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An office worker is reflected in the window of the Australian Securities Exchange building displaying the ASX50 curve for Wednesday in central Sydney August 7, 2013. Australian shares skidded 1.3 percent on Wednesday, its biggest fall in five weeks, hit b

From Global Markets Oct 24

Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon October 24, 2014

Australian shares improved for the fourth time this week, taking the gains for the five days to 2.65 per cent. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) rose by 0.55 per cent today with no sectors missing out on the gains.

An oil field is seen at sunrise near Bakersfield, California October 14, 2014. Brent crude hit a new four-year low on Wednesday before recovering to just under $85 a barrel, as faltering global growth curbed demand for fuel at a time of heavy oversupply.

From Politics & Policy Oct 24

U.S. Targets Buyers of ISIS Oil, Threatens Sanctions

Authorities are considering bombing the pipelines that the ISIS had seized in Syria.

A Kurdish fighters position is seen in the outskirts of the Syrian town of Kobani, near the Mursitpinar border crossing, on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province October 23, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

From Politics & Policy Oct 24

ISIS Syria Airstrike Bombing Has Killed 550 People, Civilians Included

The U.S. military said it does meticulous planning to avoid civilian casualties.

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, December 11, 2008.

From Global Markets Oct 24

Australian Stock Market Report – Midday October 24, 2014

Australian shares are rising for the eighth time in nine sessions and have completely made up for yesterday's pullback. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) is up 0.3 per cent or 19pts to 5388. If the gains are maintained this afternoon this will be the best week for local shares since mid-February.

A woman reads a pamphlet as New York Healthcare workers attend an Ebola educational session at the Jacob Javits Convention center in New York, October 21, 2014. Thousands of healthcare workers representing dozens of clinical and non-clinical positions att

From Economy Oct 24

Fears Of Infection Spread Prompt Some US Hospitals To Refuse Ebola Patients

Medical historian Dr. Howard Markel of the University of Michigan said this won't be the first time health practitioners will refuse patients afflicted with a deadly virus as like that of the Ebola.

First responders check the wounded and the dead at the site of a suicide attack in Sanaa October 9, 2014. A suicide bomber killed at least 42 people on Thursday when he detonated an explosives-laden belt in a district of the Yemeni capital where the power

From Economy Oct 24

Young Teen Fighter Says ISIS Uses Drugs On Suicide Bombers To Get Them Perform The Act

Individuals designated as suicide bombers by the ISIS are first drugged so they can perform the supposed act of martyrdom.

The national flag of China flutters behind a fence of the headquarters of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) in Beijing, in this July 12, 2013

From Global Markets Oct 24

Global Markets Overview – October 24, 2014

Equities bounced back strongly in a move triggered by a round of PMI prints from China and the eurozone. This eased some of the global growth concerns that had escalated recently and the gains managed to extend through US trade as earnings continued to impress. Results from Caterpillar, Microsoft and 3M were all strong, but Amazon didn't do particularly well after-market.

Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr checks her make-up backstage in preparation for the Victoria's Secret fashion show in Hollywood, California November 15, 2007.

From Companies Oct 24

Australian Federal Court Fines Reebok $350,000 & Orders Refunds For Shoe Endorsed By Miranda Kerr That Claims Unproven Health Benefits

The 1-minute, 56-second advert by Australian model Miranda Kerr surely sold thousands of EasyTone sneakers for athletic shoe brand Reebok. However, an Australian Federal Court declared on Tuesday that the commercial made false claims that the shoe was better for calves, thighs and buttocks of its user.

Car manufacturing

From Global Markets Oct 24

Australian Stock Market Report – Morning October 24, 2014

US economic data, jobless claims rose by 17,000 to 283,000 last week. US markit "flash" manufacturing fell by 57.5 to 56.2 October. Across the sub-indices, new orders growth eased markedly, with new export sales falling sharply. US FHFA home prices rose 0.5% in August to be up 4.8% over the year. The US leading indicators index rose by 0.

Eureka Sound on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic is seen in a NASA Operation IceBridge survey picture taken March 25, 2014. IceBridge is a six-year NASA airborne mission which will provide a yearly, multi-instrument look at the behavior of the Gree

From Politics & Policy Oct 23

Russia is Creating Underwater Combat Robots to Protect its Arctic Territories

Russia's developing undersea weapons to ensure its grip over the Arctic region.