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AP PHOTOS: Israel prison hosts inmate fashion show

Thu Oct 30, 2014

Alert the fashion police: prisoners in an Israeli jail have presented their debut collections, bringing the do's and don'ts of design straight to the halls of a penitentiary. Full Story

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Rocket explosion setback for commercial space

Fri Oct 31, 2014

Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of figuring out why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA's strategy of using private companies to fly supplies and, eventually, astronauts to the International Space Station. Full Story

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N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola

Fri Oct 31, 2014

North Korea announced Thursday it will quarantine foreigners entering the country for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus, even though no cases of the disease have been reported anywhere in Asia, and very few foreigners are allowed to enter. Full Story

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Wanted in US, Roman Polanski questioned in Poland

Fri Oct 31, 2014

Prosecutors in Poland questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski on Thursday at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his arrest on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor. Full Story

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After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom _ and glut

Fri Oct 31, 2014

Like other Japanese who were banking on this country's sweeping move toward clean energy, Junichi Oba is angry. Full Story

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Sweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel upset

Thu Oct 30, 2014

Sweden on Thursday became the biggest Western European country to recognize a Palestinian state, prompting a strong protest from Israel, which swiftly withdrew its ambassador from Stockholm. Full Story

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Iran foils sabotage attempt on heavy water tanks

Thu Oct 30, 2014

Iranian authorities have foiled a sabotage attempt involving tanks used for the transportation of heavy water, a key component in nuclear reactors, an Iranian newspaper reported on Thursday. Full Story

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South Africans mourn sport deaths

Thu Oct 30, 2014

South African officials on Thursday called for a strict new gun law as a tribute to a soccer star who was shot and killed earlier this week. Full Story

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Patient Zero in Ebola outbreak was Guinean toddler

Wed Oct 29, 2014

In the Guinean village where the current West African Ebola outbreak began, 14 graves mark the spot where the lethal virus began to spiral out of control. Full Story

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Army troops isolated after Africa duty tour

Wed Oct 29, 2014

An Army two-star general and 11 of his staff are being isolated at the base in Italy upon returning from serving in West Africa to help with the Ebola fight. Full Story

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Cuba tries to drive up fertility amid baby slump

Wed Oct 29, 2014

Daymarys Gonzalez's first attempt to have a child ended with an ectopic pregnancy at age 31. She stopped trying to conceive after a miscarriage the following year. Full Story

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Ukraine, Moscow clinch deal on Russian gas supply

Fri Oct 31, 2014

Moscow and Kiev on Thursday clinched a multi-billion dollar deal that will guarantee that Russian gas exports flow into Ukraine and beyond to the European Union throughout the winter despite their intense rivalry over the fighting in eastern Ukraine. Full Story

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Ebola puts Ghana's bush meat traders out of work

Wed Oct 29, 2014

Yaa Kyerewaa cuts a lonely figure beside a pile of animal parts: the jaws of a giant rodent, the hooves of wild pigs, snails. This bush meat was once considered a delicacy and fetched premium prices. But Ebola has frightened away customers and Kyerewaa hasn't sold anything in days. Full Story