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Lightning, rain fail to deter resolute Hong Kong protesters

HONG KONG - Thousands of pro-democracy protesters thronged the rain-soaked streets of Hong Kong early on Wednesday, ratcheting up pressure on the pro-Beijing government that has called the action illegal and vowed to press ahead with National Day celebrations. | Video

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Argentina defies U.S. court order by depositing debt payment

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina deposited a $161 million bond interest payment with a newly appointed local trustee on Tuesday, the Economy Ministry said, defying a U.S. judge who held it in contempt a day earlier for taking illegal steps to meet its debt obligations. | Video

Boxes of body parts, pink paper were sent to schools, Canada trial told

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Special Report: Islamic State uses grain to tighten grip in Iraq

SHEKHAN Iraq - For Salah Paulis, it came down to a choice between his faith and his crop.

At least 25 killed in attacks in Shi'ite parts of Baghdad: police, medics

BAGHDAD - At least 25 people were killed in car bomb and mortar attacks in mainly Shi'ite Muslim districts of Baghdad on Tuesday, Iraqi police and medical sources said.

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U.S. lawmakers rebuke Secret Service over White House breach

WASHINGTON - U.S. lawmakers scolded the head of the U.S. Secret Service on Tuesday over a security breach that allowed a knife-wielding intruder to run deep into the White House, and Director Julia Pierson promised them it would never happen again.

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OAS asks Latin American member states to take in Guantanamo detainees

WASHINGTON - The head of the Organization of American States this week issued an appeal for member countries to take in detainees from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, calling it a chance to address a "serious humanitarian" issue.