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Ebola crisis turns a corner as U.S. issues new treatment protocols

DALLAS - The United States issued stringent new protocols on Monday for health workers treating Ebola victims, directing medical teams to wear protective gear that leaves no skin or hair exposed to prevent medical workers from becoming infected.

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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 hit one-year high, prices up

WASHINGTON - U.S. home resales jumped to their highest level in a year in September, the latest indication that 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 on Tuesday as their energy ministers meet in Brussels for talks brokered by the European Union's energy commissioner.

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U.S. restricts entrants from Ebola-hit nations to five airports

- Travelers entering the United States whose trips originated in Ebola-stricken Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea must fly into one of five airports that have enhanced screening in place, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Tuesday.

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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.