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Hong Kong protests promise political game change
HONG KONG (AP) -- Like thousands of young people from all over Hong Kong, secondary school teacher Li Hiu Fung had come out to the streets of this anxious city every night to demand that his government give him a real voice in choosing his leaders. He helped build a sprawling protest camp on one of the city's busiest thoroughfares.... 11/1/2014 6:06 AM

Amid Ebola scare, Canada restricts visas
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada's Conservative government said it is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of countries with "widespread and persistent-intense transmission" of the Ebola virus.... 11/1/2014 5:54 AM

New US general seeks China air safety dialogue
BEIJING (AP) -- The U.S. Air Force's new commander in the Pacific said Saturday she's hoping to continue talks with China on avoiding dangerous encounters in the air that have added to regional tensions.... 11/1/2014 5:17 AM

Burkina Faso: 2nd soldier says he's president
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending his 27-year reign and sparking a struggle in the military for control of the West African country.... 11/1/2014 4:41 AM

China manufacturing growth falls in October
BEIJING (AP) -- China's manufacturing growth declined further in October amid a slowing economy and languishing global demand, according to surveys released Saturday.... 11/1/2014 4:28 AM

Ecuador top court endorses re-election for Correa
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Ecuador's top court endorsed and sent to the National Assembly on Friday a constitutional reform package that would allow indefinite re-election for President Rafael Correa.... 11/1/2014 4:02 AM

Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans
MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) -- Authorities were investigating on Friday a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting their father in Mexico who were found shot to death along with a Mexican friend more than two weeks after going missing.... 11/1/2014 3:36 AM

China experimental moon orbiter returns
BEIJING (AP) -- China on Saturday successfully recovered an experimental spacecraft that flew around the moon and back in a test run for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.... 11/1/2014 2:42 AM

Colombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery run
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail, along with the threat of a 14-year prison sentence, as a result of a crackdown on smuggling in Venezuela that is ratcheting up tensions and highlighting growing economic distortions between the neighbors.... 11/1/2014 12:50 AM

Cyclists kidnapped, ransomed near Mexico City
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Seven cyclists and an assistant who were kidnapped while on a training ride in the mountainous outskirts of the Mexican capital were released hours later after a ransom was paid, authorities said Friday.... 11/1/2014 12:01 AM

UN resolution urges Myanmar to drop identity plan
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A new U.N. draft resolution takes aim at Myanmar's aggressive campaign to have its Rohingya Muslims identify as a term they reject, urging "access to full citizenship on an equal basis."... 10/31/2014 11:32 PM

UN expresses 'deep outrage' at Islamic State group
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council is expressing its "deep outrage" at the killings, kidnapping, rapes and torture by the Islamic State group in Iraq.... 10/31/2014 11:29 PM

Peshmerga fighters enter Syrian border
SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Iraqi peshmerga fighters began entering the Syrian border town of Kobani Friday night where they were expected to join the battle against Islamist militants besieging the town, activists said.... 10/31/2014 9:10 PM

Suspected ETA member arrested in Germany
BERLIN (AP) -- Authorities in Germany say they have arrested a suspected member of the Basque separatist group ETA who has been on the run since 2004.... 10/31/2014 9:06 PM

Yemen's Shiite rebels give president ultimatum
ADEN, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's Shiite rebels, who are in control of the capital, gave the president 10 days starting from Friday to form a government, hinting at a takeover attempt if their demands are not met.... 10/31/2014 8:32 PM

Russia: Natural gas will flow after Ukraine pays
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia will resume shipping natural gas to Ukraine after Kiev pays off its first debt installment for past supplies of gas next week, officials said Friday.... 10/31/2014 8:29 PM

Analysis: In Syria, no good options for West
UNDATED (AP) -- With the U.S.-led assault on the Islamic State group, the world community is acting in Syria, but not in the Syrian civil war. When it comes to the issue that has undermined the region - the survival or fall of Syrian President Bashar Assad - there is still no plan.... 10/31/2014 8:21 PM

South Africa: Suspect arrested in soccer killing
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A suspect has been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of Senzo Meyiwa, South Africa's national soccer team captain, authorities said Friday.... 10/31/2014 8:14 PM

Liberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centers
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Remembering those who have died in the world's deadliest Ebola outbreak, Liberia's president opened one of the country's largest Ebola treatment centers in Monrovia on Friday amid hopes that the disease is finally on the decline in this West African country.... 10/31/2014 7:48 PM

Chicago Marathon champion Jeptoo fails doping test
STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) -- Leading female marathoner Rita Jeptoo of Kenya failed a doping test a few weeks before winning her second consecutive Chicago Marathon, her agent and national federation said Friday.... 10/31/2014 7:35 PM