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Hong Kong protesters given a stern warning

With pro-democracy movement's threat to occupy buildings looming, no sign at all that China's going to flinch

Hong Kong Emerges as Test Of Chances for Peace With Communist China

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The pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong are the story of the hour, in my book. Hong Kong is important itself (it has 7 million people). But what’s happening there is a test of the future of freedom for China’s billions. Without which — mark it well — eventually there will be a war. My own appreciation for that danger was gained during the 1970s, when I was posted in Hong Kong for The Wall Street Journal. In 1984, with end ... more

Sierra Leone makes personal plea to PM Tony Abbott

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The president of Sierra Leone has made a desperate plea for Australia to scale up its response to the Ebola crisis, including sending military aid, as the deadly virus continues to ravage West Africa.

The best antidote to extremism? A girl with a book

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As we fight the Islamic State and other extremists, there's something President Barack Obama and all of us can learn from them.

Cairns indicates he'll plead not guilty

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Former New Zealand cricket captain Chris Cairns will be fully contesting a perjury charge in a London court, his lawyer says.


Ferguson grand jury probed for possible misconduct

Prosecutors looking into tweet of claimed leak indicating which way panel leaning on indictment of cop who shot Michael Brown

Teen football player dies after injury during game

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Tom Cutinella suffered head injury when he collided with an opponent, then collapsed, during contest on Long Island, authorities say

Rocket Shares Fall in Debut

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Rocket Internet shares fell below their issue price at debut on the Frankfurt stock exchange, in a disappointing start for the Berlin-based investor in online ... more

Europe Stocks Keep Falling

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European stocks continued to fall ahead of the European Central Bank's monthly policy announcement.

Giants breeze past Pirates to advance in playoffs

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San Francisco whitewashes Pittsburgh, 8-0, in National League wildcard game; will face Washington Nationals in next round
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Scrotal Recall: an infectious and very clever concept

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Scrotal Recall: an infectious and very clever concept
The new sitcom, in which a young man visits former lovers, alphabetically, to inform them that he has a venereal disease, uses its seemingly rigid ... more

Football commentators all sound the same. It's time we heard something new

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Football commentators all sound the same. It's time we heard something new
Commentators had distinctive accents and styles in the early days of televised football, but those pioneers have been replaced by an army of safe choices. ... more

Bank of England asks for powers to intervene in housing market

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Bank of England asks for powers to intervene in housing market
Central bank wants restrictions on loan-to-value and loan-to-income multiples to protect financial system from housing bubbleThe Bank of England wants powers to intervene in the ... more

Civil service head received hospitality from Centrica and Goldman Sachs

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Civil service head received hospitality from Centrica and Goldman Sachs
Cabinet secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood, who is supposed to be neutral, met companies directly affected by government policyBritains most senior civil servant has received hospitality ... more

Clegg accuses May of false and outrageous slurs over snoopers charter

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Clegg accuses May of false and outrageous slurs over snoopers charter
Lib Dem leader demands apology after home secretary said his party had put children at risk, amid new low in coalition relationsNick Clegg has accused ... more
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Eurozone Producer Prices Down

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Prices of goods leaving the eurozone's factory gates continued to fall in August, an indication that the currency area is set to remain mired in ... more

World Briefing: Greece: Push for a Confidence Vote

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The Greek government said Wednesday that it would seek a vote of confidence in Parliament next week in a bid to quash mounting speculation about ... more

Vatican City Journal: A Papal Decision Leaves Some Feeling Less Than Charitable

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Vatican City Journal: A Papal Decision Leaves Some Feeling Less Than Charitable
A decision by the Vatican to take over the business of issuing Papal Blessings has infuriated vendors who have been selling the benedictions for decades.

Economic Scene: Multinational Tax Strategies Put Public Coffers at Risk

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If global corporations can continue to evade taxation, the burden of government financing could fall disproportionately on ordinary workers.

Nazi Hunter Urges Germany to Probe Death Squads

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The Simon Wiesenthal Center said it sent a list of 80 former members of Nazi death squads to the German government, urging authorities to prosecute ... more

Satellite Shows North Korea Has Upgraded Launch Station

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Completion of the yearlong project would give North Korea a facility to test its intercontinental ballistic missile program, analysts said.

