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Hancock honored at jazz benefit concert at Apollo
Mussolini air raid shelter opens to tourists
Boat accident leaves 26 dead in Zambia
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) Police say at least 26 people have died, most of them children, when a ferry capsized in the southern African country of Zambia. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:50:11 -0400
Custom urns courtesy of company's 3-D printer
Few details offered on quarantines over Ebola
Fifth of eurozone banks fail ECB health check: report
Some 25 eurozone banks have failed a health check by the European Central Bank, reports claimed Saturday, citing leaked documents. Nearly one in five of the 130 banks surveyed failed the stress test, the Wall Street Journal and the Daily Telegraph said, ahead of the publication of the official results by the ECB on Sunday. The unprecedented health check of eurozone banks comes before the ECB assumes the role of the bloc's banking supervisor next month. It hopes that a "comprehensive assessment" -- made up of a so-called asset quality reviews and a "stress test" -- will uncover any potentially nasty surprises beforehand.
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:46:29 -0400
WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:44:16 -0400
Harvick has work cut out for him at Martinsville
Botswana's ruling party leads in early election results
Early results from Botswana's general elections showed the ruling party in the lead but opposition parties making inroads in the diamond-rich southern African state, according to preliminary figures released by the electoral commission. With just 11 of the 57 parliamentary seats declared, the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) had won seven while newcomers, the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), took four. The BDP, headed by President Ian Khama, held 45 seats in the outgoing parliament.
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:33:25 -0400
Brazil's election: 'Ghosts' versus 'Monsters'
City setback as West Ham claim shock win
Manchester City's bid to put pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea suffered a setback as the champions slumped to a surprise 2-1 defeat at West Ham on Saturday. Manuel Pellegrini's team had hoped to close the gap on the Blues to two points ahead of their rivals' clash with Manchester United on Sunday. Morgan Amalfitano opened the scoring in the 21st minute and Diafra Sakho added the decisive second goal in the 75th minute.
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:29:57 -0400
Egypt's Sinai in lockdown after bomb kills 30 troops
Egypt imposed a state of emergency Saturday across parts of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula as the military pounded suspected jihadists after a suicide car bombing killed 30 soldiers. Friday's bombing was the deadliest attack on security forces since the army deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year, to the fury of his supporters. The state of emergency in the north and centre of the Sinai will remain in place for three months, the president's office said. Egypt also announced it would close the Rafah crossing into the Gaza Strip, the only entry to the Palestinian territory not controlled by Israel.
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:26:49 -0400
Kavaguti, Smirnov take Skate America pairs short
Cream vocalist and bassist Jack Bruce dies at 71
Early voting alters campaigns' strategies, costs