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Call me Jokowi, says Indonesia's president

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Indonesia's new president says he wants to be called his nickname, and has revealed who first gave it to him: a French furniture buyer.

Red Cross official: 6 months to contain Ebola

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

A top Red Cross official says he is confident the Ebola epidemic can be contained within four to six months.

Marine suspect guarded by US in Philippine camp

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

A U.S. Marine suspected in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino was transferred Wednesday from his warship to the Philippine military's main camp, where he will continue to be guarded by fellow Marines, in a compromise that eased a looming irritant over his custody.

Kurdish fighters killed in Syria buried in Turkey

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Hundreds of supporters chanting slogans turned out to accompany three Kurdish fighters — two men and a woman barely out of her teens — to their final resting place in a dusty cemetery on the edge of the Turkish town of Suruc, within view of the Syrian border and the besieged town of Kobani. But there was one notable absence: their families.

Bedouin Israeli doctor mysteriously turns jihadi

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

He was a quiet whiz kid at the top of his class in Israel, who overcame tough odds in this minority Arab village to become a star medical student and hospital intern.

Iraqi tribes in Abu Ghraib buck IS takeover

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

The city of Abu Ghraib will never fall to the Islamic State group, Sheikh Khalil Ibrahim Haidan said, launching into discussion at his family farm.

HK protest talks show gap between students, govt

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

On one side of the table sat the idealistic and earnest young students in jeans and black T-shirts, knapsacks by their sides. Facing them was the line-up of seasoned government officials in their formal suits.

Judge to hear plea deal in oil patch killing

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

A Montana judge will consider a plea agreement Wednesday that calls for a Colorado man to plead guilty to killing a high school teacher and burying her in a shallow grave in the Bakken oil patch.

Mexican rights body alleges troops murdered 15

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Soldiers killed as many as 15 people after they surrendered in an abandoned warehouse in southern Mexico last summer, according to a scathing National Human Rights Commission report that lays out allegations of threats, torture, fake autopsies and crime-scene manipulation designed to cover up the illegal acts.

2nd ship to join hunt for missing Malaysian plane

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

A second ship was preparing to join the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean on Wednesday, as Malaysia's defense minister expressed confidence the plane will be found.