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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....
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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 death around the summit where hikers enjoying a weekend autumn hike were caught by the mountain's surprise eruption....
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Japan's Shinkansen bullet train turns 50
TOKYO (AP) -- It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, "like flying in the sky."...
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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Saudi overhaul reshapes Islam's holiest city Mecca
MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- As a child, Osama al-Bar would walk from his home past Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba, to the market of spice and fabric merchants where his father owned a store. At that time, Mecca was so small, pilgrims could sit at the cube-shaped Kaaba and look out at the serene desert mountains where the Prophet Muhammad once walked....
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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....
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Official: School blasts kill 17, including 10 kids
DAMASCUS (AP) -- A Syrian official says 17 people, including 10 children, have been killed in twin explosions near a school in the central city of Homs....
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