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Seoul officials say Kim Jong Un had ankle surgery

A man watches a TV news program showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un using a cane during his first public appearance, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un has made his first public appearance in five weeks,...

18 miners trapped in coal mine accident in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Underground waters flooded a section of a coal mine in southern Turkey on Tuesday, trapping at least 18 workers, officials and reports said — an event likely to raise even more concerns about the nation’s poor workplace safety...

Cuba builds first new church in 55 years

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba has allowed construction of the country’s first new Catholic church in 55 years, the church said Monday. Experts said it’s a sign of improving relations between the Vatican and Cuba’s communist government. The church, funded by...
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South Africa mourns slain soccer team captain

South African forensic investigators walk outside the home of actress and singer Kelly Khumalo in Vosloorus, east of Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday Oct. 27, 2014. Senzo Meyiwa, the captain of the South African national soccer team, was fatally shot at Khumalo’s house...

Army troops isolated after Africa duty tour

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Army two-star general and 11 of his staff are being isolated at the base in Italy upon returning from serving in West Africa to help with the Ebola fight. The general and his staff were met by Italian security officials wearing full hazardous...
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Brazilian President Rousseff is re-elected

Brazil’s President and Workers Party presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff, shows her electronic voting receipt that confirms she voted in the presidential runoff election as she drinks mate, an herbal tea, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Rousseff is...
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Tunisians in historic vote spurred by Arab Spring

Tunisians queue outside a polling station in La Marsa, Tunisia, Sunday Oct. 26, 2014. Tunisians expressed tentative hope for the future as they lined up early Sunday to choose their first five-year parliament since they overthrew their dictator in the 2011 revolution that kicked...
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Pro-Western parties seen leading Ukraine vote

A boy drops ballot sheets into a ballot box at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Voters in Ukraine headed to the polls Sunday to elect a new parliament, overhauling a legislature tainted by its association with ousted...
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Iraqi troops retake control of Sunni town

In this Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 photo, Shiite militiamen patrol Jurf al-Sakhar, 43 miles (70 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi soldiers backed by Shiite militiamen retook control Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 of a Sunni town seized previously by Islamic militants, said an Iraqi...
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Syria activists say Kobani death toll passes 800

Smoke rises above the Syrian town of Kobani during fighting between Islamic State and Kurdish forces, seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, Turkey, near the Turkey-Syria border, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been...