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Ebola burial team attacked in Sierra Leone
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- A police official says health workers in Sierra Leone have come under attack while trying to bury the bodies of five Ebola victims east of the capital.... 9/20/2014 6:10 PM

AP Interview: El-Sissi ready to back anti-IS fight
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi told The Associated Press on Saturday he is prepared to give whatever support is needed in the fight against the Islamic State group but called for a "comprehensive strategy" to tackle the roots of extremism across the region.... 9/20/2014 6:10 PM

Spain repatriates priest with Ebola from Africa
MADRID (AP) -- The Spanish government is preparing to repatriate a priest who has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus after working in Sierra Leone.... 9/20/2014 5:52 PM

Egypt court sentences 5 to death on terror charges
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court on Saturday convicted and sentenced five people to death on charges of forming a terrorist group and attacking a church, killing one policeman, the country's state news agency reported.... 9/20/2014 5:40 PM

Diplomats: Iran receptive to new nuke proposal
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- With Iran refusing U.S. demands that it gut its uranium enrichment program, the two sides are now discussing a new proposal that would leave much of Tehran's enriching machines in place but disconnected from feeds of uranium, diplomats told The Associated Press Saturday.... 9/20/2014 5:40 PM

Investigators at loss to explain Air Algerie crash
PARIS (AP) -- Investigators probing the crash of an Air Algerie jet in July that killed everyone on board say they have no solid leads on the cause of the accident.... 9/20/2014 5:32 PM

10 activists, officers killed in Libya
CAIRO (AP) -- Targeted killings in Libya over two days left 10 rights activists, journalists, and members of the security forces dead in the country's east, local security officials said Saturday.... 9/20/2014 5:20 PM

Buffer zone agreed upon in Ukrainian peace talks
MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- Sporadic artillery fire hit parts of eastern Ukraine on Saturday, hours after negotiators agreed to create a buffer zone between government troops and pro-Russian militants by halting their advances, pulling back heavy weapons and withdrawing foreign fighters.... 9/20/2014 5:19 PM

NATO chief: Ukraine has cease-fire 'in name only'
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) -- NATO's top general said Saturday the two-week-old truce between Ukraine and pro-Russian militants fighting in the country's east is a "cease-fire in name only," and he said that by enabling a free flow of weapons and fighters across the border Russia has made it nearly impossible for outsiders to determine how many of its troops are operating inside Ukraine.... 9/20/2014 4:48 PM

Lack of trust keeps Iran, US away from coalition
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran and the United States share a common enemy in the Islamic State militant group, but a deep-seated lack of trust has so far kept the longtime foes from publicly joining hands in a coalition to defeat the extremists.... 9/20/2014 4:37 PM

Rescuers save 50,000 as floods hit south Pakistan
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's disaster management agency said Saturday that rescuers with boats and helicopters had evacuated about 50,000 people from the country's south after raging floods inundated more villages there.... 9/20/2014 4:36 PM

Kenya police chief warns residents to be vigilant
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya's police chief asked residents Saturday to be "extra vigilant" of attacks in the week following Sunday's anniversary of the Westgate Mall attack.... 9/20/2014 4:24 PM

Kurdish fighters head to Syria to fight militants
BEIRUT (AP) -- Hundreds of Kurdish fighters have crossed from Turkey and Iraq into neighboring Syria to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State militants, as leaders of the ethnic group appealed for international assistance in their battle against the extremists.... 9/20/2014 4:04 PM


CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt: el-Sissi tells AP he can't interfere with courts in case of jailed Al-Jazeera reporters.... 9/20/2014 4:04 PM

Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo.... 9/20/2014 3:48 PM

Afghan presidential vote result to come Sunday
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's drawn-out presidential election may finally be coming to an end.... 9/20/2014 2:08 PM

S. Sudan mediators condemns renewed fighting
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Mediators of the conflict in South Sudan say there is renewed fighting there between government and rebel troops.... 9/20/2014 1:55 PM

Scottish teens proud, passionate about voting
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- They arrived before polling stations even opened, dressed for the school day in striped ties and blazers, dress slacks and tartan skirts, book bags over their shoulders - and for the first time in British history, ballot cards in hand.... 9/20/2014 1:41 PM

Jailed Venezuelan police chief freed
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- A former Caracas police chief whose decade-long imprisonment had rallied Venezuela's opposition has been released from jail to serve the remainder of his sentence at home.... 9/20/2014 1:37 PM

New Zealand prime minister wins 3rd term in office
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Prime Minister John Key won an emphatic victory Saturday in New Zealand's general election to return for a third term, a result that will be seen as an endorsement of the way his National Party has handled the economy.... 9/20/2014 1:29 PM