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Seoul officials say Kim Jong Un had ankle surgery

October 28, 2014

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

5,000 Ebola health care workers needed in W Africa

October 28, 2014

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — More than 5,000 additional health care workers are needed to fight Ebola in the three most affected countries in West Africa, the president of the World Bank said... more »»

Swiss agency approves trial for Ebola vaccine

October 28, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss agency that regulates new drugs said Tuesday it has approved an application for a clinical trial with an experimental Ebola vaccine at the Lausanne University Hospital. more »»

10 best and 10 worst countries for gender equality

October 28, 2014

The annual Global Gender Gap index by the World Economic Forum, shows marginal improvement in women's equality worldwide, according to data on access to health care, survival rates, education,... more »»

India slides, US gains in gender equality ranking

October 28, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian women still face some of the world's worst inequality in access to health care, education and work, despite years of rapid economic growth, according to a survey of 142... more »»

Italy president to testify in Mafia trial

October 28, 2014

ROME (AP) — Prosecutors and judges have arrived at Italy's presidential palace for an unprecedented hearing to take testimony from the head of state in the trial of a former government official... more »»

Violence marks Afghan president's first month

October 28, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Suicide bombers, roadside bombs and rocket attacks on the Afghan capital have intensified in the one month since President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai took office as the... more »»

Tunisians shun Islamists in vote for stability

October 28, 2014

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's well-organized Islamists have been defeated in parliamentary elections, paying the price for the turbulent years they ruled after the Arab Spring that saw the rise... more »»

Blogger's sketchy anti-US facts draw fans in China

October 28, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — So, dear Chinese reader, you still think the American Dream eclipses the Chinese one?

Well, take a look at Zhou Xiaoping's blogs and learn that in the U.S. more »»

India slides in gender equality global ranking

October 28, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian women still face some of the world's worst inequality in access to health care, education and work, despite years of rapid economic growth, according to a survey of 142... more »»

Algeria police protests sign of deep divisions

October 28, 2014

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Hundreds of protesters thronged the grounds of the presidential palace recently, demanding a better life. more »»

Malaysia's Anwar makes final appeal in sodomy case

October 28, 2014

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's top court on Tuesday began hearing a final appeal filed by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim against a sodomy conviction widely regarded as a means to... more »»

Syria's 3 ½-year conflict roiling the economy

October 28, 2014

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The middle-aged salesman sat glumly among an array of shorts, khaki leisure suits bedecked with gold belts and dresses with plunging necklines in the ancient Damascus bazaa... more »»

Toronto elects a new mayor, ends Ford era

October 28, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — The Rob Ford era is over as Toronto elected a new mayor, someone who is unlikely to ever make headlines for illegal drug use and public drunkenness. more »»

Expanding Mexico City running out of cemeteries

October 28, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Edgardo Galvan watched as two gravediggers shoveled muddy soil from his father's grave until they reached a set of bones mixed with wood chips, the remnants of the coffin he wa... more »»

Japan, North Korea start talks on abductions

October 28, 2014

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Japanese and North Korean officials held talks in Pyongyang for the first time in 10 years Tuesday, meeting to assess progress into North Korea's investigation into... more »»

Poland in defense shift as security concerns rise

October 28, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is planning a major realignment of its military structure because of the conflict in neighboring Ukraine, the country's defense minister said Monday, a move that coul... more »»

Newly re-elected Brazil leader faces house divided

October 28, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's re-elected leader Dilma Rousseff on Monday faced a house divided after a bitterly fought election that culminated in the narrowest presidential win since the... more »»

Army troops isolated after Africa duty tour

October 28, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Army two-star general and 11 of his staff are being isolated at the base in Italy upon returning from serving in West Africa to help with the Ebola fight. more »»

Poland in defense shift as anti-Russia mood grows

October 27, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is planning a major realignment of its military structure because of the conflict in neighboring Ukraine, the country's defense minister said Monday, a move that coul... more »»

 
 
 

 

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