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HK police warn protesters not to charge buildings
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong police warned of serious consequences if pro-democracy protesters try to occupy or surround government buildings, as they have threatened to do if the territory's leader doesn't resign by midnight Thursday.... 10/2/2014 9:06 AM

European Central Bank to detail stimulus plan
NAPLES, Italy (AP) -- European Central Bank head Mario Draghi is expected Thursday to underline the bank's willingness to deploy more economic stimulus measures, a stance that could send the euro skidding even lower.... 10/2/2014 8:45 AM

Australian Parliament restricts veiled visitors
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Visitors who wear face veils to Australia's Parliament House have been restricted to sound-proof enclosed galleries usually reserved for noisy school groups under a new counterterrorism security measure announced on Thursday.... 10/2/2014 8:35 AM

Hong Kong protests hit city's role as finance hub
HONG KONG (AP) -- Shops in Hong Kong have closed and the local stock market has plunged but protesters are gambling their agitation for greater democracy will pay off by preserving institutions that made this former British colony a profitable asset to China.... 10/2/2014 8:34 AM

Union chief: Irish army running short of uniforms
DUBLIN (AP) -- Legend has it that Celtic warriors once charged into battle naked. Things aren't that bad in the modern Irish army, but its union chief says soldiers must wage a daily battle for uniforms.... 10/2/2014 8:31 AM


HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong police warn of serious consequences if protesters charge government buildings.... 10/2/2014 8:27 AM

Turkey considers Iraq, Syria incursions
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's parliament on Thursday was considering a motion that would give the government new powers to launch military incursions in Syria and Iraq and allow foreign forces to use its territory for possible operations against the Islamic State group, although the country has yet to define what role it intends to play in the U.S.-led coalition against the militants.... 10/2/2014 8:26 AM

Spanish sea rescuers find bodies of 2 migrants
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's Marine Rescue service says it has found the bodies of two sub-Saharan African migrants believed to have been in a boat with eight others that had left Morocco.... 10/2/2014 8:24 AM

Watchdog: Turkey has fearful journalism climate
ISTANBUL (AP) -- An international media freedom watchdog says that while Turkey has released many journalists from prison recently, the government is creating a more fearful climate for critical media.... 10/2/2014 8:12 AM

Denmark votes to send jet fighters to Iraq
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Danish lawmakers have confirmed the government's proposal to send seven F-16 fighter jets to join an international coalition to take part in airstrikes against the Islamic State extremist group.... 10/2/2014 8:09 AM

New economics head vows tough EU budgets oversight
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union's incoming economics chief vows to be an impartial and tough enforcer of the bloc's budget and deficit rules even though he failed to implement them as French Finance Minister.... 10/2/2014 8:02 AM

Millions across India join cleanliness campaign
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India's prime minister joined millions of schoolchildren, officials and ordinary people who picked up brooms and dustpans Thursday in a countrywide campaign to clean parks, public buildings and streets.... 10/2/2014 7:58 AM

Philips loses $467M patent suit to US competitor
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Royal Philips NV says it will book a $467 million (366 million-euro) charge in the third quarter after losing a patent lawsuit to smaller U.S. competitor Masimo Corp.... 10/2/2014 7:51 AM

Surfer loses arm in shark attack in Australia
SYDNEY (AP) -- A man had part of his arm torn off by a suspected great white shark while surfing off the coast of Western Australia on Thursday, officials said.... 10/2/2014 6:57 AM

Palestinian-born candidate runs for Berlin mayor
BERLIN (AP) -- Berlin's mayor broke ground 13 years ago by winning election after coming out as gay. Now a top candidate to succeed him wants to make history of his own: Palestinian-born Raed Saleh is seeking to become Berlin's first immigrant mayor.... 10/2/2014 6:43 AM

15 feared dead in explosives factory blast
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) -- Authorities say a blast at an explosives factory in northwestern Bulgaria may have killed as many as 15 people.... 10/2/2014 6:15 AM

Anger mounts as Kashmir floodwaters subside
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- As floodwaters ripped through Indian-controlled Kashmir, Abdul Majeed spent five days holed up with his family in their attic, watching helplessly as army helicopters plucked tourists from hotel rooftops and government boats ferried officials to safety.... 10/2/2014 6:02 AM

Filipinos express support for Hong Kong protest
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Filipinos opposed to Chinese claims in the South China Sea expressed support Thursday for the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, saying Beijing should not use force to stop the protests in the global financial hub or in resolving its territorial disputes with the Philippines.... 10/2/2014 5:55 AM

Australia lifts Ebola donation to $16 million
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia more than doubled its donation to the fight against Ebola in West Africa to 18 million Australian dollars ($16 million) on Thursday, but resisted demands to send personnel.... 10/2/2014 5:39 AM

Latest suicide attack in Afghanistan kills 3
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Officials say that a suicide bomber has killed three army officers and wounded seven others in Kabul, a day after two such attacks killed 11.... 10/2/2014 4:53 AM