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China's president pledges $81 million in Ebola aid

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BEIJING (AP) — China's president on Friday pledged to provide $81 million in aid to help fight Ebola in the three West African countries at ... Full Story

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  • Myanmar army kills journalist it calls Karen rebel

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's army shot dead a journalist who was detained while covering clashes between the army and ethnic rebels at the rugged border, saying he reached for a soldier's gun during an attempted escape, the press council said Friday.

  • US to compensate Philippines for coral reef damage

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The United States will pay the Philippines 87 million pesos ($1.9 million) for damage caused by a U.S. Navy minesweeper that ran aground on a protected coral reef last year, an official said Friday.

  • China's president pledges $81 million in Ebola aid
    China's president pledges $81 million in Ebola aid

    BEIJING (AP) — China's president on Friday pledged to provide $81 million in aid to help fight Ebola in the three West African countries at the heart of the crisis.

  • Hong Kong protesters to vote on staying in streets
    Hong Kong protesters to vote on staying in streets

    HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a spot referendum Sunday on whether to stay in the streets or accept government offers for more talks and clear their protest camps.

  • Australia says missing plane hunt will take months
    Australia says missing plane hunt will take months

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean is progressing well but will likely take many months because of the huge area involved, an Australian official said Friday.

  • French journalists jailed in Indonesia's Papua
    French journalists jailed in Indonesia's Papua

    JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — Two French television journalists were sentenced to two and a half months in jail Friday for illegal reporting in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua.

  • Global stocks rattled by Ebola case in New York
    Global stocks rattled by Ebola case in New York

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets retreated Friday as the first case of Ebola in New York overshadowed positive economic news.

  • Marine murder case reveals US-Philippine sore spot
    Marine murder case reveals US-Philippine sore spot

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. The seemingly redundant security effort around the suspect in a Philippine murder case reflects Manila's uneasy ties with Washington, its former colonial master.

  • AP PHOTOS: North Korea farmers expect good harvest
    AP PHOTOS: North Korea farmers expect good harvest

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Providing enough food to feed the nation is always a struggle for North Korea. But it looks like the residents of Pyongyang won't be lacking for cabbage and vegetables come next month, when the crops will be harvested.

  • Jailed Bangladesh ex-Islamist leader dies
    Jailed Bangladesh ex-Islamist leader dies

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A former Bangladeshi Islamist party leader, whose imprisonment on war crimes charges triggered violent protests last year, has died of a heart attack in a prison cell of a government hospital.

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