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Cuban doctors proud to risk lives in mission to halt Ebola


HAVANA - Cuban doctors and nurses departing for West Africa to combat Ebola consider themselves lucky. Among the 15,000 who volunteered, they are among only 256 who have been chosen for the job.

Health, Cuba 2:19pm EDT

Washington's Smithsonian launches $1.5 billion fundraising campaign


WASHINGTON - The Smithsonian Institution, the world's biggest museum and research complex, publicly launched a $1.5 billion fundraising campaign this week, the largest in history for any cultural institution.

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Americans losing billions by taking less vacation time: survey


WASHINGTON - Americans took the least amount of vacation time in almost four decades last year, forfeiting billions of dollars in compensation without scoring points with their bosses, according to an industry group analysis released on Tuesday.

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New Jerusalem find may shed light on Jewish revolt against Romans


JERUSALEM - Israeli archaeologists displayed on Tuesday a 2,000-year-old stone block unearthed in Jerusalem that they hope will help shed new light on a Jewish revolt against the Romans.

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Fukushima film shows reality sinking in for 'nuclear refugees'


TOKYO - Before the Fukushima nuclear crisis forced them from their homes, residents of Futaba had praised the Daiichi power plant as a "godsend" that brought jobs and money to the Japanese coastal town.

Entertainment, Japan 10:52am EDT

Massage and mooo-d music soothe Vietnam beef cake beauty contestants


MOC CHAU Vietnam - This year's winner of the Moc Chau beauty contest has an American father while her mother is of Dutch and Cuban heritage. She's also pregnant, which is fine with the judges since contestant 1386 is a four-year-old cow.

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World Chefs: Jane Tran offers quality meals in minutes

LONDON - Canadian-born chef Jane Tran landed in London from the United States three years ago, launching a Canadian food pop-up at the London Olympics and running supper clubs across the capital to develop her cosmopolitan approach to home-cooking.

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Mon, Oct 20 2014

Japan's Java wars: Convenience stores angle for coffee market crown


TOKYO - Japan's convenience store operators are jostling for eminence in a famously cut-throat industry, and one product has come up trumps for the market's top players - coffee.

20 Oct 2014

UK's Prince William and wife Kate expecting baby in April


LONDON - The second child of Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate is due to be born in April, his office announced on Monday. | Video

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Has sugar lost its sweet spot? Paraguayan plant upends market


NEW YORK - The maker of America's top sugar brand Domino Sugar is launching its first no-calorie "natural" sweetener extracted from the stevia plant in Paraguay, the strongest sign yet that the upstart product is threatening to eat into raw-sugar demand. | Video

20 Oct 2014

Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.