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Hong Kong protests promise to change city's politics, usher in new generation of leaders
HONG KONG (AP) -- Like thousands of young people from all over Hong Kong, secondary school teacher Li Hiu Fung had come out to the streets of this anxious city every night to demand that his government give him a real voice in choosing his leaders. He helped build a sprawling protest camp on one of the city's busiest thoroughfares....

After protests push president from power, 2nd Burkina Faso soldier declares he's head of state
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending his 27-year reign and sparking a struggle in the military for control of the West African country....

Canada halts visas to residents of West African countries with widespread Ebola
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada's Conservative government said it is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of countries with "widespread and persistent-intense transmission" of the Ebola virus....

Analysis: In fourth year of war, West bedeviled by lack of good options in Syria
UNDATED (AP) -- With the U.S.-led assault on the Islamic State group, the world community is acting in Syria, but not in the Syrian civil war. When it comes to the issue that has undermined the region - the survival or fall of Syrian President Bashar Assad - there is still no plan....

Syria's Alawites pay heavy price for war as they bury their sons, Assad's soldiers
DWEIR SHEIKH SAAD, Syria (AP) -- The posters of slain Syrian soldiers, put up by families to commemorate their sons killed in the fight against rebels, are plastered on walls throughout the coastal province of Tartous. The impromptu murals of death illustrate the price supporters of President Bashar Assad are paying to defend his rule....

Liberia opens large Ebola center; president recalls those who died without getting help
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Remembering those who have died in the world's deadliest Ebola outbreak, Liberia's president opened one of the country's largest Ebola treatment centers in Monrovia on Friday amid hopes that the disease is finally on the decline in this West African country....

Deep in the mine, months without pay: Coal miners struggle amid the war in eastern Ukraine
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Glistening black sweat rolls down the spine of a beefy miner as he jackhammers bedrock along the shaft at the Chelyuskintsev coal mine in Donetsk, Ukraine's eastern industrial heartland....

Heavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem holy site for Friday prayers
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site on Friday and deployed more than 1,000 security personnel following clashes the previous day between Palestinians and Israeli riot police that had ratcheted up already heightened tensions in the city....

Warren Anderson, chief of Union Carbide during 1984 Bhopal disaster, is dead at 92
MIAMI (AP) -- Warren M. Anderson, who headed Union Carbide Corp. when a chemical leak killed thousands of people in Bhopal, India, in 1984, has died in Florida at 92....

Israel unveils maritime version of Iron Dome system that blocked 100s of rockets in Gaza war
LE BOURGET, France (AP) -- Israel's "Iron Dome" is heading to the seas, the maker of the rocket-blocking defense system says....

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Africa
After protests push president from power, 2nd Burkina Faso soldier declares he's head of state

Asia
Hong Kong protests promise to change city's politics, usher in new generation of leaders

Europe
German police arrest suspected member of Basque group ETA after 10 years on the run

Latin America/Caribbean
Ecuador's top court backs proposal to allow indefinite re-election of President Correa

Middle East
Iraqi peshmerga fighters enter Syria to save besieged town of Kobani


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