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Joko Widodo sworn in as Indonesian leader, completing journey from slum to presidential palace

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Joko Widodo completed a journey from riverside shack to presidential palace on Monday, cheered through the streets following his inauguration by tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians in a reminder to the opposition-...

posted: October 19,2014





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US airdrops weapons, ammunition, supplies to Kurds in Syrian town of Kobani

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military said Sunday it had airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State militants....


Australia's Parliament House lifts short-lived face veil ban after prime minister intervenes

CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's Parliament House on Monday lifted a short-lived ban on facial coverings including burqas and niqabs after the prime minister intervened....


Spain nursing assistant who was first to get Ebola outside of Africa beats disease, test shows

MADRID - A Spanish nursing assistant infected with Ebola after treating missionary priests with the disease repatriated from West Africa has managed to beat it after nearly two weeks of treatment in Madrid and has no traces of the virus in ...


Cruise ship carrying health care worker being monitored for Ebola returns to Galveston, Texas

GALVESTON, Texas - A cruise ship carrying a Dallas health care worker who was being monitored for Ebola returned to port Sunday after an eventful seven-day trip in which passengers had their vacations briefly disrupted with an infectious...


Ebola perceptions: Disease ravages small part of Africa, but whole continent seen as affected

JOHANNESBURG - In the United States, some parents fearful of deadly Ebola pulled children out of a school after the principal returned from Zambia, an African nation far from the area hit by the disease. In Geneva, a top U.N. official...


Erdogan: Turkey would not consent to US arms transfers to Kurdish fighters in Syria

SURUC, Turkey - Turkey wouldn't agree to any U.S. arms transfers to Kurdish fighters who are battling Islamic militants in Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying Sunday, as the extremist group fired more mortar rounds...








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