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Arrests in Chile bomb attack focus on anarchists
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Chilean officials said Thursday they have arrested three members of an anarchist cell suspected in the country's worst bomb attack in more than two decades, focusing new attention on a loose-knit movement that has attracted thousands while alarming authorities.... 9/18/2014 9:42 PM

7 killed while on Guinea Ebola education campaign
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- The prime minister of Guinea says seven bodies have been found in rural Guinea after a group of local residents attacked Guinean health workers carrying out Ebola awareness efforts in a rural area.... 9/18/2014 9:40 PM

NY developer to invest $108 million in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's government on Thursday announced the construction of a $108 million real estate project as the island tries to emerge from a nearly decade-long economic slump with help from U.S. investors.... 9/18/2014 9:30 PM

Vote counting begins in Scotland on independence
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- Excitement vied with apprehension as Scottish voters went to the polls Thursday in a referendum on independence, deciding whether to dissolve a 307-year union with England that brought prosperity but has increasingly felt stifling to many Scots.... 9/18/2014 9:15 PM

UN calls Ebola a threat to international peace
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council called the Ebola outbreak in Africa "a threat to international peace and security" Thursday and urged the world to provide health experts, field hospitals and medical supplies to combat the rapidly accelerating and deadly virus.... 9/18/2014 9:03 PM

Mexico boosts Los Cabos security after looting
LOS CABOS, Mexico (AP) -- Federal police on Thursday vowed to crack down on lawlessness and restore order in the hurricane-stricken resort area of Los Cabos after looting emptied store shelves and unnerved residents who worried their homes could be next.... 9/18/2014 8:56 PM

Yemen's Shiite rebels attack state TV building
Sanaa, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's state television says its headquarters in a northwestern suburb of the capital Sanaa is under attack by Shiite rebels.... 9/18/2014 8:54 PM

AP PHOTOS: Hurricane Odile's devastation in Mexico
LOS CABOS, Mexico (AP) -- A highway bridge dangles into a raging river. The collapsed roof of an auto dealership lies on a half dozen cars. Inside a looted Wal-Mart superstore, there's nothing but puddles, trash and empty shelves.... 9/18/2014 8:47 PM

Greece: March to honor slain rapper turns violent
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- More than 50 people were detained by police Thursday after clashes broke out during a rally west of Athens to honor a rap singer stabbed to death a year ago.... 9/18/2014 8:40 PM

Militant gains illustrate plight of Syrian Kurds
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State militiamen backed by tanks defiantly advanced Thursday in Syria, capturing more than 20 Kurdish villages as the international community strains to assemble a coalition that might destroy them.... 9/18/2014 8:37 PM

Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Shoppers in Sierra Leone rushed to stock up on food Thursday ahead of a three-day nationwide shutdown, during which the country's 6 million people will be confined to their homes while volunteers search house-to-house for Ebola victims in hiding and hand out soap in a desperate bid to slow the accelerating outbreak.... 9/18/2014 8:37 PM

Rob Ford releases audio statement from hospital
TORONTO (AP) -- Just hours before he begins aggressive chemotherapy for a rare and difficult-to-beat cancer, a rough-sounding Toronto Mayor Rob Ford released an audio statement from his hospital room on Thursday urging people to vote for his brother for mayor.... 9/18/2014 8:32 PM

US: Syrian rebel training may take 12 months
PARIS (AP) -- Moderate Syrian rebels, once they are made battle-ready by a U.S.-led coalition, may be asked to help restore the border between Syria and Iraq that Islamic State group militants have effectively wiped out, the top American military official said Thursday.... 9/18/2014 8:26 PM

French president quizzed over domestic failures
PARIS (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande sought Thursday to stake out a forceful position on international affairs, even as his failures on the domestic stage continue to mount.... 9/18/2014 7:58 PM

Series of attacks kills at least 36 in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A series of bomb and mortar shell attacks in and around Baghdad killed at least 36 people, Iraqi officials said Thursday, in an assault that underscored the threat posed to the Iraqi capital by marauding Islamic militants that have seized large parts of country.... 9/18/2014 7:49 PM

New center-left Slovenian govt voted into office
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) -- Slovenia's parliament has voted into office a new center-left government in the small eurozone nation that narrowly avoided bailout last year.... 9/18/2014 7:46 PM

France to carry out airstrikes in Iraq
PARIS (AP) -- France has agreed to carry out airstrikes requested by Iraq to bolster its fight against the Islamic State group's fighters who've captured swathes of the country, President Francois Hollande said Thursday.... 9/18/2014 7:34 PM

Nigeria's ruling party wants Jonathan as president
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's ruling party says President Goodluck Jonathan is its candidate for February 2015 elections.... 9/18/2014 7:19 PM

Popular Venezuelan cartoonist fired over drawing
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- A popular cartoonist said she lost her job over her representation of the late Hugo Chavez's iconic signature as a flat-lined heartbeat to dramatize Venezuela's health care crisis.... 9/18/2014 7:16 PM

Argentina approves price control law
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina's congress on Thursday approved a law that lets the government intervene in setting prices and profits in an attempt to tackle one of the hemisphere's most rapid inflation rates.... 9/18/2014 7:03 PM