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Threat to break isolation over food

MONROVIA, Liberia — Dozens of people quarantined for Ebola monitoring in western Liberia are threatening to break out of isolation because they have no food, the West African nation’s state radio reported today.

Attacks in southwestern Pakistan kill 12 people

QUETTA, Pakistan — Attacks in Pakistan’s troubled southwestern province of Baluchistan, including an assault on the country’s beleaguered minority Shiites Muslims and a suicide bombing targeting a pro-Taliban cleric, killed 12 people today, police said.

Rage erupts in Mexico over 43 missing students

IGUALA, Mexico — Masked assailants Wednesday set fire to the city hall in Iguala in a rampage triggered by the failure of Mexican authorities to resolve the case of 43 missing student teachers.

Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son

OTTAWA, Ontario — The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa’s war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.

Hundreds of Liberians exiled by Ebola

BUDUBURAM CAMP, Ghana — Henry Boley left Liberia to attend a conference in Nigeria just days after his twins were born. Now, weeks later, he can’t get home. Amanda Johnson, a 50-year-old Liberian living in Ghana, awaits her fiance’s departure from their home country for their wedding, but refuses to return home because of Ebola.

Shots ring out at Canada’s Parliament

OTTAWA — A gunman shot and wounded a Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country’s capital today, then entered Parliament, where numerous shots rang out, police and witnesses said.

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows today to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

One dead in Canadian car attack

SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec — Terrorist ideology inspired a recent convert to Islam to drive his car into two Canadian soldiers, killing one, before he was shot dead by police, authorities said today.

W.H.O.: We botched outbreak response

LONDON — The World Health Organization has admitted it botched the attempt to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information.

Hurricane Gonzalo approaching Bermuda

HAMILTON, Bermuda — Hurricane Gonzalo roared toward Bermuda as a powerful Category 3 storm today and the head of the tiny British territory urged people to seek high ground due to a potential storm surge of 10 feet.

Snowstorm rescue continues

KATHMANDU — At least 95 more people were rescued from Nepal’s central mountains but many trekking teams remain stuck after being hit by snowstorms, authorities said today.

U.N. chief visits Gaza as reconstruction efforts begin

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The U.N. chief visited Gaza today to give a push to international reconstruction efforts following a devastating summer war, saying the destruction was “beyond description” as Israel allowed the first shipment of construction materials to enter the coastal strip since the fighting ended in August.

North Korean leader reappears publicly, with cane

SEOUL, South Korea — After vanishing from the public eye for nearly six weeks, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is back, ending rumors that he was gravely ill, deposed or worse.

Mexico captures cartel kingpin

Authorities on Thursday captured one of Mexico’s most wanted men, the leader of the resurgent Juarez Cartel, Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, bagging the second major alleged kingpin this month.
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Graves found in case of Mexico’s 43 missing students

TIXTLA, Mexico — Two weeks after 43 students disappeared in a clash with police in rural southern Mexico, authorities say the suspects have led them to more mass graves, though Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam did not say how many bodies are there.
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Two children’s advocates win Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway — Taliban attack survivor Malala Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel winner ever as she and Kailash Satyarthi of India won the Nobel Peace Prize today for working to protect children from slavery, extremism and child labor at great risk to their own lives.

Hong Kong government cancels talks with protesters

HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s government today canceled talks with student leaders of a pro-democracy protest that has blocked streets in the city for nearly two weeks, with a senior official saying the discussions were unlikely to be constructive.

U.S.-led coalition ramps up strikes on Syrian town

MURSITPINAR, Turkey — The U.S.-led coalition ramped up its aerial bombardment of Islamic State positions in the Syrian border town of Kobani today, as the extremist group battled street by street with Kurdish forces and reportedly rushed in reinforcements from surrounding areas.

Two suicide attacks in Yemen kill nearly 70 people

SANAA, Yemen — Two suicide bombers struck in Yemen today — one targeting a gathering of Shiite rebels in the country’s capital and the other hitting a military outpost in the south — in attacks that killed nearly 70 people, officials said.