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Congo Ebola deaths rise to 26

Congo’s health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country’s northwest. In a statement the health ministry said four new cases have been confirmed as Ebola. A total of 46 cases of hemorrhagic fever have been reported…

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China vows to 'significantly increase' U.S. imports

U.S.-China trade talks have produced a commitment by Beijing to “significantly increase” its purchases of American goods and services, according to a joint statement Saturday from the rival economic powers trying to lower trade tensions. They also agreed on “meaningful increases” in U.S. exports of agriculture and energy products and greater efforts to increase trade…

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Coalition led by anti-U.S. cleric wins Iraq election

​A political bloc led by populist Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, a long-time adversary of the United States who also opposes Iranian influence in Iraq, has won the country’s parliamentary election, the electoral commission said on Saturday. Sadr himself cannot become prime minister because he did not run in the election, though his bloc’s victory puts him…

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1st victims of Texas high school shooting identified

A substitute teacher and a female foreign exchange student from Pakistan are among the first confirmed victims of Friday’s mass shooting at a Texas high school. Family members say teacher Cynthia Tisdale loved to help people, and her home was the centre for family gatherings, while the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study Abroad program said…

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