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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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Hardline Buddhists in Myanmar, Sri Lanka strike anti-Islamist pact

COLOMBO - A Myanmar monk accused of inciting violence against Muslims and a hardline Buddhist group in Sri Lanka said on Tuesday they would work together to rally other Buddhist groups and defend their faith against militant Islamists.

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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.

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Iranian man executed for heresy: rights group

DUBAI - A former psychologist has been executed for heresy in Iran after eight years in detention, human rights groups said, in the latest example of what activists say is a worrying rise in the use of death penalty by the Islamic Republic.

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Energy, manufacturing to lead Obama, Modi talks

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama and new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday plan to discuss issues ranging from manufacturing to sanitation as the two leaders aim to deepen ties.

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Sri Lanka police stop online media workshop: rights groups

COLOMBO - Sri Lanka media rights groups said on Tuesday police had stopped an online journalists' association from holding a workshop on ethics and digital security at the weekend, the fourth disruption of media gatherings since May.

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