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Cuba tries to drive up fertility amid baby slump

October 29, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — Daymarys Gonzalez's first attempt to have a child ended with an ectopic pregnancy at age 31. She stopped trying to conceive after a miscarriage the following year. more »»

10 dead, over 250 missing in Sri Lanka mudslide

October 29, 2014

KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers' houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and leaving mor... more »»

Army moves in as Egyptians leave homes near Gaza

October 29, 2014

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Hundreds of Egyptians living along the border with the Gaza Strip evacuated their homes on Wednesday, after the army ordered them out to make way for a planned buffer zone... more »»

Japan, North Korea in 2nd day of abduction talks

October 29, 2014

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean and Japanese officials ended two days of talks Wednesday with Japan repeating its request to focus and speed up the investigation over the fates of... more »»

Bangladesh Islamist party chief sentenced to death

October 29, 2014

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A special tribunal sentenced the leader of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party to death on Wednesday for atrocities and multiple killings during the nation's independence... more »»

Zambian president dies in London hospital

October 29, 2014

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambian President Michael Sata, a longtime opposition leader who was finally elected president in 2011, died after an illness, the Zambian government said Wednesday. more »»

Beijing punishes Hong Kong tycoon for criticism

October 29, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong tycoon was expelled from China's top government advisory body on Wednesday after he voiced doubts about the city's Beijing-backed leader, who is struggling to end... more »»

Ebola puts Ghana's bush meat traders out of work

October 29, 2014

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Yaa Kyerewaa cuts a lonely figure beside a pile of animal parts: the jaws of a giant rodent, the hooves of wild pigs, snails. more »»

Q&A: What's behind Malaysia's sodomy case vs Anwar

October 29, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's top court is hearing this week the final appeal by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim challenging his second conviction on sodomy charges in 14 years. more »»

Basketball more than just a game for Saudi women

October 29, 2014

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — As the NBA season kicks off in America this week, a group of Saudi women and girls will be pursuing their own hoop dreams. more »»

Mexico investigators comb gully for missing 43

October 29, 2014

COCULA, Mexico (AP) — Forensic experts combed a gully in southern Mexico on Tuesday for the remains of 43 missing students, as frustration mounted among relatives of both the disappeared and the... more »»

Iraqi Kurds head to fight militants in Syria

October 29, 2014

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — A group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga troops arrived in Turkey early Wednesday and headed toward the border to help their Syrian brethren fight Islamic State extremists in the... more »»

Reality TV show 'Big Brother' to debut in China

October 29, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese online video site says it is bringing the "Big Brother" reality TV show to China.

Youku Tudou Inc. more »»

Seoul: N. Korea's Kim Jong Un had ankle surgery

October 29, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's spy agency believes it has solved the mystery of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's 6-week public absence that set off a frenzy of global speculation, a... more »»

Mexico investigators comb gully for missing 43

October 28, 2014

COCULA, Mexico (AP) — Forensic experts combed a gully in southern Mexico on Tuesday for the remains of 43 missing students, as frustration mounted among relatives of both the disappeared and the... more »»

Video: Islamic State hostage 'reports' for captors

October 28, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — A captive British photojournalist has been used by the Islamic State group to take on the role of a war correspondent in the extremists' latest propaganda video. more »»

Iraqi Kurds head to fight militants in Syria

October 28, 2014

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Thousands of cheering, flag-waving people gave a noisy send-off to a group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga troops who left Tuesday for Turkey — the first step on their way to help... more »»

Israel attorney general probes Palestinian bus ban

October 28, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's attorney general said Tuesday he would ask the country's defense minister to explain his proposed order banning thousands of Palestinian workers from the Israeli public... more »»

Court tells UK man: Nudity is not a human right

October 28, 2014

LONDON (AP) — A British man who spurns clothes has lost a legal bid to have public nudity declared a human righ. more »»

Patient Zero in Ebola outbreak was Guinean toddler

October 28, 2014

LONDON (AP) — In the Guinean village where the current West African Ebola outbreak began, 14 graves mark the spot where the lethal virus began to spiral out of control. more »»

 
 
 

 

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