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ISIS beheads 10, including three women, in Syria


Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant beheaded seven men and three women in a northern Kurdish area of Syria, a human rights monitoring group said on Wednesday, part of what it described as a campaign to frighten residents resisting the militant group’s advance.

NY Times to slash 100 newsroom jobs

The note from publisher Arthur Sulzberger and chief executive Mark Thompson also said that a mobile app dedicated to opinion content was shutting down because it lacked enough subscribers.

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Hong Kong protesters fear fresh police advance

Hong Kong Main
Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters filled the streets of Hong Kong late on Tuesday, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades ahead of what some fear may be a push by police to clear the roads before Chinese National Day.

Australian PM not in favour of burqa in parliament

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday said that he wished the burqa 'was not worn' in the country while indicating his view on backing a call for a ban on the Muslim veil for women inside parliament.

Another security breach, armed man on lift with Obama

US Barack Obama

An armed private security agent was allowed on an elevator with President Barack Obama earlier this month in Atlanta, a Secret Service official said on Tuesday, in another case involving a security failure for the embattled agency.

Queen's sticky problem: Palace seeks chewing gum remover

Chewing Gum

Buckingham Palace has revealed a sticky reality -- Queen Elizabeth II is looking for a cleaner who can oversee the removal of chewing gum left by visitors to a royal residence.

Protests continue in Hong Kong on China's founding day celebrations

Hong Kong protests
Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong staged huge rallies on Wednesday. Reports said Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung was booed and heckled while delivering the National Day speech where he urged the protesters to withdraw from the agitation.

Five Obamas, 'Crazy Dick' star in Brazil protest vote

artist, paint

Five Barack Obamas, three Bin Ladens, a Jesus, a Wonder Woman, a 007: the ballot for Sunday's elections in Brazil can look more like the inventory at a costume shop.

Japan volcano toll hits 43 as new bodies found

Japan Volcano

The death toll from Japan's worst volcanic eruption in decades is likely to rise to around 46 after as more victims were discovered on the ash-covered summit, media said on Wednesday. Military searchers resumed a recovery operation with helicopters early on Wednesday after poisonous gas and fears of further eruptions on Mount Ontake led officials to cancel rescue efforts a day earlier.

Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

Dolo's Town residents

The unidentified man was critically ill and has been in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital since Sunday, federal health officials said. They would not reveal his nationality or age.

Taiwan backs Hong Kong's democracy demands

Hong Kong mask

Taiwan, an island that China's ruling Communist Party has long sought to bring into its fold under the same "one country, two systems" arrangement it has for Hong Kong, has thrown its support behind Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement.

10, 000 pigeons probed for explosives before flown for National Day in Beijing


More than 10000 pigeons were checked and probed for explosives before the birds were released over Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on Wednesday to mark China’s National Day celebrations.

Hong Kong set for final face off

Hong Kong protests
Defiant protesters set October 1st as the deadline for the government to respond to their demands for voting reforms even as Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying rejected to meet or discuss the issue with the pro-democracy activists.

Fresh eruption fears halt Japan volcano search

Volcanic smoke

Volcanic tremors and fears over a fresh eruption forced rescuers with gas masks to halt operations to recover bodies from a Japanese mountain today, 72 hours after its eruption.

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