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Cream vocalist and bassist Jack Bruce dies at 71

Sun Oct 26, 2014

Jack Bruce was part Mississippi Delta and part Carnaby Street. In his glorious heyday as bassist and lead vocalist of 1960s power trio Cream he helped create a sound that combined American blues and psychedelia to thrill audiences throughout the world. Full Story

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Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

Sun Oct 26, 2014

Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she alleged was trying to rape her, drawing swift international condemnation for a prosecution several countries described as flawed. Full Story

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Gunman in Canada attack complained about mosque

Sat Oct 25, 2014

The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada's Parliament once complained that a Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, and was kicked out after he repeatedly spent the night there even though officials told him to stop, Muslim leaders said Friday. Full Story

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Cloning whistleblower: Little changed in S. Korea

Sat Oct 25, 2014

The whistleblower who exposed breakthrough cloning research as a devastating fake says South Korea is still dominated by the values that allowed science fraudster Hwang Woo-suk to become an almost untouchable national hero. Full Story

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UK boy finishes proton therapy in Prague for tumor

Sat Oct 25, 2014

A clinic in Prague says British boy Ashya King has completed his proton beam therapy treatment for a life-threatening brain tumor. Full Story

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Colleagues: US doctor with Ebola was very careful

Sun Oct 26, 2014

An American doctor who caught Ebola while treating patients in Guinea was a hard worker who conscientiously followed safety procedures, two colleagues said Saturday. Full Story

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Egypt declares emergency in northern Sinai

Sat Oct 25, 2014

RISH, Egypt (AP) -- A coordinated assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula killed 30 Egyptian troops on Friday, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the military, which has been struggling to stem a wave of violence by Islamic extremists since the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Full Story

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Cholera sickens nearly 1,000 people in Niger

Sun Oct 26, 2014

Doctors Without Borders says a cholera outbreak in the West African country of Niger killed 20 people and has sickened nearly 1,000 people. Full Story

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WHO: Mali case put many at risk for Ebola

Sat Oct 25, 2014

Many people in Mali are at high risk of catching Ebola because the toddler who brought the disease to the country was bleeding from her nose as she traveled on a bus from Guinea, the World Health Organization warned Friday. Full Story

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Militant group said to be using chlorine bombs

Sat Oct 25, 2014

New allegations have emerged that Islamic State extremists have expanded their arsenal with chlorine bombs and captured fighter jets -- weapons that could help the militants in Iraq and Syria. Full Story

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In Pakistan, a coup that wasn't

Sun Oct 26, 2014

It had all the elements of a classic coup: thousands descending on the capital, clashing with police outside parliament and commandeering state TV to demand the ouster of a civilian leader who had locked horns with the military in a country with a long history of turmoil and dictatorship. Full Story

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Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS

Sun Oct 26, 2014

Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group. Full Story

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WHO: Millions of Ebola vaccine doses ready in 2015

Sun Oct 26, 2014

The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March. Full Story

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Number of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar tops 100,000

Sun Oct 26, 2014

A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with the number who have fled by boat since communal violence broke out two years ago now topping 100,000, a leading expert said Saturday. Full Story

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Tunisians skeptical on eve of historic election

Sat Oct 25, 2014

In a raucous cafe in a Tunis slum, men talked in loud voices and paid little attention to the politicians debating on the television mounted on the wall. Qais Jebali swiftly made espressos behind the bar and explained why no one in the gritty neighborhood of Tadamon cared about the upcoming elections. Full Story

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NKorea signals US must apologize to free detainees

Fri Oct 24, 2014

After an American was released from North Korean custody, the attention has now focused on two other U.S. citizens still in its jails, and at least one North Korean legal expert has some unusual advice to offer: let Washington formally apologize to Pyongyang, and the country's leader will consider pardoning them. Full Story

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Poland's Tusk denies claim on partition offer

Fri Oct 24, 2014

Poland's former prime minister, Donald Tusk, denied Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that their two nations carve up Ukraine. Full Story

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Pistorius spends first night in single jail cell

Fri Oct 24, 2014

Oscar Pistorius spent his first night of a five-year jail term in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital, Pretoria, said a prison official. Full Story

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Tunisian forces raid home, kill 6 suspects

Fri Oct 24, 2014

Tunisian counterterrorism forces stormed a home in a Tunis suburb on Friday after a 24-hour standoff, killing six people and seriously wounding a child, an official said. Full Story