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WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread....

Outgoing president's party leads Uruguay contest
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- The political party of outgoing President Jose Mujica, who gained international notice for social reforms such as legalization of marijuana and gay marriage, leads going into Sunday's election to replace him but victory is far from assured....

Militant group said to be using chlorine bombs
MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) -- New allegations have emerged that Islamic State extremists have expanded their arsenal with chlorine bombs and captured fighter jets - weapons that could help the militants in Iraq and Syria....

Colleagues: US doctor with Ebola was very careful
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- An American doctor who caught Ebola while treating patients in Guinea was a hard worker who conscientiously followed safety procedures, two colleagues said Saturday....

Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS
SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group....

Number of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar tops 100,000
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with the number who have fled by boat since communal violence broke out two years ago now topping 100,000, a leading expert said Saturday....

Ukraine pauses before decisive vote
MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine is bracing for decisive parliamentary elections against the backdrop of unrest in regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces....

Tunisians skeptical on eve of historic election
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- In a raucous cafe in a Tunis slum, men talked in loud voices and paid little attention to the politicians debating on the television mounted on the wall. Qais Jebali swiftly made espressos behind the bar and explained why no one in the gritty neighborhood of Tadamon cared about the upcoming elections....

Egypt leader: 'Foreign hands' behind Sinai attack
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Saturday that an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 30 troops was a "foreign-funded operation" and vowed to take drastic action against militants....

Brazil's election: 'Ghosts' versus 'Monsters'
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilian voters electing a new president this weekend are being asked to decide what scares them least: the incumbent's warnings about the "ghosts of the past," or her challenger's charges about the "monsters of the present."...

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Africa
Botswana ruling party shows early lead in election

Asia
Number of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar tops 100,000

Europe
Ukraine pauses before decisive vote

Latin America/Caribbean
Brazil's election: 'Ghosts' versus 'Monsters'

Middle East
Egypt leader: 'Foreign hands' behind Sinai attack