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Lebanon imposes new measures against Ebola
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon is imposing new measures to prevent the Ebola virus from reaching the Middle Eastern nation, the health minister said Monday.... 10/20/2014 1:47 PM

WHO: Nigeria's Ebola outbreak is officially over
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria is free of Ebola, the World Health Organization declared Monday of a rare victory in the months-long battle against the fatal disease.... 10/20/2014 1:45 PM

Final ruling set for US couple convicted in Qatar
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- The final verdict in an appeals case involving an American couple convicted in Qatar of child endangerment has been set for Nov. 30, leaving little chance the defendants will be allowed to leave the country earlier.... 10/20/2014 1:43 PM

Philippine leader: Murder case won't harm US ties
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Monday that a murder investigation focused on a U.S. Marine should have no bearing on the two countries' relations, while U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington seeks no "special privilege" for the suspect but only protection of his rights.... 10/20/2014 1:35 PM

Australia's Parliament House lifts face veil ban
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's Parliament House on Monday lifted a short-lived ban on facial coverings including burqas and niqabs after the prime minister intervened.... 10/20/2014 1:31 PM

Spain: 60 migrants slip into North African enclave
MADRID (AP) -- The Spanish government says several hundred African migrants staged multiple attempts to scale the border fences separating Spain's North African enclave of Melilla from Morocco, with about 60 managing to get across.... 10/20/2014 1:24 PM

Mozambique vote counting stops amid fraud worries
MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) -- Mozambique's national elections commission said Monday that vote counting in the country's northwestern province has stopped due to possible fraud with more than 60 percent of votes counted so far.... 10/20/2014 1:23 PM

Adrift Russian ship towed safely to Canadian port
PRINCE RUPERT, British Columbia (AP) -- The Russian container ship that had been drifting powerlessly off the British Columbia coast, raising fears of a fuel spill, is now safe at a Canadian port.... 10/20/2014 1:13 PM

Suicide, car bombings in Iraq kill at least 33
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Militants unleashed attacks on Iraq's majority Shiite community on Monday, killing at least 33 people, the latest in relentless assaults that have challenged the Shiite-led government as it battles the Sunni-led insurgency by the Islamic State group.... 10/20/2014 1:01 PM

Argentine town faces ghosts of its Dirty War
OLAVARRIA, Argentina (AP) -- Shade trees hide the crumbling farm house outside of Olavarria. Hidden at the end of a dirt path, the white plaster coating is falling away from the brick foundation like scabs peeling off an unhealed wound.... 10/20/2014 12:57 PM

Vatican warns of 'new genocide' by IS
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican has demanded that world governments do more to prevent a possible "new genocide" in northern Iraq and Syria, and for Muslim leaders in particular to repudiate the Islamic State militants who are killing and exiling the region's Christians.... 10/20/2014 12:53 PM

Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security
OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) -- Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation has found.... 10/20/2014 12:47 PM

Joko Widodo sworn in as Indonesia's new president
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Joko Widodo completed a journey from riverside shack to presidential palace on Monday, cheered through the streets following his inauguration by tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians in a reminder to the opposition-controlled parliament of the strong grass-roots support that swept him to power.... 10/20/2014 12:44 PM

EU seeking to create $1.27 billion Ebola fund
LUXEMBOURG (AP) -- European Union nations are working to reach 1 billion euros ($1.27 billion) in aid by the end of the week to fight Ebola in West Africa and are seeking a common approach to the crisis.... 10/20/2014 12:40 PM

Death toll hits 65 in Libya's eastern strife
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) -- A Libyan official says fighting in the eastern city of Benghazi between Islamist militias and pro-government fighters has left 65 people dead as fierce battles continued for a sixth day.... 10/20/2014 12:33 PM

Iran arrest 4 over acid attack
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian authorities have arrested four people suspected of throwing acid on women, according to a report by the official IRNA news agency.... 10/20/2014 12:28 PM

Nepal end rescue efforts on popular trekking route
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal wrapped up rescue operations in its northern mountains Monday, saying all the hikers believed to have been stranded on a trekking route by a series of deadly blizzards are now safe.... 10/20/2014 12:24 PM

Submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Sweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge, with Latvia's foreign minister calling the incident a potential "game changer" in the region.... 10/20/2014 12:23 PM

Powerful explosion rocks rebel-held Ukrainian city
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- A powerful explosion has shaken the largest rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine as daily battles continue in the region despite a nominal cease-fire being in place.... 10/20/2014 12:05 PM

13 workers die in fire at Indian fireworks factory
HYDERABAD, India (AP) -- A blaze engulfed a fireworks factory in southern India on Monday, killing at least 13 workers and seriously burning seven others, police said.... 10/20/2014 12:03 PM