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World

  • US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

    Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened U.S. defenses against Ebola by requiring that all arrivals from the disease-ravaged zone pass through one of five U.S. airports.

  • Hospital: American video journalist free of Ebola

    An Omaha hospital says an American video journalist is free of Ebola and will be released soon.

  • FBI: US girls may have tried to join jihadis

    The FBI said Tuesday that it's investigating the possibility that three teenage girls from the Denver area tried to travel to Syria to join Islamic State extremists.

  • $8M for 88 victims of abuse by US Franciscan friar

    Eighty-eight former students who were sexually molested by a Franciscan friar who worked as an athletic trainer at a Pennsylvania Catholic high school have settled their legal claims for $8 million, according to two attorneys who represent more than half the victims.

  • Oil CEO in sad toll of famed plane crash victims

    Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA whose silver handlebar earned him the nickname "Big Mustache," died late Monday at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, according to Russian investigators.

  • Total CEO killed in Moscow runway crash

    Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who helped establish the multinational oil company as one of the world's biggest, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was reportedly drunk.

  • CVS develops tobacco-free prescription network

    First, CVS Health pulled tobacco from its store shelves. Now, it plans to make some customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other stores that still sell smokes.

  • Nepal vows new rules after worst trekking disaster

    Nepal on Tuesday said it will introduce new rules, improve weather forecasts and better monitor the movement of trekkers after the Himalayan country's worst hiking disaster left dozens dead last week.

  • WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January

    The hunt for an Ebola vaccine will produce data soon about whether two experimental vaccines are safe and could lead to larger medical trials in West Africa by January, a top World Health Organization official said Tuesday.

  • US releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

    Federal health officials issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.

  • Ebola cases rise sharply in western Sierra Leone

    The number of people infected with Ebola in western Sierra Leone, on the other side of the country from where the first cases emerged months ago, is soaring with more than 20 deaths daily, the government and local media reported Tuesday.

  • Pistorius out of Paralympic events for 5 years

    Oscar Pistorius will be ineligible to compete in Paralympic events during the entirety of his five-year prison sentence.

  • Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term

    Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

  • Guilty

    Oscar Pistorius (center) is led out of court in Pretoria, South Africa, on Tuesday. Pistorius received a five-year prison sentence for culpable homicide by judge Thokozile Masipais for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year. (AP/Themba Hadebe)

  • Airstrike

    Thick smoke and flames from an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition rise in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, on Monday. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (AP/ Lefteris Pitarakis)

  • Malaysia detains 11 Indonesian illegal immigrants

    Eleven Indonesian undocumented migrants were arrested by officers with the Klang-branch of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (APMM) as they attempted to enter Malaysian territory over water.

  • Malaysian lawmakers warn Australia of radicalism

    A delegation from a Malaysian opposition party urged Australia's government on Tuesday to use its influence to discourage authorities in Malaysia from fanning Islamic radicalism for political gain.

  • Few hopes of success in Hong Kong talks

    Hong Kong officials and student leaders will hold talks Tuesday to try to end pro-democracy protests that have gripped the southern Chinese city for more than three weeks, though chances of success are slim given the vast differences between the two sides.

  • Jokowi meets with PNG Prime Minister for bilateral talks

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo conducted a meeting with Papua New Guinea (PNG) Prime Minister Peter O’Neill at the State Palace in Jakarta on Tuesday morning.

  • Jokowi, Kerry discuss further cooperation between RI and US

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said that he discussed further cooperation between Indonesia and the United States in a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday.

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