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 Student protester Kyle, 18, holds up his phone while chanting pro-democracy slogans during evening speeches at a rally Wednesday in Hong Kong. Thousands of pro-democracy activists continue to occupy the streets surrounding Hong Kong’s financial district, calling for open elections and the resignation of Hong Kong’s chief executive, Leung Chun-ying.

Hong Kong students threaten escalation as councilor seeks talks

Demonstrations swelled for a sixth day Wednesday, with one student leader estimating the crowd at 9 p.m. at close to 200,000 people.

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U.S. raps Israel on housing proposal for east Jerusalem

The harsh criticism came just hours after President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met at the White House.

about 10 hours ago


Islamic State nears Kurdish town as Turk lawmakers debate troops

Militants driving tanks and firing mortars captured the final village on the outskirts of Kobane and were 1 kilometer from its entrance.

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 A tea worker Chitramani Mahali holds her son as her ailing father in law tries to come out from the house in Bundapani, in the Indian northeastern estate of West Bengal.

Death, hunger stalk Indian tea-estate workers

Deprived of health care and food rations, former workers who had been scraping by on $1.50 per day were left with nothing.

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Rebels in Ukraine move on Donetsk airport

The fighting was some of the worst since a Sept. 5 truce that calmed the conflict but did not end the hostilities.

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World Briefs: Firms aim for more Ebola drugs

PLUS: Suicide bombers; kidnapped girl found; Cameron vows tax cut; Germany’s military

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 A police car drives past the entrance to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Tuesday. A patient in the hospital has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation.

Officials: Man in Dallas with Ebola initially sent home with antibiotics

The man, whose name wasn’t released, is the first case of the deadly viral infection to be diagnosed outside of Africa.

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Iraqi Kurds win major victory at Syrian border, gain Sunni aid

Iraq’s Kurdish peshmerga forces retake control of the Syria border crossing at Rabia from Islamic State militants.

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 A student protester rests next to a defaced cutout of Hong Kong’s chief executive, Leung Chun-ying, at one of their protest sites around the government headquarters Tuesday in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong simmers as its leader celebrates

Hong Kong chief executive refuses to meet pro-democracy protesters as ceremony marking China’s National Day begins.

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U.S., Afghanistan agree on new deal

New Afghanistan government signs bilateral security agreement with the United States.

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Survivors ran for lives from Japan volcano

Luck and instinct determined fates of hikers caught in Japan’s volcanic eruption.

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World briefs: Obama, Modi tout joint efforts

Plus: Ebola outbreaks under control; European Union targets Apple model; Ukraine truce pressured

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Afghanistan, U.S. sign security pact allowing 9,800 U.S. troops to remain in country

Hamid Karzai, the outgoing president, had refused to approve the deal, which is intended to help Afghan security forces combat the Taliban.

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Afghan president sworn in; pact with U.S. to be signed

New Afghan president’s inauguration sets stage for signing new accord with the U.S. guaranteeing a continuing U.S. military presence.

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Netanyahu reiterates Iran danger amid hostile Islamic State, Hamas

Israeli leader Benjaimin Netanyahu aligns the Palestinian Hamas movement with Islamic State militants.

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Hong Kong protesters prepare for long haul

Pro-democracy protester ranks in Hong Kong swell ahead of Chinese National Day and fears that riot police will again become aggressive.

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Volcano death toll now 36 in Japan

Poison gases hamper rescue effort for hikers caught by Japan’s volcanic eruption.

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National briefs: Trial to begin in New York cat kicking

Plus: Cheating trial begins; Arias jury selection; FAA looking into delays; New Windows in works

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World briefs: Syria OK with allied bombings

Plus: Obama hosts India’s PM; Teens sentenced to death; Lloyds makes adjustments; Argentina in contempt

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 Traffic stands still Sunday as tens of thousands of protesters jam the main street leading to the financial central district outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong.

Police forces crack down on Hong Kong protesters

The rallies appeared to pose the greatest test yet for China’s “one country, two systems” approach to governing the ex-British protectorate.

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 India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks Sunday at Madison Square Garden in New York, during his visit to the United States.

India expats rally to cheer new PM

India’s new prime minister, once shunned by Washington, appeared before an enthusiastic crowd in a famed New York sports arena Sunday.

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Obama: Intel missed mark on jihadis

Conversely, the United States overestimated the ability of the Iraqi army to fight the militant groups, President Barack Obama said.

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Breast cancer drug appears to extend lives of patients

Patients who received the drug Perjeta from Roche had a median survival time nearly 16 months longer than those in the control group.

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EU pick for trade chief facing a review

The public hearings, being held over the next nine days, could make or break a plan to reshape the 28-nation EU under new management.

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Afghans anxiously prepare to swear in new leader

Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai will head a power-sharing government just as the withdrawal of most foreign troops presents a crucial test.

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World Briefs: Lavrov says U.S. ties need to be ‘reset’

PLUS: Air France strike ends; Libya opens dialogue; civil unrest in Pakistan.

