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    Suicide Bombers Kill Seven in Kabul

    By Brian Shields

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban suicide bombers struck two buses carrying Afghan soldiers in Kabul early Wednesday, killing seven people and wounding 21, just a day after the signing of a key U.S.-Afghan security pact. The long-awaited deal allows Full Article

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    Ten Kids Killed in Twin Explosions in Syria

    By Brian Shields

    DAMASCUS (AP) — A Syrian official says 17 people, including 10 children, have been killed in twin explosions near a school in the central city of Homs. The explosions took place as children were leaving school at the end of classes Full Article

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    Hong Kong Braces For Protests On ‘National Day’

    By Aaron Pero

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's embattled leader attended a flag-raising ceremony Wednesday to mark China's National Day after refusing to meet pro-democracy demonstrators despite their threats to expand the street protests that have posed the stiffest challenge to Beijing's authority Full Article

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    2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa – Outbreak Distribution Map

    By Mario Sevilla

    Ebola, previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains. Ebola can cause disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees). Ebola is caused by Full Article

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    Ebola Outbreak: Ways To Help

    By Mario Sevilla

    (CNN) -- West Africa is facing the worst Ebola outbreak on record, according to the World Health Organization. More than 3,000 people have died from the virus since March and the numbers continue to grow. Obama announced that the Full Article


    Families Wait In Agony For Word On Ebola Patients

    By Mario Sevilla

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic. Then came the wails of grief, as news spread that 31-year-old Rose Johnson was dead just days after she was brought here unconscious by Full Article

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    EU Says Apple Gets Illegal Tax Benefits in Ireland

    By Jen Scarpelli

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Apple risks having to repay Ireland tax rebates worth billions of dollars after the European Union's competition watchdog said Tuesday the company appears to be benefiting from illegal tax deals there. In a preliminary report into the company's Full Article

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    British Warplanes Launch First Strikes in Iraq

    By Jen Scarpelli

    SALHIYAH, Iraq (AP) — British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon says British warplanes launched airstrikes against fighters from the Islamic State group in Iraq for the first time. The strikes Tuesday mark Britain's entry into the U.S.-led international air campaign Full Article

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    VIRAL VIDEO: Container Ships Collide in the Suez Canal

    By Brian Shields

    SUEZ CANAL (KRON) -- There are no reports of injuries after two container ships collided Monday on the north end of the Suez Canal. Video that is going viral shows people shouting while the German-flagged MV Colombo Express and the Full Article

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    With the Clooney-Alamuddin Wedding Over, the Focus Turns to the Fashion

    By Brian Shields

    VENICE (KRON) -- The wedding is over but now the fashion world is oohing and ahhing over the clothese George Clooney and his bride, human rights barrister Amal Alamuddin. Two magazine covers show Alamuddin wearing an Oscar de la Renta Full Article

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    American Ebola Labs Arrive in Liberia

    By Brian Shields

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — U.S. mobile Ebola labs should be up and running in Liberia this week, and American troops have broken ground for a field hospital, as the international community races to increase the ability to care for the Full Article

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    Nicole Kidman Reveals Heartbreak Over Dad’s Death

    By Aaron Pero

    SYDNEY (AP) — Actress Nicole Kidman on Tuesday broke her public silence since the death of her father more than two weeks ago by sharing her heartbreak and thanking well-wishers for their comforting thoughts and prayers. "We would just like to Full Article

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    Trial in Canadian Dismemberment Case Begins

    By Jen Scarpelli

    MONTREAL (AP) — A Canadian man accused of dismembering his Chinese lover and mailing the body parts to schools and political parties admitted to the killing but pleaded not guilty Monday. His lawyer said he is schizophrenic and not criminally responsible Full Article

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    Thai Food or Not? A Machine Will Decide

    By Brian Shields

    BANGKOK, Thailand (KRON) -- How can you tell if Thai food is the real thing? The government in Bangkok is turning to a robot for answers. Deposed Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra first identified the problem in her International travels. She Full Article

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    VIDEO: Eight More Bodies Recovered from Japanese Volcano

    By Brian Shields

    KISO, Japan (AP) — Japanese soldiers managed to bring down eight more bodies by helicopter from the ash-blanketed peak of a still-erupting volcano on Monday, before toxic gases and ash forced them to suspend the recovery effort in the early afternoon. Full Article

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    Where Is Kim Jong Un? The World Can Only Speculate

    By Brian Shields

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's authoritarian leader makes no public appearances for three weeks, skipping a high-profile event he usually attends. An official documentary shows him limping and overweight and mentions his "discomfort." What follows is a smorgasbord of Full Article