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UN: We botched response to the Ebola outbreak

October 17, 2014

LONDON (AP) — In a draft document, the World Health Organization has acknowledged that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including... more »»

Former Iraqi pilots train IS fighters on MiG jets

October 17, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group is test flying, with the help of former Iraqi air force pilots, several fighter jets captured earlier from air bases belonging to the Syrian military, a... more »»

Hong Kong police, activists clash in protest zone

October 17, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong riot police struggled to hold back hundreds of defiant pro-democracy activists who returned to a district that officers had partially cleared earlier Friday. more »»

Ukrainian leader sees progress on peace deal

October 17, 2014

MILAN (AP) — Ukraine's president on Friday hailed progress in Europe-brokered talks aimed at ensuring peace with Russia, with agreements nearing on a gas dispute and local elections in the east. more »»

Writers object after UK court bans abuse memoir

October 17, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Free speech is under threat, prominent writers said Friday, after a British court halted the publication of a well-known performer's memoir of child abuse because his ex-wife argued... more »»

Europe's top powers deadlocked as economy sinks

October 17, 2014

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's economy needs help — fast. Yet the two powers that could take action, the European Central Bank and Germany, don't see eye to eye about what to do. more »»

UN health agency: Ebola outbreak over in Senegal

October 17, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. more »»

Jihadis take their kids to war; moms fight back

October 17, 2014

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — It started out as a father-and-son trip to Kosovo's western mountains in July. more »»

Group says ex-Iraqi pilots training Syria fighters

October 17, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian activist group says former Iraqi air force pilots who have joined the Islamic State group are training their members to fly three captured warplane. more »»

New scuffles break out at Hong Kong protest site

October 17, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — New scuffles broke out Friday night between Hong Kong riot police and pro-democracy activists in a district where police cleared protesters earlier in the day. more »»

16 dead in accident at South Korean concert

October 17, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Sixteen people watching an outdoor pop concert in South Korea fell 20 meters to their deaths Friday when a ventilation grate they were standing on collapsed, officials... more »»

Merkel: No breakthrough yet on Russia-Ukraine

October 17, 2014

MILAN (AP) — The Russian and Ukraine leaders met face-to-face Friday on a Ukraine peace deal, but despite signs of progress German Chancellor Angela Merkel said no breakthrough was in sight. more »»

Libya says week of violence kills nearly 100

October 17, 2014

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyan officials say nearly 100 people have been killed in fighting across Libya between Islamist-allied militias and their rivals over the past week. more »»

4 suspected Ebola cases in Spain test negative

October 17, 2014

MADRID (AP) — Four people suspected of having Ebola in Spain have tested negative in a first round of tests, the government said Friday. more »»

Image of Asia: A day for eradicating poverty

October 17, 2014

In this photo by Altaf Qadri, an Indian squatter smokes as others sleep on rented cots at a public park near Jama Masjid, or the Grand Mosque, in New Delhi. more »»

Nepal blizzard survivors were caught off-guard

October 17, 2014

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Survivors of deadly blizzards that swept through the Himalayas this week said they were caught off-guard when the weather changed quickly along high-altitude trekking route... more »»

Prosecutor wants 10 years in prison for Pistorius

October 17, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The devastating hollow-point bullets fired by Oscar Pistorius from his powerful handgun "ripped" through Reeva Steenkamp's body, the chief prosecutor said Friday at... more »»

Africa stems Ebola via border closings, luck

October 17, 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 »»

Iraq imposes curfew in Ramadi, fearing militants

October 17, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi government imposed a curfew in the western city of Ramadi on Friday over fears that the Islamic State group might try to advance on the strategically important city. more »»

Ruling party ahead in Mozambique elections

October 17, 2014

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — The ruling party candidate in the southern African country of Mozambique was leading in early returns from a presidential election this week, officials sai. more »»

 
 
 

 

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