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NEW YORK (AP) - What police have labeled the latest act of terror in New York City didn't involve an international conspiracy, a high-profile target or a bomb - just an unemployed loner wielding a hardware-store hatchet on an unremarkable street.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is lauding the British newspaper The Guardian for its work to raise awareness about female genital mutilation.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi authorities on Thursday found the bodies of 48 Sunni tribesmen killed by the Islamic State group in the restive western province of Anbar, an official said.
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Dark tunnels in the basement of a bombed-out hospital in the eastern city of Donetsk lead to a makeshift shelter. Opening the door hardly alleviates the gloom, for the only lighting inside is the flicker of handmade oil lamps.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - There are halls of fame for everything from baseball to rock 'n' roll, so why shouldn't those with a hairy upper lip get their just rewards?
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto met with parents of 43 missing teachers college students for the first time since they disappeared, apparently handed over to a drug gang by city police more than a month ago.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli authorities closed off all access to a sensitive Jerusalem holy site Thursday, after police killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to assassinate a hard-line Jewish activist well known for his efforts to promote increased Jewish access to the site.
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) - Protesters stormed Burkina Faso's parliament and set its main chamber ablaze Thursday in the most significant challenge ever to the president's 27-year rule in one of the world's poorest countries.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Hwang In-yeol and his wife waited seven years to have a child, and then she was born on Oct. 29, 1997. After a ferry disaster in April that killed her and 303 others, the couple waited again for nearly seven months to see Ji-hyeon's body. The vigil ended Wednesday when divers retrieved their only child's body on her 17th birthday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell on Wednesday blamed himself for a flap that led to a song being scrapped from a program honoring Pakistani teen Malala Yousafzai.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - From her wheelchair, Maryam Samimi punched the air as the referee's whistle signaled her basketball team's win in an Afghan national tournament, a moment of joy in a country often unkind to those missing limbs.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi authorities on Thursday found the bodies of 48 Sunni tribesmen killed by the Islamic State group in the restive western province of Anbar, an official said.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Krista Larson, who has covered the Ebola outbreak and the deadly conflict in Central African Republic for The Associated Press, has been named bureau chief for West Africa for the news cooperative.
RIGA, Latvia (AP) - A famous Latvian aviator who joined a Nazi killing squad during World War II is being brought to life in a musical that has outraged Jews in the Baltic country and beyond.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - The United States is condemning the latest violence to hit South Sudan, which the U.S. says is the fault of rebel fighters who launched attacks in and around an oil town.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) - Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while Sierra Leone is "in a crisis situation which is going to get worse," the top anti-Ebola officials in the two countries said.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Militants from the Islamic State carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi prison inmates when they seized the country's second-largest city of Mosul in June, an international rights group said on Thursday.
MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) - Mexican officials say four bodies have been found east of the border city of Matamoros, near where three young Americans went missing more than two weeks ago.
BRUSSELS (AP) - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, returning from a visit to West Africa, which has been struggling with the world's worst Ebola outbreak, says the world must do more to confront "the greatest public health crisis ever."
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) - Slobodan Milosevic's exiled widow ridiculed the European Union's decision to lift a 15-year freeze on assets of the former Serbian strongman, saying in an interview published Thursday that the family has no property outside Serbia.
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Syrian President Bashar Assad's political adviser accused Turkey on Thursday of committing "aggression" against the country by allowing rebels to cross into the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani to battle the Islamic State group.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korean officials have announced they will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - NATO's new chief says the alliance is increasing its readiness and air policing following a spike in Russian air force activity in Eastern Europe.
BERLIN (AP) - The company that employed a German man kidnapped in Nigeria last week says he has been freed.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - Officials say North Korea to quarantine all arriving foreigners for 21 days over Ebola fears.