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

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

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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.


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.