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Hong Kong protesters plan march after fruitless talks with government

Reuters

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong protesters planned to march to the home of the city's Beijing-backed leader on Wednesday to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between student leaders and senior officials failed to break the deadlock ...

North Korea frees US man; 2 more still detained

Washington Post

WASHINGTON — North Korea's reclusive government abruptly freed an American man Tuesday, nearly six months after he was arrested on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, but Pyongyang refused to hand over two other U.S. citizens who are still ...

Brazil's Rousseff pulls ahead of Neves before Sunday's election: poll

Reuters

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Incumbent President Dilma Rousseff pulled ahead again in a new poll ahead of Brazil's presidential election and she appears to be the favorite to win Sunday's runoff although the vote is still too close to call. The Datafolha poll, released ...

South Africa: Pistorius Starts Jail Term for Culpable Homicide of Girlfriend

AllAfrica.com

Paralympic sprinting star Oscar Pistorius has begun his five-year jail sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. While the victim's family has said justice had been done, some say the sentence was too lenient. Pistorius began his first 24 hours in jail on ...

Marine suspect guarded by US in Philippine camp

Washington Post

MANILA, Philippines — A U.S. Marine suspected in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino was transferred Wednesday from his warship to the Philippine military's main camp, where he will continue to be guarded by fellow Marines, in a compromise ...

Dead newborns found in locker

Winnipeg Free Press

Case saddens, disgusts many. Reports of the grisly discovery of decomposing remains of infants can literally be sickening, says a mental-health expert who hopes people struggling with the news ask for help dealing with it. "That is pretty devastating to have ...

Martin Couture-Rouleau case underscores passport seizure dilemma

CBC.ca

Martin (Ahmad) Couture-Rouleau's passport was seized by authorities who feared he wanted to go overseas to take part in terrorism, blocking him from leaving Canada and highlighting a dilemma facing security officials dealing with the threat of militants on ...

Harper to commit funding to Malala Yousafzai's education mission

The Globe and Mail

She is the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize, an icon for girls' education and an activist whose work has drawn praise from some of the world's most powerful leaders. On Wednesday, Malala Yousafzai will add another accolade to that list during ...

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