U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power speaks to members of the Security Council during a meeting on the Ebola crisis at U.N. headquarters in New York, September 18, 2014. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Diplomat travels to Africa as Ebola quarantine draws flak

NEW YORK - As the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations embarked on a trip to West Africa, new rules in three U.S. states mandating quarantine for health workers returning from the Ebola-stricken region drew criticism, even as some U.S. lawmakers called for a travel ban on the three worst-hit countries.  Full Article | Full Coverage 

Ukraine votes in poll likely to strengthen president's hand 2:53am EDT

KIEV - Ukrainians voted on Sunday in an election that is likely to install a pro-Western parliament and strengthen President Petro Poroshenko's mandate to end separatist conflict in the east, but may fuel tension with Russia. | Video

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reacts as he speaks to the media at his official residence in Tokyo October 20, 2014.   REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Abe's support slumps after resignations: poll

TOKYO - Public approval of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government slumped after the resignation of two high-profile cabinet ministers last week, according to a poll, adding more pressure on Abe as he struggles to turn around the Japanese economy.  Full Article 


Police seek motive in Washington shooting

MARYSVILLE Wash. - Authorities were seeking a motive on Saturday as to why a high school student in the United States' Washington state shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others in a campus cafeteria before killing himself.  Full Article 

Presidential candidates Aecio Neves of Brazilian Social Democratic Party (PSDB) and Dilma Rousseff of Workers Party (PT) pose before a television debate in Rio de Janeiro October 24, 2014.   REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Brazil votes in tight presidential runoff

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilians vote on Sunday in a bitterly-contested election that pits a leftist president with strong support among the poor against a centrist senator who is promising pro-business policies to jumpstart a stagnant economy.  Full Article 

Inmate William Dillon applies make-up on his face before the workshop "Commedia Dell'Arte," part of the The Actors' Gang Prison Project program at the California Rehabilitation Center in Norco, California in this September 30, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/Files

With panache, prisoners perform

NORCO Calif. - In a prison on a hill in California, 18 inmates came face to face with Attorney General Eric Holder. And they came in full makeup.  Full Article | Photographers' Blog 

Cunchaicha rock shelter in Peruvian Andes is shown in this handout image released on October 22, 2014. REUTERS/Kurt Rademaker/Handout via Reuters

Old, cold, bold: Ice Age dwellers in the Andes

WASHINGTON - In a bleak, treeless landscape high in the southern Peruvian Andes, bands of intrepid Ice Age people hunkered down in rudimentary dwellings and withstood frigid weather, thin air and other hardships.  Full Article 

'Thousands more' U.S. troops to join Liberia Ebola mission

Thousands more U.S. soldiers are to join the American mission to fight Ebola in Liberia, the incoming head of the troops says; as a ship loaded with aid arrives at the sea port of Buchanan. Vanessa Johnston reports.