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4 consulates get suspicious packages in Turkey
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkish authorities say the consulates of Canada, Belgium and Germany in Istanbul have been evacuated after receiving suspicious packages Friday.... 10/24/2014 7:14 PM

WHO: Mali case put many at risk for Ebola
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Many people in Mali are at high risk of catching Ebola because the toddler who brought the disease to the country was bleeding from her nose as she traveled on a bus from Guinea, the World Health Organization warned Friday.... 10/24/2014 7:12 PM

Brazil's Rousseff slams magazine's allegations
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday denounced as an "act of electoral terrorism" a newsmagazine report suggesting she and her predecessor were aware of a corruption scheme within state-run oil giant Petrobras.... 10/24/2014 7:07 PM

Venezuelans brace for slump in oil prices
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- The falling oil prices that are providing relief to drivers around the world threaten to bring more misery to the life of Milagro Alvarez and millions of other Venezuelans, whose country depends almost exclusively on oil revenue.... 10/24/2014 6:49 PM

Canada to give slain soldier hero's send-off
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- The soldier shot dead by a gunman who then stormed Canada's seat of government was given a hero's send-off Friday, with a motorcade along the highway where the country honors its war dead.... 10/24/2014 6:48 PM

Palestinian killed in clash with Israeli military
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- A Palestinian teenager was killed during clashes with the Israeli military on Friday amid heightened tensions in Jerusalem and the West Bank.... 10/24/2014 6:09 PM

France OKs extradition of dissident Kazakh banker
PARIS (AP) -- A French appeals court has authorized the extradition to Russia or Ukraine of a Kazakh dissident banker whose legal case is tangled up in at least five countries.... 10/24/2014 6:06 PM

Gunman in Canada attack complained about mosque
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada's Parliament once complained that Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, Muslim leaders said Friday.... 10/24/2014 6:04 PM

Attack on Egypt army post kills 26
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- An assault on an army checkpoint in the northern part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Friday caused a large explosion and killed at least 26 troops, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the military, which has been struggling to stem a wave of attacks by Islamic extremists following last year's overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.... 10/24/2014 5:43 PM

Queen sends her first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'
LONDON (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet - though she kept things traditional, signing off with "Elizabeth R."... 10/24/2014 5:36 PM

WHO: Millions of Ebola vaccine doses ready in 2015
LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March.... 10/24/2014 5:28 PM

Cholera sickens nearly 1,000 people in Niger
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Doctors Without Borders says a cholera outbreak in the West African country of Niger killed 20 people and has sickened nearly 1,000 people.... 10/24/2014 5:20 PM

Vienna honors deserters from Hitler's army
VIENNA (AP) -- Austria's president apologized Friday for his country's postwar treatment of deserters from Hitler's army as traitors, at the unveiling of a memorial honoring those who fled military duty rather than serve under the Nazi regime.... 10/24/2014 5:11 PM

Italian court acquits Dolce&Gabbana in tax case
MILAN (AP) -- Italy's highest court has acquitted Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana of tax evasion in a highly publicized case that led the Milan designers to close their Milan stores in protest for several days last year.... 10/24/2014 4:24 PM

Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Gazing across the Maidan square, Evelina Martirosyan recalls how euphoric she was as she joined protests that changed Ukraine's history. Since the revolution this year that toppled a despised president, her dreams of a better future have been blunted by war and near economic collapse.... 10/24/2014 4:19 PM

Miss Uganda contestants compete in farming
WOBULENZI, Uganda (AP) -- When the Miss Uganda contestants arrived at this sprawling farm outside Kampala, they quickly realized their high-heels would not be useful. So they put on gumboots and strutted awkwardly as they took turns learning how to milk a cow.... 10/24/2014 4:15 PM

Putin accuses US of undermining global stability
MOSCOW (AP) -- The United States is destabilizing the global order by trying to impose its will on other nations, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared Friday, warning that the world will face new wars if Washington fails to respect the interests of other countries.... 10/24/2014 4:15 PM

Macedonia: Gay activists hurt in cafe attack
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- Police say about 30 people wearing masks and throwing rocks and bottles have attacked members of a gay rights activist group in Macedonia, wounding two of them.... 10/24/2014 4:05 PM

Iraqi officials say IS militants used chlorine gas
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Islamic State militants used chlorine gas during fighting with security forces and Shiite militiamen last month north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said Friday.... 10/24/2014 4:01 PM

UK rejects 'appalling' EU demand for more money
BRUSSELS (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron insisted Friday he would not pay a European Union bill for an additional 2.1 billion euro ($2.65 billion) contribution to the EU coffers at a time of increasing pressure at home for the country to leave the bloc.... 10/24/2014 4:01 PM