Ukraine readies to vote under shadow of war

A member of a district electoral commission holds a poster with portraits of candidates for Ukraine's parliamentary elections at a polling station in Kiev, on October 25, 2014Ukrainian leaders made final appeals to voters ahead of snap parliamentary elections Sunday that are intended to give impetus to democratic reforms, but are overshadowed by deepening conflict with Russia and pro-Russian rebels. "At last we will elect a pro-Ukrainian and not pro-Moscow, an anti-corruption and not pro-bribery, a pro-European parliament," President Petro Poroshenko said late Friday. His Petro Poroshenko Bloc was forecast to emerge as the biggest party in the 450 seat legislature, although without an absolute majority, meaning he will have to form a coalition, probably with harder-line nationalists. The elections were called to cement the pro-Western course launched in a February street revolt that overthrew the corruption-tainted, Moscow-backed president Viktor Yanukovych.



Egypt leader: Foreign hands behind Sinai attack

In this photo provided by Egypt's state news agency MENA, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi speaks in front of the state-run TV ahead of a military funeral for troops killed in an assault in the Sinai Peninsula, as he stands with army commanders in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. El-Sissi said the deadly assault on an army checkpoint in northern Sinai that killed at least 30 troops was a "foreign-funded operation." No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. (AP Photo/MENA, Mohammed Samaha)CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Saturday that an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 30 troops was a "foreign-funded operation" and vowed to take drastic action against militants.



Botswana ruling party shows early lead in election

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The party that has ruled Botswana for nearly five decades has taken an early lead in the country's election.
Serena Williams beats Wozniacki to reach WTA final

Serena Williams of the US reacts after winning a point against Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki during their semifinal match at the WTA tennis finals in Singapore, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Williams defeated Wozniacki 2-6 6-3 7-6. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)SINGAPORE (AP) — Serena Williams will get a chance to avenge a humiliating loss against Simona Halep after they both advanced to the championship match of the season-ending WTA Finals with victories in contrasting style on Saturday.



Colleagues: US doctor with Ebola was very careful

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Colleagues of an American doctor who caught Ebola while treating patients in West Africa say he was a hard worker who conscientiously followed safety procedures.


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