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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 »»

Cream vocalist and bassist Jack Bruce dies at 71

October 25, 2014

LONDON (AP) — British musician Jack Bruce, best known as the lead vocalist and bass player of the power blues trio Cream, died Saturday at his home, his family and publicist said. He was 71. more »»

In Pakistan, a coup that wasn't

October 25, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — It had all the elements of a classic coup: thousands descending on the capital, clashing with police outside parliament and commandeering state TV to demand the ouster of a... more »»

Clashes in northern Lebanon kill 5, wound others

October 25, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese troops battled Islamic militants in the northern city of Tripoli for a second day Saturday, with five people killed and more than a dozen wounded in the clashes, the... more »»

Ukraine pauses before decisive vote

October 25, 2014

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine braced for decisive parliamentary elections Saturday against the backdrop of unrest in eastern regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russia... more »»

Extremists launch new attack on Syrian border town

October 25, 2014

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — Fighters from the Islamic State group launched Saturday a new offensive on the northern Syrian town of Kobani after shelling the area from their positions nearby,... more »»

Colleagues: US doctor with Ebola was very careful

October 25, 2014

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — An American doctor who caught Ebola while treating patients in Guinea was a hard worker who conscientiously followed safety procedures, two colleagues said Saturday. more »»

Egypt leader: 'Foreign hands' behind Sinai attack

October 25, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — 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... more »»

WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000

October 25, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — 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. more »»

Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

October 25, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she said was trying to rape her, the official IRNA news agency reported. more »»

Number of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar tops 100,000

October 25, 2014

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with the number fleeing by boat since communal violence broke out two year... more »»

Tunisians skeptical on eve of historic election

October 25, 2014

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — 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. more »»

Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS

October 25, 2014

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. more »»

Expert: 8,000 more Rohingya flee Myanmar

October 25, 2014

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with at least 8,000 members of the long-persecuted minority fleeing by boa... more »»

Outgoing president's party leads Uruguay contest

October 25, 2014

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — The political party of outgoing President Jose Mujica, who gained international notice for social reforms such as legalization of marijuana and gay marriage, leads goin... more »»

Brazil's election: 'Ghosts' versus 'Monsters'

October 25, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — 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... more »»

Hong Kong protesters to vote on govt offers

October 25, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong democracy activists will hold a two-day referendum starting Sunday to gauge protesters' response to government proposals to end the monthlong street occupation. more »»

Egypt declares emergency in northern Sinai

October 25, 2014

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — A coordinated assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula killed 30 Egyptian troops on Friday, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the military,... more »»

After attacks, Canada balances security, openness

October 24, 2014

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada treasures its image as an orderly, open society, a place where the seat of government welcomes weekly public yoga sessions on its front lawn beneath a monument calle... more »»



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