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UN: Ebola outbreak is worrying but not a global emergency

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:29am

The World Health Organization says it is "deeply concerned" by the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo but the situation does not yet warrant being declared a global emergency.

The European Union's Brexit negotiator says both the EU and Britain need "much more time" to reach a deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:12am

The European Union's Brexit negotiator says both the EU and Britain need "much more time" to reach a deal.

Haitians protest alleged misuse of Petrocaribe funds

Evens Sanon, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:13am

A protest by tens of thousands of people across Haiti turned violent Wednesday as anger grows over the alleged misuse of funds from an oil assistance program sponsored by Venezuela.

Pakistani police: Suspected drug dealer's sons kill reporter

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:10am

Pakistani police say the sons of a suspected drug dealer arrested in the country's northwest have killed a local reporter who wrote about their father's case.

AP Explains: Why Congo's latest Ebola outbreak is worrying

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 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."

4 indicted over theft of huge gold coin from Berlin museum

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:29am

German prosecutors have indicted four young men over the brazen theft of a 100-kilogram (221-pound) Canadian gold coin from a Berlin museum.

UN agencies urge end to 'virginity tests' in some countries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:27am

U.N. agencies are calling for an end to the practice in some countries of determining whether a girl or woman is a virgin through gynecological tests.

UN Syria envoy to try to move on constitution before leaving

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:22am

U.N. special envoy Staffan de Mistura said Wednesday that he will make a final effort before stepping down next month to advance toward a new constitution for Syria — a key step in ending the country's civil war.

France floods death toll rises to 14; 1 still missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:19am

Authorities in the southwest region of France hit this week by destructive flash floods say the death toll has increased to 14, with one person still listed as missing.

American student fights deportation in Israeli high court

Isabel Debre, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:49am

A U.S. graduate student on Wednesday asked Israel's Supreme Court to overturn an expulsion order over her alleged involvement in the boycott movement against Israel.

Student gunman kills 19, wounds 50 at school in Crimea

Vladimir Isachenkov and Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 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.

French, Japanese leaders to discuss case of missing tourist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:19am

French President Emmanuel Macron promised to discuss with Japan's prime minister the case of a French tourist who disappeared in Japan in July.

US airstrike wiped out al-Shabab camp, intel officials say

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:10am

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.

Turkish police arrive at residence of Saudi consul to conduct search over disappearance, alleged slaying of Saudi writer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:45am

Turkish police arrive at residence of Saudi consul to conduct search over disappearance, alleged slaying of Saudi writer.

The Latest: Mexico says no special treatment for caravan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:26am

The Latest on the caravan of migrants heading across Central America (all times local):

Turkish president in Moldova for 2-day visit to boost ties

Corneliu Rusnac, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:12am

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Moldova Wednesday for a two-day visit aimed at boosting political and trade ties with the former Soviet republic.

Serbian president issues veiled threat over Kosovo

Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 6:58am

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.

Greek foreign minister resigns over Macedonia deal dispute

Nicholas Paphitis and Elena Becatoros, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 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.

Greek foreign minister resigns after disagreement over Macedonia name change deal; prime minister to take over ministry

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 6:42am

Greek foreign minister resigns after disagreement over Macedonia name change deal; prime minister to take over ministry.