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Texas shale lifts Oxy output

Daniel J. GraeberLOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 (UPI) — Occidental Petroleum Corp. said Thursday its quarterly production was boosted by Texas shale, but income was down for the third quarter. Top News – UPI.com

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BP, GDF Suez make North Sea oil find

Daniel J. GraeberLONDON, Oct. 23 (UPI) — French energy company GDF Suez and British counterpart BP said Thursday they made a significant new oil discovery in the central waters of the North Sea. Top News – UPI.com

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Bus attack in Pakistan kills eight

Ed AdamczykQUETTA, Pakistan, Oct. 23 (UPI) — At least eight Shia Muslims of the minority Hazara community died after their bus was sprayed with gunfire Thursday in Quetta, Pakistan. Top News – UPI.com

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Oil not only Islamic State target, advocacy group says

Daniel J. GraeberWASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) — Action beyond hitting the Islamic State’s oil revenues with bombs in Syria is needed if the campaign is to succeed, a peace advocacy group said. Top News – UPI.com

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New Jersey man caught selling ‘Ebola’ heroin

Gabrielle LevyTOMS RIVER, N.J., Oct. 23 (UPI) — A New Jersey man was arrested on Monday when police caught him with heroin he was preparing to deal, some of which he had stamped “Ebola.” Top News – UPI.com

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WTI avoids falling below $80 per barrel

Daniel J. GraeberNEW YORK, Oct. 23 (UPI) — An expected cut in Saudi crude oil production and reports of higher U.S. output helped keep the price for West Texas Intermediate above $ 80 in Thursday trading. Top News – UPI.com

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Boko Haram suspected of abducting 60 women, girls in Nigeria

Ed AdamczykABUJA, Nigeria, Oct. 23 (UPI) — Sixty women and girls were abducted by suspected Boko Haram militants in Nigeria’s Adamawa state, less than a week after a truce agreement. Top News – UPI.com

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Red Cross reconfirms mission to Ukraine following employee’s death

JC FinleyKIEV, Ukraine, Oct. 9 (UPI) — The International Committee of the Red Cross will continue work in Ukraine, ICRC representatives said Thursday, a week after an employee was killed in Donetsk. Top News – UPI.com

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