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Rwandan government angry at BBC over documentary

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The Rwandan government, members of parliament and genocide survivors have expressed their anger at the BBC over a recent documentary that suggested the country's president may have had a hand shooting down of his predecessor's plane.

Egypt declares emergency in northern Sinai

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A coordinated assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula killed 30 Egyptian troops on Friday, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the military, which has been struggling to stem a wave of violence by Islamic extremists since the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

China's president pledges $81 million in Ebola aid

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

China's president on Friday pledged to provide $81 million in aid to help fight Ebola in the three West African countries at the heart of the crisis.

Putin accuses US of undermining global stability

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

President Vladimir Putin of Russia said Friday that the world is becoming an increasingly dangerous place because of U.S. attempts to enforce its will on other countries and that his nation will not comply.

US to compensate Philippines for coral reef damage

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The United States will pay the Philippines 87 million pesos ($1.9 million) for damage caused by a U.S. Navy minesweeper that ran aground on a protected coral reef last year, an official said Friday.

WHO: Millions of Ebola vaccine doses ready in 2015

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March.

Queen sends her first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet — though she kept things traditional, signing off with "Elizabeth R."

Smugglers offer $20 passage from Turkey to Syria

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The Turkish border crossing of Oncupinar, an hour's drive from the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, is a chaotic buzz of people waiting to pass into one of the most violent regions in the world. Border guards stand by with machine guns to prevent Islamic militants from joining the flow, but within their sight smugglers offer to take travelers across for a surprisingly small fee.

180 questioned about election fraud in Romania

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Authorities in Romania say 180 people are being questioned on suspicion of election fraud in a referendum on ousting the president in 2012.

Poland appeals Europe court ruling on CIA prison

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The Polish government says it is appealing a judgment by Europe's top human rights court, which ruled in July that Warsaw violated the rights of two terror suspects by allowing the CIA to imprison them at a so-called black site in Poland from 2002-2003.

Pat Robertson comment on AIDS angers Kenyans

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Kenyans are expressing anger and shock on social media and radio stations over comments made by popular American evangelist Pat Robertson in a recent TV broadcast in which he warned that towels in Kenya could transmit AIDS.

Botswana votes as president seeks second term

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

People in Botswana voted Friday in schools, churches and military tents in an election in which the ruling party faces growing opposition to its decades-old dominance in the southern African nation.

WHO: Mali case put many at risk for Ebola

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Many people in Mali are at high risk of catching Ebola because the toddler who brought the disease to the country was bleeding from her nose as she traveled on a bus from Guinea, the World Health Organization warned Friday.

Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Gazing across the Maidan square, Evelina Martirosyan recalls how euphoric she was as she joined protests that changed Ukraine's history. Since the revolution this year that toppled a despised president, her dreams of a better future have been blunted by war and near economic collapse.

Pakistan detects more polio cases on awareness day

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The World Health Organization said Friday that three more polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan, bringing the number of new cases to 220, a record figure that authorities blame on attacks by insurgents targeting vaccination teams.

Pistorius prosecutors consult expert over appeal

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Oscar Pistorius could still face a murder conviction and 15 years in prison for killing his girlfriend as prosecutors said Friday they had consulted a South African criminal law expert over an appeal.

Italian court acquits Dolce&Gabbana in tax case

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Italy's highest court acquitted Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana of tax evasion Friday in a case that created such public acrimony that the designers closed their Milan stores in protest for several days last year.

Australia says missing plane hunt will take months

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean is progressing well but will likely take many months because of the huge area involved, an Australian official said Friday.

UK rejects 'appalling' EU demand for more money

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

British Prime Minister David Cameron insisted Friday he would not pay a European Union bill for an additional 2.1 billion euro ($2.65 billion) contribution to the EU coffers at a time of increasing pressure at home for the country to leave the bloc.

UK boy finishes proton therapy in Prague for tumor

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A clinic in Prague says British boy Ashya King has completed his proton beam therapy treatment for a life-threatening brain tumor.