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Hong Kong protests approach potential National Day flashpoint

HONG KONG - Thousands of pro-democracy protesters thronged the streets of Hong Kong early on Wednesday, ratcheting up pressure on the pro-Beijing government that has called the action illegal, with both sides marking uneasy National Day celebrations. | Video

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Obama, Modi work to deepen improving U.S.-India ties

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed on Tuesday 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 Asia. | Video

30 Sep 2014

Brazil's Rousseff widens lead over Silva in fresh polls

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO - President Dilma Rousseff has solidified her lead over opposition candidate Marina Silva and would win a runoff vote to Brazil's presidential election, two new polls showed on Tuesday.

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FCC considering move to ban NFL Redskins team name

WASHINGTON - The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to punish broadcasters for using the moniker of the Washington NFL team, the Redskins, a word many consider a slur to Native Americans, the agency's chairman indicated on Tuesday.

30 Sep 2014

In al Qaeda attack, lines between Pakistan military, militants blur

KARACHI Pakistan/ISLAMABAD - Months after Owais Jakhrani was sacked from the Pakistan navy for radical Islamist views, he led an audacious mission to take over a warship and turn its guns on a U.S. naval vessel in the open seas.

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

WASHINGTON - The head of the U.S. Secret Service faced scathing criticism on Tuesday for the agency allowing an intruder with a knife to run into the White House, while details emerged of a separate security lapse involving an armed contractor who rode an elevator with President Barack Obama.

Taliban bombs kill at least seven in Afghan capital: officials

KABUL - Two Taliban suicide bombers attacked the Afghan capital on Wednesday, killing at least seven people and wounding more than 15, government officials said, a day after the new government and the United States signed a long-delayed security agreement.