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Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

Palestinian youths run during clashes with Israeli border police after Moatez Higazi was shot in east Jerusalem Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Israeli police shot and killed Higazi, who was suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly...
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N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola

This Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 photo shows medical personnel in protective suits standing by an ambulance, at the Sunan International Airport, in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea would seem like the last place on Earth that has anything to worry about from Ebola. But it’s...
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N. Korea says it has invited EU rights official

Kim Un Chol, a spokesman for North Korea, attends a panel discussion on human rights abuses in North Korea at United Nations headquarters, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Kim Un Chol, a spokesman for North Korea, attends a panel discussion on human rights abuses...
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Burkina Faso president won’t resign after protests

A car burns outside the parliament building in Burkina Faso as people protest against their longtime president Blaise Compaore who is seeking another term in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Protesters stormed Burkina Faso’s parliament Thursday,...
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Rocket explosion setback for commercial space

This image taken from video provided by NASA TV shows Orbital Sciences Corp.’s unmanned rocket blowing up over the launch complex at Wallops Island, Va., just six seconds after liftoff. The company says no one was believed to be hurt and the damage appeared to be limited to...
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Zambian president dies after long illness

FILE – In this Sept. 24, 2013 file photo, Zambian President Michael Sata speaks during the general debate of the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters. Sata died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 after an illness, the Zambian government...
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18 miners trapped in coal mine accident in Turkey

Rescue workers use pipes to pump water out of the mine after underground waters flooded a section of a coal mine in the town of Ermenek, some 500 kilometers (300 miles) south of Ankara, close to Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. At least 18 workers...
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Top UN Ebola official: new cases poorly tracked

Sri Lankan health workers wear protective gear as they attend a preparedness program for Ebola at the Infectious Disease Hospital for fever in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Oct.28, 2014. Airports in Asia have stepped up their defenses: screening passengers who have travelled from...
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Iraqi Kurdish fighters to head to Syria

Smoke and flames rise from an Islamic State fighters’ position in the town of Kobani during airstrikes by the US led coalition seen from the outskirts of Suruc, near the Turkey-Syria border, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas,...

Iraqi Kurdish fighters to head to Syria

Smoke and flames rise from an Islamic State fighters’ position in the town of Kobani during airstrikes by the US led coalition seen from the outskirts of Suruc, near the Turkey-Syria border, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas,...