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at 08:42 on November 01, 2014, EDT.

Leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremists threatens to slaughter German hostage, 'always crying.'

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - The leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremists is threatening to kill a captured German.

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at 06:23 on November 01, 2014, EDT.

Bangladesh goes dark in blackout as transmission line bringing electricity from India fails

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh was hit by a nationwide blackout on Saturday after a transmission line bringing electricity from neighbouring India failed, but power was restored to many parts of the country within a few hours, an official said.

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at 02:30 on November 01, 2014, EDT.

After protests push president from power, 2nd Burkina Faso soldier declares he's head of state

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending his 27-year reign and sparking a struggle in the military for control of the West African country.

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at 01:46 on November 01, 2014, EDT.

Spacecraft for tourists breaks up during test in another setback for commercial space travel

MOJAVE, Calif. - A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth's atmosphere broke up during a test flight Friday over the Mojave Desert, killing a pilot in the second fiery setback for commercial space travel in less than a week.

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at 20:57 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

Mexican judge orders immediate release of jailed US Marine, family spokesman says.

SAN DIEGO - A Mexican judge has ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.

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at 16:22 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

Judge rejects Maine's attempt to restrict movements of nurse who defied Ebola quarantine

FORT KENT, Maine - A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in their bid to restrict her movements as a precaution against Ebola.

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at 22:06 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

Witnesses tell NTSB that Kansas small plane drifted to the left of runway before crashing

WICHITA, Kan. - Six eyewitness have reported that a small plane drifted to the left side of the runway after taking off from a Kansas airport, then made a steep left bank before crashing into a flight training facility, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday.

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at 19:30 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

Survivalist wanted in deadly trooper ambush caught; prosecutors to seek death penalty

LORDS VALLEY, Pa. - A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, made his first court appearance Friday after he was captured by U.S. marshals near an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents.

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at 18:40 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda says he's ready for windy Chicago skyscraper crossings

CHICAGO - With Chicago's chilling winds howling in the background, tightrope walker Nik Wallenda declared Friday he's ready to attempt two back-to-back skyscraper crossings, one of them blindfolded.

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at 18:05 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

US judge rejects state's attempt to restrict movements of nurse who defied Ebola quarantine

FORT KENT, Maine - A judge gave a nurse who returned to the state of Maine from West Africa the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in America's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola's worst outbreak ever.

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at 17:15 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

Intruder dressed as Grim Reaper attacks woman in her San Diego County home

VISTA, Calif. - A San Diego County woman has been attacked and stabbed in her home by an intruder dressed as the Grim Reaper on Halloween.

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at 16:19 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

Liberia opens large Ebola centre; president recalls those who died without getting help

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

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