1. A Change in Tone at the New Yorker
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-29 at 06:30:32

    The magazine’s cover illustrations are moving away from bucolic scenes and towards more topical and provocative imagery.

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  2. Crackdown on Protests by Hong Kong Police Draws More to the Streets
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-29 at 06:16:12

    Downtown Hong Kong turned into a battlefield of tear gas and seething crowds on Sunday after the police moved against a student democracy protest.

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  3. Hong Kong surprises itself with the exuberance and spontaneity of protests
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-29 at 04:46:23

    Sight of police wearing helmets and respirators unfamiliar and chilling to many, even before teargas was deployed Continue reading…

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  4. Protesters defiant amid HK stand-off
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-29 at 16:39:18

    Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters block Hong Kong’s streets, shutting down its business hub and ignoring appeals to leave.

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  5. Isis reconciles with al-Qaida group as Syria air strikes continue
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-28 at 22:26:32

    Jabhat al-Nusra denounces US-led attacks as war on Islam, and leaders of group holding meetings with Islamic State Continue reading…

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  6. US-led air strikes pound Isis bases in Syria
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-29 at 13:40:14

    Coalition raids target oil facilities held by Islamic State while Syrian army bombs areas in Aleppo province overnight Continue reading…

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  7. Sinosphere Blog: Beijing Blocks Reports on Hong Kong Democracy Movement
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-29 at 14:27:39

    Chinese censors block Instagram, and a directive from the central propaganda department in Beijing orders websites to delete any mention of the pro-democracy uprising in Hong Kong.

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  8. Tens of thousands join pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-28 at 23:10:52

    Occupy Central activists rally against plan to limit electoral changes after police charge with batons and fire teargas Continue reading…

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  9. Hong Kong democracy protesters defy tear gas, baton charge in historic standoff
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-29 at 04:39:09

    HONG KONG (Reuters) – Riot police advanced on Hong Kong democracy protesters in the early hours of Monday, firing volleys of tear gas after launching a baton-charge in the worst unrest there since China took back control of the former British colony two d…

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  10. HK protests: Inside Xi Jinping’s head
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-28 at 20:46:15

    Carrie Gracie on what Beijing may be thinking about HK protests

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  11. At least 36 feared dead on Japanese volcano, search called off
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-09-29 at 13:35:40

    By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) – 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 on Monday because of fears of rising le…

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  12. Hong Kong citizens step up protests as riot police withdrawn
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-29 at 13:10:26

    Roads blocked, banks and schools closed, as thousands join unprecedented demonstrations disrupting daily life Continue reading…

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  13. Ashraf Ghani sworn in as Afghan president
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-29 at 15:03:35

    Former finance minister succeeds President Hamid Karzai after a three-month standoff over disputed election results.

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  14. Ghani sworn in as Afghan president
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-29 at 16:35:07

    Ashraf Ghani is sworn in as Afghanistan’s new president under a unity deal with his rival, ending months of deadlock over a disputed election.

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  15. UNHCR deeply concerned over Cambodia-Australia refugee deal video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-29 at 06:05:48

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is ‘deeply concerned’ over a deal struck between Australia and Cambodia, in which Cambodia will resettle potentially hundreds of refugees who were intercepted trying to reach Australia. ‘This is a …

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  16. Hong Kong Protesters Defy Officials’ Call to Disperse
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-29 at 16:34:04

    The city’s wave of public protest extended into the working week as thousands ignored a government call to abandon street blockades across the city.

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  17. At Madison Square Garden, Chants, Cheers and Roars for Modi
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-29 at 05:23:06

    Narendra Modi, who spoke at Madison Square Garden on his first trip to the United States since being elected in May, was treated like a rock star.

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  18. Vintage Black Glamour – in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-28 at 04:55:49

    The history of film and music often omits the role played by women of colour. But a glossy new book redresses the balance.Vintage Black Glamour is published by Rocket 88 Books on 14 October (vintageblackglamourbook.com) Continue reading…

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  19. U.S-led raids hit grain silos in Syria, kill workers: monitor
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-29 at 14:28:06

    BEIRUT (Reuters) – U.S.-led air strikes hit grain silos and other targets in Islamic State-controlled territory in northern and eastern Syria overnight, killing civilians and wounding militants, a group monitoring the war said on Monday.

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  20. Front National wins seats in French senate for first time
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-28 at 23:22:30

    Marine Le Pens far-right party make third political breakthrough after strong showings in municipal and European elections Continue reading…

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