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A US man who has eluded police in the forests of Pennsylvania for seven weeks after the fatal shooting of a police officer has been found.
Investment bank Citigroup puts aside an extra $600m to cover legal expenses due to "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries".
Officials with Doctors Without Borders have warned that some mandatory US state Ebola quarantines are having a "chilling effect" on operations.
Victims' groups are expected to tell child abuse inquiry officials that Fiona Woolf should step down as its head as concerns about her suitability persist.
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Asian shares were trading higher on Friday after positive economic data from the US showed strength in the world's largest economy.
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore says he will stay in power for a year under a transitional government, despite violent protests.
Israel promises to reopen a key Jerusalem holy site after closing it following the shooting of a Jewish activist.
The UK government is not doing enough to tackle "petty corruption" in countries to which it gives aid, a report by a scrutiny body says.
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Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries.
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The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, is closing 30 stores in Japan to improve profitability, the company says.
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Starbucks' shares fall as investors express disappointment at the company's latest quarterly sales figures.
Andy Murray books his place at the World Tour Finals with an emphatic victory over Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters.
Costa Rica issues an alert and evacuates communities after ash from the Turrialba volcano reaches the capital, San Jose, and beyond.
The governor of Maine vows to exercise the "full extent" of his authority to quarantine a US nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa