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Hong Kong leader plays waiting game, protesters demand he resigns Hong Kong's leader is willing to let pro-democracy demonstrations blocking large areas of the city go on for weeks if necessary, a source close to him said, while defiant protesters vowed they would not budge
    Hong Kong leader plays waiting game, protesters demand he resigns Published: 10/02/2014 09:29 Hong Kong's leader is willing to let pro-democracy demonstrations blocking large areas of the city go on for weeks if necessary, a source close to him said, while defiant protesters vowed they would not budge
    Norway named best place to grow old Published: 10/01/2014 21:00 All but one of the top 10 countries are in Western Europe, North America and Australasia, with Japan the exception at ninth place, according to the ranking which comprises 91 percent of the global population over the age of 60
    Defiant Hong Kong protesters demand leader steps down Published: 10/01/2014 20:30 There was little sign of momentum flagging on the fifth day of the "Occupy Central" protest, whose aim has been to occupy sections of the city, including around the Central financial district
    Obama maintains child soldier sanctions against Myanmar Published: 10/01/2014 09:01 President Barack Obama has decided to keep Myanmar on the list of nations that are subject to US sanctions over its use of child soldiers
    Kerry, Chinese FM to discuss Hong Kong protests Published: 10/01/2014 08:58 US Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi are to discuss on Wednesday (Oct 1) the mounting political crisis in Hong Kong that has sparked mass protests, US officials said
    Hong Kong protesters renew fight on China's National Day Published: 10/01/2014 08:40 Hong Kong protesters who braved thunderstorms to stage their third night of pro-democracy rallies began massing Wednesday at the city's Golden Bauhinia Square as China's National Day holiday lent their campaign for free elections fresh momentum
    Traveler from Liberia is first Ebola patient diagnosed in U.S. Published: 10/01/2014 07:55 A man who flew from Liberia to Texas has become the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus to be diagnosed in the United States, health officials said on Tuesday
    Islamic State fight seen costing U.S. $2.4 bln or more annually Published: 09/30/2014 08:43 U.S. military efforts against Islamic State have cost nearly $1 billion so far and are likely to run between $2.4 billion and $3.8 billion per year if air and ground operations continue at the current pace, according to a think tank analysis
    U.S. charges man over selling of cellphone spyware app Published: 09/30/2014 08:40 In their first criminal case on mobile spyware, U.S. authorities have charged a man who sold a cell phone app that surreptitiously recorded phone calls and intercepted texts and emails when it was installed on a target's phone
    Afghanistan swears in new leader amid dispute, violence Published: 09/29/2014 21:33 Afghanistan inaugurated its first new president in a decade on Monday, swearing in technocrat Ashraf Ghani to head a power-sharing government just as the withdrawal of most foreign troops presents a crucial test.
    Record 3,072 migrants 'killed crossing Mediterranean in 2014' Published: 09/29/2014 20:25 More than 3,000 migrants have died trying to cross the Mediterranean so far this year, more than double the previous peak in 2011, the International Organisation for Migration said Monday.

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