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600 Ebola cases in hard-hit countries in past week

November 26, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says 600 new cases of Ebola were reported in the most-affected countries in the past week, more than half of them in Sierra Leone.

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Sierra Leone official: Ebola worst could be over

November 26, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, which has been surging in recent days, may have reached its peak and be on the verge of slowing down, Sierra Leone's information... more »»

Europeans debate common stand on Palestine

November 26, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — Frustrated by deadlock in the Middle East peace process, a growing number of European leaders and lawmakers are calling for unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state. more »»

Official: US commandos took part in Yemen raid

November 26, 2014

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — U.S. more »»

Activists raise Raqqa strikes' death toll to 95

November 26, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — The death toll from a series of Syrian government airstrikes on the Islamic State group's stronghold in northeastern Syria has risen to at least 95, making it one of the deadliest... more »»

Passengers in Russia's Arctic give airliner a push

November 26, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — In other countries, you may be asked to give a push to a car stuck in the mud. more »»

Germany to require 30 pct women in top boardrooms

November 26, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's leading companies will need to have at least 30 percent women on their supervisory boards from 2016, according to a new directive being adopted by the government,... more »»

Campaigning under way in Liberia despite Ebola

November 26, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Campaigning is under way for Senate elections in Liberia, another sign that Ebola is loosening its deadly grip on the West African country even as it hits the capital of... more »»

Palestinian president against Jewish state bill

November 26, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday that he supports Israeli members of parliament who oppose the plan to formalize Israel's status as a Jewish state. more »»

Hong Kong police arrest key protesters, clear site

November 26, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Police arrested key student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests on Wednesday as they cleared barricades in one volatile district, throwing into doubt the future of a... more »»

Freighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete

November 26, 2014

IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) — Local authorities and Red Cross volunteers on Crete were racing Wednesday to prepare shelter and food for hundreds of immigrants on a crippled freighter being slowly towe... more »»

Impoverished Lebanese city is target for IS group

November 26, 2014

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — Jamal Hayak is finally fixing up his restaurant, damaged a month ago in clashes between the army and militants in this northern Lebanese city. more »»

Correction: Iraq-Bombing Baghdad story

November 26, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — In a story Nov. 25 about security in Baghdad, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of Iraq's Interior Ministry spokesman. His name is Saad Maan Ibrahim, not Maan Saad. more »»

Brazen, beloved Lebanese singer Sabah dies at 87

November 26, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Beloved for her powerful voice and brazen in the conservative Arab world for her multiple marriages, Lebanese singer, actress and entertainer Sabah never seemed far from the... more »»

Benin says Lassa fever kills 9, no Ebola found

November 26, 2014

COTONOU, Benin (AP) — Nine people have died in Benin from Lassa fever, a viral disease common in West Africa with symptoms similar to Ebola, the country's health minister said. more »»

EU proposes $380 billion investment plan

November 26, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive is proposing a 315-billion euro ($380 billion) investment plan to boost the bloc's flagging economy, a scheme whose success will depend on leveragin... more »»

Activists raise Raqqa strikes death toll to 95

November 26, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — The death toll from a series of Syrian government airstrikes on the Islamic State group's stronghold in northeastern Syria has risen to at least 95, making it one of the deadliest... more »»

In Britain, US turkey dinner is big for business

November 26, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Plump turkeys in butcher shop windows. Harvest displays of pumpkin and corn. Sandwich boards describing groaning feasts. more »»

Once maligned, Iran's Jews find greater acceptance

November 26, 2014

YAZD, Iran (AP) — More than a thousand people trekked across Iran this past week to visit a shrine in this ancient Persian city, a pilgrimage like many others in the Islamic Republic — until you... more »»

Saudi Arabia: Deaths from MERS virus reach 348

November 26, 2014

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry says that a total of 348 people have died in the kingdom after contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MER. more »»

 
 

 

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