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Africa stems Ebola via border closings, luck

October 16, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Health officials battling the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa have managed to limit its spread on the continent to five countries — and... more »»

Rare independent group aims to open debate in Cuba

October 16, 2014

CARDENAS, Cuba (AP) — The former editors of one of Cuba's few non-government controlled media outlets have quietly restarted efforts to spur debate about the nation's future, launching a series o... more »»

Ebola comes to last safe district in Sierra Leone

October 16, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The deadly Ebola virus has infected two people in what was the last untouched district in Sierra Leone, the government said Thursday, a setback in efforts to stop th... more »»

Syrian Kurdish official calls for arms for Kobani

October 16, 2014

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — In its battle for the Syrian town of Kobani, the Islamic State group enjoys a key advantage: a supply of weapons, ammunition and fighters shuttling between Syria and... more »»

Attacks in Baghdad kill at least 50 people

October 16, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants unleashed a wave of attacks in Iraq on Thursday, mainly targeting Shiite areas in and around the capital of Baghdad, killing at least 50 people and wounding dozens,... more »»

Steenkamp cousin: Pistorius apology not genuine

October 16, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius must "pay for what he's done" and his apology to the family of the girlfriend he killed was not sincere, a cousin of Reeva Steenkamp said Thursday as... more »»

EU pledges support for Greece as markets plunge

October 16, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The European Union is promising Greece continued financial support, in the hopes of calming market turmoil triggered by concerns over the government's survival and the futur... more »»

Spain tests 3 with fever for Ebola, isolates jet

October 16, 2014

MADRID (AP) — Three people with fever considered at risk for having Ebola were being tested Thursday in Spain for the virus, including one who arrived on an Air France jet that was isolated at... more »»

Sporadic fighting, airstrikes in eastern Libyan

October 16, 2014

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Masked, armed civilians set up checkpoints across Libya's restive eastern city of Benghazi on Thursday, as sporadic airstrikes and fighting between army troops and Islamist... more »»

Putin cheered in Serbia, seeks pipeline backing

October 16, 2014

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Greeted by enthusiastic chants of "Putin! Putin!," Russian President Vladimir Putin attended a military parade Thursday in Slavic ally Serbia, where he held talks on... more »»

Attacks in Baghdad kill at least 47 people

October 16, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants unleashed a wave of attacks in Iraq on Thursday, mainly targeting Shiite areas in and around the capital of Baghdad, killing at least 47 people and wounding dozens,... more »»

Hong Kong leader offers talks as anger mounts

October 16, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader tried to soothe tensions with student-led democracy protesters Thursday by reviving an offer of talks, though public anger over a video of police kicking a... more »»

Syria Kurdish official appeals for arms for Kobani

October 16, 2014

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — A Syrian Kurdish official called on the international community on Thursday to allow weapons into the border town of Kobani, saying the town was still in danger from... more »»

Putin to meet with Western leaders on Ukraine

October 16, 2014

MILAN (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is mounting a diplomatic blitz on the sidelines of a summit of European and Asian leaders in a bid to escape Russia's worst crisis with the West sinc... more »»

AP NewsBreak: Iran looks at compromise nuke offer

October 16, 2014

VIENNA (AP) — Iran is considering a U.S. more »»

Talks begin on Northern Ireland power-sharing

October 16, 2014

DUBLIN (AP) — Negotiations to bolster Northern Ireland's power-sharing government opened with recriminations and empty seats Thursday as the 7-year-old alliance of British Protestants and Irish... more »»

Attacks in Baghdad kill at least 38 people

October 16, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants unleashed a wave of attacks on Thursday targeting Shiite areas in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, killing at least 38 people and wounding dozens, officials said. more »»

Exhibition probes the mystery of Sherlock Holmes

October 16, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Sherlock Holmes is among the most famous Londoners of all time. Many tourists still see the bustling city through his eyes, and seek out his address, 221B Baker Street. more »»

Image of Asia: Walking apples and a phone in China

October 16, 2014

In this photo by Ng Han Guan, performance artist Han Bing drags an iPhone and his friend Hui Li drags a string of apples in a shopping district where an Apple retail store is located in Beijing. more »»

2 Haqqani leaders arrested by Afghan intelligence

October 16, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two senior leaders of the al-Qaida-linked Haqqani network have been arrested in eastern Khost province, the Afghan intelligence service said Thursday, claiming a major... more »»

 
 
 

 

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