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4th doctor dies of Ebola in Sierra Leone

| |Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014

Sierra Leone has lost a fourth doctor to Ebola after a failed effort to transfer her abroad for medical treatment, a government official said Sunday, a huge setback to the impoverished country that is battling the virulent disease amid a shortage of health care workers.

Holocaust experts work to preserve WWII-era items

| |Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014

With survivors dying in growing numbers and their live testimonies soon to be a thing of the past, Holocaust commemoration efforts are increasingly focused around preserving the belongings that contain their stories.

Sweden shifts to left in parliamentary election

| |Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014

Sweden's Social Democrats were poised to return to power after a left-leaning bloc defeated the center-right government in a parliamentary election Sunday that also saw strong gains by an anti-immigration party.

Typhoon slams into northeastern Philippines

|Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014

A fast-moving typhoon slammed into the northeastern Philippines on Sunday, sparking warnings of possible landslides, flash floods and storm surges.

Residents emerge in shell-shocked Ukrainian city

| |Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014

Months of daily shelling reduced the east Ukraine city of Luhansk to a ghost town, silent but for the explosions.

Powerful Hurricane Odile aims at Mexico's Baja

| |Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014

A powerful Hurricane Odile bore down on the resort area of Los Cabos on Sunday, prompting Mexican authorities to evacuate vulnerable coastal areas and prepare shelters for up to 30,000 people.

4 firefighters hurt in German warehouse blaze

|Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014

Police say four firefighters have been injured, three of them seriously, in explosions as they tackled a blaze at warehouses in western Germany.

Pakistan flood sinks boat carrying wedding party

| |Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014

Severe flooding sank a boat carrying a wedding party in Pakistan's Punjab province on Sunday, killing the bridegroom and 17 others, officials said.

Rights group calls for probe into Iraqi airstrike

| |Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014

An international rights group called Sunday for an investigation into an Iraqi airstrike on a school housing displaced families that killed 31 civilians, including 24 children, a day after the country's new prime minister ordered the army to stop shelling militant-held populated areas to minimize civilian casualties.

US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor

|Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014

North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday convicted a 24-year-old American man of entering the country illegally to commit espionage and sentenced him to six years of hard labor.

40 'I'do's' at Vatican as Pope marries 20 couples

| |Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014

Forty "I do's" — or "Si" in Italian — were pronounced in St. Peter's Basilica Sunday as Pope Francis married 20 couples, with one bride already a mother.

Chinese march against incinerator for 2nd day

| |Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014

Residents in a southern Chinese town protested against a proposed garbage incinerator for a second straight day Sunday, according to witnesses, as police said ringleaders of earlier demonstrations that saw clashes with police should surrender.

Scottish independence could mean messy divorce

| |Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014

How do you divorce after a 300-year union? It's complicated, and there is a deadline.

Turkey seeks behind-scene role in NATO coalition

| |Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014

Turkey is the big Muslim power that sits atop raging conflicts in Iraq and Syria, so it might be expected to take a leading role in the NATO coalition announced this month to take on the Islamic State group.

Iraqi PM renounces British citizenship by law

| |Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014

Iraq's new Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has renounced his British citizenship since assuming office last week, three government officials close to the premier said Sunday.

Pharrell invites Swedish feminist leader on stage

|Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014

Pharrell gave a Swedish feminist party a shout-out during a performance in Stockholm a day before Sweden's general election.

110 rescued from ferry: 'Death was in our minds'

| |Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014

Survivors from a ferry that sank after encountering steering problems in the central Philippines said Sunday that they were tossed about by the churning sea in darkness for six hours while praying and clinging to an overturned life raft before a passing ship rescued them.

Britain mourns slain hostage; another under threat

| |Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014

Now it's Britain's turn to mourn.

Japan's World War II film idol Rikoran dies at 94

| |Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014

Japanese film idol Yoshiko Yamaguchi, who was known as Rikoran and symbolized Japan's wartime dreams of Asian conquest, has died at age 94.

Gaza children return to school after war

| |Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014

Some half million Gaza children made a delayed return to school on Sunday after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings.