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Official heckled amid HK poll anger

1 September 2014 Last updated at 08:24 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s Martin Patience says there are “competing visions in Hong Kong” Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong have disrupted a speech given by a … Continue reading

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Ashya parents in extradition hearing

1 September 2014 Last updated at 10:21 If the Kings accept their extradition they could be back in the UK within 48 hours The parents of a five-year-old boy who was taken from hospital against medical advice are appearing in … Continue reading

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Troops return Pakistan TV to air

1 September 2014 Last updated at 09:27 Crowds broke into the PTV offices and smashed equipment before being removed Pakistan’s national television channel is back on air after security forces removed anti-government protesters from its headquarters in Islamabad. Troops were … Continue reading

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‘Battle rages’ near Ukraine airport

1 September 2014 Last updated at 09:26 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s Richard Galpin says there is a “sense of fear” in Mariupol Ukrainian forces are battling pro-Russian rebels at the international airport of … Continue reading

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Obama seeks to do no harm to Democrats in midterms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hampered by low approval ratings and an unfriendly electoral map, President Barack Obama enters the fall campaign as a liability to some vulnerable Democrats and a target for Republicans trying to fire up conservatives and appeal to … Continue reading

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Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

WASHINGTON (AP) — Boosted by recent economic gains, President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish about the nation’s recovery from the Great Recession and the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar optimism as they head into the November … Continue reading

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Lawmakers: Islamic State groups wants to hit US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants’ future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, U.S. lawmakers say. Without offering specifics on any threats or suggestions on … Continue reading

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Libyan armed faction takes over U.S. Embassy annex in Tripoli

By Mark Hosenball and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Members of a Libyan militia have taken over an abandoned annex of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli but have not broken into the main compound where the United States evacuated all … Continue reading

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Obama faces bipartisan criticism over his foreign policy

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama faced criticism over his foreign policy from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Sunday as he wrestled with crises in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Ukraine. Republican lawmakers seized on Obama’s comment … Continue reading

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Judge temporarily blocks law that could close all Louisiana abortion clinics

By Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS La. (Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked enforcement of a Louisiana law that advocates say would likely have closed all five abortion clinics in the state. The measure, signed into law … Continue reading

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