AP Explains: Why This Ebola Outbreak Is a Special Challenge
More than 1,000 deaths have now been confirmed in eastern Congo’s Ebola outbreak, the second-worst in history behind the West African one in 2014-16 that killed more than 11,300 people. Attacks on health workers are badly complicating efforts to contain one of the world’s most notorious diseases. At least 85 have been wounded or killed since January.
Young Voters Eager for Change in South Africa’s Election
At 24, Abetse Mashigo was born a year after South Africa’s brutal apartheid system was dismantled. Yet she still feels frustrated by what she sees as continued economic inequality for its people.
AP PHOTOS: A Selection of Pictures From the Past Week
Here’s your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.
Pakistan Sacks Key Member of Economic Team Amid IMF Talks
Senior Pakistani officials say the government has removed the head of the country’s central bank, a key member of a team currently in talks with the IMF over an $8 billion bailout package.
A Look at the 2 Candidates for North Macedonia’s Presidency
Newly renamed North Macedonia heads to the polls on Sunday for runoff presidential elections. Two candidates, both university professors, are competing for the post after the third candidate was knocked in last month’s first round.
Afghan Official: Taliban Storm Checkpoints, Kill 7 Policemen
An Afghan official says at least seven Afghan policemen were killed overnight when the Taliban stormed security checkpoints in western Badghis province.
Pope Tends to Orthodox Ties, Catholic Minorities in Balkans
Pope Francis, who opened 2019 with trips to the Muslim world, is shifting gears to tend to Orthodox relations, with a delicate visit starting Sunday to the Balkan nations of Bulgaria and North Macedonia.
Gaza Militants Fire 90 Rockets Into Israel
Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired at least 90 rockets into southern Israel on Saturday, according to the Israeli military, triggering retaliatory airstrikes and tank fire against militant targets in the blockaded enclave and shattering a month-long lull in violence.
Baffert Has 3 Chances to Win Kentucky Derby and Tie Record
Bob Baffert not only has the Kentucky Derby favorite, but two other horses capable of giving him a share of history.
‘Canes Get Comfortable in New Territory of the Playoffs
The formerly last-place Carolina Hurricanes stormed back to knock out their division’s best team in seven games. Then they swept the second-best team.