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Seoul officials say Kim Jong Un had ankle surgery

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s spy agency said today it has solved the mystery of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s 6-week public absence, which set off a frenzy of wild speculation around the world.

18 miners trapped as coal mine collapses in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey — A coal mine in southern Turkey collapsed today, trapping 18 workers underground as water surged near them, officials said — an event likely to raise even more concerns about the nation’s poor workplace safety standards.

India slides in gender equality global ranking

NEW DELHI — A global report shows Indian women still face some of the world’s worst inequality in access to health care, education and work, despite years of rapid economic growth.

Remains could be missing Mexican students

MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities said Monday that they had discovered another hidden grave — this one by a garbage dump south of Iguala in Guerrero state — and are examining the remains to determine whether they are the bodies of 43 college students missing for a month.

On the road in North Korea

LAKE CHON, North Korea — When North Korea opens its doors, it does so for a reason. So it was when the authoritarian government granted permission for a road trip so extensive that few North Koreans — let alone a pair of American journalists — could imagine taking it.

Canadians search for gunman’s motivations

OTTAWA — Government leaders gathered in a show of resolution a day after a deadly attack on Canada’s Parliament, as authorities and everyday Canadians sifted through confounding shards of the gunman’s life seeking to understand what motivated the man to storm the nation’s seat of power.

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.
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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.