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The Galveston County Daily News : World

October 31, 2014

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Peshmerga fighters enter Syrian border

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Iraqi peshmerga fighters began entering the Syrian border town of Kobani Friday night where they were expected to join the battle against Islamist militants besieging the town, activists said.

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Suspected ETA member arrested in Germany
Posted: October 31, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany say they have arrested a suspected member of the Basque separatist group ETA who has been on the run since 2004.

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Ex-Union Carbide chief Anderson dead at 92
Posted: October 31, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — Warren M. Anderson, who headed Union Carbide Corp. when a chemical leak killed thousands of people in India in 1984, has died in Florida at 92.

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Russia: Natural gas will flow after Ukraine pays
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 5:01 pm

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will resume shipping natural gas to Ukraine after Kiev pays off its first debt installment for past supplies of gas next week, officials said Friday.

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Analysis: In Syria, no good options for West
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 5:01 pm

UNDATED (AP) — With the U.S.-led assault on the Islamic State group, the world community is acting in Syria, but not in the Syrian civil war. When it comes to the issue that has undermined the region — the survival or fall of Syrian President Bashar Assad — there is still no plan.

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South Africa: Suspect arrested in soccer killing
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 5:01 pm

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A suspect has been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of Senzo Meyiwa, South Africa's national soccer team captain, authorities said Friday.

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Liberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centers
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 5:01 pm

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Remembering those who have died in the world's deadliest Ebola outbreak, Liberia's president opened one of the country's largest Ebola treatment centers in Monrovia on Friday amid hopes that the disease is finally on the decline in this West African country.

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Hello Kitty's 40 years of cuteness and cool
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 5:01 pm

TOKYO (AP) — When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls. On Saturday, fans around the world celebrate the 40th anniversary of this global icon of "cute-cool." That is, Hello Kitty.

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Protests push Burkina Faso president from power
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 5:01 pm

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending the 27-year reign of one of Africa's longest-serving rulers who had survived previous attempts to topple him.

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