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In China, the Most Censored Day of the Year
Censors on Weibo, China's massive Twitter-like microblogging platform, just had their biggest day of the year. And once again, it was events in the special administrative region of Hong Kong, not the Chinese mainland, that triggered it.
Protesters topple Lenin monument in Kharkiv (VIDEO)
A rally of Ukrainian activists in Kharkiv ended with toppling a Soviet-era monument of Vladimir Lenin on the night of Sept. 28.
The monument was standing on the city's central Svoboda Square (Freedom Square). It took protesters, some of them reportedl
The 'Club Med for terrorists'
A large number of extremists linked to Qatar are devoted to raising money for jihadists. How long can the Gulf state go on playing both sides?
China knife attack leaves 4 schoolchildren dead
A man fatally stabbed four elementary school students Friday while they were on their way to school in southern China, and six schoolchildren also died in a stampede at a primary school in another Chinese city.
Alaska hit by 6.2 magnitude earthquake
A powerful earthquake shook a large swath of Alaska on Thursday morning, knocking things off shelves and causing people to take cover but bringing no immediate reports of major damages.
Ebola cases could reach 550,000 to 1.4 million in 4 months: CDC
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could reach up to 1.4 million cases by late January 2015 under a worst-case scenario, says a report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control that comes as experts from the World Health Organization call for drastic improve
One shot dead, two stabbed in Melbourne
News Corp reports the dead man was a person of interest in a counter-terrorism operation and had been under surveillance. There is intelligence that suggests the dead man had been waving an Islamic State flag.
Scandinavians Split Over Syrian Influx
THE narrow victory of the left-leaning Social Democratic Party in Sweden’s elections last Sunday marked a broad shift in its politics. But a new coalition government is unlikely to reconsider one of the country’s most challenging policies: its response to
Oktoberfest begins in Munich
Germany's world-famous Oktoberfest kicks off with millions of revellers set to soak up the frothy atmosphere in a 16-day extravaganza of lederhosen, oompah music and, of course, beer.
Video of British hostage released
A new video is released showing a British man, identified as journalist John Cantlie, believed to be held hostage by Islamic State militants.
California wildfire growth a 'challenge' for crews
Just days after a wildfire tore through a small Northern California town and destroyed scores of homes, crews spent the day another fast-moving blaze in the region that was also threatening residences.
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