- Fearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-police
BAGHDAD (AP) â The Islamic State group wanted to send a warning against anyone who might plot against its rule.
- Hong Kong activists mull Beijing visit during APEC
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong student protest leaders are considering visiting Beijing while it hosts a major Asian summit next week to press their demands for greater democratic reforms.
- Hong Kong protesters: Images of determination
HONG KONG (AP) — On the evening of Sept. 28, Hong Kong police struggling to hold back thousands of democracy protesters unleashed dozens of rounds of tear gas in a failed attempt to disperse them. When the smoke cleared, Hong Kong had changed. Many young people who previously were indifferent to politics say they experienced an awakening.
- Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel closed all access to Jerusalem's most sensitive religious site on Thursday, a rare move that ratcheted up already heightened tensions following the attempted assassination of a prominent Jewish religious activist and the killing of his suspected Palestinian assailant by police.
- Burkina Faso president won't resign after protests
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso's longtime leader refused to resign Thursday in the face of violent protests that posed the greatest threat to his nearly three-decade rule, saying instead he will lead a transitional government after parliament was dissolved.
- Malaysia Airlines sued by 2 boys over Flight 370
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two Malaysian teenage boys on Friday sued Malaysia Airlines and the government over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed by the family of a passenger of the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared eight months ago.
- AP Interview: Dissident forced to leave Vietnam
LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of Vietnam's most prominent dissidents said he was asked to sign a form seeking a pardon for spreading "propaganda against the state" before his release from prison last week, then forced onto a U.S.-bound flight with just the clothes on his body.
- N. Korea says it has invited EU rights official
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea on Thursday said it has invited European Union's top human rights official to visit the country, but it threatened to drop recent offers of visits by United Nations rights officials unless a U.N. resolution on the country removes any reference to the International Criminal Court before Saturday.
- Japan expands stimulus to spur recovery
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank expanded its asset purchases in a surprise move Friday to shore up sagging growth in the world's No. 3 economy.
- N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea announced Thursday it will quarantine foreigners entering the country for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus, even though no cases of the disease have been reported anywhere in Asia, and very few foreigners are allowed to enter.
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