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HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police warned of serious consequences if pro-democracy protesters try to occupy government buildings, as they have threatened to do if the territory's leader didn't resign by Thursday.Tensions mounted ahead of the dead ...more

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PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo says it has nominated an Oscar contender for the first time since it announced independence in 2008 from Serbia.An official in charge of nominations said "Three Windows and a Hanging" by veteran filmmaker Isa Qosja ...more

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DOLNI SMRZOVKA, Czech Republic (AP) — From afar, they look like ants crawling up a tower into the sky.Dozens of members of the Czech Union of Chimney Climbers scaled the 60-meter- (200-foot-) tall chimney of a former textile factory one recent S ...more

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A bomb ripped through a mini-bus in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least seven passengers, police said.The bombing, which took place on the outskirts of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provinc ...more

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A provincial official in South Africa has proposed turning the home of a slain white extremist into a museum, arguing that the "ugly" side of the country's apartheid past should be remembered.Some South Africans, however, say ...more

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MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — An estimated 2 million Muslims are streaming into a sprawling tent city near Mecca for the start of the annual Islamic hajj pilgrimage. Saudi Arabia says there are 1.4 million visitors to the kingdom for the hajj.The p ...more

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ISTANBUL (AP) — An international media freedom watchdog says that while Turkey has released many journalists from prison recently, the government is creating a more fearful climate for critical media.The chairman of the Committee to Protect Jour ...more

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LONDON (AP) — A council in southern England says it instructed its workers to remove a mural before realizing it was the work of internationally famous graffiti artist Banksy.The mural, which featured a group of pigeons carrying anti-immigration ...more

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu, a periodic critic of South Africa's ruling party, now says the government is a "lickspittle bunch" for its alleged deference to China, a close business partner.This week, Tutu sharply criticiz ...more

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DUBLIN (AP) — Legend has it that Celtic warriors once charged into battle naked. Things aren't that bad in the modern Irish army, but its union chief says soldiers must wage a daily battle for uniforms.Mark Scally says the difficulty of finding ...more