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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 »»

 
 
 
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 »»

Alleged Beltran Leyva cartel boss nabbed in Mexico

October 2, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hector Beltran Leyva, the purported head of a feared drug gang allegedly run by his family, became the fourth brother to fall when soldiers grabbed him while dining at a seafoo... more »»

Mexico: Alleged drug boss Beltran Leyva captured

October 2, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Military special forces grabbed alleged cartel leader Hector Beltran Leyva during a lightning raid at a restaurant Wednesday, the latest in a string of high-profile drug arrest... more »»

Ebola-infected passenger was sent home from ER

October 2, 2014

DALLAS (AP) — The airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. more »»

Ebola-infected passenger was sent home from ER

October 1, 2014

DALLAS (AP) — The airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. more »»

Iraqi Kurds fight Islamic State with aged weapons

October 1, 2014

MAHMOUDIYAH, Iraq (AP) — The exhausted Kurdish fighters leaned against a pair of antiquated green cannons on a hill overlooking this northern Iraqi village, the ground around them littered with... more »»

Russia halts student exchange program with US

October 1, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Moscow has voiced regret about Russia's decision to cancel its participation in a major high school student exchange program.

U.S. Ambassador John F. more »»

Mexico's probe of army slayings raises doubts

October 1, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For more than two months, Mexico did little to explain how a Mexican army patrol escaped practically unharmed from a gunfight that left 22 suspected criminals dead in a grain... more »»

Ebola patient told hospital he was from Liberia

October 1, 2014

DALLAS (AP) — The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States told a nurse on his initial hospital visit that he had recently been in an area affected by the deadly disease, but that... more »»

Greece's govt to call confidence vote

October 1, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's troubled coalition government said Wednesday it would call a vote of confidence in parliament next week, hours after the country's leftwing opposition demanded earl... more »»

Hong Kong protesters try to win over tourists

October 1, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — The luxury boutiques of Hong Kong's Tsim Shai Tsui district are so mobbed with vacationing Chinese customers that store owners have put up red velvet ropes to control the crowds. more »»

Patient told Dallas hospital he was from Liberia

October 1, 2014

DALLAS (AP) — The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States told health care workers on his initial hospital visit that he had recently been in an area affected by the deadly disease, bu... more »»

Palestinians: Israeli occupation must end in 2016

October 1, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians are asking the U.N. more »»

Sister: US Ebola patient said he was from Liberia

October 1, 2014

DALLAS (AP) — The sister of the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States says he told relatives he notified officials the first time he went to the hospital that he was visiting from... more »»

Syria blasts at school kill 32, including 10 kids

October 1, 2014

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Twin bombings near an elementary school in Syria killed at least 32 people on Wednesday, including at least 10 children, with the second blast going off as screaming parent... more »»

UK drops terror case against ex-Guantanamo inmate

October 1, 2014

LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors dropped terrorism charges Wednesday against a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who is a high-profile advocate for the rights of terror suspects. more »»

 
 

 

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