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Protesters to HK boss: Quit or we occupy buildings

October 1, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Student leaders of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong warned Wednesday that if the territory's leader doesn't resign by the end of Thursday they will step up their actions,... more »»

UN: At least 1,119 Iraqis killed in September

October 1, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — The United Nations said Wednesday that at least 1,119 Iraqis died in violence in September but that the real figure was likely much higher since the reported death toll did not... more »»

Japan's Shinkansen bullet train turns 50

October 1, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, "like flying in the sky. more »»

Bodies found on Japan volcano, raising toll to 48

October 1, 2014

OTAKI, Japan (AP) — One body recovered near the volcano's summit was in a squatting position and had to be dug out of a thick layer of ash. more »»

Protesters heckle Hong Kong leader on National Day

October 1, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters kept behind police barricades heckled Hong Kong's embattled leader on Wednesday when he attended a flag-raising ceremony on China's National Day. more »»

Karadzic closing his defense in UN genocide trial

October 1, 2014

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic insisted Wednesday that United Nations prosecutors do not have "a shred of evidence" linking him to atrocities throughout... more »»

Saudi overhaul reshapes Islam's holiest city Mecca

October 1, 2014

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — As a child, Osama al-Bar would walk from his home past Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba, to the market of spice and fabric merchants where his father owned a store. more »»

Algeria's ailing president absent amid crises

October 1, 2014

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The silence of Algeria's ailing president since the kidnapping and beheading of a French hiker by Islamic State-inspired militants has ignited new concerns over his health... more »»

Hong Kong chief says voting beats watching TV

October 1, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's embattled leader attended a flag-raising Wednesday to mark China's National Day after refusing to meet with protesters who threatened to expand pro-democracy... more »»

Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

October 1, 2014

DALLAS (AP) — The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. more »»

Mexico announces homicide charges in army killings

October 1, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors announced homicide charges Tuesday against three soldiers in the June killings of 22 suspected gang members in southern Mexico, challenging the army's... more »»

Snapshots from the protest streets in Hong Kong

October 1, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — At first the students sat outside Hong Kong's government complex. more »»

Under-fire Hong Kong leader marks National Day

October 1, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's embattled leader attended a flag-raising ceremony Wednesday to mark China's National Day after refusing to meet pro-democracy demonstrators despite their threats to... more »»

Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray

September 30, 2014

SALHIYAH, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heavy fighting that ground down to vicious... more »»

EU says Apple gets illegal tax benefits in Ireland

September 30, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — Apple risks having to repay Ireland tax rebates worth billions of dollars after the European Union's competition watchdog said Tuesday the company appears to be benefiting from... more »»

Gaza lions sent to Jordan after war damages zoo

September 30, 2014

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — A trio of scrawny lions was brought into Israel from Gaza on Tuesday en route to a better life at a wildlife sanctuary in Jordan after their zoo was damaged in the... more »»

Lawmaker: Italian spy agency paid Mafia bosses

September 30, 2014

ROME (AP) — An Italian lawmaker has decried a secret arrangement in which intelligence agents paid imprisoned top Mafiosi for information during several of the years when Silvio Berlusconi was... more »»

Hong Kong leader refuses to meet with protesters

September 30, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader refused to meet with pro-democracy demonstrators by their midnight deadline Tuesday, despite their threats to expand the street protests that have posed the... more »»

No images of Hong Kong protests in China's media

September 30, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — China's government has cut off news about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests to the rest of the country, a clampdown so thorough that no image of the rallies has appeared in... more »»

Index ranks Norway tops for well-being of elderly

September 30, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — A global index reflecting economic security, health and other factors — and not deducting for cold winters — ranks Norway and Sweden with the highest level of well-being for older... more »»

 
 
 

 

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