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Hong Kong police and protesters brace for conflict

HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters prepared face masks and goggles and police brought in supplies of tear gas and other riot gear as tensions grew Thursday in a standoff outside of the government headquarters.

Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings

HONG KONG — Student leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests warned that if the territory’s top official doesn’t resign by Thursday they will step up their actions, including occupying several important government buildings.

U.S.-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey

BEIRUT — U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted fighters, vehicles and artillery pieces of the Islamic State group on both sides of the Syria-Iraq border today, including around a beleaguered Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish that is under assault by the militants, activists said.

Families wait in agony for word on Ebola patients

MONROVIA, Liberia — First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic. Then came the wails of grief, as news spread that 31-year-old Rose Johnson was dead just days after she was brought here unconscious by relatives.

Taliban kill 12 people in remote Afghan province

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban beheaded 12 Afghan civilians, mostly family members of local policemen, in an assault that was part of a week-long offensive that has so far killed 60 people and wounded scores in a remote province in eastern Afghanistan, officials said today.

U.S.-led strikes hit Islamic State group for second day

BEIRUT, Lebanon — American-led coalition warplanes destroyed four tanks belonging to the Islamic State group in eastern Syria today, the U.S. military said, targeting the militants in a key oil-producing area that has generated millions of dollars in revenue for the extremist faction.
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Denmark, Belgium join U.S.-led coalition in Iraq

LONDON — Denmark and Belgium became the latest countries to join the U.S.-led coalition that is launching airstrikes on Islamic State group militants in Iraq. Lawmakers in Britain were also debating today whether to commit warplanes to the struggle.
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U.S. man stuck in N. Korean prison

PYONGYANG, North Korea — An American man recently sentenced by North Korea to six years of hard labor says he is digging in fields eight hours a day and being kept in isolation, but that so far his health isn’t deteriorating.

Strikes hit IS-held oil sites in Syria

BEIRUT — U.S.-led airstrikes targeted Syrian oil installations held by the extremist Islamic State group overnight and early today, killing at least 19 people as the militants released dozens of detainees in one of their strongholds, fearing further raids, activists said.

Hamas suspects in slaying of Israeli teens killed

JERUSALEM — Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early today and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying of three Israeli teenagers, a gruesome attack that had triggered a chain of events that led to the war in Gaza this summer.

Sierra Leone considers repeating Ebola shutdown

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Sierra Leone’s president said today that health workers found “many sick people and corpses” during a three-day lockdown of the country, which is battling an unprecedented Ebola outbreak.

France strikes Islamic State group’s depot

PARIS — Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, French fighter jets struck today against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot, Iraqi and French officials said.

Scotland picks U.K. over independence

EDINBURGH, Scotland — The United Kingdom will stay united. Voters in Scotland resoundingly rejected independence in a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.

Australian police: Raids thwarted beheading plot

SYDNEY — Police today said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group. They raided more than a dozen properties across Sydney and were holding six people and have identified the suspected ringleader, officials said.

Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Shoppers crowded streets and markets in Sierra Leone’s capital today stocking up for a three-day shutdown that authorities will hope will slow the spread of the Ebola outbreak that is accelerating across West Africa.
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Militants’ new tactics blunt airstrikes

Militants in Iraq are seeking to blunt the effectiveness of U.S. airstrikes by dispersing their forces into urban areas and increasingly adopting terror tactics such as suicide attacks and bombings, says a senior American military officer.