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Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group.

Tunisians gear up for pivotal elections

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Tunisians vote Sunday to elect a permanent parliament and complete a democratic transition that began when they overthrew their long-ruling dictator in 2011.

Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she alleged was trying to rape her, drawing swift international condemnation for a prosecution several countries described as flawed.

Europe's bank test aims to strengthen economy

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

The European Central Bank on Sunday will reveal the results of a yearlong search through the books of Europe's 130 biggest banks, a key part of the region's effort to recover from its debt and economic crisis.

Tunisians skeptical on eve of historic election

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

In a raucous cafe in a Tunis slum, men talked in loud voices and paid little attention to the politicians debating on the television mounted on the wall. Qais Jebali swiftly made espressos behind the bar and explained why no one in the gritty neighborhood of Tadamon cared about the upcoming elections.

Number of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar tops 100,000

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with the number who have fled by boat since communal violence broke out two years ago now topping 100,000, a leading expert said Saturday.

Expert: 8,000 more Rohingya flee Myanmar

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

An expert on Rohingya Muslims says a growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus from western Myanmar, with at least 8,000 members of the long-persecuted minority fleeing by boat in less than two weeks.

Brazil's election: 'Ghosts' versus 'Monsters'

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Brazilian voters electing a new president this weekend are being asked to decide what scares them least: the incumbent's warnings about the "ghosts of the past," or her challenger's charges about the "monsters of the present."

Outgoing president's party leads Uruguay contest

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The political party of outgoing President Jose Mujica, who gained international notice for social reforms such as legalization of marijuana and gay marriage, leads going into Sunday's election to replace him but victory is far from assured.

16 killed in northwest China coal mine collapse

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A coal mine shaft collapsed in northwestern China, killing 16 miners, an official said Saturday, highlighting the persistence of safety problems in the industry despite a leveling off of demand.

15 jailed for life in Argentina 'dirty war' trial

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

An Argentine court has convicted and sentenced to life in prison 15 former military, police and civilian officials for abductions, torture and killings of dozens of dissidents during the country's 1976-83 dictatorship.

Brazil presidential rivals face off in debate

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Brazil's presidential candidates faced off in a heated debate Friday night just two days before their runoff election, with the focus on allegations of corruption and arguments over who could best spark a stalled economy.

Malaysian officer back to face New Zealand charges

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A Malaysian military officer was back in a New Zealand court Saturday to face sexual assault charges five months after he left the country under the protection of diplomatic immunity.

Dominican agents detain woman with $70K in stomach

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Dominican Republic officials say they have arrested a woman who was carrying more than $70,000 in her stomach and $69,000 hidden inside her suitcase.

After attacks, Canada balances security, openness

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Canada treasures its image as an orderly, open society, a place where the seat of government welcomes weekly public yoga sessions on its front lawn beneath a monument called the Peace Tower.

‘Twilight’s’ Kristen Stewart captures soul-numbing work of Guantánamo guards in ‘Camp X-Ray’

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Earlier this year, the U.S. Marine general who opened Camp X-Ray at Guantánamo Bay Navy base in 2002 called guarding detainees there a “soul-numbing experience.”

Syria’s other war: Rebels plead for U.S. military help as Assad forces close on Aleppo

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Rebels opposed to President Bashar Assad called Friday for help from the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State, saying the Syrian military is close to encircling the city of Aleppo and cutting off rebel supply routes to Turkey.

4 dead during attempted Dominican prison break

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Authorities in the Dominican Republic say at least four inmates died and two guards were injured during an attempted prison escape orchestrated by armed gunmen.

Public donations pay for Argentine national park

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Argentines have a new national park that is home to endangered species like jaguars and crowned solitary eagles, thanks to donations from the public to cover the initial cost.

Mozambique's ruling party wins presidential race

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The ruling party candidate for president in Mozambique has won the election with about 57 percent of the vote, elections officials said Friday.