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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.

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.

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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.

Global wildlife populations down by half since 1970: WWF

Finless porpoise

The world populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles fell overall by 52% between 1970 and 2010, far faster than previously thought, the World Wildlife Fund said on Tuesday.

Ukraine truce threatened by pro-Russian rebels attacks

A pro-Russian separatist in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slaviansk (Reuters photo)
Ukraine's truce and troops withdrawal deal lay in tatters on Tuesday after the deadliest wave of attacks by pro-Russian insurgents in more than a month left nine soldiers and four civilians dead.

Israel offers India to join new cyber security body

Cyber crime
Israel has invited India to be part of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s latest pet project of national cyber defense authority-- a dedicated force to fight cyber threats—during his meeting with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in New York on Sunday.

China censors fail to blunt Hong Kong protests

Chinese censors and opponents of the protests sweeping Hong Kong are engaging in a cat-and-mouse game with demonstrators and commentators in a bid to stop news of the unrest spreading online and, in particular, reaching the mainland.

Brazil gunman straps hostage with apparent explosives

Brazil, hostage
An armed man took an employee hostage at a hotel in the Brazilian capital Monday and forced him to don a vest apparently stuffed with explosives, authorities said.

Man kicked to death in row over Japan noodle shop seat

noodles

A Japanese man who allegedly kicked a fellow diner to death in a fight over seats in a noodle bar calmly returned to his food as the other man lay dying, media reported Tuesday.

ISIS releases third video featuring British hostage

john cantlie
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has released a third video featuring John Cantlie, a photographer who worked for the Sunday Times newspaper before he was abducted in 2012.

Head of Pak mobile spyware creating firm indicted on US criminal charges

Where's My Water
The head of a Pakistani company which created an app called StealthGenie allowing users to spy on other people's mobile devices was indicted on US criminal charges, officials said Monday.

Indian-origin Costa is Portugal’s next PM candidate

Antonio Costa
A new name is likely to be added to the list of Indian-origin people who hold or have held top political positions in various countries: Antonio Costa, of Goa origin, who on Sunday won the primary elections as the prime ministerial candidate of the opposition Socialist Party in Portugal.

Nepali boy seeks to be youngest film director

Saugat Bista
Eight-year-old Saugat Bista from Kathmandu has already directed a feature film and has his eyes set on the Guinness World Records to become the world’s youngest film director.

Black holes mathematically impossible: Study

Black hole

Laura Mersini-Houghton at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the College of Arts and Sciences, has proven, mathematically, that black holes can never come into being in the first place.

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