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Hong Kong Students Lead Democracy Fight With Class Boycott

Hong Kong Students Lead Democracy Fight With Class Boycott

Thousands of Hong Kong university students abandoned classes on Monday to rally against Chinese government limits on voting rights, a bellwether demonstration of the citys appetite for turning smoldering discontent into street-level opposition

PKK leader accuses Turkey of collaboration with ISIS

PKK leader accuses Turkey of collaboration with ISIS

Turkey's PKK Kurdish rebel group on Monday called on fellow Kurds to cross into Syria and combat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) jihadists besieging a town near the border, accusing Turkey of "collaboration" with ISIS

Iranian president says Iran a cornerstone of stability in the region

Iranian president says Iran a cornerstone of stability in the region

Iran is a cornerstone of stability in the Middle East in the face of the "terrorists" rocking the region, President Hassan Rouhani said Monday before leaving for the United Nations

Ukraine troops to retreat simultaneously with Russians

Ukraine troops to retreat simultaneously with Russians

Ukrainian military withdrawal in the eastern part of the country will be simultaneous with Russian troop retreat in order to create a safe-zone, Ukrainian officials said

Pope Francis decries 'violence in name of religion'

Pope Francis decries

Pope Francis on Sunday denounced violence in the name of religion in an apparent reference to the ongoing extremist insurgency in Iraq, as he continues his visit in Albania, his first to a European country beside Italy

UK gives Uganda 30 million for anti-corruption initiative

UK gives Uganda 30 million for anti-corruption initiative

The U.K. Department for International Development (DFID) has given the Ugandan government 30 million (around $49 million) as a contribution to fighting corruption in the East African nation

IGAD mediators condemn renewed fighting in S. Sudan

IGAD mediators condemn renewed fighting in S. Sudan

Mediators affiliated with Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have condemned the re-eruption of fighting between South Sudan's government troops and rebels in in the northeastern Upper Nile State

Ivory Coast battles to keep out Ebola

Ivory Coast battles to keep out Ebola

The billboard depicts a masked health worker in a biohazard suit looming over a bed-ridden patient. Above them, bright red letters warn commuters on a busy Abidjan street that "The Ebola risk is always there"

Scotland's referendum stirs Kashmiri demands for vote

Scotland

Kashmiri leaders have seized on Scotland's referendum on independence to demand that India follow through on a promise to grant a similar vote in the disputed Himalayan region

Cyprus sides agree to further peace talks

Cyprus sides agree to further peace talks

The Turkish and Greek Cypriot sides of the divided island of Cyprus have agreed to further talks towards a permanent peace on the divided island,