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Uneasy calm marks National Day in Hong Kong

HONG KONG - Thousands of pro-democracy protesters thronged the streets of Hong Kong, some of them jeering National Day celebrations, as demonstrations spread to a new area of the city.  Video | Full Article 

Turkey mulls military action against Islamic State 7:34am EDT

MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT - Turkey signaled it may send troops into Syria or Iraq and let allies use Turkish bases to fight Islamic State, as coalition jets launched air strikes on Wednesday on insurgents besieging a town on its southern border with Syria.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director, Dr. Thomas Frieden, speaks at the CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia September 30, 2014.  REUTERS/Tami Chappell

Traveler from Liberia is first U.S. Ebola patient

A man who flew from Liberia to Texas has become the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus to be diagnosed in the United States, health officials said, a sign the outbreak ravaging West Africa may spread globally.  Full Article | Video 

President Obama smiles as he puts on his jacket while flanked by Secret Service agents before boarding Air Force One, July 9, 2014.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Lawmakers scold Secret Service over breach

WASHINGTON - The head of the U.S. Secret Service faced scathing criticism for the agency allowing an intruder with a knife to run into the White House.  Full Article 

A policeman is silhouetted in the Swat valley region, located in Pakistan's restive North West Frontier Province March 19, 2010.   REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

In al Qaeda attack, threat to Pakistan's army

KARACHI Pakistan/ISLAMABAD - The attack on the Pakistani naval base in early September, claimed by al Qaeda's newly created South Asian wing, has highlighted the threat of militant infiltration into Pakistan's nuclear-armed military.  Full Article 

People walk inside JP Morgan headquarters in New York, October 25, 2013.  REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

JPMorgan faces class action in $10 billion suit

NEW YORK - A federal judge said JPMorgan Chase must face a class action lawsuit by investors who claimed the largest U.S. bank misled them about the safety of $10 billion of mortgage-backed securities it sold before the financial crisis.  Full Article 

Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers run after landing in a helicopter for a rescue operation near the peak of Mt. Ontake, which straddles Nagano and Gifu prefectures, central Japan, in this handout photograph released by Joint Staff of the Defence Ministry of Japan and taken September 29, 2014. REUTERS/Joint Staff of the Defence Ministry of Japan/Handout via Reuters

Japan volcano death toll rises

TOKYO - The death toll from Japan's worst volcanic eruption in decades is likely to rise to around 46 after as more victims were discovered on the ash-covered summit.  Video | Full Article 

Presidential candidate Marina Silva of the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) listens to a question during an interview with Reuters in Rio de Janeiro September 25, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

An environmentalist's push for Brazil's top job

RIO DE JANEIRO - Once considered a leftist radical, the pioneer of Amazon conservation and icon of the global environmental movement has over the years marched steadily to the political center.   Full Article