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Protesters stand in front of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Forces Hong Kong building, as they block a street outside the offices of Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying in Hong KongPolice seen unloading tear gas and rubber bullets; authorities warn to disperse immediately.


2014-10-02 08:15:44 -0600

Jordan MatsonBy Tom Perry and Fiona Ortiz BEIRUT/CHICAGO (Reuters) - A U.S. citizen has joined Kurdish forces fighting against Islamic State militants in northern Syria, a spokesman for the main Kurdish armed group in the country said on Thursday. The Kurdish official said that Jordan Matson had joined the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), who are mainly battling advances by Islamic State close to Syria's borders with Turkey and Iraq. "Yes it is true," YPG spokesman Redur Xelil said in an online message. "He is fighting in the Jazaa area. ...


2014-10-02 07:59:54 -0600

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau is seen in a video obtained by AFP on October 2, 2014Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau is an elusive figure whose whereabouts are unknown, but he makes himself heard each time the military proclaims him dead.


2014-10-02 07:56:29 -0600