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  • Libya parliament allies with renegade general, struggles to assert authority

    By Ayman al-Warfalli and Feras Bosalum BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Libya's beleaguered elected parliament has declared a formal alliance with a renegade former general, as it struggles to assert some authority in a country many fear is sliding into outright civil war. Three years after the overthrow…

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  • Al Qaeda attacks kill at least 33 people in Yemen

    By Mohammed Ghobari SANAA (Reuters) - At least 33 people were killed in a suicide bombing and gun attacks in central Yemen, tribal sources and medics said on Monday, as al Qaeda fighters seized a Yemeni city in a new challenge to the central government. Violence has spread in Yemen since Shi'ite…

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  • South Sudan sexual violence 'rampant,' 2-year-old raped: U.N.

    By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Rape and other forms of sexual violence by all sides in South Sudan's civil war have become so widespread that a two-year-old child was among the victims, the U.N. special representative on sexual violence in armed conflict said on Monday. "In my 30…

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  • 'Breaking Bad' crystal meth action figure: Good idea for Toys 'R' Us?

    What happens when a toy store dedicated to helping "kids and babies develop, learn, and be safe" starts selling hazmat-suited action figures who cook crystal meth?

    Christian Science Monitor18 mins ago
  • Ferguson, Mo. plans an alternate Halloween for trick-or-treaters

    Concerns over longstanding protests following the police shooting in Ferguson have prompted plans for an alternative to the Halloween tradition of trick-or-treating in the St. Louis suburb.

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  • Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter: Why that's bad news for Hillary Clinton 2016

    With three simple words, Monica Lewinsky has broken her silence, re-entered public life, launched a campaign against cyber-bullying - and, quite possibly, thrown a major wrench in Hillary Clinton's purported plans to run for the presidency in 2016.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Turkey says Iraqi Kurds can fight in Kobane. Could they make a difference?

    Turkey has announced it is relenting – sort of – on military aid to the beleaguered Kurdish town of Kobane just over the border in Syria. The government refuses to allow in Turkish Kurds, who played a crucial role in the fight to repel the forces of the Islamic State from the Kurdish-Iraqi capital…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Iraq: Suicide attack kills at least 17 in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber set off his explosives-laden belt on Tuesday in a mosque in busy commercial area in central Baghdad, killing at least 17 people, Iraqi officials said, as the country remains without a new government following last month's national elections.

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  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

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  • Trinidad tops Guatemala, close to World Cup berth

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trinidad and Tobago women's soccer team — which didn't have enough money for lunch when it arrived in the U.S. nearly two weeks ago — moved closer to the final stages of World Cup qualifying Monday with a 2-1 win over Guatemala in the CONCACAF championship.

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  • Top Asian News at 11:00 p.m. GMT

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Joko Widodo completed a journey from riverside shack to presidential palace on Monday, cheered through the streets following his inauguration by tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians in a reminder to the opposition-controlled parliament of the strong grass-roots…

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  • Nigeria declared Ebola-free in 'spectacular success'

    Abuja (AFP) - Nigeria was declared Ebola-free on Monday in a "spectacular success" in the battle to contain the spread of a virus which is devastating Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia where more than 4,500 people have died.

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  • If no checks, more Ebola cases might leave Africa

    LONDON (AP) — A new study underscores the potential danger of airplane passengers infected with Ebola leaving West Africa: If there were no exit screening in place, researchers estimate that three people with the disease might fly out of the region each month.

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  • US man charged with killing Saudi college student

    SAN FERNANDO, California (AP) — A U.S. man was charged Monday with killing a Saudi Arabian college student whose body was found along a desert freeway, nearly 150 miles (241 kilometers) from his home.

    Associated Press43 mins ago
  • 5.6-magnitude quake felt on Ecuador-Colombia line

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A magnitude-5.6 earthquake rattled Ecuador's border with Colombia on Monday, shaking low-lying buildings and frightening residents in the sparsely-populated area. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

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  • Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

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  • AbbVie to pay Shire $1.64B fee over nixed merger

    NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) — AbbVie is walking away from its proposed $55 billion takeover bid of Shire and has agreed to pay the rival drugmaker a $1.64 billion breakup fee.

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  • Palestinians accuse settler of killing schoolgirl

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians are accusing an Israeli settler of running over two schoolgirls, killing one of them, and speeding away.

    Associated Press53 mins ago
  • Guard rescues 2 fishermen off US Virgin Islands

    CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued two fishermen from a boat that capsized in rough waters off the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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