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U.S. envoy in West Africa to see how world failing in Ebola fight

CONAKRY - The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, arrived in Guinea's capital Conakry on Sunday on a mission to see first hand how the global response is failing to stop the deadly spread of Ebola in West Africa.

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Brazil votes in tight presidential runoff split along class lines

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilians vote on Sunday in a bitterly-contested election that pits a leftist president with strong support among the poor against a centrist senator who is promising pro-business policies to jumpstart a stagnant economy.

11:55am IST

Tunisians vote for new parliament, hope for full democracy

TUNIS - Tunisians voted on Sunday in parliamentary elections that bring full democracy finally within their reach, four years after their uprising cast out autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali.

1:23pm IST

Ukraine votes in poll likely to strengthen president's hand

KIEV - Ukrainians voted on Sunday in an election that is likely to install a pro-Western parliament and strengthen President Petro Poroshenko's mandate to end separatist conflict in the east, but may fuel tension with Russia.

12:50pm IST

Washington state teen shooter's family living in 'nightmare'

MARYSVILLE, Wash. - Relatives of a Washington state teen accused of a high school shooting rampage said on Saturday that they were living in a "nightmare" and struggling to understand why the boy targeted his two cousins and several friends before killing himself.

7:52am IST

Lebanon army fights gunmen in Tripoli, six soldiers killed

BEIRUT - Six Lebanese soldiers were killed as the army clashed with Islamist gunmen in northern Lebanon for a second day on Saturday, using helicopters to fire rockets in the first such air attack since the war in neighbouring Syria began.

8:15am IST

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