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Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom speaks during a news conference Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at the government building Rosenbad, in Stockholm, after Sweden's new government officially recognized a Palestinian state. (AP Photo/Annika af Klercker)

Sweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel upset

- Associated Press

Sweden’s new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state — a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel’s plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem.

Cheering local people surround a group of Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga troops arrived in Nusaybin, Mardin in southeastern Turkey, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. The Peshmergas are on their way to Syria to help Syrian Kurds fighting Islamic State group extremists in the embattled border town of Kobani. ( AP Photo)

Peshmerga troops start entering Syrian border town

- Associated Press

Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani via Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops headed there, activists said.

A car burns outside the parliament building in Burkina Faso as people protest against their longtime President Blaise Compaore who is seeking another term in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Theo Renaut)

Burkina Faso protesters burn down parliament

- The Washington Times 39 minutes ago

Thousands of anti-government protesters set fire to Burkina Faso’s parliament in the capital Ouagadougou in West Africa and are reportedly making their way toward President Blaise Compaore’s palace, forcing the government to at least temporarily scrap plans to extend the president’s 27-year rule.

Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Associated Press)

Russia successfully test-fires new ICBM

Associated Press

The Russian Navy has successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile, proving its reliability after a long and troublesome development.

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Official told that campaign work payments not OK

Associated Press

A state official who has acknowledged paying himself with public campaign financing for time he spent campaigning for his re-election is being told he can't do that.

Insurance program accused of destroying records

- Associated Press

Secretary of State Tom Schedler says Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration may have improperly destroyed records in the state employee health insurance program, which is in the middle of a heavily criticized rewrite of benefit plans.

The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power speaks during a lecture regarding the Ebola virus at the Residence Palace in Brussels on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Power, who recently traveled to the Ebola-infected countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, is trying to draw support for more international aid in the stricken areas.  (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

US envoy: World must do more to fight Ebola

Associated Press

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."

Marine recharged in Iraq war case back in court

- Associated Press

The Marine Corps should not be retrying a Marine sergeant whose murder conviction in a major Iraq war crime case was overturned by the military's highest court after he served half of his 11-year sentence, his defense attorneys say.

Liberia's ambassador to the United States, Jeremiah Sulunteh speaks during an interview with The Associated Press Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pa. Sulunteh says his country needs help from U.S. troops, more ambulances and food to cope with the Ebola crisis, but he believes it can be brought under control by the end of the year. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Liberia ambassador: US aid key to stopping Ebola

- Associated Press

Liberia needs help from U.S. troops, more ambulances and food to cope with the Ebola crisis, but the deadly disease can be brought under control by the end of the year, its ambassador to the United States said Wednesday.

Myanmar's president, army chief to meet Suu Kyi

- Associated Press

Myanmar's president has invited opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the military commander-in-chief, and the speaker of parliament to meet with him on Friday, less than two weeks before the arrival of President Barack Obama and other world leaders.

Zambian President Michael Sata waves after taking the oath of office on the steps of the top court in Lusaka, Zambia, in this Sept. 23, 2011, file photo. The Zambian government said Sata died late Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in London where he was being treated for an illness. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

Zambian President Michael Sata dies at age 77

- Associated Press

Zambian President Michael Sata has died after an illness, the Zambian government said Wednesday. The Cabinet held a meeting to discuss a political transition in the southern African nation in the wake of the president's death.