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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.

Suspect in 2 deputy deaths captured after manhunt

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

A suspect described as a "one-man crime spree" is accused of shooting three Northern California sheriff's deputies, killing two of them and wounding a civilian, then eluding hundreds of searchers before being hunted down and forced to surrender, authorities said.

Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

|Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Iran has hanged a woman convicted of murdering a man she said was trying to rape her.

Washington school gunman was homecoming prince

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Jaylen Fryberg was well liked and athletic, a football player named to his high school's homecoming court just one week ago.

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.

Quotations in the News

|Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

"He was not a violent person. His family is known all around town. He was very well known. That's what makes it so bizarre." — Shaylee Bass, a classmate of Jaylen Fryberg, who walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria and opened fire, shooting one person dead and injuring four others before turning the gun on himself.

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.

Expert: 8,000 more Rohingya flee Myanmar

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with at least 8,000 members of the long-persecuted minority fleeing by boat in the last two weeks, according to residents and a leading expert.

Timeline for New York doctor who has Ebola

|Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

A look at the recent activities of Dr. Craig Spencer, a New York City physician who treated Ebola patients in West Africa and this week became the fourth person to test positive for the virus in the United States:

Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who worked with him.

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.

Stock market's big seesaw gives investors pause

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Sometimes a little fear is healthy for stock investors.

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

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 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.

Marine death is 1st in campaign against IS

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The Pentagon has announced the first death of a U.S. military member involved in the campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

Ted Bishop out as PGA president

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Ted Bishop was ousted Friday as president of the PGA of America over a sexist tweet and Facebook post directed at Ian Poulter.

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.

Suspect arrested in death of 2 California deputies

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A man armed with an assault rifle shot three sheriff's deputies and a civilian, killing two of the deputies and leading dozens of police officers on a wild six-hour chase and manhunt Friday that spanned two Northern California counties before the 34-year-old suspect was taken into custody.