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Brazil's election: 'Ghosts' versus 'Monsters'
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilian voters electing a new president this weekend are being asked to decide what scares them least: the incumbent's warnings about the "ghosts of the past," or her challenger's charges about the "monsters of the present."... 10/25/2014 6:31 PM

Cream vocalist and bassist Jack Bruce dies at 71
LONDON (AP) -- British musician Jack Bruce, best known as the lead vocalist and bass player of the power blues trio Cream, died Saturday at his home, his family and publicist said. He was 71.... 10/25/2014 6:23 PM

In Pakistan, a coup that wasn't
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- It had all the elements of a classic coup: thousands descending on the capital, clashing with police outside parliament and commandeering state TV to demand the ouster of a civilian leader who had locked horns with the military in a country with a long history of turmoil and dictatorship.... 10/25/2014 6:18 PM

Clashes in northern Lebanon kill 5, wound others
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanese troops battled Islamic militants in the northern city of Tripoli for a second day Saturday, with five people killed and more than a dozen wounded in the clashes, the Lebanese army and state media said.... 10/25/2014 6:14 PM

Egypt leader: 'Foreign hands' behind Sinai attack
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Saturday that an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 31 troops was a "foreign-funded operation" and vowed to take drastic action against militants.... 10/25/2014 6:10 PM

Ukraine pauses before decisive vote
MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine braced for decisive parliamentary elections Saturday against the backdrop of unrest in eastern regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces.... 10/25/2014 6:10 PM

Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she alleged was trying to rape her, drawing swift international condemnation for a prosecution several countries described as flawed.... 10/25/2014 5:59 PM

Opposition rejects Mozambique's election results
MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) -- Mozambique's opposition parties on Saturday rejected the victory of the ruling Frelimo party, alleging voter fraud in the southeastern African nation's elections.... 10/25/2014 5:57 PM

Number of Islamic extremists growing in Germany
BERLIN (AP) -- The number of Islamic extremists in Germany is growing rapidly, the head of the country's domestic intelligence agency said Saturday.... 10/25/2014 5:56 PM

WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread.... 10/25/2014 5:52 PM

Top Israeli minister: 'crisis' in US relationship
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A top Israeli minister says there is a "crisis" in in the country's relations with the United States that must be fixed.... 10/25/2014 5:47 PM

Extremists launch new attack on Syrian border town
MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) -- Fighters from the Islamic State group launched Saturday a new offensive on the northern Syrian town of Kobani after shelling the area from their positions nearby, activists and a Kurdish official said.... 10/25/2014 5:35 PM

Nanny of Venezuelan ex-minister arrested in Brazil
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazilian police say they arrested a nanny employed by Venezuela's former foreign minister as she tried to enter the country with a loaded .38 caliber revolver inside a briefcase.... 10/25/2014 5:22 PM

Rome protesters target plans to make firing easier
ROME (AP) -- Hundreds of thousands of people marched in Rome Saturday to protest against Premier Matteo Renzi's drive to make it easier to fire workers.... 10/25/2014 4:51 PM

Mussolini air raid shelter opens to tourists
ROME (AP) -- A Roman villa's wine cellar, which was converted into an air raid shelter for Benito Mussolini and the Italian dictator's family, is opening its anti-gas steel doors to tourists.... 10/25/2014 4:29 PM

Suicide attack kills 8 Shiite militiamen in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi authorities say a suicide bombing has killed eight Shiite militiamen just north of Baghdad.... 10/25/2014 2:59 PM

Number of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar tops 100,000
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with the number who have fled by boat since communal violence broke out two years ago now topping 100,000, a leading expert said Saturday.... 10/25/2014 2:31 PM

Colleagues: US doctor with Ebola was very careful
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- An American doctor who caught Ebola while treating patients in Guinea was a hard worker who conscientiously followed safety procedures, two colleagues said Saturday.... 10/25/2014 1:51 PM

Botswana ruling party shows early lead in election
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The party that has ruled Botswana for nearly five decades has taken an early lead in the country's election.... 10/25/2014 12:58 PM

16 killed in northwest China coal mine collapse
BEIJING (AP) -- A coal mine shaft collapsed in northwestern China, killing 16 miners, an official said Saturday, highlighting the persistence of safety problems in the industry despite a leveling off of demand.... 10/25/2014 8:43 AM