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9/29/2014 11:28 AM
Police defend handling of protests in Hong Kong
HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s police today defended their use of tear gas and other tactics to control protests that have paralyzed the city’s financial district, appealing to the thousands gathered to demand more democracy to stop the unprecedented mass act of civil disobedience for the sake of safety and stability.

9/29/2014 12:25 PM
Ukraine shelling kills 12, wounds 32
KIEV, Ukraine — Eastern Ukraine has suffered the worst violence in more than a week as fighting between pro-Russian rebels and government troops in the region killed at least 12 people and wounded 32, officials said Monday.

9/29/2014 10:32 AM
Obama: U.S. 'underestimated' ISIS threat
WASHINGTON — President Obama is acknowledging that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants in the Middle East and overestimated the ability and will of Iraq’s army to fight such extremists.

9/29/2014 8:39 AM
Health rumors surround N. Korea leader
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s authoritarian leader makes no public appearances for three weeks, skipping a high-profile event he usually attends. An official documentary shows him limping and overweight and mentions his “discomfort.” What follows is a smorgasbord of media speculation about what’s eating Kim Jong Un.

9/29/2014 8:27 AM
5 more bodies found at Japan volcano
KISO, Japan — Five more bodies were found near the summit of a Japanese volcano today, bringing the total presumed dead to 36, police said, as toxic gases and ash from the still-erupting mountain forced rescue workers to halt efforts to recover the victims.

9/29/2014 6:47 AM
U.S.-led airstrikes hit 4 Syrian provinces
BEIRUT — U.S.-led coalition warplanes bombed Islamic State group positions overnight across four provinces in northern and eastern Syria, hitting a grain silo as well as the country’s largest gas plant, activists said today.

9/29/2014 6:46 AM
10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

9/28/2014 8:39 PM
22 police held following Mexico violence
ACAPULCO, Mexico — Authorities said Sunday that 22 local police have been arrested following the deaths of six people in the Mexican state of Guerrero.

9/28/2014 10:26 AM
8 killed in Peru earthquake
LIMA, Peru — A shallow, 4.9-magnitude earthquake killed at least eight people whose crudely constructed homes collapsed in a remote Andean village near Cuzco, a Peruvian civil defense official said Sunday.

9/28/2014 6:37 PM
34 injured in Hong Kong protests
HONG KONG — Hong Kong police fired tear gas and pepper spray in failed efforts to disperse thousands of pro- democracy demonstrators who continue to blockade roads and besiege the government headquarters early this morning.