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Hong Kong Leader Says Government Will Meet With Demonstrators

Leung Chun-ying told reporters that he appointed his deputy to meet with student activists to discuss "constitutional development," but he renewed warnings about occupying government buildings.
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China Searches Pigeons Used In Holiday Celebratons

The pigeons were released as part of National Day celebrations in Beijing. But in an atmosphere of political protest, authorities worried a pigeon might be used to carry something suspicious.
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Netanyahu Defends Plan for Jewish Homes in East Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is visiting the U.S. Steve Inskeep talks to the Israeli leader about new Jewish housing in East Jerusalem, the recent war in Gaza and other regional issues.
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In Mideast Chaos, Netanyahu Sees Opportunity

In an interview with NPR, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that Arab countries "no longer view Israel as an enemy but a potential partner."
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Democratic Change Is Our Ultimate Goal, Hong Kong Protester Says

Students are leading the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Among them is Arika Ho, a journalism student at Hong Kong University.
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Protesting Students Press For Hong Kong's Leader To Step Down

Pro-democracy protesters are threatening to occupy government offices unless Hong Kong's chief executive steps down. For days, thousands of demonstrators have been demanding freer elections.
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U.S. Liberian Communities Face A New Set Of Worries

Liberians in the Dallas area have been joining together as their home country struggles with Ebola. A man in Dallas is the first Ebola case confirmed in the U.S. He had recently traveled to Liberia.
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Ghosts Of The Past Still Echo In Beirut's Fragmented Neighborhoods

Lebanon's civil war ended 25 years ago, but the sectarian divisions that sliced its capital into different enclaves still hold today. Everyone coexists relatively peacefully — most of the time.
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ISIS Threat Draws Northern Iraq Closer Together

Rachel Martin talks to Najmaldin Karim, governor of the Kirkuk provnce of Iraq. He talks about what's changed in the political and security situation in Iraq in the last few months.
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With New Security Agreement, U.S. Mission In Afghanistan Continues

Despite President Obama's assertion that the combat mission in Afghanistan would be over by the end of 2014, the new agreement means that 10,000 U.S. troops will still be in harm's way.

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