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AP PHOTOS: Horse poisoning alarms Venezuela racing

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- It sounds like a page-turning novel: Venezuelan authorities say a gambling ring poisons one of the country's most popular race horses ahead of a key derby, nearly killing the animal and shining a light on an underworld where millions of dollars in bets are made under the table....

On campus in Egypt, a heavy security clampdown

CAIRO (AP) -- At Cairo University's campus, new, black steel walls have gone up. A private security firm has put up surveillance cameras. Guards have bomb-detection devices. Just outside, heavily armed riot police have permanent positions....

Kerry: World must 'step up' anti-Ebola effort

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry made an urgent plea Wednesday for nations to step up their response to the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, saying more money, equipment and personnel are needed now....

WHO: Spain's Ebola case won't be last in Europe

MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish nursing assistant may be the first person in the ongoing epidemic to catch Ebola outside of Africa, but she probably won't be the last, experts warn....

Report: Cost of Ebola could top $32 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ebola's economic toll could reach $32.6 billion by year's end if the disease ravaging Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone spreads across West Africa, the World Bank said Wednesday....

More Ebola screening to begin at five US airports

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government will begin taking the temperatures of travelers from West Africa arriving at five U.S. airports as part of a stepped-up response to the Ebola epidemic....

Spain euthanizes pet dog of Ebola-infected woman

MADRID (AP) -- The protesters, chanting "Assassins!" as they scuffled with police in front of a suburban Madrid apartment complex, made their demand clear: No matter how desperate officials might be to stop the spread of Ebola, an innocent pet must not be made a casualty....

UK anti-Europeans set for electoral breakthrough

CLACTON-ON-SEA, England (AP) -- An invasion is descending on the tidy bungalows, fish-and-chip shops and amusement arcades along England's eastern flank, and support is surging for a party of upstart anti-Europeans....

AP PHOTOS: Lunar eclipse in Asia and the Americas

TOKYO (AP) -- Evening viewers in much of Asia and early risers in parts of the Americas were treated to a stunning lunar eclipse on Wednesday, though clouds obscured it for some....

Convicted killer testifies in SAfrica murder trial

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A South African man convicted of the murder of a woman during her Cape Town honeymoon accused the woman's husband of organizing the killing during testimony at his trial Wednesday....

Myanmar blockades Rohingya, tries to erase name

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Authorities sealed off villages for months in Myanmar's only Muslim-majority region and in some cases beat and arrested people who refused to register with immigration officials, residents and activists say, in what may be the most aggressive effort yet to compel Rohingya to identify themselves as migrants from neighboring Bangladesh....

Hong Kong's 'silent majority' critical of protests

HONG KONG (AP) -- When Beijing cracked down on student protesters in Tiananmen Square in 1989, Bobby Yim was among many in Hong Kong who sympathized with the demonstrators and angrily denounced the Chinese government. But 25 years later, his views on China have changed - and he couldn't muster any support for the students now clamoring for democratic reforms in his own city....

Israeli library's manuscripts tell unique stories

JERUSALEM (AP) -- These are treasures that Israel doesn't allow anyone to check out of its national library....

Canadian Parliament authorizes air strikes in Iraq

TORONTO (AP) -- Following a request from the U.S., Canada's Parliament has voted to authorize airstrikes against the Islamic State militant group in Iraq...

Embattled Kurds key in fight against Islamic State

BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Kurds of Syria and Iraq have become a major focal point in the war against the Islamic State group, with Kurdish populations in both countries coming under significant threat by the militants' lightening advance....

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