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Hong Kong democracy protesters and officials mark uneasy National Day 04:33 GMT

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of pro-democracy protesters thronged the streets of Hong Kong on Wednesday, some of them jeering National Day celebrations, as demonstrations spread to a new area of the city, ratcheting up pressure on its pro-Beijing government.  Full Article   |  Video

 
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Taliban bombs hit Afghan army vehicles, killing at least seven 05:08 GMT 

KABUL (Reuters) - Two Taliban suicide bombers carried out separate attacks on Afghan army vehicles in Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least seven people and wounding more than 15, the government said, a day after Afghanistan signed security deals with NATO and the United States.  Full Article  

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Australian aircraft to support U.S.-led air strikes in Iraq - PM 05:05 GMT 

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian aircraft will join the U.S.-led coalition in air strikes against Islamic State insurgents in Iraq in an initial support role, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday, ahead of a final decision to undertake bombing missions.  Full Article  

 
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