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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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U.S. warns South Sudan: Strike a peace deal or face U.N. sanctions

UNITED NATIONS - The United States warned South Sudan's president and rebel leader on Tuesday to engage in serious peace talks to end nearly a year of violence in the world's newest state or face United Nations sanctions.

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Eurocontrol seeks more info sharing for airspace safety

WASHINGTON - Europe's air-traffic control organization on Tuesday fleshed out a plan for countries to share non-public intelligence in conflict zones to help airlines avert tragedies such as the one that claimed 298 lives over Ukraine in July.

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.

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Avalanche in southern Chile kills Canadian, Swedish climbers

SANTIAGO - An avalanche along the remote southern border of Chile and Argentina has killed two mountain climbers, one from Canada and one from Sweden, Chilean police said on Tuesday.

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Catalonia suspends formal campaign on Spain independence vote

MADRID/BARCELONA - Catalonia's regional government said on Tuesday it would temporarily suspend campaigning for a vote on independence from Spain, after Madrid filed a legal block to the referendum.

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