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UN: We botched response to the Ebola outbreak

LONDON (AP) -- In a draft document, the World Health Organization has acknowledged that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information....

UN: We botched response to the Ebola outbreak

LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization has admitted that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information....

Europe's top powers deadlocked as economy sinks

FRANKFURG, Germany (AP) -- Europe's economy needs help - fast. Yet the two powers that could take action, the European Central Bank and Germany, don't see eye to eye about what to do....

Jihadis take their kids to war; moms fight back

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) -- It started out as a father-and-son trip to Kosovo's western mountains in July. It turned into a months-long ordeal for an 8-year-old boy who was taken to war-torn Syria by his jihadi father and only returned following a shadowy operation involving Kosovo's spy agency....

Jihadis take their kids to war; moms fight back

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) -- It started out as a father-and-son trip to Kosovo's western mountains in July. It turned into a months-long ordeal for an 8-year-old boy who was taken to war-torn Syria by his jihadi father and only returned following a shadowy operation involving Kosovo's spy agency....

S. Korea concert planner found dead after 16 die

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A South Korean man involved in planning an outdoor pop concert where 16 people were killed after falling through a ventilation grate was found dead Saturday in an apparent suicide, officials said, as doctors treated eight others facing life-threatening injuries from the disaster....

Cameron: EU secures $1.25 billion for Ebola fight

BRUSSELS (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron says that the European Union and its 28 member nations have secured 1 billion euros ($1.25 billion) to fight the Ebola crisis in West Africa....

Ruling party ahead in Mozambique elections

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) -- The ruling party candidate in the southern African country of Mozambique was leading in early returns from a presidential election this week, officials said....

Kobani key to US strategy against Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dusty and remote, the Syrian city of Kobani has become an unlikely spoil in the war against Islamic State militants - and far more of a strategic prize than the United States wants to admit....

Chinese art colony's free-speech illusion shatters

BEIJING (AP) -- Just a few weeks ago, oil painters in eastern Beijing's Songzhuang art district had welcomed foreign reporters into their studios and shown off works tackling such touchy subjects as China's prisons and Communist Party politics. Over lunch, they candidly lamented the state of free speech in China while chewing on chicken and downing glasses of beer....

AP PHOTOS: Cemetery overcrowding around the world

Cemetery overcrowding is an issue that resonates around the world, particularly in its most cramped cities and among religions that forbid or discourage cremation. The reality of relying on finite land resources to cope with the endless stream of the dying has brought about creative solutions....

Israel raises the dead with skyward cemetery

PETAH TIKVA, Israel (AP) -- At first glance, the multi-tiered jungle of concrete off a major central Israeli highway does not appear unusual in this city of bland high-rises. But the burgeoning towers are groundbreaking when you consider its future tenants: They will be homes not for the living but rather the dead....

US monitors health care worker aboard cruise ship

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A cruise ship with a Dallas health care worker aboard who is being monitored for signs of Ebola did not receive clearance to dock in Cozumel, Mexico, a day after Belize refused to let the passenger leave the vessel....

Indonesia's new president faces tough early tests

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Rebooting a slowing economy in a nation of 250 million where inequality is rising, a looming decision on raising fuel prices and vulnerability to any U.S. interest rate hikes would be enough to tax any incoming president....

UN: Ebola death toll rising to 4,500 this week

GENEVA (AP) -- The death toll from Ebola will rise this week to more than 4,500 people from the 9,000 infected and the outbreak is still out of control in three West African nations, a top official with the U.N. health agency said Thursday....

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