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Blues legend Jack Bruce, vocalist and bassist of 1960s power trio Cream, dies at 71

LONDON - Jack Bruce was part Mississippi Delta and part Carnaby Street. In his glorious heyday as bassist and lead vocalist of 1960s power trio Cream he helped create a sound that combined American blues and psychedelia to thrill audiences ...

posted: October 25,2014

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Boat accident in Zambia leaves 26 people dead, most of them children

LUSAKA, Zambia - At least 26 people, most of them children, died when a crowded boat capsized in Zambia while on the way to a national celebration, police said Saturday....

World Health Organization: Number of people believed to have Ebola has risen above 10,000

DAKAR, Senegal - More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread....

Ukraine pauses before decisive parliamentary vote soured by spectre of separatist conflict

MARIUPOL, Ukraine - Ukraine braced for decisive parliamentary elections Saturday against the backdrop of unrest in eastern regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces....

Iraqi officials say suicide attack kills 8 Shiite militiamen north of Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Iraqi authorities say a suicide bombing has killed eight Shiite militiamen just north of Baghdad....

Fighters from Islamic State group shell northern Syrian town amid heavy clashes with Kurds

BEIRUT - Activists and a Kurdish official say fighters from the Islamic State group are shelling the northern Syrian town of Kobani, where they continue to fight Kurdish troops....

Egypt's president: Foreign hands behind attack that killed 30 troops in Sinai

CAIRO - Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Saturday that an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 30 troops was a "foreign-funded operation" and vowed to take drastic action against militants....

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