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Hong Kong leader rejects protesters' demands

September 30, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters demanded that Hong Kong's top leader meet with them, threatening wider actions if he did not, after he said Tuesday that China would not budge in its... more »»

 
 
 
Afghanistan, US sign long-awaited security pact

September 30, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. 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 »»

US-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey

September 30, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. more »»

Iraqi Arabs claim persecution by Kurds

September 30, 2014

KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — When Sunni militants captured Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, in June, Abu Sara and his family feared their town of Taza, located some 50 kilometers southeast of the city,... more »»

Putin visits Kazakhstan after remarks cause alarm

September 30, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Kazakhstan on Tuesday to stress the need for close ties between the two countries, a month after he caused alarm in the former Soviet... more »»

Hostage tale suggests IS wary of upsetting Turkey

September 30, 2014

SILOPI, Turkey (AP) — Turkish truck driver Ozgur Simsek was sleeping off a 1,000-kilometer (620-mile) fuel run to the Qayara power station in Iraq, he said, when he heard banging on his vehicle's... more »»

Germany vows better checks on refugee guards

September 30, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's most populous state is tightening checks on security personnel at asylum centers following allegations that private guards repeatedly abused refugees, a senior official... more »»

Obama, Modi say they will set new US-India agenda

September 30, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday that "it is time to set a new agenda" between their countries, addressing concerns that the... more »»

Families wait in agony for word on Ebola patients

September 30, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Rush-hour keeps billions on the move

September 30, 2014

On packed subways and crowded highways, billions of people participate in a short-distance population shift twice a day: the rhythmic ritual of the daily commute to and from work. more »»

EU says Ireland grants Apple illegal tax benefits

September 30, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — Ireland appears to be granting Apple illegal tax rebates that may have to be recouped, the European Union's competition watchdog said Tuesday as it pressed on with an inquiry into... more »»

Ukrainians gear up for winter without Russian gas

September 30, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — For Alexei Polezhai, who sells water heaters and wood-burning stoves at his two shops in Kiev, sales this fall have been remarkably good considering the dramatic collapse in... more »»

HK leader says China adamant; students seek talks

September 30, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters demanded that Hong Kong's top leader meet with them on Tuesday and threatened wider actions if he did not, after he said China would not budge in its... more »»

US Ebola labs, parts for clinic arrive in Liberia

September 30, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — U.S. more »»

Wildlife populations plummet for 3,000 species

September 30, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — About 3,000 species of wildlife around the world have seen their numbers plummet far worse than previously thought, according to a new study by one of the world's biggest... more »»

25th anniversary of East German exodus to the West

September 30, 2014

PRAGUE (AP) — A former foreign minister of West Germany has arrived in Prague to meet former refugees from the East and commemorate events that led to communism's collapse in Eastern Europe and... more »»

Australia says man sent money to American in Syria

September 30, 2014

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — One man was arrested in counterterrorism raids in the Australian city of Melbourne on Tuesday after police said he provided money to a U.S. more »»

More and more French joining Mideast jihad

September 30, 2014

PARIS (AP) — France's interior minister says the number of French radicals joining extremists in Syria and Iraq has soared this year, saying that justifies a tough new anti-terrorist law adopted... more »»

Hong Kong leader says Beijing won't back down

September 30, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader said China won't back down from its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub as pro-democracy protesters set a Wednesday deadline for a... more »»

Obama, Modi to put upbeat face on US-India ties

September 30, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi are trying to put an optimistic face on the future of relations between India and the United States, amid... more »»

 
 

 

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