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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week — months after alarm bells fir... Full Story

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  • Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis
    Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week — months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later.

  • Syria's Alawites pay heavy price as they bury sons
    Syria's Alawites pay heavy price as they bury sons

    DWEIR SHEIKH SAAD, Syria (AP) — The posters of slain Syrian soldiers, put up by families to commemorate their sons killed in the fight against rebels, are plastered on walls throughout the coastal province of Tartous, forming impromptu murals of death that illustrate the price supporters of Presidet Bashar Assad are paying to defend his rule.

  • Heavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem site
    Heavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem site

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site on Friday and deployed more than 1,000 security personnel following clashes the previous day between Palestinians and Israeli riot police that had ratcheted up already heightened tensions in the city.

  • Burkina Faso leader steps down, vote in 90 days
    Burkina Faso leader steps down, vote in 90 days

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — President Blaise Compaore stepped down Friday after 27 years in power following a wave of protests against his rule.

  • Israel presents maritime version of 'Iron Dome'
    Israel presents maritime version of 'Iron Dome'

    LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Israel's "Iron Dome" is heading to the seas, the maker of the rocket-blocking defense system says.

  • Russia: Natural gas will flow after Ukraine pays
    Russia: Natural gas will flow after Ukraine pays

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will resume shipping natural gas to Ukraine after Kiev pays off its first debt installment for past supplies of gas next week, officials said Friday.

  • Fearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-police
    Fearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-police

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group is conducting a purge, killing dozens of former policemen and soldiers living in areas of Iraq under its control, in a campaign apparently aimed at preventing any uprising against its extremist rule.

  • Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans
    Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans

    MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Authorities are investigating a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting their father in Mexico who were found shot to death along with a Mexican friend more than two weeks after going missing.

  • AP PHOTOS: Program gives disabled Venezuelans hope
    AP PHOTOS: Program gives disabled Venezuelans hope

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Juan Carlos Marron is among a small group of young disabled Venezuelans who are finding hope for future independence in a program that teaches them how to repair violins and other musical instruments.

  • After 40 years, a look at Hello Kitty's success
    After 40 years, a look at Hello Kitty's success

    TOKYO (AP) — When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls. On Saturday, fans around the world celebrate the 40th anniversary of this global icon of "cute-cool." That is, Hello Kitty.

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