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Liberia short on ambulances for Ebola patients
FREEMAN RESERVE, Liberia (AP) -- The man with reddened eyes sat in his underwear outside his thatched home. He was weak from diarrhea, so his wife called the Ebola hotline for an ambulance. Now that it was here, though, he didn't want to go.... 10/1/2014 4:11 PM

British warplanes destroy IS targets in Iraq
LIMASSOL, Cyprus (AP) -- A British military officer says Royal Air Force warplanes flying out of a UK air base on Cyprus have destroyed four Islamic State group targets in Iraq over the last two days.... 10/1/2014 4:09 PM

East Jerusalem construction plan moves ahead
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Jerusalem municipality says it is pressing forward with a plan to build a controversial new housing development in east Jerusalem.... 10/1/2014 4:08 PM

At celeb-filled Louis Vuitton, venue is real star
PARIS (AP) -- Louis Vuitton's show caused traffic chaos early Wednesday with a sea of photographers clambering to get the must-have shot of attendees Jennifer Connelly, Selena Gomez, Sofia Coppola and Michelle Williams.... 10/1/2014 4:02 PM

Destruction of Syria weapons facilities to begin
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The dismantling of Syria's chemical weapons facilities is expected to begin this month, and the first of the 12 facilities should be destroyed by the end of November, the organization tasked with eliminating the country's chemical weapons program says.... 10/1/2014 3:57 PM

Cuba announces details of currency unification
HAVANA (AP) -- Cuba's central bank chief is giving new details of the elimination of a special currency, saying that the shift will require putting more Cuban pesos into circulation and issuing higher-denomination bills.... 10/1/2014 3:54 PM

Nigeria leader hails victories on Ebola, militants
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Celebrating recent victories over Ebola and Islamic extremists, President Goodluck Jonathan marked Nigeria's 54 years of independence from Britain on Wednesday.... 10/1/2014 3:51 PM

Slovakia sees 50 pct drop in Russian gas supplies
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) -- Slovakia says it has seen a 50 percent drop in Russian gas supplies in the past day.... 10/1/2014 3:44 PM

Officials: Baghdad car bomb kills 13
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say a car bomb near pet and vegetable markets has killed 13 people and wounded another 25 in the capital Baghdad.... 10/1/2014 3:41 PM

UK leader promises tax cuts, EU battle
LONDON (AP) -- Squeezed between insurgent anti-Europeans, a skittish party and suspicious voters, Britain's prime minister promised a tough stance on the EU and tax cuts for millions in a bid to bolster support for his Conservative Party before a national election next year.... 10/1/2014 3:39 PM

More bodies found on Japanese volcano; toll now 47
OTAKI, Japan (AP) -- One body recovered near the volcano's peak was in a squatting position and had to be dug out of a thick layer of ash. Another was caught between boulders bigger than large refrigerators. Police who recovered the bodies Wednesday portrayed a painful scene of death around the summit where hikers enjoying an autumn weekend hike were caught by the mountain's surprise eruption.... 10/1/2014 3:38 PM

Palestinians: Israeli occupation must end in 2016
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Palestinians are asking the U.N. Security Council to set a deadline of November 2016 for an Israeli withdrawal from all Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 including East Jerusalem.... 10/1/2014 3:38 PM

APNewsBreak: Nazi hunter pushes for new probe
BERLIN (AP) -- The Simon Wiesenthal Center has identified dozens of former members of Nazi mobile death squads who might still be alive, and is pushing the German government for an investigation, The Associated Press has learned.... 10/1/2014 3:30 PM

Ukraine rebels close in on Donetsk airport
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Rebels in eastern Ukraine appeared Wednesday to be successfully closing in on the government-held airport in Donetsk, the seizure of which would be a strategic victory for the pro-Russian separatists.... 10/1/2014 3:23 PM

New NATO chief: better ties with Russia possible
BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO's new secretary-general on Wednesday struck a more conciliatory tone on Russia, saying there is now a chance for improved relations between Moscow and the West.... 10/1/2014 3:10 PM

World's 1st bullet train, made in Japan, turns 50
TOKYO (AP) -- It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, "like flying in the sky."... 10/1/2014 3:04 PM

Fight for growing Pentecostal vote in Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazil's rapid religious transformation is reverberating through the country's tight presidential race, where abortion and gay marriage have emerged as hot-button issues and Pentecostal televangelists are political power brokers.... 10/1/2014 2:55 PM

UK drops terror case against ex-Guantanamo inmate
LONDON (AP) -- British prosecutors dropped terrorism charges Wednesday against a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who is a high-profile advocate for the rights of terror suspects.... 10/1/2014 2:52 PM

Philippines seizes 15 paintings from Marcos family
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine government seized 15 paintings from the former home of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos as it tries to recover 156 artworks - including ones by Van Gogh, Monet and Michelangelo - accumulated from his alleged ill-gotten wealth, an official said Wednesday.... 10/1/2014 2:46 PM

Syria blasts at school kill 22, including 10 kids
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Twin bombings near an elementary school in Syria killed at least 22 people on Wednesday, including at least 10 children, with the second blast going off as screaming parents frantically searched for their sons and daughters in a street littered with school bags and body parts.... 10/1/2014 4:13 PM