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Hong Kong democracy protesters and officials mark uneasy National Day

HONG KONG - Thousands of pro-democracy protesters thronged the streets of Hong Kong on Wednesday, some of them jeering National Day celebrations, as demonstrations spread to a new area of the city, ratcheting up pressure on its pro-Beijing government. | Video

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Egypt offers military training to Libya, cites Islamic State threat

CAIRO - Egypt has offered to train pro-government forces battling rival armed groups in Libya, stepping up efforts to eradicate what it says is a threat to its own stability from the anarchy engulfing its neighbor.

United Nations, Egypt, Libya 1:21am EDT

Syria-linked militants release Lebanese soldier: sources, media

BEIRUT - Islamist militants have released a Lebanese soldier they seized last month from a town at the border with Syria where they have clashed with the Lebanese army, security sources and state media said on Wednesday.

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U.S. sends 'Ironhorse' tanks to NATO's nervous Baltic front line

WASHINGTON/RIGA - U.S. troops and tanks will deploy across the three Baltic states and Poland in the next two weeks on a mission designed to deliver an unmistakeable message of NATO resolve to Moscow.

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U.S. embassy issues warning after clashes in Myanmar

YANGON - The U.S. embassy in Myanmar on Wednesday issued a warning to its citizens travel ling in eastern Myanmar after clashes between the military and ethnic minority rebels.

United Nations, Myanmar 3:25am EDT

In attack by al Qaeda, lines blur between Pakistan's military, militants

KARACHI Pakistan/ISLAMABAD - Months after Owais Jakhrani was sacked from the Pakistan navy for radical Islamist views, he led an audacious mission to take over a warship and turn its guns on a U.S. naval vessel in the open seas.

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