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Air raids by U.S. hit near Turkish border

In Syria, airstrikes carried out against Islamic State in battle for Kobane, a Turkish town.

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Reluctant Turkey weighs battle

Turkey is caught between conflicting interests: defeating Islamic militants across its border while not enhancing Kurdish separatists.

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India’s prime minister signals U.S. terror backing

At United Nations, prime minister inserts India into terrorism fight.

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Rights rallies testing Hong Kong

Violent clashes between Hong Kong police and students who back pro-democracy reforms

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World briefs: Volcano eruption perils hikers

Plus: Disrespectful cologne; Medical chief stricken?; U.S. Embassy targeted?; Clooney gets married

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3 nations join fight against extremists

Britain, Denmark and Belgium joined the coalition against the Islamic State, but the Europeans agreed to fight only in Iraq, not Syria.

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 Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the 69th United Nations General Assembly at United Nations Headquarters in New York City on Friday.

U.N. pressed on Israeli occupation

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, at the United Nations, urged the Security Council to seek a deadline to end the Israeli occupation.

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 Demonstrators protest outside of the Houses of Parliament on Friday in central London.

Iraqi soldiers plead for relief

Iraqi soldiers have complained that it’s not spine they lack, but ammunition and supplies.

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Deal reached to provide Ukraine with Russian gas

The agreement will keep factories running and homes warm over the coming six months, despite a dispute between Moscow and Kiev.

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World Briefs: India’s PM faces court summons

PLUS: N. Korean leader’s health; Ebola doctor shortage; nine militants arrested; Taliban behead 12 people; Australia refugee policy.

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 Lt. Gen. William C. Mayville Jr. speaks about the Syrian bombing campaign Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Gen. Mayville talked about the U.S. and Arab air strikes in Syria against the jihadist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

U.S.-led strikes hit ISIS oil sites for second day

The strikes hit two oil areas a day after the United States and its Arab allies pummeled a dozen makeshift oil-producing facilities.

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Iraq: Islamic State plans to strike U.S., Paris subways

U.S., French officials said they have no evidence of Iraqi prime minister’s claims that Islamic State will attack.

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 Syrian Kurds wait to enter Syria at Mursitpinar crossing gate at Suruc in Sanliurfa province, on September 25, 2014.  Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds flooded into Turkey fleeing an onslaught by the jihadist Islamic State group that prompted an appeal for international intervention. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILICBULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images

Amid border chaos, Kurds suspect Turkey of hindering fight against Islamic State

Kurds: President Erdogan allowing Islamic State to flow freely across the border with Syria, but halting attempts to join the resistance.

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 In this Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 photo released by the U.S. Air Force, a formation of U.S. Navy F-18E Super Hornets leaves after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over northern Iraq as part of U.S. led coalition airstrikes on the Islamic State group and other targets in Syria. U.S.-led airstrikes targeted Syrian oil installations held by the militant Islamic State group overnight and early Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, killing nearly 20 people as the militants released dozens of detainees in their de facto capital, fearing further raids, activists said. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel)

Airstrikes hit oil sites in Syria

Allied airstrikes aim to knock out Islamic State oil installations in Syria, a key source of revenue for the extremist group.

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Obama: Global response to Ebola is too slow

At the United Nations meeting, President Barack Obama warns world leaders that they’re moving too slowly to halt Ebola epidemic.

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Hamas, Fatah reach accord on Gaza

Hamas strikes deal with Fatah for Gaza power-sharing to facilitate post-war rebuilding.

6 days ago


World Briefs: Iran leader raps West on terror threat

PLUS: Diplomats leave Yemen, Police anti-terror sweep, Teenager terror suspect, Ukraine war ebbs?

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Obama issues a rallying cry at the U.N.

President Barack Obama tells world forum that the U.S. military will work with allies to dismantle the Islamic State militant group.

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U.S., Arab aircraft bomb oil refineries

U.S., Saudi and U.A.E. aircraft bombard Islamic State oil refineries to curtail a key source of militant financing and fuel.

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 Staff from the Indian Space Research Organization celebrate at the ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network in Bangalore on Wednesday after the Mission Orbiter Mars spacecraft, or MOM, successfully entered the Mars orbit.

India sends orbiter to Mars

India’s spacecraft reaches Mars orbit, first Asian nation to do so.

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Algerian militants behead French tourist

Algerian militants loyal to Islamic State behead a French tourists in retaliation for his country’s airstrikes against the group in Iraq.

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World briefs: EU plans for Iranian gas imports

Plus: U.K. Parliament recalled; Botched expulsion; Islamic cleric acquitted

1 week ago


National briefs: Navajo to get $554 million settlement

Plus: Student loan defaults drop; Traficant severely injured; Wal-Mart shooting justified; Tensions in Ferguson; Khalifa, wife to divorce.

1 week ago


Israeli forces kill 2 suspects in murder of Jewish teens

Israel says it found and killed in a shootout two Hamas-affiliated men who they suspect kidnapped and murdered three Israel teens in June.

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