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Liberia's president opened one of the country's largest Ebola treatment centers in Monrovia on Friday, remembering the days when "the dying, the sick, the dead who could not picked up on time" as officials hope the disease is on the decline in this West African country.
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Italy phases out sea rescues to save migrants

The Associated Press  |  posted 30 minutes ago
Italy is insisting that lives won't be sacrificed as it ends its costly Mediterranean Sea rescue operation and shifts over to a less ambitious joint patrol with the European Union.
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EU confirms North Korea invite for rights visit

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 10:11am
A European Union official on Friday confirmed that North Korea has invited the EU's special representative for human rights to visit the country.
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Shelters fill up after deadly Sri Lanka mudslide

Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 10:11am
Sri Lankan authorities warned of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, but residents said Friday there was no room left at the shelters and no alternative housing for them to move to.
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Uganda-North Korea ties grow amid democracy doubts

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 10:02am
President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda gave a state banquet late Thursday in honor of North Korea's ceremonial head of state, praising Pyongyang for what he said was its prominent role in fighting imperialism.
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US ambassador says she's monitoring for Ebola

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 10:02am
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, newly returned from a visit to the West African countries worst hit by Ebola, said Friday she is self-monitoring for the virus like anyone else.
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Burkina Faso army general takes power

Brahima Ouedraogo, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 10:02am
An army general took power in Burkina Faso Friday after President Blaise Compaore stepped down, ending his 27 year rule of the West African country.
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Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis

Michelle Faul, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 10:02am
The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week — months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later.
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Brazil screens arrivals from Ebola-affected areas

The Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 9:51am
Brazil has begun screening passengers arriving from the Ebola-affected countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the Health Ministry said Friday.
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Trooper ambush suspect in court after long manhunt

Kathy Matheson, Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 9:51am
Onlookers shouted "Are you sorry?" and "Why did you do it?" as a gaunt and battered-looking Eric Frein — the survivalist suspected in the ambush slaying of a Pennsylvania state trooper — was led from court Friday, the morning after his capture ended a grueling seven-week manhunt.
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Zambia's acting president appeals for calm

Noel Sichalwe, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 9:20am
Zambian security forces will not tolerate any violence or other illegal activity as the country mourns President Michael Sata, who died after a long illness, Zambia's temporary leader said Friday.
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Thai prime minister, an ex-general, is millionaire

The Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 9:10am
Asset disclosures by members of Thailand's military-dominated post-coup Cabinet reveal they are quite well-off, a trait shared with the civilian politicians they accused of corruption.
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Remains recovered from Ukraine plane disaster site

The Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 9:10am
The Dutch prime minister says investigators have recovered an unspecified number of human remains from the site in eastern Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down.
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Turkish president questions focus on Kobani

The Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 9:01am
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the international community is focusing too much on the battle over Kobani and is calling for strikes in other parts of Syria.
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Syria's Alawites pay heavy price as they bury sons

Diaa Hadid, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 9:01am
The posters of slain Syrian soldiers, put up by families to commemorate their sons killed in the fight against rebels, are plastered on walls throughout the coastal province of Tartous. The impromptu murals of death illustrate the price supporters of President Bashar Assad are paying to defend his rule.
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Fearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-police

Sameer N. Yacoub, Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 8:51am
The Islamic State group is conducting a purge, killing dozens of former policemen and soldiers living in areas of Iraq under its control, in a campaign apparently aimed at preventing any uprising against its extremist rule.
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Australian surfer kicks shark as it bites his foot

The Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 8:10am
A 20-year-old competition surfer said on Thursday he accidentally stepped on a shark's head before it bit him off the Australian east coast.
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Peshmerga fighters leave Kobani to return later

Elena Becatoros, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 8:00am
The 10 peshmerga fighters from Iraq who entered the embattled northern Syrian town of Kobani one day earlier returned to Turkey Friday to prepare for their forces' full deployment, a Kurdish official in Kobani said.
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Fire causes evacuation of French state radio

The Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 7:40am
A fire at the Paris headquarters of French state radio is sending columns of thick black smoke out of more than a dozen windows.
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Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore says in statement he has stepped down after protests

The Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 7:30am
Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore says in statement he has stepped down after protests.
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Heavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem site

Peter Enav, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 7:30am
Israel reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site on Friday and deployed more than 1,000 security personnel following clashes the previous day between Palestinians and Israeli riot police that had ratcheted up already heightened tensions in the city.
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Chinese official allegedly hides $33M in bribes

The Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 7:20am
Investigators in China have found more than 200 million yuan ($33 million) in cash at the home of an energy official accused of receiving bribes, in the country's largest cash seizure ever, a senior prosecutor said Friday.
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Pirate Bay founder jailed for hacking Danish data

The Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 7:10am
A Danish court on Friday sentenced the Swedish founder of file-sharing site The Pirate Bay to 3½ years in prison after he was found guilty of hacking into a private company handling sensitive information for Danish authorities.
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UN: Growing number of foreigners in terror groups

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  posted Oct 31st - 7:10am
A new United Nations report says the world is facing a challenge of foreign fighters in terror groups on an "unprecedented scale," with about 15,000 in Syria and Iraq alone.
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