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US looking past Ebola to prepare for next outbreak
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster....

Suicide bomber kills at least 45 Afghans
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A suicide bomber attacked a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 45 people, officials said....

Islamic State group recruits, exploits children
BEIRUT (AP) -- Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police....

Iraqi premier, US look to aid Islamic State battle
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi forces battling the Islamic State group focused their offensive Sunday on the city of Ramadi, backed by Sunni tribal fighters that the U.S. plans to arm....

Diplomats: Iran atomic talks move toward extension
VIENNA (AP) -- Diplomats say the U.S. and five other nations trying to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran are turning away from attempting to reach an agreement by deadline and have started internal discussions on extending the talks....

Israeli Cabinet approves nationality bill
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Cabinet approved a contentious bill Sunday to officially define it as the nation-state of the Jewish people, a move that looks to further inflame tensions with Arab Israelis and Palestinians and potentially shake up the ruling coalition government....

Putin says he won't be Russia's president for life
MOSCOW (AP) -- Vladimir Putin has said he won't remain Russia's president for life and will step down in line with the constitution no later than 2024, according to an interview with a Russian news agency released Sunday....

Workers finish recovering MH17 wreckage in Ukraine
PELAHIIVKA, Ukraine (AP) -- Workers have finished recovering wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster, more than four months after the passenger jet was shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine....

2009 massacre haunts Philippines as trial slows
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Five years after gunmen flagged down a convoy of cars in a southern Philippine province and massacred all 58 occupants, including scores of journalists, the body count continues to rise....

Tunisians hold landmark presidential election
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia took another step forward in its transition to democracy on Sunday by holding its first free presidential election, with voters hoping for more stability and a better economy....

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Africa
Namibia to pick new president in Nov. 28 election

Asia
Suicide bomber kills at least 45 Afghans

Europe
Workers finish recovering MH17 wreckage in Ukraine

Latin America/Caribbean
Bay of Pigs vet, families seek billions from Cuba

Middle East
Egypt willing to send troops to future Palestine


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