Cara Anna, Associated Press | PostedOct 17th - 9:57am
The World Health Organization has announced that Congo's latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is not yet considered a global health emergency. Some aid groups expressed alarm when the rate of new cases more than doubled this month. With the area compared to a war zone, resistance to health workers sometimes turning violent and confirmed cases found near the heavily traveled Ugandan border, the risk of regional spread is "very high."
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | PostedOct 17th - 9:22am
U.N. special envoy Staffan de Mistura said Wednesday he will make a final effort in his final weeks in the job to advance toward a new constitution for Syria — a key step in ending the country's civil war.
Vladimir Isachenkov and Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press | PostedOct 17th - 8:20am
An 18-year-old student strode into his vocational school in Crimea, a hoodie covering his blond hair, then pulled out a shotgun and opened fire on Wednesday, killing 19 students and wounding more than 50 others before killing himself.
Somali intelligence officials say the largest U.S. military airstrike against al-Shabab extremists in Somalia in nearly a year largely destroyed a training camp where recruits were preparing to graduate and killed more fighters than the U.S. announced.
A U.S. call for the withdrawal of a UN peacekeeping mission from Kosovo would leave Serbia no choice but to "protect" its people in the former Serbian province, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said Wednesday.
Nicholas Paphitis and Elena Becatoros, Associated Press | PostedOct 17th - 6:50am
Greece's foreign minister resigned Wednesday following a disagreement with the defense minister over the handling of a deal for Greece to drop its objections to neighboring Macedonia joining NATO if the small country's name is changed.