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  • Streets bustling after Sierra Leone shutdown ends

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A news conference to announce the results of a three-day nationwide shutdown designed to help stop the spread of Ebola has been postponed to give officials who fanned out across the country time to reach the capital. Abdulai Bayraytay, a government spokesman, had...

  • Yemeni official: 340 killed in week-long fighting

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni medical officials say 200 more bodies have been retrieved from the streets of the capital, Sanaa, bringing to 340 the death toll from a week of fierce clashes between Hawthi Shiite rebels on one side and Sunni militiamen and army troops on the other. The officials say...

  • Death toll rises in Nigeria building collapse

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa says a total of 115 people, including 84 South Africans, died in the Sept. 12 collapse of a building at a church complex in Nigeria. Phumla Williams, a South African government spokeswoman, said Monday that South African officials in Nigeria provided the updated...

  • UN says Libya's rival groups agree to hold talks

    CAIRO (AP) — Libya's rival groups have agreed to hold talks later this month, the first such negotiations since the latest surge in violence that left the country torn between two parliaments and governments, the United Nations mission in Libya said. The announcement comes amid a deeply...

  • Some 130,000 Syrians reach Turkey, fleeing IS

    SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Some 130,000 Syrian refugees fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants have crossed the border into Turkey in the past four days, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Monday, warning that the number could rise further as the militants continue their onslaught. Numan...

  • Islamic State group calls for attacking civilians

    BEIRUT (AP) — Fighters of the Islamic State militant group are ready to battle a U.S.-led military coalition seeking to destroy it, the group's spokesman said in a new audio recording in which he called on Muslims worldwide to kill civilians of nations that join the fight. American and French...

  • Maestro Muti skipping strike-plagued Rome theater

    ROME (AP) — Riccardo Muti has declined to conduct performances this season at Rome's strike-plagued Teatro dell'Opera. The theater was scrambling Monday to find prestigious replacements for the Italian maestro, who is the opera house's honorary lifetime director. Muti was expected to conduct...

  • Pakistan appoints new spy chief

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military on Monday named a career army officer with experience of battling militants to head the country's premier intelligence agency as Islamabad struggles to combat a homegrown Islamic insurgency. Maj. Gen. Rizwan Akhtar was promoted to the rank of lieutenant...

  • Explosion at Chinese fireworks factory kills 6

    BEIJING (AP) — An explosion at a fireworks factory in southern China on Monday killed six people and injured 38 others, the local government said. The blast shook Nanyang Export Fireworks Factory, the city of Liling in Hunan province said. The factory is properly licensed, it said. It did not...

  • IAEA urges Iran to meet investigation request

    VIENNA (AP) — The head of the U.N. atomic agency is urging Iran to provide answers over suspicions that Tehran worked on nuclear arms. Speaking at Monday's general conference of his International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano said Iran had implemented some measures in an agreement meant to...

  • Germany organizing conference on refugee crisis

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Foreign Ministry says it is organizing an international conference on the refugee crisis resulting from the conflicts in Syria and Iraq. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Sawsan Chebli said Monday that Germany was planning the conference for Oct. 28, "since we can't assume...

  • Image of Asia: Kicking for Myanmar gold

    In this photo by Eugene Hoshiko, Myanmar's Phyu Phyu Than kicks the ball as Laos player Koy Xayavong blocks during the women's doubles sepak takraw final match at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. Myanmar beat Laos 2-0 to win the gold medal. Sepak takraw is a centuries-old sport...

  • Egyptian officials see controversial Ethiopian dam

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Ethiopian News Agency says Egypt's irrigation minister has toured the site in western Ethiopia where the country is building a controversial dam on the Blue Nile River. The Ethiopian agency said Monday that Hossam El-Moughazi's visit Sunday marked the first time...

  • New Polish govt loses some foreign policy heft

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's last government was a strong voice internationally on Ukraine, supporting Kiev's pro-Western reforms and calling for sanctions on Russia to punish it for its aggression there. But with a new government sworn in Monday, the two leading figures of Polish foreign...

  • Palestinian reconciliation talks begin in Egypt

    CAIRO (AP) — Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah on Monday began reconciliation talks in Cairo, one day ahead of negotiations with Israel on cementing the Aug. 26 truce that ended a 50-day war in Gaza, according to Egyptian security officials. The talks were being held behind closed...



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