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Egyptian court jails 23 activists for protesting

October 26, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Sunday convicted 23 activists of staging an illegal demonstration, sentencing them each to three years in jail in the latest crackdown by authorities on the... more »»

Uruguayans chose new president in tight contest

October 26, 2014

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguayans were choosing a new president Sunday in a contest that could also determine the future of the country's pioneering marijuana law. more »»

Toronto voters look elsewhere besides Ford

October 26, 2014

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

Mali rushes to track Ebola after toddler dies

October 26, 2014

KAYES, Mali (AP) — After 2-year-old Fanta Kone's father died in southern Guinea, the toddler's grandmother took her from the forested hills where the Ebola outbreak first began months ago to brin... more »»

Iraqi troops retake control of Sunni town

October 26, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi soldiers backed by Shiite militiamen retook control Sunday of a Sunni town seized previously by Islamic militants, said an Iraqi official and state-run TV, a rare victory for... more »»

Syria activists say Kobani death toll passes 800

October 26, 2014

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — A Syrian activist group said Sunday that the death toll in 40 days of fighting in and around the northern Syrian border town of Kobani has reached 815, as Kurdish... more »»

Drugmakers bet on Ebola vaccines, treatments

October 26, 2014

Drugmakers are racing to develop vaccines and drugs to address the worst outbreak of Ebola in history. more »»

13 Europe banks flunk test, must find 10B euros

October 26, 2014

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank says 13 of Europe's 130 biggest banks have flunked an in-depth review of their finances and need an extra 10 billion euros ($12. more »»

Israeli farmers observe sabbatical _ with a wink

October 26, 2014

BNEI NETZARIM, Israel (AP) — Every seven years, according to the Bible, Israeli farmers must give their lands a rest for a year. more »»

UK ends combat operations in Afghan province

October 26, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Britain has ended combat operations in the Helmand province in Afghanistan, defense officials said Sunday.

They said U.K. more »»

Lebanese troops fight street battles in Tripoli

October 26, 2014

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — The Lebanese army brought tanks and commando forces into the northern city of Tripoli Sunday, where fighting with Muslim militants has intensified and spread to nearby... more »»

Israeli schools skip Jerusalem trip over tension

October 26, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Schools in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv have postponed class trips to Jerusalem this week because of heightened tensions in the city, Tel Aviv officials said Sunday. more »»

Hong Kong protesters scrap vote on what to do next

October 26, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — The leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests on Sunday canceled a vote on what the next step should be in their monthlong street occupation, saying they hadn't properly... more »»

Afghan mullah jailed for 20 years for rape

October 26, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan court has sentenced a mullah to 20 years in prison after finding the religious teacher guilty of raping a 10-year-old girl. more »»

Tunisians in historic vote spurred by Arab Spring

October 26, 2014

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians expressed tentative hope for the future as they lined up early Sunday to choose their first five-year parliament since they overthrew their dictator in the 2011... more »»

Ukraine votes to overhaul parliament

October 26, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Voters in Ukraine headed to the polls Sunday to elect a new parliament, overhauling a legislature tainted by its association with ousted President Viktor Yanukovyc. more »»

Poor health systems in Asia cause for Ebola alarm

October 26, 2014

SINGAPORE (AP) — The longer the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, the greater chance a traveler infected with the virus touches down in an Asian city. more »»

Brazil votes for next leader after bitter campaign

October 26, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — President Dilma Rousseff is counting on Brazilians' gratefulness for a decade of progress to overcome concerns about a sluggish economy as the leftist leader seeks... more »»

US: Power to visit Ebola-ravaged West Africa

October 26, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States ambassador to the United Nations is on her way to visit all three of the West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak, amid rising calls for... more »»

Boat accident leaves 26 dead in Zambia

October 25, 2014

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — At least 26 people, most of them children, died when a crowded boat capsized in Zambia while on the way to a national celebration, police said Saturday. more »»

 
 
 

 

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