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One of Hong Kong's most prominent pro-democracy leaders warned protests would spread like "blossoming flowers"
TOKYO - Agence France-Presse
The death toll from a sudden volcanic eruption in Japan hit 48 on Oct. 1 as rescuers discovered 12 new bodies in so-far unexplored areas of the ash-covered peak.
HONG KONG - Reuters
Hong Kong democracy protesters defied volleys of tear gas and police baton charges to stand firm in the centre of the global financial hub
HONG KONG - Agence France-Presse
Hong Kong's embattled leader called Tuesday for an immediate end to street demonstrations that have drawn tens of thousands and paralysed parts of the city, but protesters refused to move until China grants genuine democracy.
Hong Kong police fired repeated volleys of tear gas to disperse pro-democracy protests and baton-charged the crowd blocking a key road in the government district
KABUL, Afghanistan - Agence France-Presse
Ashraf Ghani was sworn in as the new president of Afghanistan on Sept. 29, taking power as NATO troops end their 13-year war without defeating the fierce Taliban insurgency
TOKYO - Reuters
Thirty-one people were presumed dead near the peak of a Japanese volcano that erupted a day earlier, catching hundreds of hikers unawares as it belched out clouds of rock and ash
Every night in Tokyo, the few remaining residents of the Nakagin Capsule Tower bed down to sleep in the once-futuristic white pods they call home.
KABUL - Reuters
A bomb hit a military vehicle in the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital, wounding one person a day before the inauguration of a new president expected to be attended by foreign dignitaries
At least 36 people are feared to have died after a Japanese volcano erupted without warning at the weekend but the search for victims was abandoned because of fears of rising levels of toxic gases
KABUL - Agence France-Presse
A major Taliban offensive in eastern Afghanistan over the past week has left up to 100 civilians and security personnel dead, 12 of them beheaded, officials said
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