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Many sick in US Ebola patient's Liberia hometown

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MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Thomas Eric Duncan rushed to help his 19-year-old neighbor when she began convulsing days after first complaining o... Full Story

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  • Many sick in US Ebola patient's Liberia hometown
    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 first complaining of stomach pain. Everyone assumed her health problems were related to her being 7 months pregnant. Still, no ambulance came as Ebola decimates Liberia's capital.

  • Hong Kong leader offers talks with protesters
    Hong Kong leader offers talks with protesters

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's embattled leader has offered to hold talks between his government and pro-democracy protesters, but says he will not accept their demand that he resign.

  • Ukraine wary of fragile peace as patriotism surges
    Ukraine wary of fragile peace as patriotism surges

    BOYARKA, Ukraine (AP) — Since Ukraine's conflict with Russia erupted, Oleksandr Federenko has gone from village kid to army cadet, trading computer games for knife-throwing classes and morning marches. He is only 13.

  • Turkey ponders new powers to fight IS militants
    Turkey ponders new powers to fight IS militants

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament was debating a motion Thursday to give 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.

  • Hong Kong protests hit city's role as finance hub
    Hong Kong protests hit city's role as finance hub

    HONG KONG (AP) — Shops in Hong Kong have closed and the local stock market has plunged but protesters are gambling their agitation for greater democracy will pay off by preserving institutions that made this former British colony a profitable asset to China.

  • Faceoff in Hong Kong: 3 sides, all with options
    Faceoff in Hong Kong: 3 sides, all with options

    HONG KONG (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters filled the streets of Hong Kong and crowds of students blocked the entrances to government headquarters Thursday as midnight approached — the deadline protest leaders had set for the resignation of the city's chief executive.

  • 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.

  • Putin: state will support sanctions-hit sectors

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says the state will offer support to sectors of the economy that have been hit by international sanctions, but says the country in general is unconcerned about the sanctions' consequences.

  • Saudi Arabia: 2 million in Mecca for start of hajj
    Saudi Arabia: 2 million in Mecca for start of hajj

    MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia sought to assure the public that the kingdom was safe and free of health scares as an estimated 2 million Muslims streamed into a sprawling tent city near Mecca on Thursday for the start of the annual Islamic hajj pilgrimage.

  • Palestinian-born candidate runs for Berlin mayor
    Palestinian-born candidate runs for Berlin mayor

    BERLIN (AP) — Berlin's mayor broke ground 13 years ago by winning election after coming out as gay. Now a top candidate to succeed him wants to make history of his own: Palestinian-born Raed Saleh is seeking to become Berlin's first immigrant mayor.

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