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Hong Kong leader refuses to meet with protesters

Pro-democracy protesters hold umbrellas under heavy rain in a main street near the government headquarters in Hong Kong late Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. The protesters demanded that Hong Kong’s top leader meet with them on Tuesday and threatened wider actions if he did not,...
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US Ebola labs, health equipment arrive in Liberia

An Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) employee walks past drying safety boots at MSF’s Ebola isolation and treatment center, in Monrovia, Liberia, Monday Sept. 29, 2014. Six months into the world’s worst-ever Ebola outbreak in West Africa authorities are desperately...
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US-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey

An elderly Kurdish woman looks around as Syrian refugees arrive at the Turkey-Syria border near Suruc, Turkey, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted Islamic State fighters pressing their offensive against a Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border on...
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Fight for growing Pentecostal vote in Brazil

In this Sept.25, 2014 photo, Pastor Silas Malafaia gestures as he preaches during a service at the Assemblies of God church, in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. Malafaia backs top opposition candidate Marina Silva, who could become the first Pentecostal leader in the nation with more...
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Under-fire Hong Kong leader marks National Day

Pro-democracy protesters hold umbrellas under heavy rain in a main street near the government headquarters in Hong Kong late Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. The protesters demanded that Hong Kong’s top leader meet with them on Tuesday and threatened wider actions if he did not,...
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Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray

Syrian refugees wait for transport after their arrival at the Turkey-Syria border near Suruc, Turkey, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted Islamic State fighters pressing their offensive against a Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border on Tuesday...
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Afghan president sworn in, paving way for US pact

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, left, is sworn in by Chief Justice Abdul Salam Azimi, during his inauguration ceremony at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Ghani Ahmadzai He replaces Hamid Karzai in the country’s first democratic...
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Islamic State closes in on Kurdish area of Syria

Turkish Kurds watch clashes between Syrian Kurdish fighters and militants of the Islamic State close to Turkey-Syria border near Suruc, Turkey, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. (AP Photo) Turkish Kurds watch clashes between Syrian Kurdish fighters and militants of the Islamic State close...

Australian counterterror police raids in Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Counterterrorism police launched early morning raids on Tuesday in homes across several suburbs in the Australian city of Melbourn where a suspected terrorist was shot dead last week. A joint state and federal police operation supported by...
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AP INTERVIEW: US should hit all militants in Syria

Syria’s Deputy Prime Minister Walid Al-Moualem addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) Syria’s Deputy Prime Minister Walid Al-Moualem addresses the 69th session of the...