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N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea announced Thursday it will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus, even though no cases of the disease have been reported in the reclusive country, or anywhere in Asia, and very few foreigners are allowed to enter.... 10/30/2014 2:50 PM

Amnesty: Libyan militias committing war crimes
CAIRO (AP) -- Amnesty International said rival militias and armed groups in Western Libya are committing "mounting war crimes" with impunity.... 10/30/2014 2:49 PM

US condemns renewed violence in South Sudan
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The United States is condemning the latest violence to hit South Sudan, which the U.S. says is the fault of rebel fighters who launched attacks in and around an oil town.... 10/30/2014 2:47 PM

Bodies of 48 Sunni tribal fighters found in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- An Iraqi official says authorities have found the bodies of 48 Sunni tribesmen killed by the Islamic State group in the restive western province of Anbar.... 10/30/2014 2:45 PM

Group says militants killed 600 Iraqi prisoners
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Militants from the Islamic State carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi prison inmates when they seized the country's second-largest city of Mosul in June, an international rights group said on Thursday.... 10/30/2014 2:38 PM

Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while Sierra Leone is "in a crisis situation which is going to get worse," the top anti-Ebola officials in the two countries said.... 10/30/2014 2:37 PM

Peshmerga troops start entering Syrian border town
SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani via Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops headed there, activists said.... 10/30/2014 2:29 PM

South Africans mourn sport deaths
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Singing hymns and blowing vuvuzelas, South African sporting fans on Thursday paid final respects to three sporting figures who died within three days of each other.... 10/30/2014 2:28 PM

Protesters storm Burkina Faso parliament, set fire
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Protesters stormed Burkina Faso's parliament Thursday, dragging furniture and computers onto the street and setting the main chamber ablaze, in the most significant challenge to the president's rule during his 27 years in power.... 10/30/2014 2:17 PM

Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors
KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers dug with bare hands through the broken red earth of a deadly landslide Thursday, defying police orders after a top disaster official said there was no chance of finding more survivors at the high-elevation tea plantation.... 10/30/2014 2:09 PM

Survey: Asia finds money brings happiness
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Emerging Asian nations are finding out what developed ones did years ago: money - and the stuff it buys - brings happiness.... 10/30/2014 2:05 PM

Zambia: President's body to return Saturday
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) -- The body of President Michael Sata, who died in London after a long illness, will be flown to Zambia on Saturday, the Zambian government said.... 10/30/2014 2:01 PM

Wanted in US, Roman Polanski questioned in Poland
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Prosecutors in Poland questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his arrest on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor, a spokeswoman said Thursday.... 10/30/2014 1:54 PM

Bodies found in Mexico where 3 Texans missing
MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) -- Mexican officials say four bodies have been found east of the border city of Matamoros, near where three young Americans went missing more than two weeks ago.... 10/30/2014 1:51 PM

N. Korea to quarantine foreigners over Ebola fears
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korean officials have announced they will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus.... 10/30/2014 1:48 PM

US envoy: World must do more to fight Ebola
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, returning from a visit to West Africa, which has been struggling with the world's worst Ebola outbreak, says the world must do more to confront "the greatest public health crisis ever."... 10/30/2014 1:48 PM

Milosevic's widow ridicules EU lifting sanctions
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Slobodan Milosevic's exiled widow ridiculed the European Union's decision to lift a 15-year freeze on assets of the former Serbian strongman, saying in an interview published Thursday that the family has no property outside Serbia.... 10/30/2014 1:42 PM

AP Interview: Syrian official slams Turkey
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad's political adviser accused Turkey on Thursday of committing "aggression" against the country by allowing rebels to cross into the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani to battle the Islamic State group.... 10/30/2014 1:38 PM

Volkswagen Q3 profits jump 56 percent
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Automaker Volkswagen AG says net profit jumped 56 percent in the third quarter as the company saw more sales growth in China and a slowly recovering European auto market.... 10/30/2014 1:36 PM

Israeli police kill suspected Palestinian shooter
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police on Thursday shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly sparked clashes between masked stone throwers and Israeli riot police and threatened to further enflame the already high tensions in the city.... 10/30/2014 1:26 PM