Hong Kong Seeks to Wait Out Protesters

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Hong Kong Seeks to Wait Out Protesters
Hong Kong has adopted a new strategy to marshal the city's widespread pro-democracy protests: allow the demonstrations to continue until the protesters tire or lose ... more

New Pepsi Goes to Amazon

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New Pepsi Goes to Amazon
Pepsi True, made with sugar and stevia, will be sold exclusively through Amazon.com

Lotte Tower Development Wins Approval

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Lotte Tower Development Wins Approval
Lotte Group won long-awaited approval to open part of a huge retail complex in Seoul featuring the country's tallest skyscraper, but with a long list ... more

Beijing Warns of ‘Chaos’ if Hong Kong Protests Persist

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People’s Daily, the main newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party, accused the democracy movement of “blaspheming” the rule of law.

World Briefing: Mexico: Leader of Cartel Is Captured

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The leader of one of Mexico’s largest cartels, Héctor Beltrán-Leyva of the Beltrán-Leyva gang, has been captured, the authorities said Wednesday night, giving President Enrique ... more

World Briefing: Canada: Shipwreck in Arctic Identified

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The wreck of a ship discovered last month after being trapped in Arctic ice in the 1840s has been identified as the H.M.S. Erebus.

3 Soldiers Are Charged With Homicide in Mexico Killings

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The three are accused in the June killings of 22 people in western Mexico, Attorney General Jesús Murillo Karam announced on Tuesday.

Kissinger Drew Up Plans to Attack Cuba, Records Show

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Kissinger Drew Up Plans to Attack Cuba, Records Show
Newly disclosed government documents show that in 1976, Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger mapped out secret plans to launch airstrikes against Havana and “smash ... more

Mexico: Students Missing After Protest

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Authorities in Guerrero are searching for 57 students from a teachers college who have been missing since Friday when gunmen fired on a demonstration they ... more

U.S. to Increase Production of the Ebola Drug ZMapp, but May Not Meet Demand

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U.S. to Increase Production of the Ebola Drug ZMapp, but May Not Meet Demand
Despite the new efforts, supplies of ZMapp, an experimental drug, would not be nearly enough if the epidemic continues to spiral out of control.

Ebola Suspected in U.N. Staffer’s Death

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The victim was Liberian who had worked for the United Nations peacekeeping mission in her country.

Man in U.S. With Ebola Had Been Screened to Fly, but System is Spotty

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Since the Ebola virus began spreading through West Africa, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been pushing the worst-hit countries to implement screening ... more

Egypt Seizes Newspapers to Censor an Article

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The censorship is another example of restrictions on news media freedom since the military takeover in July 2013 that put Abdel Fattah el-Sisi into power.

In Dallas Ebola Case, Officials Are Monitoring Children Exposed to Patient

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In Dallas Ebola Case, Officials Are Monitoring Children Exposed to Patient
Officials said they believed the patient, a Liberian, had come into contact with 12 to 18 people, including five children.

Nicola Sturgeon calls for delay to universal credit launch in Scotland

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Nicola Sturgeon calls for delay to universal credit launch in Scotland
Tories and Labour want to devolve powers over housing benefit, which deputy first minister says is effectively being abolishedNicola Sturgeon has urged David Cameron to ... more

Spanish unemployment edges up in September

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Spanish unemployment edges up in September
Madrid (AFP) - Spain's jobless queue rose slightly in September for the second month running as a hiring boom for the summer tourist season trailed ... more

Ben Affleck Can Act!

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Ben Affleck Can Act!
Turns out that killer smile is good for something: Ben Affleck delivers the performance of his career as suspected wife murderer Nick Dunne in ‘Gone ... more

Islamic State committing 'staggering' violations in Iraq: U.N. report

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GENEVA (Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents in Iraq have carried out mass executions, abducted women and girls as sex slaves, and used children as fighters ... more

Back on the Road With Jack Kerouac

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Back on the Road With Jack Kerouac
Thirty-five years ago, Dennis McNally wrote a life of Beat icon Jack Kerouac. Looking back, he sees things in the book he’s proud of and ... more