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Syrian rebels clash with government troops, 19 die

October 27, 2014

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Members of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front and other Syrian rebel factions launched simultaneous attacks on army checkpoints and the governor's office in northwestern Syria... more »»

Monitors: Ukraine vote respected key freedoms

October 27, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — International observers monitoring Ukraine's parliamentary election have hailed the vote as a step forward in building democratic standards despite the unrest in eastern... more »»

Suicide attack kills 24 people south of Baghdad

October 27, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide car bomber driving a military Humvee struck a checkpoint manned by Iraqi troops and pro-government Shiite militiamen south of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 24... more »»

American official: US will fight Ebola long-term

October 27, 2014

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The United States will help fight Ebola over "the long haul," the American ambassador to the United Nations said on a trip to the West African countries hit by the outbreak. more »»

Groups pledge $8 billion for Horn of Africa

October 27, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The European Union and several regional development banks are announcing new levels of financial support for the Horn of Africa that is to total more than $8 billion. more »»

UN expert: Keep up hope amid climate change battle

October 27, 2014

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A top U.N. climate change expert urged world governments Monday not to be overcome by hopelessness as they negotiate a new agreement to fight global warming. more »»

2 pro-Europe parties lead Ukraine parliament vote

October 27, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Two pro-European parties in Ukraine that ran on a platform to enact tough reforms shared the lead after a parliamentary election, according to partial results released Monday. more »»

Trio test Australian Parliament's face veil rules

October 27, 2014

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Three men who attempted to enter Australia's Parliament House on Monday wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood, a niqab and a motorcycle helmet said they were unfairly treated... more »»

South Korea seeks death penalty for ferry captain

October 27, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Monday demanded the death penalty for the captain of a ferry that sank earlier this year, killing more than 300 people, blaming his negligenc... more »»

Agenda of Japan's Abe challenged as scandals mount

October 27, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's honeymoon with Japan's voters is fading as scandals and a slowing economic recovery take a toll on his popularity and hinder progress on his policy agenda. more »»

Pro-European parties lead Ukraine poll

October 27, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — With more than one-third of the votes counted, two allied pro-European parties in Ukraine that ran on a platform to enact tough reforms took a joint lead Monday in a... more »»

South Africa soccer team captain shot and killed

October 27, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The captain of South Africa's national soccer team was fatally shot at a friend's house during an attempted robbery on Sunday night, police said. more »»

Israel advances building plans in east Jerusalem

October 27, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government is advancing construction plans to build about 1,000 housing units in parts of Jerusalem that Palestinians demand for their future state, a government... more »»

Before US, gay marriage accepted in parts of world

October 27, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court's refusal this month to review rulings that overturned bans on same-sex marriage marked a milestone in gay rights in the United States. more »»

New Afghan president to head to China

October 27, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The new Afghan president travels to China this week, signaling the pivotal role he hopes Beijing will play in Afghanistan's future, not only in the economic... more »»

Challenges face Brazil president after re-election

October 27, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was re-elected by the narrowest margin in three decades, handing her left-leaning Workers' Party its weakest mandate as it confronts some... more »»

Loyalists, uncertainty surround Haiti's ex-leader

October 27, 2014

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide returned home from exile in 2011 to a jubilant welcome, but lately he has seemed more like a prisoner. more »»

Families of missing Mexican students still waiting

October 27, 2014

TIXTLA, Mexico (AP) — Night is the most difficult time at the rural teachers college, where families have stayed on thin, bare mattresses in classrooms since 43 students went missing a month ago. more »»

Toronto voters look elsewhere besides Ford

October 27, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — Enough with the crack smoking, public drunkenness and outrageous behavior. more »»

Vazquez tops Uruguay president vote; faces runoff

October 27, 2014

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Former President Tabare Vazquez won the most votes in Uruguay's presidential election Sunday, but he fell short of the outright majority needed to avoid a Nov. more »»

 
 
 

 

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