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Exclusive election body at heart of HK protests

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:47pm
HONG KONG (AP) — It's among the most powerful clubs in this city of enormous wealth and influence. Only 1,200 people are allowed in, and they decide who leads Hong Kong every five years. (...)
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Exclusive election body at heart of HK protests

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:47pm
HONG KONG (AP) — It's among the most powerful clubs in this city of enormous wealth and influence. Only 1,200 people are allowed in, and they decide who leads Hong Kong every five years. (...)
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Separatists protest in Kashmir against Modi visit

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:40pm
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Shops and businesses were closed in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Thursday as separatists protested a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (...)
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Separatists protest in Kashmir against Modi visit

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:40pm
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Shops and businesses were closed in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Thursday as separatists protested a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (...)
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China opposes sending North Korea to int'l court

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:33pm
BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday it was against referring North Korea to the International Criminal Court, dimming chances that its longtime ally will face additional scrutiny over its dismal and well-documented system of sprawling political prison camps, starvation and mass executions. (...)
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China opposes sending North Korea to int'l court

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:33pm
BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday it was against referring North Korea to the International Criminal Court, dimming chances that its longtime ally will face additional scrutiny over its dismal and well-documented system of sprawling political prison camps, starvation and mass executions. (...)
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Tesco chairman resigns after accounting scandal

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:29pm
LONDON (AP) — The chairman of Tesco, the world's second-biggest retailer behind Walmart, announced his resignation Thursday amid an accounting scandal in which the company admitted it had overstated its projected profits. (...)
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Tesco chairman resigns after accounting scandal

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:29pm
LONDON (AP) — The chairman of Tesco, the world's second-biggest retailer behind Walmart, announced his resignation Thursday amid an accounting scandal in which the company admitted it had overstated its projected profits. (...)
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European authorities aim to purge weak banks

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:22pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's biggest banks are facing a day of judgment as the European Central Bank prepares to unveil the results of a yearlong search through the dark corners of their finances. (...)
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Tunisia militant shootout kills security officer

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:22pm
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A Tunisia official says a security officer has been killed in a shootout that began when a suspect's home was surrounded near the capital. (...)
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European authorities aim to purge weak banks

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:22pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's biggest banks are facing a day of judgment as the European Central Bank prepares to unveil the results of a yearlong search through the dark corners of their finances. (...)
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Investigators detain 4 more in Moscow plane crash

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:15pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian investigators announced Thursday that they have detained four more employees of Moscow's Vnukovo Airport following a plane crash that killed the chief executive of French oil company Total and three crew members. (...)
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Investigators detain 4 more in Moscow plane crash

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:15pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian investigators announced Thursday that they have detained four more employees of Moscow's Vnukovo Airport following a plane crash that killed the chief executive of French oil company Total and three crew members. (...)
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Clarification: Turkey-Islamic State-Istanbul story

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:10pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — In a story Oct. 17, The Associated Press reported that the owner of a bookstore in Istanbul that sells pins bearing the emblem of the Islamic State group said jihadists should not be classified as terrorists. The story should have specified that Osman Akyildiz said he does not support the Islamic State militants' campaign of beheadings. (...)
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Clarification: Turkey-Islamic State-Istanbul story

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:10pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — In a story Oct. 17, The Associated Press reported that the owner of a bookstore in Istanbul that sells pins bearing the emblem of the Islamic State group said jihadists should not be classified as terrorists. The story should have specified that Osman Akyildiz said he does not support the Islamic State militants' campaign of beheadings. (...)
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Cyprus president hospitalized in Brussels

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:06pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The president of Cyprus was admitted to a hospital in Brussels after a prolonged nosebleed that doctors said was caused by hypertension, an official said Thursday. (...)
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Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:06pm
BEIJING (AP) — China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who delighted an audience of students in Beijing with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese. (...)
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Separatists protest in Kashmir against Modi visit

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:04pm
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Shops and businesses are closed in Indian-controlled Kashmir because of a protest by separatist groups against a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (...)
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Separatists protest in Kashmir against Modi visit

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:04pm
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Shops and businesses are closed in Indian-controlled Kashmir because of a protest by separatist groups against a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (...)
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Dancing priests become Internet sensation

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:02pm
ROME (AP) — A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keyes-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract. (...)
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