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Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus....

Grocery chain's Christmas ad stirs tears, outrage

LONDON (AP) -- Artillery booms. A trench comes into view. Soldiers huddle into their overcoats for warmth....

Cuban doctor arrives in Switzerland for Ebola aid

BERLIN (AP) -- A Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has arrived in Switzerland for treatment....

US, Turkey still not in sync on Syria

ISTANBUL (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden on Friday will become the latest in a parade of U.S. officials trying to push Turkey to step up its role in the international coalition's fight against Islamic State extremists....

New Egypt comic artists push limits of expression

CAIRO (AP) -- A new feminist comic book, the Jewelry Box, has emerged in Egypt, the latest addition in a blossoming scene of alternative comics, as artists seek freer outlets of expression in a country where independent voices are finding it harder to speak....

Chinese state media give profs a chilling warning

BEIJING (AP) -- Over two weeks, the Communist Party-run Liaoning Daily newspaper sent reporters to sit in on dozens of university lectures all over the country looking for what the paper said were professors "being scornful of China."...

Afghanistan's first fun park brings joy amid war

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Excitement builds in the queue forming behind the barbed-wire security fence outside Afghanistan's first amusement park as children in bright clothes clutch their parents' hands and hop from foot to foot in anticipation of the pleasures waiting behind the high concrete blast walls....

UK police spied on reporters for years, docs show

LONDON (AP) -- Freelance video journalist Jason Parkinson returned home from vacation this year to find a brown paper envelope in his mailbox. He opened it to find nine years of his life laid out in shocking detail....

Boko Haram said to kill about 45 people in Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- The leader of a vigilante fighter group in Nigeria says Boko Haram militants have killed about 45 people in an attack on a village....

Founder of Brazil's largest retail chain dies

SAO PAULO (AP) -- Samuel Klein, the Polish-born founder of Brazil's largest home-appliance retailer, has died, the company said in a statement. He was 91....