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Occupy Central: Arrested American Photojournalist Gets Bail

Police officers detain Getty Images photographer Paula Bronstein during a confrontation between police and pro-democracy protesters at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong October 17, 2014. — Reuters pic HONG KONG— An American photojournalist who was arrested in Hong Kong for standing on a car while covering clashes between pro-democracy protesters and police there was bailed today.

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Nepal: Stranded Trekkers Are Safe, Death Toll Now 32

Israeli trekkers (from left) Yakov Megreli, Linor Kajan and Maya Ora, who were rescued from an avalanche by the Nepalese army, pose for photographs at the Army Hospital where they are undergoing treatment in Kathmandu October 16, 2014. — Reuters picANNAPURNA— All trekkers left stranded by a major snowstorm in Nepal’s Himalayas are safe, officials said torday, with the focus now shifting to the recovery of bodies four days after the disaster killed at least 32 people.

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U.S. Travel Ban Could Sour Ties With Ebola-Hit Nations

File picNEW YORK - The first casualty of a possible U.S. ban on travel to and from Ebola-stricken West African nations could be Washington's ties with the region and, to a lesser degree, travel and resources businesses exposed to it.

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Mexico Captures Leader Of Gang Suspected Of Student Massacre

File picMEXICO CITY - The leader of a criminal gang suspected of conspiring with Mexican police to kill 43 missing students in the violent southwestern state of Guerrero has been detained, authorities said on Friday.

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Kerry Seeks To Warm Summit Mood With Dinner For China's Top Diplomat

File picBOSTON - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed China's top diplomat, State Councilor Yang Jiechi, to his Boston home on Friday for talks aimed at warming the often strained U.S.-China relationship ahead of a summit between their leaders next month.

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Japan Ministers Visit War Dead Shrine Day After Abe Sends Offering

Pic: ReutersTOKYO - Three Japanese cabinet members visited a shrine for war dead on Saturday a day after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe drew angry responses from China and South Korea by sending a ritual offering there.

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Hurricane Gonzalo Scores Bull's Eye Hit On Bermuda

Pic: ReutersHAMILTON - Hurricane Gonzalo slammed into Bermuda on Friday, knocking out most of the electricity as it lashed the tiny Atlantic island chain with pounding surf, torrential rain and howling wind, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.

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Obama Names Ebola 'Czar,' Bolsters Texas Response

File picWASHINGTON - President Barack Obama appointed a former White House adviser as Ebola "czar" on Friday and named officials to bolster the response to the disease in Texas, the centre of U.S. Ebola cases, as the death toll in three West African nations topped 4,500.

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Canadian Coast Guard Reaches Drifting Container Ship

Pic: APOTTAWA: The Canadian coast guard on Friday reached a fuel-laden Russian container ship that was dangerously adrift off the Pacific shore and threatening to cause an environmental catastrophe.

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UN Security Council Urges Stronger Campaign Against Islamic State

A US-led coalition aircraft flying over Kobani, as seen from the Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, October 16, 2014/Pic:ReutersThe United Nations Security Council on Friday pushed for a bombing campaign in Iraq against Islamic State militants and associated extremist groups to be strengthened and expanded.

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