A U.S. Coast Guard Corpsman working with the Office of Field Operations checks the temperature of a traveler who has recently traveled to either Guinea, Sierra Leone, or Liberia in this handout picture from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection taken at Washington Dulles International Airport October 16, 2014. REUTERS/U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Josh Denmark/Handout via Reuters

Quarantined U.S. nurse criticizes her treatment

NEW YORK - Illinois joined New York and New Jersey in imposing mandatory quarantines for people arriving with a risk of having contracted Ebola in West Africa, but the first person isolated under the new rules, a nurse back from Sierra Leone, criticized her treatment.  Full Article | Full Coverage 

Iraqi security forces and Kurds gain ground against Islamic State 6:55pm EDT

BAGHDAD/ARBIL Iraq - Iraqi government forces and Shi'ite militias seized control of the strategic town of Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad from Islamic State on Saturday and Kurdish fighters made gains in the north after heavy coalition air strikes against the Sunni militants.

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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 

An election commission worker adjusts a number on a ballot box at a polling station in Kiev, October 25, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Poroshenko seeks break with Soviet past

KIEV - President Petro Poroshenko called on Ukrainians to elect a majority on 26th October that would see through a pro-Europe, reform agenda and break with the Soviet past.  Full Article | Related Story 

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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Private space capsule leaves International Space Station

The private space vehicle, SpaceX Dragon, concludes its mission to the International Space Station and begins its journey back to Earth. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).