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UN: Ebola death toll rising to 4,500 this week

Gordon Kamara, left, is sprayed by Konah Deno after they loaded six patients suspected to have been infected by the Ebola virus into their ambulance in the village of Freeman Reserve, about 30 miles north of Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014. Aid donations from western...
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Kurds hold their own against militants in Syria

People gather on a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, to watch fighting between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group in Kobani, Syria, over the border, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding...
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Egypt warplanes hit Libya militias, officials say

A fire truck drives towards smoke caused by an attack by Islamist militias during clashes with forces led by renegade Libyan Gen. Khalifa Hifter in Benghazi, Libya, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Islamist militias fought Wednesday with forces loyal to Hifter, who vows to seize the...
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Kosovo frees 8-year-old from Syria captivity

Pranvera Abazi kisses her son Erion Zena during their reunion at Kosovo’s main airport upon his return to Kosovo’s capital Pristina on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Kosovo’s Prime Minister says the country’s intelligence and security forces have returned an...
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What’s at stake in Iran nuclear talks?

From left, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif are photographed as they participate in a trilateral meeting in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. The three will try and...

NKorea praises rights record in draft resolution

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea on Wednesday circulated a draft U.N. resolution praising its own human rights record in a rare effort to counter the international community’s growing condemnation of the way it treats its people. In a closed meeting, dozens of...
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Hong Kong police hold back from removing barriers

Ken Tsang, a member of a local pro-democracy political party shows his wound outside a police station after a clash between protesters and police in an occupied area near government headquarters in Hong Kong Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Hundreds of Hong Kong police officers drove...
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WHO: Ebola death rate rises to 70 percent

Health workers wearing protective gear wait to carry the body of a person suspected to have died from Ebola, in Monrovia, Liberia, Monday Oct. 13, 2014. Some nurses in Liberia defied calls for a strike on Monday and turned up for work at hospitals amid the worst Ebola outbreak in...
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Yemen rebels take port city, province near capital

Yemeni mourners carry the coffin of a soldier who was killed Thursday when a suicide car bomber rammed a security outpost on the outskirts of the port city of Mukalla, during his funeral, in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. Two suicide bombers struck in Yemen on Thursda...
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Activists: Airstrikes hit jihadi targets in Syria

Residents of Mursitpinar on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, watch as thick smoke rises following an airstrike by the US-led coalition in Kobani, Syria while fighting continued between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group, Tuesday, Oct. 14,...