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5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in W. Africa
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- There has been panic and fear about the deadly Ebola disease spreading ever since Nigerian health officials reported Friday that a Liberian man sick with the disease had traveled to Togo and then Nigeria before dying. Here are five things to know about Ebola and how it is spread:... 7/28/2014 1:14 PM

Bolivian president seeks votes in the bedroom
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- As night falls and Bolivian couples slip between the sheets, pillow talk turns, naturally, to economic policy.... 7/28/2014 1:14 PM

Oil depot ablaze amid clashes in Libyan capital
CAIRO (AP) -- A fire at the oil depot for the airport in Libya's capital raged out of control Monday after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, the latest violence to plague the country as foreigners flee the chaos.... 7/28/2014 1:09 PM

Papal first: Francis visits Pentecostal church
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has become the first pope to visit a Pentecostal church, pressing his outreach to evangelicals who represent Catholicism's greatest competition for Christian souls around the globe.... 7/28/2014 1:07 PM

Air Algerie plane's black boxes arrive in France
PARIS (AP) -- The remains of the 118 victims from the Algerian passenger jet that went down in Mali last week have been "pulverized," making identification extremely difficult, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Monday.... 7/28/2014 1:04 PM

Syrian casualties surge as jihadis consolidate
BEIRUT (AP) -- More than 2,000 Syrians - almost half of them pro-government forces - have been killed in just over two weeks of fighting in Syria, marking one of the worst death tolls in the country's three-year civil war, opposition activists said Monday.... 7/28/2014 1:02 PM

New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a plane in Liberia, had a layover in Togo and then arrived in Nigeria where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the world's deadliest diseases.... 7/28/2014 1:02 PM

UN condemns terrorist oil sales from Iraq, Syria
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned any sale of oil from Syria or Iraq by terrorist groups and reminded all countries that buying this illegally obtained oil violates U.N. sanctions.... 7/28/2014 12:56 PM

Argentina in last-ditch effort to avert default
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina's government said Monday it will make another effort to reach a deal with US. creditors ahead of a looming deadline that risks sending the country into its second default in 13 years.... 7/28/2014 12:48 PM

Attack on park in Gaza war kills 10, most children
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- A strike on a Gaza park killed 10 people Monday, nine of them children, as Israeli and Palestinian authorities traded blame over the attack and fighting in the Gaza war raged on despite a major Muslim holiday.... 7/28/2014 12:35 PM

Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site
SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Heavy fighting raged Monday around the Malaysia Airlines debris field, once again preventing an international police team charged with securing the site from even getting there.... 7/28/2014 12:32 PM

UN chief reinforces call for Gaza cease-fire
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reinforced the Security Council's call for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza war on Monday and demanded that Israel and Hamas end the violence "in the name of humanity."... 7/28/2014 12:26 PM

UN rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime
GENEVA (AP) -- The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday.... 7/28/2014 12:09 PM

Poland, Britain call for more sanctions on Russia
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- The foreign ministers of Poland and Britain have called for more economic sanctions on Russia, saying it is responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine this month.... 7/28/2014 12:03 PM

Iraq police find 17 bodies, some bound, in Baghdad
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi police found 17 bullet-riddled bodies in different areas of Baghdad, officials said Monday, raising fears of more sectarian bloodletting at a time of soaring tensions as other attacks around the capital killed 10 people.... 7/28/2014 11:55 AM

Muslims mark end of Ramadan with Eid celebrations
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Millions of Muslims across the world celebrated the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday Monday, which marks the end of the monthlong fast of Ramadan.... 7/28/2014 11:48 AM

New Spain king moves to clean up palace's image
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's royal palace accounts will be subject to external audits and the results made public under a series of measure ordered by new King Felipe VI in an apparent bid to clean up the royal family's tarnished image.... 7/28/2014 11:46 AM

Rebels: C. African Republic ceasefire 'broken'
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- A spokesman for the mostly Muslim Seleka rebel group in Central African Republic says a ceasefire has been "broken" after its fighters came under attack from the mostly Christian anti-Balaka militia.... 7/28/2014 11:30 AM

Female suicide bomber kills several in Nigeria
KANO, Nigeria (AP) -- A woman blew herself up at a petrol station in northern Nigeria on Monday, killing three people in the second female suicide bombing in Kano in two days, police said.... 7/28/2014 11:26 AM

Famine watch: South Sudan teams study hunger data
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Market shelves are bare. Children are getting skinnier. Warnings of mass hunger have been made. The question now being considered is the big one: Is it a famine?... 7/28/2014 11:23 AM