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Number of Islamic extremists growing in Germany
The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says the number of Islamic extremists in the country is growing rapidly.
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WHO: Number of Ebola cases passes 10,000
The World Health Organization says the number of people believed sickened by Ebola has risen above 10,000.
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Canada to give slain soldier hero's send-off
The soldier shot dead by a gunman who then stormed Canada's seat of government is being given a hero's send-off, with a motorcade along the highway where the country honors its war dead.
Hacker gets prison for cyberattack stealing $9.4M
An Estonian man who pleaded guilty to orchestrating a 2008 cyberattack on a credit card processing company that enabled hackers to steal $9.4 million has been sentenced to 11 years in prison by a federal judge in Atlanta.
British woman dies during Thai cosmetic surgery
A British woman has died under anesthesia during a cosmetic procedure by an uncertified surgeon at a clinic in Thailand's capital, authorities said Friday.
Queen sends first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'
Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet — and she's signed it "Elizabeth R."
China's president pledges $81 million in Ebola aid
China has pledged to provide $81 million in aid to help fight Ebola in the three West African countries at the heart of the crisis.
Doctors Without Borders: Ebola risk can't be zero
Doctors Without Borders says that while it takes measures to protect its staff treating Ebola patients, the risk of contagion cannot be entirely eliminated.
Putin accuses US of undermining global stability
Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the U.S. of destabilizing the world by trying to enforce its will on other countries.
Smugglers offer $20 passage from Turkey to Syria
The Turkish border crossing of Oncupinar, an hour's drive from the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, is a chaotic buzz of people waiting to pass into one of the most violent regions in the world. Border guards stand by with machine guns to prevent Islamic militants from joining the flow, but within their sight smugglers offer to take travelers across for a surprisingly small fee.
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