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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

Report oil found in Paraguay; gov't cautious
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) -- A British company says its found oil in Paraguay's Chaco Basin, though the government says it's too soon to tell if the find is commercially viable.... 10/20/2014 4:26 PM

Federal police take control of 13 towns in Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The Mexican government announced rewards Monday of 1.5 million pesos ($111,000) for information on 43 students from a rural teachers' college who have been missing since Sept. 26.... 10/20/2014 4:25 PM