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October 21, 2014

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WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January

GENEVA (AP) — With Ebola raging in West Africa, the World Health Organization is pressing the search for a vaccine and hopes to test two experimental versions as early as January on 20,000 front-line health care workers and others in the hot zone — a bigger rollout than envisioned just a few months ago.

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IS fighters seize weapons cache meant for Kurds
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 4:01 pm

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday.

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Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 4:01 pm

SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec (AP) — A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators, who feared he had jihadist ambitions and had seized his passport, authorities said Tuesday.

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Congo doctor Mukwege wins EU human rights prize
Posted: October 21, 2014

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — European lawmakers have awarded their top human rights prize to Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege who campaigns against sexual violence targeting women in war.

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Oil CEO in sad toll of famed plane crash victims
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 4:01 pm

PARIS (AP) — 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.

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Syria's Assad exploits US war against IS
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 4:01 pm

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad is taking advantage of the U.S.-led coalition's war against the Islamic State group to pursue a withering air and ground campaign against more mainstream rebels elsewhere in the country, trying to recapture areas considered more crucial to the survival of his government.

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'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 4:01 pm

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows.

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Iran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 4:01 pm

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Shiite powerhouse Iran has pledged enduring support for the Shiite-led government of Iraq in its battle against an ascendant Sunni insurgency spearheaded by the Islamic State group.

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Ancient Greek well yields rare wooden statue
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 4:01 pm

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Archeologists in Greece have uncovered a rare wooden statue preserved in the muddy depths of an ancient well in Piraeus, the port of Athens.

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