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Canada probes Michael Zehaf-Bibeau as possible suspect in Ottawa shooting: source

reuters.com — Two U.S. officials said that U.S. agencies have been advised that the shooter was a Canadian convert to Islam. One of the officials said that the man was from Quebec. (Additional reporting by Mark Hosenball in Washington; Editing by Chris Reese)
Oct 22, 2014

RT @Reuters: Canada investigating Michael Zehaf-Bibeau as possible suspect in Ottawa shooting: source. reut.rs/12dF65O pic.twitter.com/Futx84hFmU

Oct 22, 2014

Same RT @think_b1g So @reuters is reporting suspect's given name was Michael Joseph Hall. Sounds Middle Eastern to me reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @SimranColumbia: Ottawa shooting suspect identified as Canadian convert to Islam: "Canada Probes Possible Suspect in Ottawa Shooting" reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @justinjm1: U.S. agencies have been advised that the shooter was a Canadian convert to Islam. reuters.com/article/2014/1…

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Soldier shot near Canada's parliament; shooter at large

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Chris Wattie A worker sweeps the steps in front of Centre Block on Parliament Hill in Ottawa October 15, 2013. The buildings were put in lockdown as police and tactical teams converged on the area. The shooting comes two days after an Islamic convert ran down two Canadian soldiers, killing one, near Montreal.
Oct 22, 2014

Canada's parliament attacked near where prime minister was speaking, Harper safe reuters.com/article/idUSKC…

Oct 22, 2014

Canada's parliament attacked near where prime minister was speaking, Harper safe reuters.com/article/idUSKC…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @Reuters: Canada's parliament attacked near where prime minister was speaking, but Harper is safe: reut.rs/1uGaoZZ pic.twitter.com/xKSYGS4eyF

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Ebola deaths at 4,877 as cases near 10,000: WHO

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Christopher Black/WHO/Handout via Reuters A health worker in protective equipment carries a sample taken from the body of someone who is suspected to have died from Ebola virus, near Rokupa Hospital, Freetown October 6, 2014.
Oct 22, 2014

Official WHO #Ebola death toll near 5,000 with true number nearer 15,000 reut.rs/1wkBbOU via @reuters

Oct 22, 2014

WHO report suggests true toll of Ebola outbreak closer to 15,000 reut.rs/1wp4PkV

Oct 22, 2014

A startling report. The true number of people already killed by the Ebola outbreak is likely to be about 15,000. reut.rs/1wkBbOU

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Athletes took fake classes at University of North Carolina: Probe

reuters.com — The report does not incriminate any coaches or athletic administrators in the scheme, carried out by two people within the African and Afro-American Studies department. The "irregular classes," at UNC-Chapel Hill from 1993 to 2011, had no class attendance or faculty involvement, according to the independent investigation conducted by former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein.
Oct 22, 2014

Shocked! to learn that athletes at UNC took fake classes, according to new probe. reut.rs/1t5yeSk

Oct 22, 2014

RT @nycjim: Over 18 years, 3,000 students at UNC-Chapel Hill took fake classes, in many cases to maintain athletic eligibility. reut.rs/1t5yeSk

Oct 22, 2014

RT @LauraKHettiger: “@Reuters: Athletes took fake classes @ University of North Carolina reut.rs/1CXyxjh” Really takes "student" out of "student athlete"

Oct 22, 2014

oof #alumni MT @nycjim: Over 18 years, 3,000 students at UNC took fake classes, many to maintain athletic eligibility reut.rs/1t5yeSk

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Soldier shot near Canada's Parliament

reuters.com — A soldier was shot at the Canadian War Memorial in Ottawa and a shooter was seen running towards nearby Parliament where more shots were fired, according to reports.
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Jury convicts ex-Blackwater guards in 2007 Baghdad killings

