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Syrians and Turks are seen at the Turkish border crossing of Oncunipar, Kilis, Turkey, in this Sept. 28, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)

Smugglers offer $20 passage from Turkey to Syria

- Associated Press

The Turkish border crossing of Oncupinar, an hour’s drive from the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, is a chaotic buzz of people waiting to pass into one of the most violent regions in the world.

Staff Sgt. Dwight Thomas, left, sprays a bleach mixture on a protective suit worn by Airman 1st Class Jamela Shannon on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, during an infectious disease training exercise for the Ebola virus on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Medical specialists on base perform the exercise with a different disease each year. (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily News, Nick Tomecek)

WHO: Millions of Ebola vaccine doses ready in 2015

- Associated Press

The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March.

In this Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, file photo, U.S. Marine Pfc Joseph Scott Pemberton, a suspect in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino woman, is escorted to his detention as he arrives inside the compound of the Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines. American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

Marine murder case reveals U.S.-Philippine sore spot

- Associated Press

American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. The seemingly redundant security effort around the suspect in a Philippine murder case reflects Manila’s uneasy ties with Washington, its former colonial master.

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