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Hong Kong protesters fear fresh police advance

Hong Kong protesters fear fresh police advance

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters have extended a blockade of Hong Kong streets, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades ahead of what some fear may be a push by police to clear the roads before Chinese National Day.

White House fence-jumper prompts 'deep concerns'

White House fence-jumper prompts 'deep concerns'

The man who breached security at the White House this month raced through several rooms on the main floor, penetrating farther into the building than previously disclosed, a Republican congressman says.

US, Kurds strike at Islamic State in Syria

US, Kurds strike at Islamic State in Syria

US warplanes attacked Islamic State targets in Syria overnight, in raids that a group monitoring the war said killed civilians as well as jihadist fighters.

Iran greater threat than ISIS: Netanyahu

Iran greater threat than ISIS: Netanyahu

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has tried to shift the spotlight away from Islamic State fighters and back to Iran, warning the United Nations that a nuclear-armed Tehran would pose a far greater threat than "militant Islamists on pickup trucks."

Record number of migrant deaths in seas, deserts

Record number of migrant deaths in seas, deserts

A record 4077 migrants have died already this year crossing deserts and seas worldwide, three-quarters of them in perilous journeys across the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe, an aid agency says.

Search abandoned for volcano victims

Search abandoned for volcano victims

At least 36 people are feared to have died after a Japanese volcano erupted without warning at the weekend, raining ash and stones on hikers, but the search for victims was abandoned today because of fears of rising levels of toxic gases.

Kiwis pull man from burning car in US

Two Kiwis travelling in the United States have been hailed as heroes after they pulled a man from his burning car.

Three dead in Dutch stunt truck accident

Three dead in Dutch stunt truck accident

Three people were killed, including a child, when a giant pick-up truck span out of control while attempting to perform a stunt demonstration in the Dutch city of Haaksbergen on Sunday, Dutch public television quoted the local mayor as saying.

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