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world North Korea Reportedly Barring Foreign Tourists Over Ebola Fears

Its not clear if the ban applies to foreign diplomats or business travelers.

12 minutes ago // BBC

world US-led Syria strikes 'kill hundreds'

US-led air strikes against Islamic State IS militants in Syria have killed 553 people since September, including 464 IS fighters, activists say.

14 minutes ago // BBC

world Canada parliament sits after attacks

The parliament in Ottawa returns to work the day after a gunman rampaged through its corridors before being shot dead by the sergeant-at-arms.

14 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world China bars AIDS activist from traveling despite talk of ending discrimination

BEIJING A female Chinese AIDS activist said Thursday she has been forced to cancel a trip to attend a United Nations conference on discrimination against women after authorities seized her passport.

14 minutes ago // Time

world Chinas New Normal

As the Asian giants growth slows down, a struggling global economy could pay the price

15 minutes ago // ABC

world China's Ruling Party Plans on Improving Judiciary

China's ruling party says it will work for better judiciary, though observers see limitations

16 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Can an election calm the crisis in Ukraine?

Analysis: President Petro Poroshenkos bloc is campaigning on a message of peace and unity ahead of Sundays election. But with the country so bitterly divided, parliament is likely to become another battlefield, writes Balzs Jarbik for Eurasia Outlook Continue reading...

16 minutes ago // BBC

world White House fence jumper arrested

A man who jumped the White House fence was attacked by dogs before being arrested, in the latest security incident at the US president's official home.

17 minutes ago // CBS

world More people in U.S. being watched for Ebola symptoms

As many as 10, in Seattle area and Connecticut, being monitored for 3 weeks

18 minutes ago // UPI

world Boko Haram suspected of abducting 60 women, girls in Nigeria

Ed AdamczykABUJA, Nigeria, Oct. 23 UPI -- Sixty women and girls were abducted by suspected Boko Haram militants in Nigeria's Adamawa state, less than a week after a truce agreement.

19 minutes ago // Reuters

world Man arrested near Canada's prime minister in sign of tensions

OTTAWA Reuters - Police arrested a man at gunpoint just steps from Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Thursday, underscoring tensions in the capital Ottawa a day after a gunmen killed a soldier and rampaged through parliament.

19 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Crews trying to keep barge in Port of Long Beach from sinking

Crews are working to stop a maintenance barge for the Catalina Express ferry from sinking off Long Beach.

20 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Boys' basketball: Cezar Guerrero makes five consecutive half-court shots

Cezar Guerrero was always a good showman during his days playing basketball at Bellflower St. John Bosco.

21 minutes ago // BBC

world Boko Haram 'abducts more women'

Dozens of women and girls have been abducted from two villages in north-eastern Nigeria by suspected militants despite a reported truce, residents say.

22 minutes ago // Time

world The Race to Diagnose

Better and faster: Ebola testing in West Africa would save lives and could help bring an end to the outbreak

23 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Neil Patrick Harris Wasn't Oscar's First Host Choice

Who wouldn't want Neil Patrick Harris as their first choice to host the 2015 Oscars? Show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, that's who.

24 minutes ago // CBS

world Melissa McCarthy stars alongside Bill Murray in "St. Vincent"

"St. Vincent," the story of a washed-up war veteran and his new neighbors, opens Friday starring Melissa McCarthy and Bill Murray. Also, William Shatner could have a role in the next "Star Trek" movie. Suzanne Marques reports on the day's top entertainment stories.

24 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world At Glen Campbell's elbow as he adjusts to Alzheimer's

Actor and filmmaker James Keach got a glimpse of how Glen Campbell might adjust to life at an Alzheimer's care facility near Nashville on one of the singer and guitarist's first visits there last year.

24 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Home of the Day: Zen-ful midcentury in Brentwood

This relaxed midcentury residence sits among tall bamboo on a desirable lot of nearly half an acre in Brentwood. Stone pathways wind through tiered landscapes that include a koi pond, a Japanese teahouse and waterfalls, set off by a blanket of ferns and other flora. Inside, the ambiance is...

