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Doctors Without Borders: Ebola risk can't be zero
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- Doctors Without Borders says that while it takes measures to protect its staff treating Ebola patients, the risk of contagion cannot be entirely eliminated.... 10/24/2014 12:07 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 that toppled a despised president, her dreams of a better future have been blunted by war and near economic collapse.... 10/24/2014 12:05 PM

Beds at Ebola treatment units empty in Liberia
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Even as Liberians fall ill and die of Ebola, many beds in treatment centers are empty because of the government's order that the bodies of all suspected Ebola victims in the capital be cremated, authorities have determined.... 10/24/2014 12:03 PM

Marine murder case reveals US-Philippine sore spot
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. The seemingly redundant security effort around the suspect in a Philippine murder case reflects Manila's uneasy ties with Washington, its former colonial master.... 10/24/2014 11:36 AM

Pakistan detects more polio cases on awareness day
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- World Health Organization says three more polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan, bringing the number of those affected by the crippling disease in the country this year to 220.... 10/24/2014 11:36 AM

Australia says missing plane hunt will take months
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean is progressing well but will likely take many months because of the huge area involved, an Australian official said Friday.... 10/24/2014 11:26 AM

AP PHOTOS: North Korea farmers expect good harvest
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Providing enough food to feed the nation is always a struggle for North Korea. But it looks like the residents of Pyongyang won't be lacking for cabbage and vegetables come next month, when the crops will be harvested.... 10/24/2014 11:17 AM

Queen sends first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'
LONDON (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet - and she's signed it "Elizabeth R."... 10/24/2014 11:16 AM

Pistorius prosecutors consult expert over appeal
STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius could still face a murder conviction and 15 years in prison for killing his girlfriend as prosecutors said Friday they had consulted a South African criminal law expert over an appeal.... 10/24/2014 11:13 AM

Italian court to rule on Dolce&Gabbana tax case
MILAN (AP) -- An Italian prosecutor has demanded that Italy's high court uphold a tax evasion conviction against Milan designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.... 10/24/2014 11:11 AM

Syrian government forces shell rebel areas, kill 9
BEIRUT (AP) -- Activists say that Syrian government forces have stepped up shelling of rebel-held areas, killing nine people in a village in the country's north.... 10/24/2014 11:11 AM

Cameron: EU secures $1.25 billion for Ebola fight
BRUSSELS (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron says that the European Union and its 28 member nations have secured 1 billion euros ($1.25 billion) to fight the Ebola crisis in West Africa.... 10/24/2014 10:56 AM

Britain protests EU demand for more funding
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Britain is protesting a European Union request 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 12:07 PM

Jailed Bangladesh ex-Islamist leader dies
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- A former Bangladeshi Islamist party leader, whose imprisonment on war crimes charges triggered violent protests last year, has died of a heart attack in a prison cell of a government hospital.... 10/24/2014 10:37 AM

UK boy finishes proton therapy in Prague for tumor
PRAGUE (AP) -- A clinic in Prague says British boy Ashya King has completed his proton beam therapy treatment for a life-threatening brain tumor.... 10/24/2014 10:36 AM

British woman dies during Thai cosmetic surgery
BANGKOK (AP) -- A British woman has died under anesthesia during a cosmetic procedure by an uncertified surgeon at a clinic in Thailand's capital, authorities said Friday.... 10/24/2014 10:35 AM

Tunisian forces assault home, killing 5 women
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisian authorities have assaulted the home of suspected militants to end a 24-hour standoff, killing five women and one man.... 10/24/2014 10:29 AM

Nepal bus accident kills 9, injures dozens
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Police in Nepal say a bus crowded with people heading home for a Hindu festival has veered off a mountain highway, killing nine people and injuring dozens of others.... 10/24/2014 10:27 AM

Iraqi officials say IS militants used chlorine gas
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say Islamic State militants used chlorine gas during fighting with Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen last month north of Baghdad.... 10/24/2014 10:25 AM

Gestapo impostor tricked Nazi sympathizers in WWII
LONDON (AP) -- At the height of World War II, Hans Kohout wanted to give the Nazis advance word of a top-secret British tactic that could neutralize an enemy's air defenses, leaving major cities exposed to devastating air raids, according to secret intelligence files released Friday.... 10/24/2014 10:23 AM