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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 »»

Luck, instinct determined fates of volcano hikers

September 30, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Huge boulders falling from the sky. Billowing gray smoke that cast total darkness over the mountain. Volcanic ash piling on the ground and fumes filling the air. more »»

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 »»

Cyprus police: precious Degas painting stolen

September 30, 2014

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus police say thieves broke into the home of an art collector and took a painting by famed Impressionist Edgar Degas worth millions. more »»

Georgia orders Zhvania exhumed

September 30, 2014

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — A prosecutor in the former Soviet republic of Georgia has ordered the body of the late prime minister Zurab Zhvania to be exhumed, nearly a decade after his death in murky... 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 »»

Image of Asia: A synchronized dive for gold

September 30, 2014

In this photo by Kin Cheung, Chinese divers Chen Ruolin, left, and Liu Huixia compete in the women's synchronized 10-meter platform diving final at the Asian Games. more »»

EU keeps Russia sanctions in place for now

September 30, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union ambassadors have decided to keep Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia in place for the time being. 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 »»



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