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Ebola shows up solidarity deficit in Africa growth story

Health worker checks the temperature of a man entering Mali from Guinea at the border in KouremaleBy James Harding Giahyue and Pascal Fletcher MONROVIA/JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Africa's economic growth is bounding ahead, despite the Ebola epidemic gnawing at its western shoulder, but some see the continent showing a deficit in solidarity towards the three poor and war-weakened states worst hit by the deadly disease.

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Uruguay votes for new president; marijuana reform hangs in balance

Combo photo of Uruguayan presidential candidates for National Party Luis Lacalle Pou and ruling party Frente Amplio, Tabare VazquezBy Malena Castaldi MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Uruguayans vote on Sunday in a presidential election with the ruling leftist party trying to fend off a young center-right challenger who promises to undo a pioneering marijuana law.

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Brazil votes in tight presidential runoff split along class lines

Presidential candidates Neves of Brazilian Social Democratic Party and Rousseff of Workers Party pose before a television debate in Rio de JaneiroBy Paulo Prada RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilians vote on Sunday in a bitterly-contested election that pits a leftist president with strong support among the poor against a centrist senator who is promising pro-business policies to jumpstart a stagnant economy.

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U.S. diplomat travels to West Africa as Ebola quarantine moves take hold

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power speaks to members of the Security Council during a meeting on the Ebola crisis in New YorkBy Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - As the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations embarked on a trip to West Africa, new rules in three U.S. states mandating quarantine for health workers returning from the Ebola-stricken region drew criticism, even as some U.S.

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Panasonic says to transfer Sanyo TV unit in U.S. to Funai Electric

TOKYO (Reuters) - Panasonic Corp said it is transferring its Sanyo television unit in the U.S., which supplies sets to Wal-Mart Stores, to Funai Electric Co.

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Telstra targets Asia with A$5bn war chest

But Australian telecoms group will not be rushed into big acquisitions

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Softbank hires Sony Xperia creative chief

Exit comes as Sony strives to revamp smartphone unit

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Softbank hires Sony Xperia creative chief

Exit comes as Sony strives to revamp smartphone unit

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China to open market to Argentine sorghum

However, opening may come late as China seeks to cut corn stockpiles

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U.S. nurse quarantined over Ebola calls treatment 'frenzy of disorganization'

Coast Guard Corpsman checks the temperature of a traveler at Washington Dulles International AirportBy Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Illinois joined New York and New Jersey in imposing mandatory quarantines for people arriving with a risk of having contracted Ebola in West Africa, but the first person isolated under the new rules, a nurse returning from Sierra Leone, called her treatment a "frenzy of disorganization." Kaci Hickox, who arrived at Newark ai

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