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WHO declares Nigeria Ebola-free video WHO declares Nigeria Ebola-free

Africa's most populous nation Nigeria was on Monday…

Raw: Powerful blast rocks Ukrainian city video Raw: Powerful blast rocks Ukrainian city

A powerful explosion shook the largest rebel-controlled…

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Why some people survive Ebola
Why some people survive Ebola

Even in Ebola-ravaged West Africa, not everyone dies from the virus. So why do some people escape, and not others?

Family stand by as Pistorius awaits fate
Family stand by as Pistorius awaits fate

The family of Oscar Pistorius say they'll stand by the Paralympian when he arrives in Pretoria for sentencing for killing…

Thousands put out as Heathrow flights cancelled
Thousands put out as Heathrow flights cancelled

Thousands of passengers at Britain's biggest airport Heathrow face severe delays and cancelled flights due to stormy weather…

Costly menu takes bite out of McD's
Costly menu takes bite out of McD's

While McDonald's still offers several items for $1, its menu is quietly getting more expensive, sending diners to its fancier…

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Pistorius out of Paralympic events for 5 years

LONDON (AP) The International Paralympic Committee says Oscar Pistorius will be ineligible to compete during his five-year…

Court rejects Lufthansa bid to block strike

BERLIN (AP) A German court has rejected a bid by Lufthansa to force a union representing the company's pilots to call off…

Korean tourist's body found after Thai boat crash

BANGKOK (AP) The body of a South Korean woman who went missing when a tourist boat collided with a fishing vessel in southern…

Strike shuts Lisbon subway for 12th time this year

LISBON, Portugal (AP) The Portuguese government's plan to privatize debt-heavy public transport companies is meeting tough…

Ultra-Orthodox Jews attack Jerusalem buses over ad

JERUSALEM (AP) Israeli police say dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews have attacked buses with ads promoting female worship at…

Reports: US evangelist urged vasectomies, abortion

AKRON, Ohio (AP) U.S. televangelist Ernest Angley has long controlled members of his Ohio congregation by advising them…

Bombings kill 9 people in Iraqi capital

BAGHDAD (AP) Iraqi officials say two separate bombings have killed nine people in Baghdad, the latest victims in near-daily…

'Cadaver dog' work more accepted by cops, courts

BENTON, California (AP) Increasingly, police investigators and courts are putting their faith in four-legged tools canines…

US democrats love seeing minimum wage on ballot

CHICAGO (AP) As Democrats across the U.S. make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast…

Aerial collision kills Taiwanese air force pilot

BEIJING (AP) A Taiwanese air force pilot was killed in an aerial collision between two training jets on Tuesday. One jet…

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Finding victims in Indiana case a lengthy process

GARY, Indiana (AP) Investigators in two states are reviewing unsolved murders and missing person reports after the arrest…

Nobel laureate to be honored in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) When Malala Yousafzai visits Philadelphia to accept an award for her efforts to promote girls' education…

Wyoming prepares to legalize same-sex marriage

CHEYENNE, Wyoming (AP) Wyoming stood poised Tuesday to become the latest U.S. state to allow gay marriage, bringing the…

Head of Iran's chief clerical body dead at 83

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) Ayatollah Mohammadreza Mahdavi Kani, the head of Iran's most influential clerical body charged with choosing…

Museum shows Louis Armstrong photos by friend

NEW YORK (AP) Louis Armstrong sometimes referred to Jack Bradley as his "white son," inviting him to private rehearsals…

Pakistan pulls anti-government TV channel off air

ISLAMABAD (AP) An anti-government TV news channel in Pakistan was taken off air for 15 days after a high court ruled that…

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

NEW YORK (AP) Oscar de la Renta, who died Monday at 82, shaped American couture half a century ago when it emerged as a…

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) Oscar Pistorius was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for killing Reeva Steenkamp by…

Samsung phones cleared for US government use

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday some of its Galaxy mobile devices were approved by the National…

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Science

Busting the penguin myths
Busting the penguin myths

They’re loveable, cute and raise caring families with their mate for life, right? Wrong. A new book busts the box-office…

Fracking sparks natural gas boom
'Site J' confirmed for comet landing
First schizophrenia symptoms revealed
Angry? Your toddler can tell
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Space

Winter winds mystery solved
Winter winds mystery solved

A team of leading scientists, including a Kiwi, have gazed beyond our planet to solve a mystery phenomenon tampering with…

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Syria

Keith Locke: Take on extremists with words not war
Keith Locke: Take on extremists with words not war

Keith Locke writes: New Zealanders are right to be concerned about the rise of the Islamic State (Isis), but our best contribution…

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