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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,...
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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...