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Calm comes to troubled Ferguson; protests dwindle across U.S.

FERGUSON, Mo. - Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson on Thursday after two nights of violence and looting sparked by racially charged anger over a grand jury's decision not to charge a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager. | Video

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Global air ticket fraud sweep nets 118 arrests

AMSTERDAM - More than 100 people were arrested worldwide this week after an investigation spanning 45 countries into the use of stolen credit cards to buy plane tickets, European police agency Europol said on Friday.

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WHO advises male Ebola survivors to abstain from sex

LONDON - Men who recover from Ebola should abstain from sex for three months to minimize the risk of passing the virus on in their semen, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

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Japan may expand air bag recalls; worried about impact on industry

TOKYO - Honda Motor and Mazda Motor may have to recall another 200,000 cars in Japan to replace Takata Corp air bags if Takata complies with a U.S. order to recall cars across the United States rather than just in humid regions.

Special Report: Why Italy's stay-home shoppers terrify the euro zone

ROME - "Three for the price of two" used to be the most common special offer in Giorgio Santambrogio's supermarket chains. It has barely been used this year. The reason explains why efforts to resuscitate Italy's moribund economy are failing.

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Protesters target Black Friday sales in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. - Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri began targeting Black Friday sales at major retailers overnight in a new tactic to vent their anger at a grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen.

Cameroon frees Central African rebel chief Miskine for hostages

BANGUI - Cameroonian authorities have freed a rebel leader from Central African Republic two days after a group of 26 hostages including a Polish Catholic priest were released by his faction, a spokesman for rebel group FDPC said on Friday.