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Couple denies abandoning surrogate-born baby

SYDNEY (AP) -- An Australian couple denied they had abandoned their son with his Thai surrogate after learning he had Down syndrome, saying in an interview broadcast on Sunday that the woman demanded she be allowed to keep the boy....

French president marks World War I centenary

PARIS (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande commemorated the 100th anniversary of World War I on Sunday with an appeal to players in the Gaza conflict to put animosities aside - just as France and Germany have done....

Haggis a potent symbol as Scotland decides future

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- It's not much of an exaggeration to say that Jo Macsween has haggis in her blood. The business founded by her butcher grandfather is a leading purveyor of Scotland's national dish: a blend of offal, oats and spices, traditionally served in a sheep's stomach....

US doctor with Ebola in Atlanta for treatment

ATLANTA (AP) -- The first Ebola victim to be brought to the United States from Africa was safely escorted into a specialized isolation unit Saturday at one of the nation's best hospitals, where doctors said they are confident the deadly virus won't escape....

Ethiopia's Armenians: Long history, small numbers

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- The numbers at the St. George Armenian Apostolic Church in Addis Ababa are not adding up. Church records show an average of two funerals a year, but a wedding only every three years and a baptism every five....

Korean bishop sees hope for peace in pope's visit

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Vatican radio has quoted the head of the Korean Catholic Bishops' Conference as expressing hope that Pope Francis' visit to the peninsula will help relaunch the reconciliation process between the two Koreas....

Korean bishop sees hope for peace in pope's visit

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Vatican radio has quoted the head of the Korean Catholic Bishops' Conference as expressing hope that Pope Francis' visit to the peninsula will help relaunch the reconciliation process between the two Koreas....

Outbreak of fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh kills 15

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) -- A sharp escalation in fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh has left 15 soldiers dead and prompted Russia to issue an urgent call for calm....

Outbreak of fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh kills 15

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) -- A sharp escalation in fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh has left 15 soldiers dead and prompted Russia to issue an urgent call for calm....

Justice delayed is pondered in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- A U.N.-assisted genocide tribunal will deliver a verdict this coming Thursday in the trial of the two top leaders of the communist Khmer Rouge, whose extremist policies in the late 1970s are blamed for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians though starvation, medical neglect, overwork and execution....

A look at Israeli soldiers who have been captured

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli officer Hadar Goldin, a 23-year-old second lieutenant from the central Israeli city of Kfar Saba, was apparently captured on Friday in the mayhem that followed a surprise attack on Israeli troops by militants in the Gaza Strip....

Why isn't there a treatment or vaccine for Ebola?

LONDON (AP) -- In the four decades since the Ebola virus was first identified in Africa, treatment hasn't changed much. There are no licensed drugs or vaccines for the deadly disease....

Ukraine, Russia spar over soccer in Crimea

MOSCOW (AP) -- Five months after the annexation of Crimea, Russia and Ukraine are now squabbling over soccer clubs in the region....

Uruguayan pot marketplace may go up in smoke

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- Uruguay's plan to create the world's first national, government-regulated marketplace for legal pot may be going up in smoke....

In brief lull, Gaza's displaced survey devastation

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Bassem Abul Qumbus looked in despair at the wreck of his home. Shells had punched holes in an upper-floor bedroom. A wall had collapsed into the kitchen. The dozens of baby chicks he'd been raising on the roof were dead, except for three tiny survivors and a slightly injured white duck....

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