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Pat Robertson comment on AIDS angers Kenyans
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenyans are expressing anger and shock on social media and radio stations over comments made by popular American evangelist Pat Robertson in a recent TV broadcast in which he warned that towels in Kenya could transmit AIDS.... 10/24/2014 1:10 PM

China's president pledges $81 million in Ebola aid
BEIJING (AP) -- China has pledged to provide $81 million in aid to help fight Ebola in the three West African countries at the heart of the crisis.... 10/24/2014 1:07 PM

WHO: 5 more Ebola vaccines to be tested in March
LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March.... 10/24/2014 1:06 PM

Putin accuses US of undermining global stability
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the U.S. of destabilizing the world by trying to enforce its will on other countries.... 10/24/2014 1:05 PM

Aid group: Ebola contagion risk can't be zero
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- Despite stringent infection-control measures, the risk of Ebola's spread cannot be entirely eliminated, Doctors Without Borders said Friday after one of its doctors caught the dreaded disease while working in Guinea and went to New York City.... 10/24/2014 1:04 PM

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 1:03 PM

Botswana votes as president seeks second term
GABORONE, Botswana (AP) -- People in Botswana voted Friday in schools, churches and military tents in an election in which the ruling party faces growing opposition to its decades-old dominance in the southern African nation.... 10/24/2014 1:02 PM

French journalists jailed in Indonesia's Papua
JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) -- Two French television journalists were sentenced to two and a half months in jail Friday for illegal reporting in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua.... 10/24/2014 1:01 PM

Iraqi officials say IS militants used chlorine gas
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Islamic State militants used chlorine gas during fighting with security forces and Shiite militiamen last month north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said on Friday.... 10/24/2014 12:59 PM

US to compensate Philippines for coral reef damage
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A Philippine official says the United States will pay 87 million pesos ($1.9 million) for damage caused by a U.S. Navy minesweeper that ran aground on a protected coral reef last year.... 10/24/2014 12:55 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 this year that toppled a despised president, her dreams of a better future have been blunted by war and near economic collapse.... 10/24/2014 12:45 PM

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 12:44 PM

UEFA punishes Serbia, Albania for stadium disorder
LONDON (AP) -- Serbia received tougher sanctions than Albania when UEFA punished the Balkan rivals on Friday for the on-field violence sparked by a banner being flown by a drone over the stadium.... 10/24/2014 12:43 PM

Smugglers offer $20 passage from Turkey to Syria
ONCUPINAR, Turkey (AP) -- The Turkish border crossing of Oncupinar, an hour's drive from the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, is a chaotic buzz of people waiting to pass into one of the most violent regions in the world. Border guards stand by with machine guns to prevent Islamic militants from joining the flow, but within their sight smugglers offer to take travelers across for a surprisingly small fee.... 10/24/2014 12:33 PM

Cloning whistleblower: Little changed in S. Korea
CHUNCHEON, South Korea (AP) -- The whistleblower who exposed breakthrough cloning research as a devastating fake says South Korea is still dominated by the values that allowed science fraudster Hwang Woo-suk to become an almost untouchable national hero.... 10/24/2014 12:30 PM

Darth Vader hopes force with him in Ukraine polls
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- One candidate in Ukraine's parliamentary elections hopes to bring voters to the dark side: Darth Alekseyevich Vader.... 10/24/2014 12:29 PM

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 12:24 PM

180 questioned about election fraud in Romania
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Authorities in Romania say 180 people are being questioned on suspicion of election fraud in a referendum on ousting the president in 2012.... 10/24/2014 12:22 PM

Tunisian forces raid home, kill 6 suspects
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisian authorities stormed the home of suspected militants to end a 24-hour standoff Friday, leaving five women and one man dead in a suburb of Tunis, the capital.... 10/24/2014 12:19 PM

Global stocks rattled by Ebola case in New York
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Global stock markets retreated Friday as the first case of Ebola in New York overshadowed positive economic news.... 10/24/2014 12:16 PM