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst Blackwater Worldwide security guards Donald Ball (2nd L) and Dustin Heard (R) leave the federal courthouse with their legal team and supporters after being arraigned with three fellow Blackwater guards on manslaughter charges for allegedly killing 14 unarmed civilians and wounding 20 others in a 2007 shooting in Baghdad, in Washington January 6, 2009.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @Reuters: Jury convicts ex-Blackwater guards in 2007 Baghdad killings of 14 unarmed Iraqis; reut.rs/12cZpQT pic.twitter.com/gDVRcP28nP

Oct 22, 2014

RT @Reuters: Jury convicts ex-Blackwater guards in 2007 Baghdad killings of 14 unarmed Iraqis; reut.rs/12cZpQT pic.twitter.com/gDVRcP28nP

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Ben Bradlee, the last giant standing

blogs.reuters.com — One of the great payoffs of having lived a long life arrives on the day the newspapers publish your obituary. By out-lasting your competitors and foes, the storyline naturally bends your way. Time blurs precise recollection in favor of generous feelings, which we tend to bestow upon most famous survivors, no matter what sort of lives they lived.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @ReutersOpinion: As the journalism world mourns newspaper giant Ben Bradlee, @jackshafer puts the editor's life in perspective. reut.rs/1tcExVa

Oct 22, 2014

>@jackshafer goes there at end, saying Downie was the better editor than Bradlee. He is SUCH a dickens. reut.rs/12eedyL

Oct 22, 2014

Last word on Bradlee: "He put out a pretty good newspaper for more than 2 decades." blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/201…

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Boeing books first sales to Iran since 1979

reuters.com — The Chicago-based aerospace and defense company said in a filing that it sold aircraft manuals, drawings, navigation charts and data to Iran Air to help improve the safety of Iran's civil aviation industry. The sales did not include spare parts for aircraft, which were thought to be likely since Iran Air's fleet of planes includes vintage Boeing and Airbus jetliners delivered as long ago as 1978.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @rezamarashi: As Joe Biden would say, "This is a big fucking deal." RT @ReutersIran Boeing books first sales to #Iran since 1979 reut.rs/12dmHGo

Oct 22, 2014

RT @rezamarashi: As Joe Biden would say, "This is a big fucking deal." RT @ReutersIran Boeing books first sales to #Iran since 1979 reut.rs/12dmHGo

Oct 22, 2014

RT @rezamarashi: As Joe Biden would say, "This is a big fucking deal." RT @ReutersIran Boeing books first sales to #Iran since 1979 reut.rs/12dmHGo

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California venture firm does not have to release documents in discrimination suit

reuters.com — A judge ruled Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, defending itself against allegations of discrimination and retaliation, will be able to keep to itself any other harassment complaints against former male partner at the center of the lawsuit, Ajit Nazre, in part because producing such complaints would hurt the privacy rights of other Kleiner employees.
Oct 22, 2014

Wow. Storied Silicon Valley VC firm Kleiner Perkins doesn't have to release info on harassment complaints: reut.rs/1wkJo5v

Oct 22, 2014

RT @danprimack: Kleiner Perkins wins battle in ongoing gender discrimination suit reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Oct 22, 2014

Kleiner Perkins wins battle in ongoing gender discrimination suit reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @reuters: California venture firm does not have to release documents in discrimination suit reut.rs/1wkJo5v

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Brazil candidates battle for key prize: Their hometown

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Washington Alves 1 of 3. A campaign banner for presidential candidate Senator Aecio Neves hangs over a plaza before Sunday's runoff election between Neves and President Dilma Rousseff, in downtown Belo Horizonte, October 21, 2014. They cheered for rival soccer teams, though, and eventually went down very different political paths.
Oct 22, 2014

My story on how Dilma & Aecio grew up 7 blocks apart, went different directions, & now face each other for presidency reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Oct 22, 2014

Outlandish claims, No.2: He described Rousseff as a bookish teenager who was "very funny, always joking around." reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Oct 22, 2014

Outlandish claims, No. 1: "He was a good boy then, and he's a good boy now," she said of Neves. reuters.com/article/2014/1…

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Microsoft looks set to drop Nokia name from phones

