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WHO: Ebola decline in Liberia could be real trend

October 29, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The rate of new Ebola infections in Liberia appears to be declining and could represent a genuine trend, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, but the epidemic is fa... more »»

Russia defends rebel vote in eastern Ukraine

October 29, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Wednesday angrily dismissed the EU's warning that it wouldn't recognize local elections organized by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, saying that the rejection of... more »»

Russia, Ukraine looking for gas deliveries deal

October 29, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — Talks between Ukraine and Russia to guarantee that Russian gas will continue to flow to Ukraine and parts of the EU this winter dragged on into the night Wednesday, the European... more »»

Peshmerga troops cheered by fellow Kurds in Turkey

October 29, 2014

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Iraqi peshmerga troops were cheered Wednesday by fellow Kurds in southeastern Turkey as the fighters slowly made their way toward the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani to... more »»

Mali insurgent clash leaves 1 French soldier dead

October 29, 2014

PARIS (AP) — A French soldier has been killed in Mali during an operation by French forces against an "armed terrorist group" in the north of the country, the French presidency said Wednesday. more »»

Hundreds feared buried under Sri Lanka mudslide

October 29, 2014

KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers' houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka on Wednesday, raising fears that hundreds may have been... more »»

Zambian president dies after long illness

October 29, 2014

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambian President Michael Sata, once dubbed "Mr. King Cobra" for his sharp-tongued remarks, has died in a London hospital after a long illness. more »»

Pakistan army: 8 soldiers killed in tribal region

October 29, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Eight Pakistani soldiers were killed in a major operation against militants in the country's Khyber tribal region Wednesday, as the army declared its four-month old push against ... more »»

Libya military spokesman: Army in central Benghazi

October 29, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Government troops entered central Benghazi Wednesday after nearly 10 days of fighting Islamic extremist militias, a military spokesman said, in violence that killed dozens of people... more »»

Army blows up houses, Egyptians evacuate near Gaza

October 29, 2014

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — With dynamite and bulldozers, Egypt's army demolished dozens of homes along its border with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, after the military ordered residents out to make wa... more »»

NATO reports spike in Russian military flights

October 29, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO on Wednesday reported an "unusual" spike in Russian military flights over the Black, Baltic and North seas and the Atlantic Ocean during the past two days. more »»

Malala awarded 'Children's Nobel' prize in Sweden

October 29, 2014

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Children's rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai on Wednesday received the World's Children's Prize 2014 in Sweden, after winning a global vote involving... more »»

Pope maps out personal (and progressive) policy

October 29, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has made some of the most important policy speeches of his pontificate in recent days, catching up for lost time following months of attention to bureaucratic... more »»

Rescuers press to save 18 trapped Turkish miners

October 29, 2014

ISTANBUL (AP) — Rescue workers desperately pumped water out of a coal mine in southern Turkey and anxious relatives huddled nearby Wednesday after surging waters trapped 18 Turkish miners deep... more »»

White Zambian named acting president

October 29, 2014

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambia's vice president Guy Scott, a white Zambian of Scottish descent, became the country's acting president on Wednesday, making him the first white leader of a sub-Sahara... more »»

Residents: Islamic State group kills 30 Iraqi men

October 29, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State group militants lined up 30 men in western Iraq and shot them dead Wednesday, an official and residents said, the latest mass killing carried out by the group since... more »»

Syrian rebels enter Kurdish town from Turkey

October 29, 2014

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — For the first time since the Islamic State group launched an offensive on the Syrian border town of Kobani last month, a small group of Syrian rebels on Wednesday... more »»

Israeli leader lashes back at harsh US criticism

October 29, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister said Wednesday that recent verbal attacks against him from the United States were merely because he was "defending Israel" and vowed to carry on with his... more »»

51 countries sign deal in tax evasion crackdown

October 29, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Fifty-one countries have signed an agreement to share financial data and boost efforts to crack down on tax evasion. more »»

Court: UK spies get bulk access to NSA data

October 29, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The British government's insistence that its spies don't use the vast espionage powers of the U.S. National Security Agency to sidestep U.K. more »»

 
 
 

 

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