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Hong Kong police hold back from removing barriers

Ken Tsang, a member of a local pro-democracy political party shows his wound outside a police station after a clash between protesters and police in an occupied area near government headquarters in Hong Kong Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Hundreds of Hong Kong police officers drove...
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WHO: Ebola death rate rises to 70 percent

Health workers wearing protective gear wait to carry the body of a person suspected to have died from Ebola, in Monrovia, Liberia, Monday Oct. 13, 2014. Some nurses in Liberia defied calls for a strike on Monday and turned up for work at hospitals amid the worst Ebola outbreak in...
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Yemen rebels take port city, province near capital

Yemeni mourners carry the coffin of a soldier who was killed Thursday when a suicide car bomber rammed a security outpost on the outskirts of the port city of Mukalla, during his funeral, in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. Two suicide bombers struck in Yemen on Thursda...
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Activists: Airstrikes hit jihadi targets in Syria

Residents of Mursitpinar on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, watch as thick smoke rises following an airstrike by the US-led coalition in Kobani, Syria while fighting continued between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group, Tuesday, Oct. 14,...
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Prosecutor: Terror suspect had Tony Blair address

FILE – In this Monday, May 28, 2012 file photo, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair leaves the High Court in London after he gave evidence to the Leveson media inquiry. Prosecutors on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 said a man accused of plotting a terrorist attack in Britain...

Report: Turkish jets hit Kurdish rebel targets

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish warplanes have struck suspected Kurdish rebel positions in southeastern Turkey, media reports said Tuesday, the first major airstrikes against the rebel group since peace talks began two years ago to end a 30-year insurgency. Turkish media...

German hospital: UN worker dies of Ebola

BERLIN (AP) — A United Nations medical worker who was infected with Ebola in Liberia has died despite “intensive medical procedures,” a German hospital said Tuesday. The St. Georg hospital in Leipzig said the 56-year-old man, whose name has not been released,...

Istanbul rattled by signs of Islamic State support

ISTANBUL (AP) — Istanbul University student Aysegul Korkut is outraged by the images coming out of Syria. But these days the Islamic State group’s horrors seem closer to home: She recently faced off against masked supporters of the brutal militants on her own...
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Hong Kong police chip away to reduce protest zones

Police officers remove the bamboo barriers that protesters have set up to block off main roads in Central district in Hong Kong Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Hong Kong police removed some barricades on Tuesday from the edge of pro-democracy protest zones that have choked off roads for...
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North Korean leader reappears publicly _ with cane

A man watches a TV news program showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un using a cane during his first public appearance, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un has made his first public appearance in five weeks,...