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Ottawa pushes for business as usual after shootings

OTTAWA - The Canadian government determined to return to business as usual on Thursday after a reported convert to Islam shot dead a soldier at the National War Memorial and rampaged through Parliament before being killed himself. | Video

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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 9:24am 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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GT Advanced settles with Apple, to exit sapphire production

- GT Advanced Technologies Inc said it reached an agreement with Apple Inc under which it will stop making sapphire materials and focus on supplying equipment to make sapphire crystals.

Tech, Deals, Media 9:04am EDT

Drugmakers may need indemnity for fast-tracked Ebola vaccines

LONDON/GENEVA - Drugmakers are looking for some kind of indemnity from governments or multilateral agencies against possible losses or claims arising from the widespread emergency use of new Ebola vaccines in Africa.

Health, Africa 9:55am EDT