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Canada's Harper pledges tougher security laws after attack

OTTAWA - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged more surveillance and detention powers for security forces in Canada on Thursday after a gunman killed a soldier and rampaged through parliament before being shot dead. | Video

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Fixing 'Ebolanomics' in pursuit of vaccines and drugs

LONDON - As researchers from Africa to China to America race to develop vaccines and treatments to fight Ebola, health experts are grappling with the economics of a disease that until this year had been off the drug industry's radar.

China, Science, Health, Africa 10:48am EDT

Business activity improves in China, euro zone but little sign of turnaround

LONDON/BEIJING - Euro zone businesses performed much better than forecasters expected this month and China's vast factory sector grew a shade faster but there were worrying signs that the upturn could be short-lived.

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U.S.-led air strikes killed 521 fighters, 32 civilians in Syria: monitor

BEIRUT - Air strikes by U.S.-led forces have killed 521 Islamist fighters and 32 civilians during a month-long campaign in Syria, a monitoring group which tracks the violence said on Thursday.

World, United Nations, Syria 10:14am EDT

U.S. factory activity growth slips in October: Markit

NEW YORK - The U.S. manufacturing sector slowed in October to its lowest rate of growth since July, while a gauge of new orders hit its lowest level since January, an industry report showed on Thursday.

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Suspected Boko Haram fighters kidnap 25 girls from northeast Nigeria

YOLA Nigeria - Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped at least 25 girls in an attack on a remote town in northeastern Nigeria, witnesses to the attack said, despite talks aimed at freeing more than 200 other female hostages the militants seized in April.