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AP PHOTOS: De la Renta's creations over the years

October 21, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta, who died Monday at 82, shaped American couture half a century ago when it emerged as a serious rival to European fashion designers. more »»

Turkey says it helps Kurdish fighters enter Syria

October 20, 2014

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Turkey said it was helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to support their brethren fighting Islamic State militants in a key border town, although activists inside... more »»

Submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic

October 20, 2014

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge. more »»

British royal couples' 2nd child due in April

October 20, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed that their second baby is due in April — the first time they have offered a month for the royal birth. more »»

Libya's persecuted people displaced again

October 20, 2014

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — After three years in a packed refugee camp, Mariam Mohammed fled with her seven children and some 3,000 other members of Libya's persecuted Tawergha community after they... more »»

Nigeria declared Ebola-free; 'spectacular success'

October 20, 2014

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuf. more »»

WHO chief promises transparency on Ebola failures

October 20, 2014

GAMMARTH, Tunisia (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization says the agency will be upfront about its handling of the Ebola outbreak, following an internal report that details failures in... more »»

UN says worker dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone

October 20, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says another of its staffers has died in the Ebola outbreak. more »»

AP PHOTOS: New gloss on Cuba's classic cars

October 20, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — When Martin Viera's Chevrolet rolled out of the dealer's lot, Harry Truman was president of the United States, gasoline cost 27 cents a gallon and a 24-year-old lefty named Tommy... more »»

Yemen: Suicide bomber kills 10 Houthi rebels

October 20, 2014

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A suicide car bomb on Monday targeted a house used by Shiite Houthi rebels in a town south of Sanaa, killing at least 10 and injuring 15, security officials said, in an attack... more »»

Lacking a plan, Abbas opts for rhetoric

October 20, 2014

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian president has been speaking in increasingly belligerent tones in recent weeks, accusing Israel of committing "genocide" in Gaza and calling on... more »»

EU seeks $1.27 billion in Ebola aid for W. Africa

October 20, 2014

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union committed itself Monday to step up efforts toward getting 1 billion euros ($. more »»

Joko Widodo sworn in as Indonesia's new president

October 20, 2014

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Joko Widodo completed a journey from riverside shack to presidential palace on Monday, cheered through the streets following his inauguration by tens of thousands of... more »»

Turkey helping Kurdish fighters cross into Kobani

October 20, 2014

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — In a significant shift, Turkey's top diplomat announced on Monday that his country is helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to "give support" to fellow Kurds... more »»

Final ruling set for US couple convicted in Qatar

October 20, 2014

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — An American couple convicted in Qatar of child endangerment will receive a final verdict on their appeal on November 30, a Qatari judge announced on Monday. more »»

Ukraine parliament says 100s died in battle

October 20, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A report by Ukraine's parliament revealed Monday that more than 300 soldiers were killed during a weeks-long battle that marked a crushing setback in the military campaign to... more »»

Suicide, car bombings in Iraq kill at least 43

October 20, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's top Shiite cleric on Monday gave his support to the new government battling the Islamic State group as militants unleashed a wave of deadly attacks on the country's majority... more »»

Image of Asia: A snowstorm survivor waits in Nepal

October 20, 2014

In this photo by Niranjan Shrestha, an avalanche survivor waits to receive the bodies of his colleagues outside a morgue in Katmandu, Nepal. more »»

WHO: Nigeria's Ebola outbreak is officially over

October 20, 2014

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria is free of Ebola, the World Health Organization declared Monday of a rare victory in the months-long battle against the fatal disease. more »»

Philippine leader: Murder case won't harm US ties

October 20, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Monday that a murder investigation focused on a U.S. Marine should have no bearing on the two countries' relations, while U. more »»

Suicide, car bombings in Iraq kill at least 33

October 20, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants unleashed attacks on Iraq's majority Shiite community on Monday, killing at least 33 people, the latest in relentless assaults that have challenged the Shiite-led... more »»



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