24 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Prop. 47 will bring some rationality to sentences for low-level crimes

Initiatives are a poor way to do lawmaking, especially when it comes to criminal sentencing laws. Its partly how California got into its current over-incarceration mess, with ballot measures that were public responses to high-profile crimes.

24 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Pahrump, Nev.: Jet-pack flights will have you and your spirits soaring

Looking for a lift in life? Southern Nevadas newest attraction is a jet-pack flight that will have your body and soul soaring.

24 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Five takeaways from the Lakers' preseason win over Trail Blazers

A lot was missing from the Lakers 94-86 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers seemingly both teams key starters, to begin with. But here are five takeaways from Wednesdays exhibition with only one more left until Tuesdays opener against Houston.

24 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Canada Lawmakers Regroup After Ottawa Attack

Canadas federal government was poised to introduce legislation to give the countrys police and Security Intelligence Service greater powers to counter potential terrorist threats.

26 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world WorldViews: Why you shouldnt ignore the Middle Easts other epic crisis

In September, when President Obama unveiled his plans to step up air attacks against the Islamic State, he cited the supposed success of U.S. operations in Yemen as an example of American air power subduing terror threats. That "success," as WorldViews wrote earlier, is questionable.

27 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Wealth inequality in Germany likely to be higher than previously thought

New study claims that German wealth gap is widening and attributes lack of data to abolition of wealth tax in 1996 Continue reading...

28 minutes ago // The Guardian

world African migrants look down on white-clad golfers in viral photo

Realities clash as campaigner captures image of asylum seekers stuck on razorwire fence above elite club on Morocco-Melilla border Continue reading...

28 minutes ago // CBS

world Can a community program help stop homegrown radicals?

Obama administration looking outside of government for inspiration to fight violent extremism at home

28 minutes ago // Fox News

world Lebanon reports first suspected case of Ebola virus

Lebanon's health minister says a Lebanese man who arrived from West Africa is suspected of having Ebola and has been quarantined, the first such case in the country.

28 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Ottawa attack: police confirm only one gunman as politicians return to work

Shooting suspects mother says she is crying for victims, as Queen sends condolences Continue reading...

29 minutes ago // BBC

world Costa out of hospital after illness

Chelsea's Diego Costa is released from hospital after being admitted with a severe stomach bug following international duty.

33 minutes ago // MSNBC

world History Lesson: Midterms Aren't Kind to the White House

But that's not to dismiss the political problems surrounding Obama and his party heading into next months contests.

33 minutes ago // New York Times

world China Moves to Enact Rule of Law, With Caveats

An embrace of a more rules-based approach to settling legal disputes could have sweeping consequences, but the changes would do little to curtail the power of the Communist Party.

33 minutes ago // New York Times

world China Moves to Enact Rule of Law, With Caveats

An embrace of a more rules-based approach to settling legal disputes could have sweeping consequences, but the changes would do little to curtail the power of the party.

34 minutes ago // ABC

world The Most Pressing Question About the Ottawa Shooting

Authorities in Canada are trying to understand what motivated a gunman to kill a soldier in the country???s capital Wednesday, with Prime Minister Stephen Harper calling the shooting the country???s second ???terrorist??? attack this week.

36 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world WorldViews: Rwanda backs down on Ebola screening for incoming Americans and Spaniards

On Sunday,Rwanda, an East African nation far from the core of West Africa's Ebola outbreak,announced it would be screening passengers from America and Spain for Ebola. For some observers, it seemed a remarkable act ofschadenfreude. That an African nation one free of Ebola would impose restrictions from

37 minutes ago // New York Times

world Sinosphere Blog: Banker Interrupts Live Broadcast to Say He Opposes Hong Kong Protests

A man later identified as a J.P. Morgan managing director walked into a live, online broadcast of a group of prominent protesters on Wednesday to vent his frustration with the continuing occupation of key locations in Hong Kong.