While you were sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed early morning of Oct 18

World bank chief says 'we are losing the battle' against Ebola

World bank chief Jim Yong Kim said Friday that the world was "losing the battle" against the Ebola virus because of a lack of international solidarity.

"Certain countries are only worried about their own borders," he told reporters at the OECD headquarters in Paris.

He called that situation "very worrying".

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It can happen to anyone: Obama's credit card is declined

Apparently, even the President of the United States can have trouble with his credit card.

Barack Obama on Friday said his card was declined at a New York restaurant he went to while visiting the United Nations.

The revelation came as the President signed an executive order which adds "chip-and-pin" protection for US government cards and payment terminals, at a time when the financial industry is moving in the same direction.

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U2's Bono says glaucoma is reason for trademark sunglasses

U2 frontman Bono has revealed the mystery behind his trademark sunglasses. The Irish rocker has glaucoma.

Bono told British TV chat show host Graham Norton he had suffered from the condition for two decades, British media reported.

"This is a good place to explain to people that I've had glaucoma for the last 20 years. I have good treatments and I am going to be fine," he was quoted as telling Norton during an appearance on the BBC's "The Graham Norton Show" to be broadcast on Friday.

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Life sentence for US man who shot teen over loud music


A Florida man who fatally shot a black teenager during an argument over loud music was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Michael Dunn, a 47-year-old white man, was convicted Oct 1 of first-degree murder in the death of Jordan Davis, 17, in November 2012.

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Football: Van Gaal getting through to United players


Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes his players are starting to understand what he wants from them three months into his Old Trafford reign.

But the Dutchman said Friday there was still room for improvement and for a greater balance between defence and attack in his side as they look to recover from a slow start to the season.

Three wins in their last four games and a place in the top four of the Premier League ahead of the weekend games suggests United are making progress, although van Gaal is not fully satisfied yet.

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