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Republicans take control of US Senate

The Republican Party is on the verge of taking the US Senate, where they need just one more seat to win control of the chamber, initial results in the US mid-term elections show.

The party has already won five Senate seats - in Arkansas, Colorado, Montana, South Dakota and West Virginia.

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Turkey searches waters after deadly migrant boat capsizing

Rescuers pulled 24 bodies from the sea at the mouth of Istanbul's Bosphorus strait on Monday and rescued seven people after the sinking of a boat carrying migrants, the Turkish Coastguard Command said.

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Chambas:'do everything to help Burkina Faso'

Protests resumed in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, on Friday with hundreds of demonstrators demanding that President Blaise Compaore step down.

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Moscow calls on Kiev to halt military offensive against rebels

Moscow: Moscow said on Monday that rebel leaders have enough support to establish dialogue with Ukrainian authorities and called on Kiev to halt its military offensive.

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Ebola crisis: Kaci Hickox fights quarantine in Maine


A nurse who cared for Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is fighting the US state of Maine over its right to quarantine her against her will.

In a test case for returning US health workers, Kaci Hickox has vowed to leave her home on Thursday if the state does not lift the restrictions.

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France’s Hollande welcomes Burkina Faso leader’s resignation

PARIS: France's President Francois Hollande on Friday welcomed the resignation of his Burkina Faso counterpart and called for calm and restraint amid unrest in the former French colony.

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Ebola: Three reasons why most U.S. patients have survived


Grim tales of the thousands of sick, dead, and dying from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa contrast greatly with the high success rate of medical treatment for a small number of Ebola patients in the United States.

What are the factors that make the biggest difference in saving the lives of people infected with the lethal virus?

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EU to provide financial aid to Ukraine if Russia unilaterally increases gas prices, says Ukrainian premier

The European Union will provide financial aid to Ukraine if Russia unilaterally increases the prices of gas for Ukraine during the period when the interim agreement is in effect, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said at a meeting of the anti-crisis energy center on Friday.

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Cigarette maker to phase out smoking in its offices

Reynolds American Inc. may be a big honcho in the tobacco business, but it doesn’t want its employees to smoke just anywhere.

Starting on January 1 of next year, the smoking of traditional cigarettes, cigars and pipes will no longer be permitted in the conference rooms and elevators of the second-largest tobacco company in the U.S. and those of its subsidiaries, spokesman David Howard tells Newsweek.

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