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Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings

October 1, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests warned that if the territory's top official doesn't resign by Thursday they will step up their actions, including occupying... more »»

 
 
 
Karadzic: I am not linked to wartime atrocities

October 1, 2014

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic insisted Wednesday that U.N. more »»

Ebola case stokes concerns for Liberians in Texas

October 1, 2014

DALLAS (AP) — The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.. more »»

More bodies found on Japanese volcano; toll now 47

October 1, 2014

OTAKI, Japan (AP) — One body recovered near the volcano's peak was in a squatting position and had to be dug out of a thick layer of ash. more »»

Syria blasts at school kill 17, including 10 kids

October 1, 2014

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Twin bombings near a school in central Syria killed at least 17 people on Wednesday, including 10 children, as gruesome images appeared on social media networks purported t... more »»

Taliban suicide bombers kill 7 in Kabul, wound 21

October 1, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban suicide bombers struck two buses carrying Afghan soldiers in Kabul early Wednesday, killing seven people and wounding 21, just a day after the signing of a key U. more »»

Protesters to HK boss: Quit or we occupy buildings

October 1, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Student leaders of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong warned Wednesday that if the territory's leader doesn't resign by the end of Thursday they will step up their actions,... more »»

UN: At least 1,119 Iraqis killed in September

October 1, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — The United Nations said Wednesday that at least 1,119 Iraqis died in violence in September but that the real figure was likely much higher since the reported death toll did not... more »»

World's 1st bullet train, made in Japan, turns 50

October 1, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, "like flying in the sky. more »»

Japan's Shinkansen bullet train turns 50

October 1, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, "like flying in the sky. more »»

Bodies found on Japan volcano, raising toll to 48

October 1, 2014

OTAKI, Japan (AP) — One body recovered near the volcano's summit was in a squatting position and had to be dug out of a thick layer of ash. more »»

Protesters heckle Hong Kong leader on National Day

October 1, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters kept behind police barricades heckled Hong Kong's embattled leader on Wednesday when he attended a flag-raising ceremony on China's National Day. more »»

NATO gets new chief_one Putin may approve of

October 1, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — At a time of daunting geopolitical crises, NATO is undergoing its own version of regime change, with the arrival of a new chief official who has the blessing, at least temporarily... more »»

APNewsBreak: Nazi hunter pushes for new probe

October 1, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — The Simon Wiesenthal Center has identified dozens of former members of Nazi mobile death squads who might still be alive, and is pushing the German government for an investigation,... more »»

Karadzic closing his defense in UN genocide trial

October 1, 2014

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic insisted Wednesday that United Nations prosecutors do not have "a shred of evidence" linking him to atrocities throughout... more »»

Saudi overhaul reshapes Islam's holiest city Mecca

October 1, 2014

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — As a child, Osama al-Bar would walk from his home past Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba, to the market of spice and fabric merchants where his father owned a store. more »»

Algeria's ailing president absent amid crises

October 1, 2014

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The silence of Algeria's ailing president since the kidnapping and beheading of a French hiker by Islamic State-inspired militants has ignited new concerns over his health... more »»

3 soldiers charged in Mexico army killing of 22

October 1, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Months after the Mexican army said it had killed 22 suspected gang members in a fierce shootout, three soldiers are being charged with homicide. more »»

Hong Kong chief says voting beats watching TV

October 1, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's embattled leader attended a flag-raising Wednesday to mark China's National Day after refusing to meet with protesters who threatened to expand pro-democracy... more »»

Fight for growing Pentecostal vote in Brazil

October 1, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's rapid religious transformation is reverberating through the country's tight presidential race, where abortion and gay marriage have emerged as hot-button issues and... more »»

Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

October 1, 2014

DALLAS (AP) — The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. more »»

 
 

Rotary Club of Weirton October 1, 2014

The Rotary Club of Weirton meets each Wednesday at noon at Williams Country Club. more »

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