildlife

Hidden cameras reveal daily life of animals - from jaguars to pumas, anteaters and otters - in Peru's Manu National Park, the area with the greatest biodiversity on the planet. Vanessa Johnston reports.