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U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region through five airports

NEW YORK - Travelers to the United States from Ebola-stricken Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea must fly into one of five airports that have enhanced screening in place for the virus, the U.S. government said on Tuesday.

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Total’s 'Big Mustache'- bon vivant, deal-maker and risk-taker

PARIS - Christophe de Margerie, the head of French oil and gas giant Total who died when his jet crashed in Moscow, was a gregarious bon vivant with a passion for risk-taking and deal-making.

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U.S. existing home sales at one-year high, prices up

WASHINGTON - U.S. home resales raced to a one-year high in September, the latest indication the housing market recovery is gradually getting back on track.

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War heroes and activists to shape new-look Ukraine parliament

KIEV - Out will go the bodyguards and mistresses, in are likely to come the street activists and war veterans: Ukraine's next parliament will be pro-Western and strongly nationalist, and it won't be to Russia's liking.

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Ukraine, Russia, EU energy chiefs meet to finalize gas deal

BRUSSELS - Russia and Ukraine aim to resolve an impasse over natural gas supplies as their energy ministers meet in Brussels for talks brokered by the European Union's energy commissioner.

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Sudan's Bashir chosen by ruling party as candidate for 2015 elections

KHARTOUM - Sudan's ruling party chose President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on Tuesday as its candidate for next year's presidential vote, making it almost certain that he will not step aside but extend his rule after 25 years in power.