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Public donations pay for Argentine national park
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentines have a new national park that is home to endangered species like jaguars and crowned solitary eagles, thanks to donations from the public to cover the initial cost.... 10/24/2014 9:28 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 9:12 PM

WHO: Mali case put many at risk for Ebola
BAMAKO, Mali (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 9:10 PM

Mozambique's ruling party wins presidential race
MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) -- The ruling party candidate for president in Mozambique has won the election with about 57 percent of the vote, elections officials said Friday.... 10/24/2014 8:46 PM

Attack on Egypt army post kills 30
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- A coordinated assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula killed 30 Egyptian troops on Friday, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the military, which has been struggling to stem a wave of violence by Islamic extremists since the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.... 10/24/2014 8:29 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 a Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, and was kicked out after he repeatedly spent the night there even though officials told him to stop, Muslim leaders said Friday.... 10/24/2014 8:14 PM

Putin accuses US of undermining global stability
MOSCOW (AP) -- President Vladimir Putin of Russia said Friday that the world is becoming an increasingly dangerous place because of U.S. attempts to enforce its will on other countries and that his nation will not comply.... 10/24/2014 8:02 PM

Palestinian killed in clash with Israeli military
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- A Palestinian-American teenager was killed during clashes with the Israeli military on Friday amid heightened tensions in Jerusalem and the West Bank.... 10/24/2014 8:00 PM

Dominican Republic rejects int'l court decision
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- The Dominican Republic is rejecting a decision by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that found the Caribbean country discriminated against Dominicans of Haitian descent.... 10/24/2014 7:40 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 7:38 PM

Greeks get 8 years to clear austerity tax bill
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Parliament has approved draft legislation that would give distressed Greeks more than eight years to settle unpaid taxes imposed under the country's austerity measures.... 10/24/2014 7:29 PM

Militant group said to be using chlorine bombs
MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) -- New allegations have emerged that Islamic State extremists have expanded their arsenal with chlorine bombs and captured fighter jets - weapons that could help the militants in Iraq and Syria.... 10/24/2014 7:25 PM

Italian court acquits Dolce&Gabbana in tax case
MILAN (AP) -- Italy's highest court acquitted Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana of tax evasion Friday in a case that created such public acrimony that the designers closed their Milan stores in protest for several days last year.... 10/24/2014 7:22 PM

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

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

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

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