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  • Liberia to prosecute man who brought Ebola to US

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The Liberian man infected with Ebola who brought the disease to the United States will be prosecuted when he returns home for lying on his airport screening questionnaire, Liberian authorities said Thursday. With an Ebola epidemic raging in West Africa, passengers...

  • Turkey approves military operations in Iraq, Syria

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament approved a motion Thursday that gives the government new powers to launch military incursions into Syria and Iraq and to allow foreign forces to use its territory for possible operations against the Islamic State group. Parliament voted 298-98 in favor...

  • Many sick in US Ebola patient's Liberia hometown

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Thomas Eric Duncan rushed to help his 19-year-old neighbor when she began convulsing days after complaining of stomach pain. Everyone assumed her illness was related to her being seven months pregnant. When no ambulance came, Duncan, Marthalene Williams' parents and...

  • UN: Migrants crossing to Europe in record numbers

    ROME (AP) — The United Nations refugee agency says a record number of migrants this year have made the sometimes deadly crossing of the Mediterranean to Europe and calls the increase "alarming." A statement on Thursday said 165,000 people have made the crossing this year, compared to 60,000 for...

  • Hong Kong Protesters Threaten Occupation

    Police in Hong Kong warned protesters that they will not tolerate pro-democracy protesters' threats to occupy government buildings if Chief Executive Leung Chun-Ying does not step down. (Oct. 2) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Hong Kong - October 2, 2014 1. Various of protests...

  • Hong Kong leader offers talks with protesters

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's embattled leader offered Thursday to hold talks between his government and pro-democracy protesters, but said he will not accept their demand that he resign. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying told reporters that he has asked the territory's top civil servant to...

  • UK 'Breaking Bad' fan cleared of murder plot

    LONDON (AP) — A London jury on Thursday convicted a British woman of buying poison over the Internet but cleared her of trying to kill her mother in a plot that prosecutors said was inspired by the TV show "Breaking Bad." Kuntal Patel was acquitted of attempted murder at London's Southwark...

  • UN: Air travel from Ebola nations should continue

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general says the United Nations believes air travel to and from the West African countries affected by the Ebola virus should continue despite the first reported case in the United States. Stephane Dujarric told reporters Thursday that...

  • Thai police: 2 men admit killing British tourists

    BANGKOK (AP) — Two workers from Myanmar confessed on Thursday that they killed two British tourists whose battered bodies were found last month on a beach in southern Thailand, police said. The announcement followed weeks of pressure on police to solve a case that has threatened to damage the...

  • Greek police foil far-left militant bomb plot

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police foiled a planned weekend bomb attack by a far-left militant group against the headquarters of the country's ruling center-right New Democracy party, on the day it plans to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Public Order Minister Vassilis Kikilias said plans for...

  • Lesotho to hold elections 2 years early in 2015

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The southern African country of Lesotho will hold elections in February — two years earlier than scheduled — in an effort to resolve political tension, a mediator said Thursday. South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa also said Lesotho's parliament would reconvene...

  • Lawyer: Bahrain rights activist detained for tweet

    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The head of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights has been detained and referred to prosecutors over tweets that offended the country's Interior Ministry, his lawyer said Thursday. Nabeel Rajab was detained Wednesday for questioning, lawyer Jalila al-Sayed said, in part due...

  • Nobel laureates cancel South Africa meeting

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A group of Nobel peace laureates on Thursday suspended plans to hold an annual meeting in South Africa because they said the government there refused to grant a visa to the Dalai Lama. The announcement came after retired archbishop Desmond Tutu, a periodic critic of South...

  • French government seeks more museum opening hours

    PARIS (AP) — If the Socialist government gets its way, visitors to France's three most touristic museums — the Louvre, the Musee d'Orsay and Versailles Palace — may get to visit seven days a week in coming years. But a powerful labor union could get in the way. As part of the government's 2015...

  • Hong Kong's leader Leung Chun-ying says he will not yield to protesters' demands he resign

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader Leung Chun-ying says he will not yield to protesters' demands he resign.



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