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Hong Kong protesters stockpile supplies, fear fresh police advance

HONG KONG - Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters filled the streets of Hong Kong late 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 discuss trade, climate, Islamic State at White House

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama and new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed trade issues, climate change, and the fight against Islamic State militants during an Oval Office meeting on Tuesday, the two leaders told reporters after their meeting.

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Potential successors to UK's Cameron position themselves before close election

BIRMINGHAM England - Eight months before a tight election, the three main contenders to succeed British Prime Minister David Cameron as leader of the Conservatives wooed potential supporters at the party's annual conference with starkly different pitches.

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U.S. signs pact to keep troops in Afghanistan past 2014

KABUL - Officials from Afghanistan and the United States on Tuesday signed a long-delayed security agreement to allow American troops to stay in the country after the end of the year, filling a campaign promise by new President Ashraf Ghani.

Afghanistan 10:12am EDT

Catalonia suspends formal campaign on Spain independence vote

MADRID - Catalonia's regional government said on Tuesday it would temporarily suspend formal campaigning for a referendum on independence from Spain, after Madrid filed a legal appeal to stop the vote taking place.

Spain 12:37pm EDT

Algerian militants who killed Frenchman display fighters in video

ALGIERS - Algerian Islamist militants who kidnapped and beheaded French hostage Herve Gourdel a week ago released a new video statement on Tuesday showing around 30 fighters reaffirming their allegiance to Islamic State in Iraq.

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