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Hong Kong expects democracy protests to last for long period

Posted by Johnson Tamlyn on September 30, 2014 at 5:30 AM

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Financial Times:CY Leung, Hong Kong’s chief executive, said the democracy protests sweeping the territory would last “quite a long period” as protesters prepare for the October 1 National Day holiday which is expected to bring massive crowds on to the streets.

Renewed Fighting Around Donetsk Airport Tests Ukraine Cease-Fire

Posted by Johnson Tamlyn on September 30, 2014 at 5:25 AM

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New York Times:DONETSK, Ukraine — Deadly fighting has broken out again between the government and rebels around the strategically important airport outside Donetsk, a continuing source of friction that is testing the resilience of a recent cease-fire agreement.

Afghan president to sign deal Tuesday allowing US troops to stay after 2014, officials say

Posted by Johnson Tamlyn on September 30, 2014 at 5:20 AM

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Fox News:Newly inaugurated Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai is expected to sign a vital security deal Tuesday to allow American soldiers to remain in the country past the end of the year, officials say.

Iraq: The frontline between Baghdad and Islamic State militants

Posted by Johnson Tamlyn on September 30, 2014 at 5:15 AM

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BBC News:Iraqi ground forces, backed by air strikes, have been involved in fierce fighting with Islamic State (IS) militants in a town west of Baghdad. Amariya al-Falluja, 40km (25 miles) from the Iraqi capital, is a key strategic town.

Refugee abuse condemned as Germanys Abu Ghraib

Posted by Johnson Tamlyn on September 30, 2014 at 5:10 AM

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The Australian:IMAGES of guards apparently torturing inmates at a refugee hostel in Germany have unearthed a scandal likened to the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by American jailers at Abu Ghraib prison. Police have started questioning hundreds of asylum seekers, whi...

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Japans factory output falls in August

Posted by Johnson Tamlyn on September 30, 2014 at 5:05 AM

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Financial Times:Industrial production in Japan dipped in August from a month earlier, wrongfooting economists and casting fresh doubts over the broad revitalisation programme championed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Thailand murder: Tourists will be forced to wear identification wristbands, electronic tracking proposed

Posted by Johnson Tamlyn on September 30, 2014 at 5:00 AM

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The Australian;TOURISTS will be forced to wear identification wristbands and could be electronically tracked on Thailand’s islands after the brutal slaying of two British backpackers. Thailand’s tourism minister said today that identifi...

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Spanish Constitutional Court suspends Catalonia's independence referendum

Posted by Johnson Tamlyn on September 30, 2014 at 4:55 AM

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Business Standard:A report has said that the Constitutional Court of Spain has suspended Catalonia's planned independence referendum by arguing that it first needs to consider whether the November 9 vote breached the constitution.

Crackdown on Protests by Hong Kong Police Draws More to the Streets

Posted by Sarah Butler on September 29, 2014 at 4:35 AM

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New York Times: Downtown Hong Kong turned into a battlefield of tear gas and seething crowds on Sunday after the police moved against a student democracy protest, inciting public fury that brought tens of thousands of people onto the streets of a city long known as a stable financial center. Hours after the riot police sought late Sunday to b...

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Recovery of Bodies Called off at Japanese Volcano

Posted by Sarah Butler on September 29, 2014 at 4:35 AM

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ABC News: Toxic gases and ash from a still-erupting Japanese volcano Monday forced rescue workers to call off their effort to bring down the rest of the victims, after earlier airlifting out eight more bodies by military helicopter. The recovery work on the ash-blanketed peak was halted around 1:30 p.m., said Naofumi Miyair...

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