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Protesters to HK boss: Quit or we occupy buildings

Protesters to HK boss: Quit or we occupy buildings

“However, we ask them to come to the square and speak to the masses,” Shum said. “This is a movement of Hong Kongers and not led by any specific group.”

Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray

Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray

“They’re such good fighters,” said one peshmerga fighter, who was uninjured but was resting outside the clinic on a rock surrounded by blood-soaked bandages.

Hong Kong leader refuses to meet with protesters

Hong Kong leader refuses to meet with protesters

“It is not for us to involve ourselves in every dot and comma of what the Chinese set out,” Cameron said in England. But he added: “I think it is a critical question. Real universal suffrage doesn’t just mean the act of voting; it means a proper choice.”

No images of Hong Kong protests in China's media

No images of Hong Kong protests in China’s media

“The authorities see this as a matter of life and death,” said Shanghai-based columnist and independent analyst Zhao Chu.

Index ranks Norway tops for well-being of elderly

Index ranks Norway tops for well-being of elderly

Switzerland, Canada and Germany joined Norway and Sweden in the top five. The United States was eighth, Japan ninth, China 48th, Russia 65th and India 69th.

Studies fault warming in much of 2013 wild weather

Studies fault warming in much of 2013 wild weather

“It’s not ever a single factor that is responsible for the extremes that we see,” said NOAA National Climatic Data Center director Tom Karl said.

5 more bodies found at Japan volcano; toll now 36

5 more bodies found at Japan volcano; toll now 36

“I almost thought it was the end of my life,” he said in the interview.

Netanyahu: Hamas, Islamic State group share creed

Netanyahu: Hamas, Islamic State group share creed

Netanyahu said the leaders of ISIS and Hamas share the same goal of imposing militant Islam on the world.

US-led airstrikes hit 4 Syrian provinces

US-led airstrikes hit 4 Syrian provinces

“They killed only civilians there, workers at the site. There was no ISIS inside,” he said, using an alternative name for the Islamic State group.

12 killed in worst east Ukraine shelling in a week

12 killed in worst east Ukraine shelling in a week

German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin said that the situation in east Ukraine was “anything but satisfactory.”