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Protesters, government try to sway a silent majority

 October 1, 2014; Updated: 12:32 am

On the eve of what could be the biggest turnout yet in Hong Kong’s continuing protests, and a crucial test of wills on both sides, a demonstration that began with physical confrontation between authorities and pro-democracy demonstrators shifted...


Hong Kong protesters stand firm

 September 30, 2014; Updated: 8:23 am

Swelling crowds of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong on Monday plunged Asia’s normally staid financial hub into a tense standoff with Beijing that strikes directly at China’s expanding political grip in the former British colony.


Protests expand in Hong Kong

 September 29, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Pro-democracy protests expanded in Hong Kong on Monday, a day after demonstrators upset over Beijing’s decision to limit political reforms defied onslaughts of tear gas and appeals from Hong Kong’s top leader to go home.\n


China faces tricky balance in Hong Kong's protests

 September 29, 2014; Updated: 11:23 am

Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have handed China's Communist leadership a thorny political dilemma.


Seeking safety in Turkey

 September 28, 2014; Updated: 12:11 am

A Syrian refugee from Kobani carries her belongings Saturday as she arrives at the Turkey-Syria border near Suruc, Turkey.


3 rescued, 32 missing as volcano erupts in Japan

 September 28, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

3 rescued, 32 missing as volcano erupts in Japan


Strikes target town in Syria

 September 28, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

U.S.-led planes strike fighters attacking Syria town


Muslims march in Paris to denounce violence

 September 27, 2014; Updated: 12:11 am

Muslims pay homage to French mountaineer Hervé Gourdel, who was beheaded by Islamist militants in Algeria, during a gathering Friday in front of the Paris Grand Mosque. The gathering was part of demonstrations by French Muslims against the killings...


Status of North Korea's leader a mystery

 September 27, 2014; Updated: 12:05 am

Kim Jong Un has not been seen since Sept. 3, even missing a high-level meeting of North Korea's Supreme People's Assembly. Few people have any idea where he is. He could be sick. There could be a power struggle in Pyongyang. He could be taking a...


Tea Leoni carries the sane and heroic ‘Madam Secretary’

 September 27, 2014; Updated: 4:33 pm

Of the non-comic-book-related dramas debuting this fall, Barbara Hall’s “Madam Secretary” on CBS is clearly a front-runner.


Islamic State's oil refineries hit

 September 26, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

American military officials said Thursday that U.S. and allied airstrikes had crippled most of the small oil refineries controlled by Islamic State in Syria, and the remainder would be targeted in coming days.


Obama issues call to action

 September 25, 2014; Updated: 12:21 am

Seeking to reassert American leadership abroad, President Barack Obama challenged world leaders Wednesday to join the United States in confronting a series of crises he described as having created a “pervasive sense of unease” across the globe.\n


U.S., Arabs hit oil refineries seized by Islamic State

 September 25, 2014; Updated: 12:24 am

The U.S. military and two Arab allies on Wednesday bombarded a dozen small-scale oil refineries in eastern Syria as part of an expanding campaign to cut off key sources of financing and fuel for the Islamic State, according to the Pentagon.


US-led strikes hit IS-held oil sites in Syria

 September 25, 2014; Updated: 6:25 am

U.S.-led airstrikes targeted Syrian oil installations held by the militant Islamic State group overnight and early Thursday, killing nearly 20 people as the militants released dozens of detainees in their de facto capital, fearing further raids,...


India becomes first Asian nation to reach Mars orbit

 September 25, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

India became the first Asian nation to reach the Red Planet when its indigenously made unmanned spacecraft entered the orbit of Mars on Wednesday — and the first nation in the world to successfully reach Mars on its first attempt.\n


Airstrikes alone may not defeat militants

 September 24, 2014; Updated: 12:21 am

In their Syrian strongholds, extremists from the Islamic State group had been moving into civilian apartment buildings for cover days before the U.S. and its allies began pounding them before dawn Tuesday, activists say. It’s just one sign of the...


Climate-change deals still elusive

 September 24, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Tuesday to follow the United States’ lead on the issue, even as a United Nations summit revealed the many obstacles that still stand in the...


U.S. begins airstrikes in Syria

 September 23, 2014; Updated: 10:07 am

Washington — The U.S. military expanded its war against the Islamic State late Monday by sending waves of warplanes and launching Tomahawk missiles into Syria to attack an array of targets in an aggressive and...


Islamic State strongholds in Syria, Iraq and al-Qaida cell hit; Pentagon releases video

 September 23, 2014; Updated: 2:14 pm

The U.S. and Arab allies launched what leaders declared would be a long and sustained military assault against Islamic State strongholds in Syria and Iraq, and the U.S. simultaneously targeted an al-Qaida cell said to be plotting imminent attacks on...


VIDEO: Sierra Leone considers repeating Ebola shutdown

 September 23, 2014; Updated: 1:52 pm

Sierra Leone's president said Tuesday that health workers found "many sick people and corpses" during a three-day lockdown of the country, which is battling an unprecedented Ebola outbreak.


U.N. to leaders: Set 'new course' on climate change

 September 23, 2014; Updated: 10:43 am

Challenged by the United Nations chief to set a new course for a warming globe and reverse the rise of heat-trapping gases, world leader after world leader Tuesday made promises of billions of dollars and better care of planet Earth.


U.S., Arab allies hit Islamic State strongholds in Syria, Iraq

 September 23, 2014; Updated: 10:14 am

Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes hit Islamic State group military strongholds in Syria and Iraq as a simultaneous U.S. strike attacked an al-Qaida cell of hardened veterans with "significant explosives skills" said to be plotting attacks on the U.S.


Ghani named winner of Afghan vote

 September 22, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

Former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani was declared the winner of Afghanistan’s contested presidential election Sunday, setting the stage for President Hamid Karzai’s departure from office and a security agreement allowing American troops to remain in...


Islamic State group calls for attacking civilians

 September 22, 2014; Updated: 9:22 am

The spokesman of the Islamic State militant group says his fighters are ready to face a U.S.-led military coalition and is calling on Muslims worldwide to kill civilians of nations that join the fight.


Now in its 45th season, ‘Sesame Street’s’ mission remains the same

 September 22, 2014; Updated: 6:04 pm

Calling “Sesame Street” children’s programming is like calling “Saturday Night Live” a sketch comedy show or “The Simpsons” a cartoon.


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