HONG KONG - Thousands of pro-democracy protesters thronged the rain-soaked streets of Hong Kong, ratcheting up pressure on the pro-Beijing government that has called the action illegal and vowed to press ahead with National Day celebrations. Full Article
TOKYO - Asian shares slumped on Wednesday as continued civil unrest in Hong Kong and a downbeat day on Wall Street sapped confidence, while the dollar index was close to a four-year high after marking its best quarterly gain in six years.
WASHINGTON - Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed to deepen U.S.-Indian cooperation on maritime security to ensure freedom of navigation in what amounts to a response to China's naval muscle-flexing in the Asia-Pacific. Full Article | Video
SHEKHAN Iraq - The militant group now controls a large chunk of Iraq’s wheat supplies. The U.N. estimates land under IS control accounts for as much as 40 percent of Iraq’s annual production of wheat, one of the country’s most important food staples. Full Article
CEOs and corporate financiers revel in the power of the deal - and Vail Resorts is taking the idea to extremes. By acquiring clusters of snowy U.S. retreats in different climates and selling “Epic” season passes, it is trying to smooth bumps caused by Mother Nature. Full Article
A man has tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus at a Texas hospital,making it the first time the deadly virus has been diagnosed in the U.S. Deborah Gembara reports.