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Homeland Security orders new screening for Ebola

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Everyone coming to the United States from the three West African countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease at one of five airports, the Homeland Security Department said Tuesday. …

French oil CEO killed when private jet collides with snowplow during takeoff in Moscow

By The Associated Press 6:00 p.m.
MOSCOW — Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who dedicated his career to the multinational oil company, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, Russian investigators …

South African Olympian Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing girlfriend

By The Associated Press
PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for …

Submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic

By The Associated Press
STOCKHOLM — Sweden’s biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge. In a scene reminiscent of the Cold War, Swedish naval ships, helicopters and ground troops combed the …

Iran acts to comply with interim nuclear deal with world powers, IAEA says

By Reuters
VIENNA — Iran is taking further action to comply with an interim nuclear agreement with six world powers, a monthly United Nations atomic agency report showed — a finding the West may see as positive before a November deadline for …

Abbas seems desperate in round of belligerent rhetoric

By The Associated Press
RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian president has been speaking in increasingly belligerent tones in recent weeks, accusing Israel of committing “genocide” in Gaza and calling on Palestinians to defend a contested Jerusalem holy site “by any means.” For the …

Deepening U.S. commitment to Kobani ties Obama’s Islamic State effort to Kurds’ fate

By McClatchy Newspapers
ISTANBUL — The American air campaign against the Islamic State, begun in August to stop the takeover of Iraqi Kurdistan and to rescue a trapped religious minority, has become focused on a Syrian Kurdish enclave whose defenders are linked to …

Spate of attacks kills dozens in Iraq, appears to target Shiites

By The Associated Press
BAGHDAD — Iraq’s top Shiite cleric on Monday gave his support to the new government battling the Islamic State group as terrorists unleashed a wave of deadly attacks on the country’s majority Shiite community, killing at least 43 people. While …

WHO: Nigeria’s Ebola outbreak is officially over

By The Associated Press
ABUJA, Nigeria — The World Health Organization declared on Monday that Nigeria is free of Ebola, a rare victory in the months-long battle against the fatal disease. Nigeria’s containment of the lethal disease is a “spectacular success story,” WHO Country …

Loophole rewards expelled Nazi suspects with Social Security benefits

By The Associated Press
OSIJEK, Croatia — Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in Social Security benefits when they were forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation has found. The payments, underwritten by American …

Crime rocks Mexico despite government claim of progress

By USA Today
IGUALA, Mexico — The recent disappearance of 43 students and the discovery of mass graves containing the remains of 28 charred human bodies offer an alarming reminder that violent crime persists in Mexico. That’s despite the federal government’s insistence that …

As Hong Kong protests continue, fear of more casualties grows

By The Los Angeles Times
HONG KONG — Clashes between democracy protesters and police continued for a third day in a row Sunday in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok neighborhood, and leaders of both the government and the 3-week-old civil disobedience movement raised concerns that more …

South Korea: Two Koreas exchange gunfire along border

By The Associated Press
SEOUL — Troops from the rival Koreas exchanged gunfire Sunday along their heavily fortified border in the second such shooting in less than 10 days, South Korean officials said. There were no reports of injuries or property damage, but the …

Pope Francis: ‘God is not afraid of new things’

By USA Today
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, calling on the church to adapt to the “changing conditions of society” a day …

Fiercest fighting in days hits Syrian border town of Kobani

By Reuters
URFA,Turkey — The fiercest fighting in days shook the Syrian border town of Kobani overnight as Islamic State terrorists attacked Kurdish defenders with mortars and car bombs, sources in the town and a monitoring group said Sunday. Islamic State, which …

Marine accused in Philippine killing tests U.S. ties

By The Associated Press
OLONGAPO, Philippines — Inside a funeral parlor, a Filipino mother sits and weeps next to a coffin containing the body of her daughter and demands answers. On a hulking American assault ship moored at a nearby port sits a man …

Sweden says credible reports of foreign submarine in its waters

By Reuters
STOCKHOLM — Sweden released on Sunday a grainy photo of a mysterious vessel in Stockholm’s archipelago, as the military hunted for a foreign submarine or …

Catholic bishops back away from welcoming words to gays

By The Associated Press
VATICAN CITY — Roman Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by …

Tourism in Iran increases 35%

By The Associated Press
TEHRAN, Iran — The number of foreigners visiting Iran increased dramatically during the 12-month period ending in March, with 35 percent more tourists compared to the same period a year earlier, Iran’s top tourism official said Saturday. Masoud Soltanifar said …

Bermuda regroups from Hurricane Gonzalo hit

By The Associated Press
HAMILTON, Bermuda — Crews cleared away downed trees and power lines Saturday after Hurricane Gonzalo battered this tiny, wealthy British territory for several hours but …