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Hong Kong: A city divided
Monday, September 29, 2014

HONG KONG -- September 29, 2014: This territory has been plunged into the worst political crisis since its 1997 handover, as pro-democracy activists take over the streets following China's refusal to grant citizens full universal suffrage.
 
Why is the city so divided?
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Obama admits US under-estimated IS threat
Monday, September 29, 2014

WASHINGTON - September 28, 2014: President Barack Obama admitted today that the United States had underestimated the opportunity that a collapsing Syria would provide for jihadist militants to regroup and stage a sudden comeback. Speaking to CBS News, the president said that former Al-Qaeda fighters driven from Iraq by US and local forces had been able to gather in Syria to form the newly dangerous Islamic State group....

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Ex-rubber tapper Silva out to land Brazil presidency
Monday, September 29, 2014

BRASILIA -- September 28, 2014: Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva only learned to read at 16 and endured a tough childhood as a rubber tapper in the Amazon before considering whether to become a Catholic nun.
 
Instead, she became involved in politics, as a green campaigner, a senator and then a minister.
 
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MILF rebels start difficult disarming process
Sunday, September 28, 2014

The difficult process of disarming Philippine Muslim rebels after a decades-long insurgency have started, negotiators said Sunday, with the decommissioning of a first batch of firearms expected before year-end.
 
Philippine government and Muslim rebel negotiators started meeting in Malaysia on Saturday to discuss the disarmament process, key to ending the insurgency in the country's south and sealing a peace deal....

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New underwater discoveries in hunt for MH370
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Remnants of volcanoes, towering ridges and deep trenches have been discovered on the seabed of the southern Indian Ocean by experts mapping the underwater terrain as part of the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.
 
Australian authorities released the three-dimensional images on Friday, revealing for the first time details about the seafloor where efforts are being concentrated to find the jet, which is presumed to have crashed into the sea on March 8....

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Ukraine to shut Russia border; seek EU membership
Thursday, September 25, 2014

KIEV -- September 25, 2014: President Petro Poroshenko today ordered a temporary closure of Ukraine's porous border with Russia and voiced plans to apply for EU membership in 2020 as part of his ex-Soviet country's Westward shift.
 
A senior Ukrainian security source told AFP that the border security measures was designed to halt the alleged smuggling of weapons into the separatist east and would enter into force soon....

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Kiev can't guarantee safe passage to crash site
Thursday, September 25, 2014

NEW YORK -- September 25, 2014: Kiev cannot guarantee safe passage for an international investigation team to enter the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 went down in eastern Ukraine last July because it is unsafe. Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said yesterday here that this was conveyed to him by Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk when they met at the United Nations....

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More US-led strikes in Syria & Iraq
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

BEIRUT -- September 24, 2014: A US-led coalition launched raids against jihadists near an embattled Syrian Kurdish town and an area on the Iraqi border, Syrian state media and a monitor said today.
 
"The US-led international coalition to fight terrorism launched air strikes this morning against (local) headquarters of the Islamic State in Albu Kamal on the Iraqi border," state news agency SANA reported....

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Vatican's former ambassador under house arrest for sexually abusing boys
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, Sept 24 – The Vatican has placed its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Jozef Wesolowski, under house arrest on charges of sexually abusing children.
 
The former archbishop was defrocked in June after a Church tribunal found him guilty of abusing Dominican boys.
 
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Muslims terrorised in Australia
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Australia's Islamic leadership called for restraint on Wednesday as it emerged that Muslims and mosques had been targeted in a backlash over fears about potential terror attacks. Lawyer Mariam Veiszadeh from the Islamophobia Register told reporters that in recent days a pig's head had been impaled on a cross, mosques vandalised and threatening messages spray-painted on property and cars....

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