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  • Bill Clinton hopes to keep working _ whatever Hillary does

    Former U.S. President Bill Clinton made an impassioned appeal Thursday for modern health care in the Ebola-stricken countries of West Africa where his foundation works. He told The Associated Press afterward he hopes to keep working in Africa and elsewhere — regardless of what happens politically with his wife, Hillary.
  • Cheap motorbikes bring opportunity and chaos to Haiti

    Joseph-Marc Carel knows the danger of ferrying passengers on his small motorbike, sometimes two at a time, as tides of the buzzing vehicles cut through the chaotic Haitian capital. He has a prosthetic leg to prove it. Carel would like to find a job that'...

    Modi vows cleaner India, but no clear path to get there

    Four months after becoming prime minister, Narendra Modi stunned Indians by picking up a crude straw broom and, holding it like a dance partner, gently sweeping at a small pile of green leaves on a New Delhi street. Modi, ever the darling of photo ops...

    Putin expects sanctions against Russia to be lifted

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has encouraged businesses to expand domestically before Western nations lift economic sanctions, allowing once again the sale of many foreign goods in Russia. Russia's economy is expected to contract 3.8 percent this year...

    AP Interview: Leader says Mideast pays price for gender gap

    Bring more Arab women into the workforce, invest in "bite-sized" infrastructure projects and get the private sector more involved in training young job seekers — these are the prescriptions of a leading Gulf entrepreneur for growing Middle Eastern...