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Colleagues: US doctor with Ebola was very careful

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

An American doctor who caught Ebola while treating patients in Guinea was a hard worker who conscientiously followed safety procedures, two colleagues said Saturday.

Botswana ruling party shows early lead in election

|Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

The party that has ruled Botswana for nearly five decades has taken an early lead in the country's election.

Egypt leader: Foreign hands behind Sinai attack

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Saturday that an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 30 troops was a "foreign-funded operation" and vowed to take drastic action against militants.

Number of Islamic extremists growing in Germany

|Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says the number of Islamic extremists in the country is growing rapidly.

WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread.

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 said was trying to rape her, the official IRNA news agency reported.

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 fleeing 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.