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  • Brazil votes for next leader after bitter campaign
    Brazil votes for next leader after bitter campaign

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — President Dilma Rousseff is counting on Brazilians' gratefulness for a decade of progress to overcome concerns about a sluggish economy as the leftist leader seeks re-election on Sunday after a bitter, unpredictable campaign.

  • WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000
    WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread.

  • Ukraine pauses before decisive vote
    Ukraine pauses before decisive vote

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine braced for decisive parliamentary elections Saturday against the backdrop of unrest in eastern regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces.

  • Outgoing president's party leads Uruguay contest
    Outgoing president's party leads Uruguay contest

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — The political party of outgoing President Jose Mujica, who gained international notice for social reforms such as legalization of marijuana and gay marriage, leads going into Sunday's election to replace him but victory is far from assured.

  • Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist
    Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she alleged was trying to rape her, drawing swift international condemnation for a prosecution several countries described as flawed.

  • Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS
    Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS

    SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group.

  • Number of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar tops 100,000
    Number of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar tops 100,000

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with the number who have fled by boat since communal violence broke out two years ago now topping 100,000, a leading expert said Saturday.

  • In Pakistan, a coup that wasn't
    In Pakistan, a coup that wasn't

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — It had all the elements of a classic coup: thousands descending on the capital, clashing with police outside parliament and commandeering state TV to demand the ouster of a civilian leader who had locked horns with the military in a country with a long history of turmoil and dictatrship.

  • US: Power to visit Ebola-ravaged West Africa

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States ambassador to the United Nations is on her way to visit all three of the West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak, amid rising calls for travel restrictions back home in the U.S.

  • Cream vocalist and bassist Jack Bruce dies at 71
    Cream vocalist and bassist Jack Bruce dies at 71

    LONDON (AP) — Jack Bruce was part Mississippi Delta and part Carnaby Street. In his glorious heyday as bassist and lead vocalist of 1960s power trio Cream he helped create a sound that combined American blues and psychedelia to thrill audiences throughout the world.

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