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WHO declares Senegal free of Ebola

WHO declares Senegal free of Ebola

GENEVA, Switzerland, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The World Health Organization declared Senegal free of Ebola on Friday.
JC Finley
Final arguments in Pistorius case, sentencing Tuesday

Final arguments in Pistorius case, sentencing Tuesday

PRETORIA, South Africa, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Oscar Pistorius' sentencing hearing ended Friday in Pretoria, South Africa, with the judge expected to deliver the sentence Tuesday.
Ed Adamczyk
Boko Haram agrees to truce, will free kidnapped Nigerian girls

Boko Haram agrees to truce, will free kidnapped Nigerian girls

ABUJA, Nigeria, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Boko Haram has agreed to a cease-fire with Nigeria, and will release more than 200 girls who were abducted more than six months ago, reports say.
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Kent State alumnae with Ebola did not visit campus

Kent State alumnae with Ebola did not visit campus

KENT, Ohio, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Kent State officials encouraged students and staff to attend classes and homecoming activities after a nurse who contracted Ebola visited relatives in the area.
Gabrielle Levy
John Pistole announces retirement from running TSA, career praised throughout D.C.

John Pistole announces retirement from running TSA, career praised throughout D.C.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- John Pistole, head of the Transportation Security Administration, announced Thursday he will retire from both the TSA and all public service at the end of 2014.
Matt Bradwell
South Korea shuts down nuclear reactor after crack discovered

South Korea shuts down nuclear reactor after crack discovered

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- South Korea shut down one of its nuclear reactors Friday after a crack was detected in a steam generator tube.
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No impact from Ebola pledges yet, medical charity says

No impact from Ebola pledges yet, medical charity says

PAYNESVILLE, Liberia, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Donations and promises of aid to combat the Ebola virus in West Africa have had no impact on the epidemic thus far, a member of Doctors Without Borders said.
Ed Adamczyk
EU examines risks of Russian gas shortage

EU examines risks of Russian gas shortage

BRUSSELS, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- If members of the European Union show some solidarity, they'll be able to cope with a potential Russian gas shortage, the European energy commissioner said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Tom Harkin hangs onto $2.4M while Braley locked in tight race for Iowa

Tom Harkin hangs onto $2.4M while Braley locked in tight race for Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Retiring Sen. Tom Harkin supports Bruce Braley's campaign to re-elect him -- just not enough to give the candidate a critical infusion of funds.
Gabrielle Levy
Oil find declared commercial in Kurdish Iraq

Oil find declared commercial in Kurdish Iraq

LONDON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A new oil discovery in northern Iraq moves the region closer to a 1 million barrel per day production goal, a Kurdish government official said Friday.
Daniel J. Graeber
Pentagon: No indication Islamic State possesses chemical weapons

Pentagon: No indication Islamic State possesses chemical weapons

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The Pentagon has cast doubt on news reports suggesting Islamic State militants have come into possession of chemical weapons in Iraq.
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U.S. continues to target IS oil installations

U.S. continues to target IS oil installations

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Targeting of fixed Islamic State targets in Syria, including oil facilities, is part of the strategic effort to cripple the group, a Pentagon official said.
Daniel J. Graeber
First Dallas nurse infected with Ebola describes herself as 'blessed'

First Dallas nurse infected with Ebola describes herself as 'blessed'

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Nina Pham, the first U.S. nurse diagnosed with Ebola in Texas, said she is "doing really well" prior to her Thursday night transfer from Dallas to Bethesda, Md.
Matt Bradwell
Crude oil prices show some recovery

Crude oil prices show some recovery

NEW YORK, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- West Texas Intermediate and Brent crude oil prices each climbed toward the $85 per barrel mark, trading data Friday show.
Daniel J. Graeber
South Korea President Park: 'North Korea should sincerely come forward for dialogue'

South Korea President Park: 'North Korea should sincerely come forward for dialogue'

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye urged North Korea Friday to "sincerely come forward for dialogue."
JC Finley
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