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WHO chief promises transparency on Ebola failures
GAMMARTH, Tunisia (AP) -- The head of the World Health Organization says the agency will be upfront about its handling of the Ebola outbreak, following an internal report that details failures in containing the virus.... 10/20/2014 6:02 PM

Swiss photographer Rene Burri dies at 81
GENEVA (AP) -- Rene Burri, a Swiss photographer who captured iconic black and white images of Communist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara and painter Pablo Picasso, has died. He was 81.... 10/20/2014 5:58 PM

UN says worker dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations says another of its staffers has died in the Ebola outbreak.... 10/20/2014 5:53 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.... 10/20/2014 5:51 PM

PM denies Islamic State group presence in Algeria
IN GUEZZAM, Algeria (AP) -- Algeria's prime minister insists the radical Islamic State group has no presence in Algeria, despite the recent kidnapping and beheading of a French hiker.... 10/20/2014 5:44 PM

AP PHOTOS: New gloss on Cuba's classic cars
HAVANA (AP) -- When Martin Viera's Chevrolet rolled out of the dealer's lot, Harry Truman was president of the United States, gasoline cost 27 cents a gallon and a 24-year-old lefty named Tommy Lasorda was pitching for Almendares in the Cuban winter baseball league.... 10/20/2014 5:30 PM

UN urges Venezuela to release jailed activist
GENEVA (AP) -- The United Nations' top human rights official is calling for the immediate release of Leopoldo Lopez and dozens of other jailed opponents of Venezuela's socialist government.... 10/20/2014 5:29 PM

Moody's raises Egypt's outlook to stable
CAIRO (AP) -- Moody's Investor Services said Egypt's political and security situation has stabilized, raising the country's outlook from negative to stable.... 10/20/2014 5:29 PM

Chile arrests former Pinochet aide in killings
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- A retired colonel who served as a cabinet minister under Gen. Augusto Pinochet was arrested on Monday in connection with the forced disappearance and killing of 13 people during Chile's 1973-1990 military dictatorship.... 10/20/2014 5:26 PM

Yemen: Suicide bomber kills 10 Houthi rebels
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- A suicide car bomb on Monday targeted a house used by Shiite Houthi rebels in a town south of Sanaa, killing at least 10 and injuring 15, security officials said, in an attack that bore all the hallmarks of al-Qaida.... 10/20/2014 5:21 PM

Nigerians await news on missing girls
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- There is cautious optimism in Nigeria Monday over local reports that the more than 200 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls may soon be released soon as part of a cease-fire agreement with the country's Islamic rebels, Boko Haram.... 10/20/2014 5:17 PM

Lacking a plan, Abbas opts for rhetoric
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- The Palestinian president has been speaking in increasingly belligerent tones in recent weeks, accusing Israel of committing "genocide" in Gaza and calling on Palestinians to defend a contested Jerusalem holy site "by any means."... 10/20/2014 5:16 PM

Prominent South African politician shot in robbery
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A prominent member of South Africa's ruling party was shot in the chest during a robbery at an ATM in the country's east, the African National Congress said Monday.... 10/20/2014 5:16 PM

Iran military ready to ship equipment to Lebanon
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's defense minister said his country is ready to ship defensive materials to Lebanon to aid its army in the fight against Sunni extremists on Monday, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported.... 10/20/2014 5:12 PM

Libya's persecuted people displaced again
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) -- After three years in a packed refugee camp, Mariam Mohammed fled with her seven children along with some 3000 members of Libya's persecuted Tawergha community in their second forced displacement. Their camp was caught in a cross-fire between Islamist militias and pro-government forces in the war-torn eastern city of Benghazi.... 10/20/2014 5:11 PM

British royal couples' 2nd child due in April
LONDON (AP) -- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed that their second baby is due in April - the first time they've offered a month for the royal birth.... 10/20/2014 5:08 PM

Harvard student stuck in Mexico gets new US visa
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) -- A Mexico-born Harvard University student who was stuck for months in his native country after crossing the border without permission is about to return to the United States.... 10/20/2014 5:03 PM

Cuba invites US to cooperate on Ebola
HAVANA (AP) -- Cuban is willing to work with the United States in the fight against Ebola, President Raul Castro said at a summit of leftist Latin American nations Monday.... 10/20/2014 4:53 PM

EU seeks $1.27 billion in Ebola aid for W. Africa
LUXEMBOURG (AP) -- The European Union committed itself Monday to step up efforts toward getting 1 billion euros ($1.27 billion) in aid to fight Ebola in West Africa and rejected the idea of halting direct flights coming from the region.... 10/20/2014 4:32 PM

UN: Uncertain if all Iranian nuke work is peaceful
VIENNA (AP) -- The head of the U.N. nuclear agency is sounding a note of caution about Iran's claims that it is not interested in nuclear arms, saying he cannot guarantee that all the country's atomic activities are civilian in nature.... 10/20/2014 4:29 PM