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Zambian president dies after long illness

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) -- Zambian President Michael Sata, once dubbed "Mr. King Cobra" for his sharp-tongued remarks, has died in a London hospital after a long illness. Vice President Guy Scott, a white Zambian of Scottish descent, became the country's acting president Wednesday, making him the first white leader of a sub-Saharan African nation since 1994 when South Africa moved to majority rule....

Q&A: What's behind Malaysia's sodomy case vs Anwar

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's top court is hearing this week the final appeal by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim challenging his second conviction on sodomy charges in 14 years. If the court affirms the guilty verdict, Anwar could be imprisoned for five years or longer. Below are some questions and answers about the case and its implications....

Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers dug with bare hands through the broken red earth of a deadly landslide Thursday, defying police orders after a top disaster official said there was no chance of finding more survivors at the high-elevation tea plantation....

Basketball more than just a game for Saudi women

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- As the NBA season kicks off in America this week, a group of Saudi women and girls will be pursuing their own hoop dreams....

Cuba tries to drive up fertility amid baby slump

HAVANA (AP) -- Daymarys Gonzalez's first attempt to have a child ended with an ectopic pregnancy at age 31. She stopped trying to conceive after a miscarriage the following year....

Myanmar's story, told by one crumbling building

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- The little apartment building was graceful once. Maybe even beautiful. There is an elegance in the arched windows now covered with grime. It's in the ornamental pillars, coated with paint so faded that it's hard to say if the building is yellow or white. It's in wide windows kept open through the endless hot months, bringing in the breeze from the Yangon River....

Myanmar's story, told by one crumbling building

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- The little apartment building was graceful once. Maybe even beautiful. There is an elegance in the arched windows now covered with grime. It's in the ornamental pillars, coated with paint so faded that it's hard to say if the building is yellow or white. It's in wide windows kept open through the endless hot months, bringing in the breeze from the Yangon River....

Reality TV show 'Big Brother' to debut in China

BEIJING (AP) -- A Chinese online video site says it is bringing the "Big Brother" reality TV show to China....

Reality TV show 'Big Brother' to debut in China

BEIJING (AP) -- A Chinese online video site says it is bringing the "Big Brother" reality TV show to China....

Patient Zero in Ebola outbreak was Guinean toddler

LONDON (AP) -- In the Guinean village where the current West African Ebola outbreak began, 14 graves mark the spot where the lethal virus began to spiral out of control....