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    Thailand detains Hong Kong pro-democracy activist

    Reuters | Updated at 09:48am on October 05, 2016

    A teenage Hong Kong student leader who helped organise massive pro-democracy protests in the Chinese-ruled city in 2014 was detained on arrival in Thailand on Wednesday and barred entry, immigration officials and supporters said, apparently at China's request...

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    Hurricane Matthew hammers Haiti and Cuba

    Reuters | Updated at 09:41am on October 05, 2016

    A hurricane watch was in effect for Florida from an area just north of Miami Beach to the Volusia-Brevard county line, near Cape Canaveral, which the storm could reach on Thursday, the hurricane center said...

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    Yahoo gave US intel agencies access to email

    Associated Press | Updated at 09:28am on October 05, 2016

    Yahoo scanned hundreds of millions of incoming emails at the behest of U.S. intelligence or law enforcement, according to a report published Tuesday...

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    US, UK, France, Italy, Germany to meet on Syria

    Reuters | Updated at 09:06pm on October 04, 2016

    Senior officials from the United States, Britain, France, Italy and Germany are to meet in Berlin on Wednesday to try to find ways to resolve the conflict in Syria, a German foreign ministry official said, confirming a story in the Tagesspiegel daily...

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    India bans Kashmir newspaper, fearing anti-state violence

    Associated Press | Updated at 06:47pm on October 04, 2016

    Authorities in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir have banned the publication of a local newspaper, saying that its contents could incite violence in the troubled...

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    Afghan forces flushing Taliban out of Kunduz

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 05:51pm on October 04, 2016

    Fighting continued on the outskirts of Kunduz Tuesday as some frightened residents fled the city a day after the Taliban launched an hours-long assault that was repelled by Afghan forces backed by NATO...

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    Turkey purges 13,000 police officers over failed coup

    BBC | Updated at 05:47pm on October 04, 2016

    Turkey has suspended almost 13,000 police officers for their alleged links with the US-based Muslim cleric...

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    4,650 migrants saved, 28 die trying to reach Italy

    Reuters | Updated at 01:29pm on October 04, 2016

    More than 4,650 migrants were saved on Tuesday and 28 bodies recovered in more than 30 rescue missions off the Libyan coast, Italy's...

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    Nobel physics prize awarded to three for topology work

    Associated Press | Updated at 01:03pm on October 04, 2016

    The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded for discoveries about strange forms of matter. Three Britons, David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and...

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    Bangladeshi charged with killing plot for IS

    Associated Press | Updated at 12:38pm on October 04, 2016

    A Bangladeshi citizen who lives in Maryland has been charged with plotting to kill a member of the US military on behalf of Islamic State, the US Justice Department...