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  • Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings
    Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings

    HONG KONG (AP) — Student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests warned that if the territory's top official doesn't resign by Thursday they will step up their actions, including occupying several important government buildings.

  • More bodies found on Japanese volcano; toll now 47
    More bodies found on Japanese volcano; toll now 47

    OTAKI, Japan (AP) — One body recovered near the volcano's peak was in a squatting position and had to be dug out of a thick layer of ash. Another was caught between boulders bigger than large refrigerators. Police who recovered the bodies Wednesday portrayed a painful scene of death around the summt where hikers enjoying an autumn weekend hike were caught by the mountain's surprise eruption.

  • Ebola case stokes concerns for Liberians in Texas
    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.

  • Ukraine rebels close in on Donetsk airport
    Ukraine rebels close in on Donetsk airport

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Rebels in eastern Ukraine appeared to be successfully closing in on the government-held airport in Donetsk Wednesday, a strategic victory for the pro-Russian separatists.

  • 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.

  • Karadzic: I am not linked to wartime atrocities
    Karadzic: I am not linked to wartime atrocities

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic insisted Wednesday that U.N. prosecutors do not have "a shred of evidence" linking him to atrocities throughout the Bosnian war and accused them of putting the Serb people on trial.

  • Syria blasts at school kill 17, including 10 kids
    Syria blasts at school kill 17, including 10 kids

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Twin bombings near a school in central Syria killed at least 17 people on Wednesday, including 10 children, as gruesome images appeared on social media networks purported to show Kurdish fighters slain at the hands of Islamic State militants during battles near Syria's borderwith Turkey.

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

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The United Nations said Wednesday that at least 1,119 Iraqis died in violence in September but that the real figure was likely much higher since the reported death toll did not include killings in areas controlled by the Islamic State group.

  • 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.

  • Algeria's ailing president absent amid crises
    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 so.

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