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  • Protesters to HK boss: Quit or we occupy buildings

    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, including occupying several important government buildings. By raising the stakes in the standoff, the...

  • Ukraine rebels close in on Donetsk airport

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Rebels in eastern Ukraine appear to be successfully closing in on the government-held airport of Donetsk, a strategic victory for the pro-Russian separatists that further undermines a shaky cease-fire in the region. A rebel commander at a checkpoint not far from the...

  • UK drops terrorism case for ex-Guantanamo inmate

    LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors have dropped terrorism charges against a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who is a high-profile advocate for the rights of terror suspects. Moazzam Begg had been due to stand trial next week on seven counts relating to the war in Syria. On Wednesday, a judge at...

  • Reports: Blasts in central Syria cause casualties

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say two explosions have struck near a school in the central city of Homs, causing casualties, including among children. Rami Abdurrahman of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory says the explosions occurred in a government-controlled area dominated by minority...

  • Bodies found on Japan volcano, raising toll to 48

    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. Another was caught between huge boulders bigger than large refrigerators. Police who recovered a dozen bodies on Wednesday portrayed a painful scene of...

  • UN: At least 1,119 Iraqis killed in September

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.N. mission in Baghdad says at least 1,119 Iraqis died in violence in September but that the real figure was likely much higher since the organization's death toll does not include killings in areas controlled by the Islamic State group. Wednesday's statement says 854...

  • Pro-democracy protesters vow to occupy government buildings if Hong Kong leader doesn't resign

    HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters vow to occupy government buildings if Hong Kong leader doesn't resign.

  • NATO gets new chief_one Putin may approve of

    BRUSSELS (AP) — At a time of daunting geopolitical crises, NATO is undergoing its own version of regime change, with the arrival of a new chief official who has the blessing, at least temporarily, of one of the West's biggest adversaries: Russian President Vladimir Putin. Former two-term...

  • Japan's Shinkansen bullet train turns 50

    TOKYO (AP) — It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, "like flying in the sky." Zipping cross-country in a super-high speed train has become commonplace in many countries these days, but it was unheard of when Japan launched its bullet train between Tokyo and Osaka 50...

  • Spanish rescued after 12 days trapped in Peru cave

    LEIMEBAMBA, Peru (AP) — A Spanish speleologist has been rescued in Peru after spending 12 days trapped about 400 meters (1,300 feet) underground in a cave in Peru's remote Amazon region. Rescuers brought 44-year-old Cecilio Lopez out of the mouth of the cave Tuesday to cheers from an...

  • Algeria's ailing president absent amid crises

    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 and whether he's fit to rule the oil-rich North African nation — or indeed whether he's still doing...

  • APNewsBreak: Nazi hunter pushes for new probe

    BERLIN (AP) — The Simon Wiesenthal Center has identified dozens of former members of Nazi mobile death squads who might still be alive, and is pushing the German government for an investigation, The Associated Press has learned. The Wiesenthal Center's top Nazi hunter, Efraim Zuroff, told the...

  • Taliban suicide bombers kill 7 in Kabul, wound 21

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban suicide bombers struck two buses carrying Afghan soldiers in Kabul early Wednesday, killing seven people and wounding 21, just a day after the signing of a key U.S.-Afghan security pact. The long-awaited deal allows U.S. forces to remain in the country past the...

  • Ebola case stokes concerns for Liberians in Texas

    DALLAS (AP) — The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills through the area's West African community whose leaders urged caution to prevent spreading the virus. The unidentified man was critically ill and...

  • Karadzic closing his defense in UN genocide trial

    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 the Bosnian war, and accused them of putting the entire Serb people on trial. In an 874-page...



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