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Russia

Central Bank of Russia raises key interest rate by 1.5% to 9.5% - @WSJ, @BloombergTV

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Burkina Faso political clashes 2014

Burkina Faso opposition leaders urge protesters to take to the streets again to demand resignation of President Blaise Compaore - @BBCAfrica

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New York, NY, US

3 people shot, 1 fatally, early this morning outside club in Queens, NY; 2 of the victims are in stable condition - @ABC7NY

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Shooting at Jerusalem's Begin Center, October 2014

Jerusalem's most contested sacred site reopens for Muslim worship after rare daylong closure due to unrest in the city - @nytimesworld

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Editor's note: We are seeing reports from @ria_novosti, citing the Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, that the bodies of more than 200 women have been discovered in the area. While there is little information available to corroborate this recent report, the People's Republic and Russia's foreign ministry have in the past given updates on mass graves found amid the conflict in Ukraine, some of them with distorted figures. - Aaron

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Photo: New humanitarian convoy arrives in Donetsk, Ukraine, carrying canned mackerel and sardines - @NatVasilyevaAP

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Hong Kong pro-democracy protests 2014

Prominent Hong Kong businesswoman and politician Laura Cha comes under fire after comparing protesters' bid for democracy to African-American slaves - @nytimes, @BloombergNews

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Shooting at Jerusalem's Begin Center, October 2014

Senior security official estimates that rioting in Jerusalem over recent disturbances, including shooting at Begin Center, could continue for several weeks, if not months - @Jerusalem_Post

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War in Afghanistan

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani invites the Taliban to join in peace process backed by the international community - @AP

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India

India's BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty hit record highs - @htTweets

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Miyako-shi, Iwate Prefecture, JP

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake reported 45 miles north-northeast of Miyako, Japan - @USGS

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gadgets

Samsung unveils 2 new all-metal Galaxy smartphones aimed at young audience - @engadget

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Hong Kong pro-democracy protests 2014

Some pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong are reportedly considering going to Beijing to crash APEC summit, student organizer says - @FRANCE24

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Dallas, TX, US

Photo: Dallas firefighters battling large blaze at vacant apartment building; no injuries reported - @FOX4

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Malaysia Airlines flight missing

Family of MH370 victim sues Malaysian government and Malaysia Airlines, in what is believed to be the 1st lawsuit filed over the disaster - @abcnews

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earnings

Sony reports $1.24 billion group net loss for July to Sept.; expects fiscal year loss of $2.1 billion - @CNBCWorld

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2014 BNP Paribas sanctions breaking investigation

BNP Paribas reports 11% jump in 3rd-quarter net profit as it climbs back from losses tied to US fine for sanctions violations - @WSJ

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South Korea

South Korea's 2nd largest mobile carrier, KT Corp., says its net profit sank 45.7% in the 3rd quarter from a year earlier - @YonhapNews

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China

Beijing police say subway passengers wearing Halloween costumes may be arrested, as costumes may cause crowds to gather and create 'trouble' for APEC summit, state media reports - @Reuters

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Kilauea lava flow on Hawaii's Big Island

Report: Kilauea lava flow stalled, but may advance again without warning - @USGS

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