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In Bolivia, Morales allies win 2/3 of congress

|Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Electoral authorities say President Evo Morales' party retained two-thirds control of Bolivia's legislative assembly in this month's elections.

Russia successfully test-fires new Navy missile

|Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

The Russian Navy has successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile, proving its reliability after a long and troublesome development.

As Shiites mark key holiday next week, Baghdad braces for more violence

| |Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Sitting behind a counter heaped with glistening mounds of baklava and other sugary confections, Abbas Abdul Rasoul lamented that the streams of people wending by to the Khadamiya shrine to mark the Islamic new year are thinner than in recent years.

NATO reports spike in Russian military flights

|Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

NATO on Wednesday reported an "unusual" spike in Russian military flights over the Black, Baltic and North seas and the Atlantic Ocean during the past two days.

UN review finds Darfur mission held back info

| |Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

A United Nations review has found that the U.N.-African Union joint peacekeeping mission in Darfur took an "unduly conservative" approach to publicly sharing information about crimes against civilians and peacekeepers.

RAF jets scrambled to escort plane to Stansted

|Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Britain scrambled two Royal Air Force Typhoon jets Wednesday to intercept a Latvian cargo plane that had lost communication with air traffic control, the Ministry of Defense and police said.

UN investigator, North Korea meet again on visit

| |Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

A U.N. human rights investigator met for a second time Wednesday with a North Korean official on a possible groundbreaking visit and the North's demand that a U.N. effort to refer the country's situation to the International Criminal Court be dropped.

US envoy begins talks with NIreland leaders

|Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

The new U.S. envoy to Northern Ireland has kicked off talks with local political leaders aimed at helping smooth a new round of power-sharing negotiations among the government's five-party coalition.

Austrian police detain 14-year-old terror suspect

|Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

The Austrian state prosecutor's office says a 14-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of planning to place a bomb in a busy Viennese train station and could be charged with belonging to a terrorist organization.

Rebels chase troops from northeast Nigerian towns

| |Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Islamic extremists overran a major northeastern town that is home to Nigeria's defense chief on Wednesday, looting the army barracks, freeing prisoners from jail and frightening thousands of residents to flee, said residents and officials.

30,000 rally in Benin capital for elections

|Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Nearly 30,000 people demonstrated in Benin's capital to back the opposition's call for local elections.

8 students drown during swimming break in Bolivia

|Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Bolivian authorities say eight students have drowned during a swimming break on an end-of-term school trip.

WHO: Ebola decline in Liberia could be real trend

| |Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

The rate of new Ebola infections in Liberia appears to be declining and could represent a genuine trend, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, but the epidemic is far from over.

Mali insurgent clash leaves 1 French soldier dead

| |Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

A French soldier has been killed in Mali during an operation by French forces against an "armed terrorist group" in the north of the country, the French presidency said Wednesday.

First marijuana planted for medical use in Chile

| |Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

A Chilean municipality planted the country's first medical marijuana on Wednesday as part of a pilot program aimed to help ease the pain of cancer patients.

Malala awarded 'Children's Nobel' prize in Sweden

|Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Children's rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai on Wednesday received the World's Children's Prize 2014 in Sweden, after winning a global vote involving millions of children.

ICC refuses to let Gbagbo attend mother's funeral

|Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

International Criminal Court judges have rejected a request from former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo to be briefly released from pretrial custody to attend his mother's funeral.

Pope maps out personal (and progressive) policy

| |Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Pope Francis has made some of the most important policy speeches of his pontificate in recent days, catching up for lost time following months of attention to bureaucratic reform and the turbulent meeting of bishops on family issues that just ended.

Peshmerga troops cheered by fellow Kurds in Turkey

| |Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Iraqi peshmerga troops were cheered Wednesday by fellow Kurds in southeastern Turkey as the fighters slowly made their way toward the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani to try to break a siege there by Islamic State militants.

US sends health official to Cuban Ebola meeting

| |Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

U.S. and Cuban health officials sat together in Havana on Wednesday to discuss Latin America's response to Ebola, the most concrete sign so far of the nations' desire to cooperate against the epidemic despite decades of tense relations.