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Hong Kong protesters stockpile supplies, prepare for long haul

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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Obama, Modi vow to boost strategic ties, create model for world

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama and new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed on Monday to expand and deepen their countries' strategic partnership and make it a model for the rest of the world.

Politics, 1:30am EDT

Exclusive: U.S., Brazil close to ending cotton trade rift - sources

BRASILIA - The United States and Brazil are close to settling a decade-old trade dispute over cotton subsidies, three Brazilian sources close to the talks told Reuters, in what would be the first concrete step to repair ties hurt by an espionage scandal.

Recovery of Japan volcano victims suspended amid signs of rising activity

TOKYO - Search and recovery efforts for at least two dozen victims of Japan's worst volcanic eruption in decades were called off on Tuesday due to worries about rising volcanic activity, including the chance of another steam explosion.

Japan, Environment 1:35am EDT

South Korea sightseeing ship runs aground, 110 rescued

SEOUL - Some 110 people aboard a South Korean sightseeing ship were rescued by fishing boats after the vessel ran aground near a rocky island on Tuesday, reviving tragic memories of a ferry disaster earlier this year in which hundreds of people drowned.

South Korea 12:22am EDT

Indonesia's leader races to save direct elections and his legacy

JAKARTA - Indonesia's outgoing president returned home early on Tuesday, cutting short an overseas farewell tour to try and overturn legislation ending direct elections for local leaders.

Indonesia 1:07am EDT

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