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at 00:28 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

International conference on Afghanistan in Beijing highlights China's growing role in region

BEIJING, China - China is hosting an international conference on Afghanistan's security and reconstruction that highlights its growing role in the country as U.S. and NATO forces depart.

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at 01:51 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

Life goes on: bike ride, chores for nurse in standoff with Maine over Ebola precautions

FORT KENT, Maine - In between going on a bike ride and taking delivery of a pizza, nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend did chores and watched a movie while state officials struggled to reach a compromise in a standoff that has become the nation's most closely watched clash between personal freedom and fear of Ebola.

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at 01:19 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

Survivalist wanted in deadly trooper ambush caught; prosecutors to seek death penalty

LORDS VALLEY, Pa. - A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured by U.S. marshals near an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents.

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at 01:02 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

2 Malaysian boys sue Malaysia Airlines, government over loss of father in missing Flight 370

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Two Malaysian teenage boys on Friday sued Malaysia Airlines and the government over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed by the family of a passenger of the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared eight months ago.

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at 17:21 on October 30, 2014, EDT.

Sri Lanka says no hope finding survivors after tea plantation mudslide; 100-200 missing

KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka - Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers dug with bare hands through the broken red earth of a deadly landslide Thursday, defying police orders after a top disaster official said there was no chance of finding more survivors at the high-elevation tea plantation.

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at 22:34 on October 30, 2014, EDT.

North Korea says it's asked EU's top human rights official to visit, but warns on other offers

North Korea on Thursday said it has invited European Union's top human rights official to visit the country, but it threatened to drop recent offers of visits by United Nations rights officials unless a U.N. resolution on the country removes any reference to the International Criminal Court before Saturday.

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