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  • Queen sends first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet — though she kept things traditional, signing off with "Elizabeth R." The 88-year-old monarch tried her hand at Twitter as she opened a new gallery Friday in central London's Science Museum, taking off a glove to press a tablet...

  • Cholera sickens nearly 1,000 people in Niger

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Doctors Without Borders says a cholera outbreak in the West African country of Niger killed 20 people and has sickened nearly 1,000 people. The medical aid group said Friday that several districts in the country's south have been affected. Cholera is caused by...

  • France OKs extradition of dissident Kazakh banker

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — A French appeals court has authorized the extradition to Russia or Ukraine of a Kazakh dissident banker whose legal case is tangled up in at least five countries. His lawyer immediately announced a decision to appeal, which blocks the procedure. Mukhtar Ablyazov fled...

  • Palestinian killed in clash with Israeli military

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian hospital official says a teen was killed during clashes with the Israeli military in the West Bank. A relative identified the teen as 14-year-old Orwah Hamed and said he was born in the United States. Another 12 Palestinians were wounded in...

  • Venezuelans brace for slump in oil prices

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The falling oil prices that are providing relief to drivers around the world threaten to bring more misery to the life of Milagro Alvarez and millions of other Venezuelans, whose country depends almost exclusively on oil revenue. The math teacher has been...

  • Attack on Egypt army post kills 26

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — An assault on an army checkpoint in the northern part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Friday caused a large explosion and killed at least 26 troops, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the military, which has been struggling to stem a wave of...

  • Gunman in Canada attack complained about mosque

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada's Parliament once complained that Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, Muslim leaders said Friday. Assam Rashid, spokesman for the British Columbia...

  • NYC tries to ease Ebola fear after doctor infected

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Officials tamped down New Yorkers' fears Friday after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola in a city where millions of people squeeze into crowded subways, buses and elevators every day. The warnings came as Dr. Craig Spencer remained in stable condition while isolated in...

  • US officials: Israel defense chief denied meetings

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Obama administration this week refused requests from Israel's defense minister to meet top national security aides, aiming to show displeasure with negative comments he made about Secretary of State John Kerry's Mideast peace efforts. While...

  • New addiction treatment center opens in Bennington

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A new drug treatment center is getting ready to open in Vermont. On Friday, Gov. Peter Shumlin joined state and local officials from Bennington County in announcing that the Addiction Treatment Center of Southwestern Vermont is expected to begin accepting...

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