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Exclusive: Chad says Nigeria deal with Boko Haram to free girls is still on

N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad said it believed Nigeria's secret deal with Boko Haram Islamists to free more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls would go ahead despite the breakdown of a truce, and added the key to the agreement was a prisoner swap. "Quite possibly, those that are fighting are dissidents that even they aren't able to control. So far, there is no reason for others to doubt this agreement," Moussa Mahamat Dago, the No. 2 at Chad's foreign ministry, told Reuters late on Thursday. "The starting condition of Boko Haram was the liberation of some of their members ... ...

UK boy finishes proton therapy in Prague for tumor

PRAGUE (AP) — A clinic in Prague says British boy Ashya King has completed his proton beam therapy treatment for a life-threatening brain tumor.

Tunisian forces assault home, killing 5 women

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities have assaulted the home of suspected militants to end a 24-hour standoff, killing five women and one man.

After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined

NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation's most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began.

Cameron: EU has secured 1 billion for Ebola fight

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron says that the European Union and its 28 member nations have secured 1 billion euros ($1.25 billion) to fight the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

Pistorius prosecutors consult expert over appeal

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Prosecutors in the Oscar Pistorius case have consulted with a criminal law expert over a possible appeal, which means the Olympic runner could face a murder conviction again.

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Young Latinos: End Cuba embargo

Cuban-Americans have had an outsized influence in keeping the U.S. embargo since Fidel Castro seized power. Now a younger generation, with strong familial ties there but far removed from the memories of Castro's revolution, want the embargo to end

Giant leap for China space program

Up, up and away. Way away -- to the moon, in fact.

Latest updates on Ebola crisis

A doctor in New York City tests positive for Ebola. The European Union pledges more funds to fight the deadly virus. And a military response team begins training.

Islamists target people in uniform?

A chain of attacks and plots in rapid succession in the Western world by assailants with a radical interpretation of Islam have raised suspicion that a hatchet attack on NYPD officers could be the latest link.

Soccer biter returns from suspension

Although he's vowed to keep his famous chops to himself, the world will soon find out if Luis Suarez can keep bagging goals without literally leaving his mark on defenders.

Poll: Ga. Sen. race too close to call

Democrat Michelle Nunn has a slight 47%-44% edge over Republican David Perdue in the Georgia race for an open Senate seat, according to a new CNN/ORC International survey released Friday.

Source: Canada gunman tied to jihadists

The Ottawa gunman had "connections" to jihadists in Canada who shared a radical Islamist ideology, including at least one who went overseas to fight in Syria, multiple U.S. sources told CNN on Thursday.

Man attacks NY cops with hatchet

A man charged at four New York police officers Thursday afternoon, metal hatchet in hand, hitting one officer in the right arm and another in the head, the city's police commissioner said.

The best (worst?) sick-day excuses

Had a big night out? Don't fancy leaving a cozy bed for the cold outdoors? Having a Ferris Bueller moment?

NYC doctor has Ebola

The doctor had symptoms for "a very brief period of time" and had direct contact with "very few people" in New York, the mayor says.

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Broncos top Chargers as Sanders grabs 3 TDs

Emmanuel Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Now, he has four in less than a week.

Broncos top Chargers as Sanders grabs 3 TDs

Emmanuel Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Now, he has four in less than a week.

Source: Chara injures knee, out 4-6 weeks

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara suffered ligament damage to his knee and is expected to miss four to six weeks, a source confirmed to ESPNBoston.com.

Lakers' Nash out for season with back injury

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash will miss the 2014-15 season for a back injury.

Cutler: Marshall's theatrics understandable

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler says receiver Brandon Marshall's postgame rant Sunday was in no way off-putting.

Urlacher: Cutler an elite QB in salary only

Jay Cutler is the highest-paid quarterback this season and Brian Urlacher says that's the only thing elite about his former teammate.

Sources: Syracuse to face NCAA Oct. 30-31

Syracuse's men's basketball and football programs are under NCAA investigation for allegations, including providing extra benefits and academic issues, that date back at least 10 years, a source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy.

Source: Ex-judge to conduct Winston hearing

Retired Florida Supreme Court chief justice Major Harding has been selected to serve as the independent observer who will conduct Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston's upcoming student conduct code hearing, a source close to the situation confirmed.
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