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6-magnitude quake felt on Ecuador-Colombia border
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- A magnitude-6 earthquake rattled Ecuador's border with Colombia on Monday, shaking low-lying buildings and frightening residents in the sparsely-populated area. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.... 10/20/2014 9:02 PM

Turkey says it helps Kurdish fighters enter Syria
SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey said it was helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to support their brethren fighting Islamic State militants in a key border town, although activists inside embattled Kobani said no forces had arrived by Monday evening, raising questions about whether the mission was really underway.... 10/20/2014 8:40 PM

Driver shot after he hits 2 Canadian soldiers
SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec (AP) -- Quebec provincial police say they shot a man after two members of the Canadian military were struck by the motorist in a parking lot near Montreal.... 10/20/2014 8:24 PM

Swiss photographer Rene Burri dies at 81
GENEVA (AP) -- Rene Burri, a Swiss photographer best known for his iconic black and white portraits of Communist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara and painter Pablo Picasso, has died. He was 81.... 10/20/2014 8:03 PM

Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis
OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) -- Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.... 10/20/2014 7:59 PM

Report oil found in Paraguay; gov't cautious
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) -- A British energy company said on Monday that it made its first major oil discovery in Paraguay's Chaco Basin, though the government said it's too soon to tell if the find is commercially viable.... 10/20/2014 7:57 PM

Submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Sweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge.... 10/20/2014 7:30 PM

British royal couples' 2nd child due in April
LONDON (AP) -- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed that their second baby is due in April - the first time they have offered a month for the royal birth.... 10/20/2014 7:15 PM

Libya's persecuted people displaced again
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) -- After three years in a packed refugee camp, Mariam Mohammed fled with her seven children and some 3,000 other members of Libya's persecuted Tawergha community after they were caught in crossfire between Islamist militias and pro-government forces in the embattled eastern city of Benghazi.... 10/20/2014 7:09 PM

Nigeria declared Ebola-free; `spectacular success'
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff.... 10/20/2014 6:33 PM

Illegal drone use a growing issue at sports venues
LONDON (AP) -- Long after drones became a key tool for militaries and spy agencies, authorities now realize the threat they can pose to sports events.... 10/20/2014 6:30 PM

Government OKs Czech troops to stay in Afghanistan
PRAGUE (AP) -- The Czech defense ministry says the government has approved its plan to keep troops in Afghanistan for at least two more years.... 10/20/2014 6:08 PM

WHO chief promises transparency on Ebola failures
GAMMARTH, Tunisia (AP) -- The head of the World Health Organization says the agency will be upfront about its handling of the Ebola outbreak, following an internal report that details failures in containing the virus.... 10/20/2014 6:02 PM

UN says worker dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations says another of its staffers has died in the Ebola outbreak.... 10/20/2014 5:53 PM

PM denies Islamic State group presence in Algeria
IN GUEZZAM, Algeria (AP) -- Algeria's prime minister insists the radical Islamic State group has no presence in Algeria, despite the recent kidnapping and beheading of a French hiker.... 10/20/2014 5:44 PM

AP PHOTOS: New gloss on Cuba's classic cars
HAVANA (AP) -- When Martin Viera's Chevrolet rolled out of the dealer's lot, Harry Truman was president of the United States, gasoline cost 27 cents a gallon and a 24-year-old lefty named Tommy Lasorda was pitching for Almendares in the Cuban winter baseball league.... 10/20/2014 5:30 PM

UN urges Venezuela to release jailed activist
GENEVA (AP) -- The United Nations' top human rights official is calling for the immediate release of Leopoldo Lopez and dozens of other jailed opponents of Venezuela's socialist government.... 10/20/2014 5:29 PM

Moody's raises Egypt's outlook to stable
CAIRO (AP) -- Moody's Investor Services said Egypt's political and security situation has stabilized, raising the country's outlook from negative to stable.... 10/20/2014 5:29 PM

Chile arrests former Pinochet aide in killings
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- A retired colonel who served as a cabinet minister under Gen. Augusto Pinochet was arrested on Monday in connection with the forced disappearance and killing of 13 people during Chile's 1973-1990 military dictatorship.... 10/20/2014 5:26 PM

Yemen: Suicide bomber kills 10 Houthi rebels
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- A suicide car bomb on Monday targeted a house used by Shiite Houthi rebels in a town south of Sanaa, killing at least 10 and injuring 15, security officials said, in an attack that bore all the hallmarks of al-Qaida.... 10/20/2014 5:21 PM