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Pichi Chuang A Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone is displayed during the 2014 Computex exhibition at the TWTC Nangang exhibition hall in Taipei June 3, 2014. According to a post on Nokia France's Facebook page on Tuesday, the page will change its name to Microsoft Lumia "in the coming days."
Oct 22, 2014

Microsoft to drop Nokia name from smartphones, rebrand them as Microsoft Lumia ow.ly/Dbmso

Oct 22, 2014

RT @reuters: Microsoft looks set to drop Nokia name from phones reut.rs/1nzhLVQ

Exclusive: Advent, Avista near deal for UCB's Kremers Urban - sources

reuters.com — Advent and Avista have prevailed in an auction for Kremers Urban, which attracted interest from other private equity firms as well as specialty drugmaker Akorn Inc (AKRX.O), the people said this week. Advent's and Avista's team is now in the final stages of negotiating the acquisition of Kremers Urban for close to $2 billion, the people said.
Oct 22, 2014

Exclusive: Advent, Avista near deal for UCB's Kremers Urban - sources reut.rs/12d5lcF

Oct 22, 2014

Advent, Avista near deal for UCB’s generics drug unit Kremers Urban reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @GregRoumeliotis: With @ozoran -- Exclusive: Advent, Avista near deal for UCB's Kremers Urban - sources reut.rs/1wkPWRC via @reuters

Oct 22, 2014

With @ozoran -- Exclusive: Advent, Avista near deal for UCB's Kremers Urban - sources reut.rs/1wkPWRC via @reuters

Colorado candidates for U.S. Senate effectively tied: Reuters-Ipsos poll

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst U.S. Representative Cory Gardner (R-CO) refers to an ad from a Colorado-based group called the Thanks Obamacare campaign, as he questions Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing about issues and complications with the Affordable Care Act enrolment website, on Capitol Hill in Washington, October 30, 2013.

Syria says shoots down two of three Islamic State jets

uk.reuters.com — BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's air force has destroyed two fighter jets operated by Islamic State militants in the north of the country, Information Minister Omran Zoabi said in remarks published on Syria's state news agency SANA late on Tuesday.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @HayesBrown: Syria says it shot down two fighter jets ISIS had captured. If true, that leaves the ISIS air force at 1 MiG. One. reuters.com/article/idUSKC…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @HayesBrown: Syria says it shot down two fighter jets ISIS had captured. If true, that leaves the ISIS air force at 1 MiG. One. reuters.com/article/idUSKC…

Oct 22, 2014

Syria says it shot down two fighter jets ISIS had captured. If true, that leaves the ISIS air force at 1 MiG. One. reuters.com/article/idUSKC…

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Special Report: Traffickers use abductions, prison ships to feed Asian slave trade

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha 1 of 7. Suspected victims of human trafficking are seen at a government shelter in Takua Pa district of Phang Nga October 17, 2014. He never did. When he reported for work at a house on the outskirts of Teknaf, a man there gave him a drink of water.
Oct 22, 2014

Special Report: Traffickers use abductions, prison ships to feed Asian slave trade reut.rs/1wjr78L via @reuters

Oct 22, 2014

Special Report: Traffickers use abductions, prison ships to feed Asian slave trade reut.rs/1wjr78L via @reuters

Oct 22, 2014

Abductions, prison ships feed Asian slave trade."Some were sick and many were like skeletons." reut.rs/1wjr78L

Oct 22, 2014

RT @specialreports: Special Report: Traffickers use abductions, prison ships to feed Asian slave trade reut.rs/1CTULT9 pic.twitter.com/Do50efQDJ2

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Big utilities pushing into booming home solar market

reuters.com — If utilities embrace home solar, their deep pockets and access to customers could transform what has been a fast-growing, but niche industry. Solar powers only half a million U.S. homes and businesses, according to solar market research firm GTM Research.

Chinese peacekeepers expected in South Sudan at start of 2015: U.N.

mobile.reuters.com — Chinese peacekeepers expected in South Sudan at start of 2015: U.N. By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Some 700 Chinese peacekeepers are expected to join a United Nations mission in South Sudan at the start of next year, the head of the U.N.