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Nobel laureates cancel South Africa meeting

October 2, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A group of Nobel peace laureates on Thursday suspended plans to hold an annual meeting in South Africa because they said the government there refused to grant a visa to the... more »»

 
 
 
Hong Kong leader offers talks with protesters

October 2, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's embattled leader has offered to hold talks between his government and pro-democracy protesters, but says he will not accept their demand that he resign. more »»

Officials ask about 80 to watch for Ebola symptoms

October 2, 2014

DALLAS (AP) — Health officials in Texas say they have reached out to about 80 people who may have had direct or indirect contact with the man infected with Ebola or someone close to him. more »»

Hong Kong police, protesters brace for conflict

October 2, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters prepared face masks and goggles and police brought in supplies of tear gas and other riot gear as tensions grew Thursday in a standoff outsid... more »»

Texas Ebola monitoring now beyond initial contacts

October 2, 2014

DALLAS (AP) — About 80 people are now being monitored for symptoms of Ebola in Texas, a Dallas County Health and Human Services spokeswoman said Thursday. more »»

Officials: About 80 being monitored for Ebola

October 2, 2014

DALLAS (AP) — About 80 people are now being monitored for symptoms of Ebola in Texas, a Dallas County Health and Human Services spokeswoman said Thursday. more »»

Activists say Assad supporters protest in Syria

October 2, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of supporters of President Bashar Assad held a rare protest Thursday in Syria against the governor of the central city of Homs after twin bombings there killed 25 children,... more »»

New type of clinic eyed to help stop Ebola

October 2, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Britain and Sierra Leone are appealing for more help to slow the biggest ever Ebola outbreak — and are proposing a new type of clinic to do that. more »»

Saudi Arabia: 2 million in Mecca for start of hajj

October 2, 2014

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia sought to assure the public that the kingdom was Ebola-free as an estimated 2 million Muslims streamed into a sprawling tent city near Mecca on Thursday fo... more »»

Sky's no limit for Czech chimney climbers

October 2, 2014

DOLNI SMRZOVKA, Czech Republic (AP) — From afar, they look like ants crawling up a tower into the sky. more »»

Kosovo selects its first Oscar contender

October 2, 2014

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo has nominated an Oscar contender for the first time since it announced its independence from Serbia in 200. more »»

Oops! UK council destroys Banksy immigration mural

October 2, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Authorities in southern England were embarrassed but defensive Thursday after telling workers to destroy a mural they later realized was created by the internationally famous... more »»

Faceoff in Hong Kong: 3 sides, all with options

October 2, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters filled the streets of Hong Kong and crowds of students blocked the entrances to government headquarters Thursday as midnight approached — the... more »»

Putin: state will support sanctions-hit sectors

October 2, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says the state will offer support to sectors of the economy that have been hit by international sanctions, but says the country in general is... more »»

Turkey ponders new powers to fight IS militants

October 2, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament was considering a motion Thursday to give the government new powers to launch military incursions into Syria and Iraq and to allow foreign forces to use... more »»

South Africa government criticized over Dalai Lama

October 2, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu, a periodic critic of South Africa's ruling party, now says the government is a "lickspittle bunch" for its alleged deference to China, a close... more »»

HK police warn protesters not to charge buildings

October 2, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police warned of serious consequences if pro-democracy protesters try to occupy or surround government buildings, as they have threatened to do if the territory's leade... more »»

Palestinian-born candidate runs for Berlin mayor

October 2, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin's mayor broke ground 13 years ago by winning election after coming out as ga. more »»

Hong Kong protests hit city's role as finance hub

October 2, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Shops in Hong Kong have closed and the local stock market has plunged but protesters are gambling their agitation for greater democracy will pay off by preserving institutions... more »»

Dallas ER sent Ebola-infected patient home

October 2, 2014

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas emergency room sent a man with Ebola home last week, even though he told a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, and officials at the hospital are... more »»

AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

October 2, 2014

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Against a distant skyline of high-rise buildings, huge vultures dive over the nearly 9 tons of rubbish that arrive daily at the huge dump in Brazil's capital as nearly... more »»

 
 
 

 

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