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N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola

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PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea announced Thursday it will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola... Full Story

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  • N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola
    N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea announced Thursday it will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus, even though no cases of the disease have been reported in the reclusive country, or anywhere in Asia, and very few foreigners are allowed to enter.

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

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group wanted to send a warning against anyone who might plot against its rule.

  • Brutal winter set to hit war-torn eastern Ukraine
    Brutal winter set to hit war-torn eastern Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Dark tunnels in the basement of a bombed-out hospital in the eastern city of Donetsk lead to a makeshift shelter. Opening the door hardly alleviates the gloom, for the only lighting inside is the flicker of handmade oil lamps.

  • Israel recalls ambassador to Sweden
    Israel recalls ambassador to Sweden

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Sweden on Thursday became the biggest Western European country to recognize a Palestinian state, and Israel swiftly reacted by withdrawing its ambassador from Stockholm in protest.

  • Peshmerga troops start entering Syrian border town
    Peshmerga troops start entering Syrian border town

    SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani via Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops headed there, activists said.

  • Vatican: Tourists harming Sistine Chapel frescoes

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says the Sistine Chapel's precious frescoes are starting to turn white from the air pollution caused by so many visitors passing through each day.

  • Israel to reopen Jerusalem holy site
    Israel to reopen Jerusalem holy site

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities say they have decided to reopen a key Jerusalem holy site for Muslim worshippers on Friday.

  • Bodies found in Mexico where 3 Texans missing
    Bodies found in Mexico where 3 Texans missing

    MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Mexican officials say four bodies have been found east of the border city of Matamoros, near where three young Americans went missing more than two weeks ago.

  • Wanted in US, Roman Polanski questioned in Poland
    Wanted in US, Roman Polanski questioned in Poland

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his arrest on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

  • Central Europe, Britain oppose Ukraine rebel vote
    Central Europe, Britain oppose Ukraine rebel vote

    BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The foreign ministers of four Central European countries and Britain have condemned a plan by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine to hold local elections.

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