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Argentine town faces ghosts of its Dirty War

Oct 21, 2014

Argentine town faces ghosts of its Dirty War

Shade trees hide the crumbling farm house outside of Olavarria. Hidden at the end of a dirt path, the white plaster coating is falling away from the brick foundation like scabs peeling off an unhealed wound. Araceli Gutierrez guards the memories of this place ...

Oct 21, 2014

Cell transplant allows paralyzed man to walk again

A Bulgarian man who was paralyzed from the chest down in a knife attack can now walk with the aid of a frame after receiving pioneering transplant treatment using cells from his nose. The technique, described as a breakthrough by a study in the ...

Trekking disaster shakes Nepal's faith in shoestring tourism

Oct 21, 2014

Trekking disaster shakes Nepal's faith in shoestring tourism

German tourist Tobias Pantel is determined to leave soon on a five-day hike in the Annapurna region, the very place where dozens were killed by a freak blizzard and avalanches in Nepal’s most deadly trekking disaster. The dead include at least 17 tourists — ...

Oct 21, 2014

6-magnitude quake felt on Ecuador-Colombia border

A magnitude-6 earthquake rattled Ecuador’s border with Colombia on Monday, shaking low-lying buildings and frightening residents in the sparsely-populated area. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 3:33 p.m. EDT, had a depth ...

Oct 21, 2014

Putin offered in 2008 to divide Ukraine with Poland: Polish ex-minister

Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to Poland’s then leader that they divide Ukraine between themselves as far back as 2008, Poland’s parliamentary speaker, Radoslaw Sikorski, said in an interview published by the U.S. Politico website. According to Sikorski, who until September served as Poland’s ...

Obama coalition-building again, this time on Ebola

Oct 21, 2014

Obama coalition-building again, this time on Ebola

After rallying dozens of nations to join the fight against Islamic State militants, President Barack Obama is back in the coalition-building business — this time to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Obama is working the phones with world leaders, appealing to them ...

U.N. rights experts decry Detroit water shut-offs

Oct 21, 2014

U.N. rights experts decry Detroit water shut-offs

U.N. rights experts on Monday condemned authorities in Detroit for disconnecting water supplies to thousands of residents, saying the policy was hitting the city’s poorest and most vulnerable. In a statement issued after a three-day mission to Detroit, U.N. Special Rapporteurs Catarina de Albuquerque ...

U.S. airdrops, Turkey boost Kurd battle against jihadists

Oct 21, 2014

U.S. airdrops, Turkey boost Kurd battle against jihadists

Kurds battling jihadists for the Syrian border town of Kobani welcomed a first U.S. airdrop of weapons Monday as neighboring Turkey said it will help Iraqi Kurds to support the fight. In an apparent bid to cut Kobani off from Turkey, two suicide car ...

Nigerians hopeful truce will lead to release of missing girls

Oct 21, 2014

Nigerians hopeful truce will lead to release of missing girls

There was cautious optimism in Nigeria Monday over local reports that the more than 200 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls may soon be released soon as part of a cease-fire agreement with the country’s Islamic rebels, Boko Haram. However, Nigeria’s federal government has not yet provided ...