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Hong Kong protesters stockpile supplies, fear fresh police advance

HONG KONG - Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters extended a blockade of Hong Kong streets on Tuesday, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades ahead of what some fear may be a push by police to clear the roads before Chinese National Day. | Video

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Northern Afghans threaten to rebel if power-sharing deal fails

PANJSHIR Afghanistan - Afghans in a strategically important province north of the capital have threatened to rebel if the country's new president does not respect an agreement to share power with their chosen leader, Abdullah Abdullah.

Afghanistan 8:43am EDT

China announces date for key Communist Party meeting

BEIJING - China's ruling Communist Party will hold a key meeting from Oct. 20 focusing on the rule of law, state media reported on Tuesday, as part of President Xi Jinping's two-year long an anti-corruption drive.

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Indian temple 'purified' after low-caste chief minister visits

PATNA India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The government in India's northern state of Bihar has ordered an investigation after reports that a Hindu temple was cleaned and its idols washed after a visit by the state's chief minister, who belongs to a lower caste community.

9:08am EDT

Egyptian court jails 68 Muslim Brotherhood supporters

CAIRO - An Egyptian court sentenced 68 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to jail terms on Tuesday, judicial sources said, in a case related to deadly violence a year ago after the army's ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

Egypt 6:39am EDT

Myanmar confirms controversial Rohingya plan at United Nations

YANGON - Myanmar has confirmed to the United Nations it is finalizing a plan that will offer minority Rohingya Muslims citizenship if they change their ethnicity to suggest Bangladeshi origin, a move rights groups say could force thousands into detention camps.

Myanmar, United Nations 7:42am EDT

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