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World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan addresses the media on support to Ebola affected countries, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva September 12, 2014. (REUTERS/Pierre Albouy)

Drugmakers may need indemnity for vaccines

Drugmakers are looking for some kind of indemnity from governments or multilateral agencies against possible losses or claims arising from the widespread emergency use of new Ebola vaccines in Africa.

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Man on cocaine killing frenzy pleads guilty

A Colorado man accused of killing a Montana teacher during a cocaine-fueled frenzy pleaded guilty to murder on Wednesday as part of a deal in which prosecutors will dismiss a kidnapping charge in the case, court documents showed.

This September 24, 2007 file photo shows an Iraqi as he looks at a burnt car on the site where Blackwater guards who were escorting US embassy officials opened fire in the western Baghdad neighbourhood of Yarmukh. (AFP PHOTO/ALI YUSSEF)

Jury convicts ex-Blackwater guards

A U.S. federal jury found three American former Blackwater guards guilty of manslaughter and weapons charges on Wednesday and a fourth of murder in connection with the 2007 killing of 14 unarmed Iraqis at a Baghdad traffic circle.

A bear cub was spotted inside a drugstore in Oregon on Wednesday. (Reuters file photo)

Bear cub strolls through drugstore

A 13-pound bear cub perusing the aisles of an Oregon drugstore over the weekend drew cries of shock and cuteness from patrons before police scooped her into a handheld shopping basket, according to video footage and officials on Wednesday.

Darren Deon Vann is seen in an undated picture released by the Hammond Police Department in Hammond, Ind., Oct. 20, 2014. REUTERS/Hammond Police Department/Handout

Suspected serial killer charged with 2nd murder

Suspected serial killer Darren Vann, who was arrested on Saturday and charged in the murder of a young woman whose body was found in a motel in Indiana, was charged on Wednesday in the murder of another woman, prosecutors said.