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Hong Kong democracy protesters and officials mark uneasy National Day

HONG KONG - Thousands of pro-democracy protesters thronged the streets of Hong Kong on Wednesday, some of them jeering National Day celebrations, as demonstrations spread to a new area of the city, ratcheting up pressure on its pro-Beijing government. | Video

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Japan volcano death toll likely to rise to around 46 as more victims found

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, media said on Wednesday.

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Amid differences, Israel's Netanyahu to seek reassurances from Obama on Iran

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu meet for a new round in their often-tense relationship on Wednesday, facing differences over Iran diplomacy and Middle East peace efforts as well as complications from the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State militants.

U.S. orders airlines to replace cockpit displays on 1,300 Boeing airplanes

- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is requiring airlines to replace cockpit displays on more than 1,300 Boeing Co airplanes to avoid interference from Wi-Fi and cellular devices.

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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

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Egypt offers military training to Libya, cites Islamic State threat

CAIRO - Egypt has offered to train pro-government forces battling rival armed groups in Libya, stepping up efforts to eradicate what it says is a threat to its own stability from the anarchy engulfing its neighbor.