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UN: At least 1,119 Iraqis killed in September

Civilians inspect the site of double car bombings in the northern Shiite district al-Hurriyah in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. On Tuesday, officials say a wave of bombings targeted commercial areas across Iraq, killing and wounding dozens of people. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.N. mission in Baghdad says at least 1,119 Iraqis died in violence in September but that the real figure was likely much higher since the organization's death toll does not include killings in areas controlled by the Islamic State group.



Shells hit school playground and nearby street in Ukraine city, four killed: eyewitnesses

DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Shells hit a school playground and a nearby street in the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, killing four people including a teacher and a parent, witnesses said. A Reuters correspondent at the scene saw a blast hole in the playground of school number 57 in Donetsk's Kiev district and another crater in a nearby street. No children appeared to have been killed or hurt. (Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova; Writing by Richard Balmforth, Editing by Timothy Heritage)
Steinem: Domestic violence discussion a positive

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Feminism pioneer Gloria Steinem says that if anything good has come from the NFL's domestic violence scandal, it's that we're actually talking about domestic violence.
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In this Tuesday, May 13, 2014 photo, construction cranes and scaffolding dominate the minarets and entries to the Kaaba at Mecca, Saudi Arabia, where a major expansion project is revamping the holiest site in Islam. As Muslims from around the world stream into Mecca for the annual hajj pilgrimage this week, they come to a city undergoing the biggest transformation in its history. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:



W. Africa Ebola crisis hits tourism, compounds hunger in Gambia

By Misha Hussain DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pestilence, cyclical droughts and floods, and the West Africa Ebola crisis have pushed hunger to record levels in Gambia, where 200,000 people need urgent food assistance, the United Nations says. Tourism is a significant source of income for the country, and even though Gambia has not seen cases of Ebola, the outbreak in the region has caused visitor numbers to plummet by 60 percent compared to last year, said Ade Mamonyane Lekoetje, the U.N. representative for Gambia. ...


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