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Hong Kong leader plays waiting game, protesters demand he resigns

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's leader is willing to let pro-democracy demonstrations blocking large areas of the city go on for weeks if necessary, a source close to him said, while defiant protesters vowed they would not budge. | Video

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Merkel tells Putin Moscow has duty to temper separatists in Ukraine

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed to Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call on Wednesday that Moscow had a duty to temper pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, a spokesman for the German government said.

Russia 1:09am EDT

Gulf Arabs demand return of state authority in Yemen

DUBAI - Gulf Arab states have demanded the restoration of government authority in Yemen, issuing a thinly veiled criticism of rebels with ties to Iran who have taken control of the capital, Sanaa.

Yemen 1:42am EDT

Turkey vows to fight Islamic State, coalition strikes near border

MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT - Turkey signalled it may send troops into Syria or Iraq and let allies use Turkish bases to fight Islamic State, as coalition jets launched air strikes on Wednesday on insurgents besieging a town on its southern border with Syria. | Video

Turkey, Syria, Iraq 01 Oct 2014

Young 'Chavista' lawmaker killed in Venezuela

CARACAS - A "Chavista" ruling party lawmaker was killed on Wednesday in Venezuela's latest high-profile violent crime.

Venezuela 1:50am EDT

Mexico arrests drug lord Beltran Leyva posing as businessman

MEXICO CITY - Hector Beltran Leyva, one of the most notorious Mexican drug lords still at large, was captured on Wednesday by soldiers at a seafood restaurant in a picturesque town in central Mexico popular with American retirees.

Mexico Election 01 Oct 2014

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