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Police ease tactics in Hong Kong protest standoff

September 29, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's embattled police defended their use of tear gas but softened their tactics Monday after forceful attempts to quell pro-democracy protests drew tens of thousands more... more »»

China faces tricky balance in Hong Kong's protests

September 29, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have handed China's Communist leadership a thorny political dilemm. more »»

UN experts say world's mangrove forests at risk

September 29, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — U.N. more »»

12 killed in worst east Ukraine shelling in a week

September 29, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Eastern Ukraine has suffered the worst violence in more than a week as fighting between pro-Russian rebels and government troops in the region killed at least 12 people and... more »»

As trial ends, prosecutors slam Karadzic as liar

September 29, 2014

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Prosecutors called former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic a liar in closing remarks at his genocide trial on Monday, saying he lacks any credibility i... more »»

Image of Asia: Tools for an 'Umbrella Revolution'

September 29, 2014

In this photo by Wong Maye-E, umbrellas are stacked for pro-democracy activists to use to shield themselves from pepper spray and tear gas in Hong Kong's financial district. more »»

They did. They do. Clooney/Alamuddin wedding No. 2

September 29, 2014

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The romantic canaled city of Venice has been the venue for 323 weddings of foreign couples this year. Only one has drawn crowds and paparazzi. more »»

Afghan president sworn in, paving way for US pact

September 29, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was sworn in Monday as Afghanistan's new president, replacing Hamid Karzai in the country's first transfer of power since the 2001 U.. more »»

Trial opens for Belgian terror suspects

September 29, 2014

ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — A radical Muslim organization in Belgium was a well-structured terror group that brainwashed youngsters and sent them to fight in Syria, prosecutors said Monday as a trial... more »»

UN mission to combat Ebola opens HQ in Ghana

September 29, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The U.N. mission to combat Ebola opened its headquarters on Monday in Ghana, where it will coordinate aid for the accelerating West African crisis. more »»

US adviser: Afghanistan to sign troop deal Tuesday

September 29, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A senior adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama says Afghanistan will sign a deal Tuesday to allow American soldiers to remain in the country past the end of the year. more »»

Obama: US 'underestimated' Islamic State threat

September 29, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is acknowledging that U.S. more »»

Police defend handling of protests in Hong Kong

September 29, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's police on Monday defended their use of tear gas and other tactics to control protests that have paralyzed the city's financial district, appealing to the thousands... more »»

US-led airstrikes hit 4 Syrian provinces

September 29, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — U.. more »»

News Guide: Issues, people in Hong Kong protests

September 29, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong are drawing thousands of mostly young residents of this former British colony into the streets in a massive but peaceful movement of civil... more »»

Prosecutors launch Karadzic closing arguments

September 29, 2014

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Prosecutors called former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic a liar in closing remarks at his genocide trial, saying his denials of responsibility for... more »»

Ex-General: Germany needs to up defense spending

September 29, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — A retired top-ranking German general said Monday a string of recent embarrassing military equipment failures shows the country needs to spend more on defense, as another aircraft... more »»

Indian leader Modi heads for White House visit

September 29, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets President Barack Obama for the first time at the White House, the welcome will be very different from the response Modi got nearly... more »»

5 more bodies found at Japan volcano; toll now 36

September 29, 2014

KISO, Japan (AP) — Five more bodies were found near the summit of a Japanese volcano on Monday, bringing the total presumed dead to 36, police said, as toxic gases and ash from the still-erupting... more »»

New Afghan president sworn in after disputed vote

September 29, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was sworn in Monday as Afghanistan's new president, replacing Hamid Karzai in the country's first democratic transfer of power since the 2001 U.S. more »»

 
 
 

 

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