NEW YORK - Illinois joined New York and New Jersey in imposing mandatory quarantines for people arriving with a risk of having contracted Ebola in West Africa, but the first person isolated under the new rules, a nurse back from Sierra Leone, criticized her treatment. Full Article | Full Coverage
BAGHDAD/ARBIL Iraq - Iraqi government forces and Shi'ite militias seized control of the strategic town of Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad from Islamic State on Saturday and Kurdish fighters made gains in the north after heavy coalition air strikes against the Sunni militants.
KIEV - War-weary Ukrainians are set to pick a pro-Western and nationalist-leaning parliament on October 26 that should give President Petro Poroshenko a mandate to end separatist conflict in the east, but may inject new tension into ties with Russia. Full Article | Related Story
PRETORIA - As Oscar Pistorius spent his first day behind bars this week, a suspected child rapist and murderer went on trial at the same Pretoria court in a case that has also provoked fierce debate about crime and punishment in post-apartheid South Africa. Full Article
Iraq and Syria were both born of an infamous (in Arab eyes) post-World War One accord. That agreement, now almost a century old, appears in tatters, as both countries are broken, exhausted by years of war and sectarian division for which there is no easy repair. Commentary
Brazil's presidential candidates, incumbent President Rouseff and pro-business senator Neves, make final appeals to voters on the eve of the closest election in decades. Vanessa Johnston reports.