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Hopes fade for 18 trapped Turkish miners
A senior government official says hopes are fading for 18 miners trapped in a flooded coal mine in southern Turkey.
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Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors
A Sri Lankan official said Thursday there was no hope of finding survivors after a mudslide tore through a tea plantation, but there were widely conflicting reports about how many people had been buried alive under the rubble and mud.
1 hour 52 minutes ago
US envoy: World must do more to fight Ebola
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."
German unemployment dips again in October
Germany's unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent in October as the labor market in Europe's biggest economy continued to gain steam.
Liberian official: Ebola cases decreasing
A Liberian health official says he agrees with a World Health Organization analysis that the rate of transmission of Ebola appears to be slowing in his country, but he says it's too soon to celebrate.
NATO reports spike in Russian military flights
NATO has reported an "unusual" spike in Russian military flights over the Black, Baltic and North seas and the Atlantic Ocean during the past two days.
Russians deliver space station cargo after US flop
The company behind the dramatic launch explosion of a space station supply mission promises to find the cause of the failure and is warning residents to avoid any potentially hazardous wreckage.
10 dead, over 250 missing in Sri Lanka mudslide
At least 10 people are reported dead after a mudslide buried scores of workers' houses at a tea plantation in Sri Lanka today. And an official says more than 250 others are missing.
Kurds key in fight against Islamic State group
The Kurds of Syria and Iraq have become a major part of the war against the Islamic State group, with Kurdish populations in both countries threatened by the militants' advance.
Islamic State group lines up, kills 30 Iraqi men
An Iraqi official says Islamic State militants lined up 30 Sunni men in a town west of Baghdad and shot them dead.
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