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By The Associated Press | October 25, 2014 8:00 am
Extremists shell northern Syrian town
  • Ukraine pauses before decisive vote
    Associated Press | October 25, 2014 7:37 am
    Ukraine is bracing for decisive parliamentary elections against the backdrop of unrest in regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces.
  • Number of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar tops 100,000
    Associated Press | October 25, 2014 7:36 am
    A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with the number who have fled by boat since communal violence broke out two years ago now topping 100,000, a leading expert said Saturday.
  • Colleagues: US doctor with Ebola was very careful
    Associated Press | October 25, 2014 6:54 am
    An American doctor who caught Ebola while treating patients in Guinea was a hard worker who conscientiously followed safety procedures, two colleagues said Saturday.
  • Egypt leader: 'Foreign hands' behind Sinai attack
    Associated Press | October 25, 2014 6:36 am
    Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Saturday that an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 30 troops was a "foreign-funded operation" and vowed to take drastic action against militants.
  • Brazil's election: 'Ghosts' versus 'Monsters'
    Associated Press | October 25, 2014 6:24 am
    Brazilian voters electing a new president this weekend are being asked to decide what scares them least: the incumbent's warnings about the "ghosts of the past," or her challenger's charges about the "monsters of the present."
  • Botswana ruling party shows early lead in election
    Associated Press | October 25, 2014 6:00 am
    The party that has ruled Botswana for nearly five decades has taken an early lead in the country's election.
  • Obama: Science, not fear, key to Ebola response
    Associated Press | October 25, 2014 4:48 am
    President Barack Obama says the U.S. must be guided by science -- not fear -- as it responds to Ebola.
  • WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000
    Associated Press | October 25, 2014 4:24 am
    More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread.
  • Ebola: More calls for travel bans or quarantines
    Associated Press | October 25, 2014 4:00 am
    The Ebola virus's arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation -- Mali -- renewed questions about whether stricter travel restrictions would help lock down the deadly disease. The governors of New York and New Jersey went ahead and issued their own quarantine order.
  • Poll: Islamic State threat seen as important
    Associated Press | October 25, 2014 1:54 am
    Sixty-five percent of Americans now say the threat from the Islamic State group is very or even extremely important, and nearly half think the U.S. military response in Iraq and Syria has not gone far enough, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Most want to see America's partners step up their contribution to the fight,
  • Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS
    Associated Press | October 25, 2014 1:36 am
    Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group.
  • Tunisians skeptical on eve of historic election
    Associated Press | October 25, 2014 1:36 am
    In a raucous cafe in a Tunis slum, men talked in loud voices and paid little attention to the politicians debating on the television mounted on the wall. Qais Jebali swiftly made espressos behind the bar and explained why no one in the gritty neighborhood of Tadamon cared about the upcoming elections.
  • Tunisians gear up for pivotal elections
    Associated Press | October 25, 2014 1:30 am
    Tunisians vote Sunday to elect a permanent parliament and complete a democratic transition that began when they overthrew their long-ruling dictator in 2011.
  • Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist
    Associated Press | October 25, 2014 1:18 am
    Iran has hanged a woman convicted of murdering a man she said was trying to rape her.
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