Ukraine

Ukraine braced for decisive parliamentary elections Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 against the backdrop of unrest in eastern regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces. Continue reading

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Mexico Violence

Officials said that a drug gang implicated in the disappearance of 43 students in a southern city essentially ran the town, paying the mayor hundreds of thousands of dollars a month out of its profits from making opium paste to fuel the U.S. heroin market. Continue reading

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Brazil Poor Voters Photo Gallery

Photos by Felipe Dana

Children play amid tumbledown shacks in some of Rio de Janeiro’s poorest hillside “favela” slums, places where armed drug traffickers lay down the law, stray bullets fly and raw sewage oozes into the streets. Continue reading

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India Daily Life

For this week’s installment of AP’s Daily Life series, we feature captivating photography from all over the world: A cyclist rides along Forbidden Drive in Philadelphia, Palestinian school children walk through destroyed houses in Gaza City, and A Portuguese fisherman pulls a net out of the sea on the Caparica coast. Continue reading