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David Cameron, With Eye on Next Election, Tries to Rouse His Base

The British prime minister promised tax cuts, new 0starter homes0 for first-time buyers under 40 and no spending reductions for the National Health Service.

Sinosphere Blog: Message for Beijing Hidden in a Hong Kong Street Poem

On a busy street in Hong Kong, a poem carried a hidden message for the Communist Party as democracy demonstrations shook the city.

Detentions of Hong Kong Protest Sympathizers Reported in Mainland

The Chinese authorities have detained nearly two dozen people in an effort to contain the spread of pro-democracy sentiment, a report said Wednesday.

Taliban Stage Attacks on Day After Afghanistan and U.S. Sign Security Deal

The strikes on military transport vehicles killed seven Afghan soldiers and wounded nearly 20 others, officials said.

Mainlanders in Hong Kong See Standoff as Inconvenience and Inspiration

Mainland Chinese tourists0walked past a slogan reading 00True Democracy for HK00 outside a luxury shop in one of Hong Kong0s main retail districts on Wednesday, the first day of China0s weeklong National Day holiday.

For Hong Kong Leader, Pressure Builds From Both Sides

Leung Chun-ying, the chief executive of Hong Kong, at a ceremony commemorating China's National Day on Wednesday.

12 Killed in Collision of Express Trains in Northern India

At least 40 people were injured in the crash in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday night, according to railway officials.

Hong Kong Government0s Strategy on Protesters: Wait Them Out

The city0s top leader and his aides are said to hope that the disruption will eventually turn the public against the pro-democracy protests, which swelled further on Wednesday.

Sinosphere Blog: Pigeons Said to Undergo 0Anal Security Check0 for Chinese National Day

Tight security ahead of National Day led to some surprising measures, according to a tweet by the Communist Party flagship newspaper. And Jiang Zemin, a former president, made a second, rare appearance in public.

3 Soldiers Are Charged With Homicide in Mexico Killings

The three are accused in the June killings of 22 people in western Mexico, Attorney General Jes0s Murillo Karam announced on Tuesday.

Kissinger Drew Up Plans to Attack Cuba, Records Show

Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, with President Gerald R. Ford, was angered by Fidel Castro0s 1976 incursion into Angola.

Obama Approves Plan to Let Children in Central America Apply for Refugee Status

The program is aimed at helping to discourage many children from making a long, dangerous trek across Mexico in an attempt to cross into the United States and join their parents.

Kuwait, Fighting Dissent From Within, Revokes Citizenship

The punishment has raised the fear that new lines are being drawn between loyalty and treason.

Chinese Web Censors Struggle With Hong Kong Protest

Beijing0s effort to limit information on the Hong Kong protests has been met by clever ways of expressing dissent.

For Obama and Indian Leader, a Friendly Stroll if Not a Full Embrace

President Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on Tuesday. Mr. Modi thanked Mr. Obama for devoting time.

Seeking New Heights in France, National Front Party Thinks Locally

St0phane Ravier, the mayor of a section of Marseille, is one of 14 far-right mayors elected as part of a plan by the National Front to build support from the ground up.

In a Shift, British Sharpen Their Tone on Hong Kong Protests

Comments by the deputy prime minister marked a hardening of tone from the British government, which normally adopts diplomatic language with China when speaking about its former colony.

Op-Ed Contributor: Dying Without Morphine

Why is it so hard to get pain relief in the developing world?

Op-Ed Contributor: The Destruction of Mecca

Open Source: Beating of African Students by Mob in India Prompts Soul-Searching on Race

Video of three African students being beaten in a New Delhi metro station prompted an online discussion of racism in India.

Tunisia: 27 Presidential Candidates Are Approved

Tunisia0s election commission has announced that 27 candidates will be competing in November0s presidential election.

East Jerusalem Area Sees Influx of Jewish Settlers

Jewish settlers moved early Tuesday into 26 apartments in seven buildings in a politically delicate, predominantly Palestinian neighborhood of East Jerusalem.

Ukraine: Politician Is Attacked While Campaigning

A lawmaker from the party of the ousted Ukrainian president was attacked Tuesday by a crowd in the Black Sea port of Odessa during campaigning for a parliamentary election set for Oct. 26.

Turkey Makes Bid to Expand Military Role

A Turkish soldier lifted a Syrian Kurd into a truck Tuesday in Yumurtalik for a ride to a refugee camp. Parliament is to vote on authorizing action in Syria and Iraq.

Sinosphere Blog: Chinese Umbrellas for Hong Kong?

A metal barricade near the Hong Kong government headquarters was festooned with protesters' umbrellas on Tuesday.

Nigeria0s Actions Seem to Contain Ebola Outbreak

A school official measured a pupil0s temperature last week in Lagos, Nigeria, one of several countries in Africa affected by Ebola.

Europe Tries to Stop Flow of Citizens Joining Jihad

In Antwerp, Belgium, 46 people are on trial charged with recruiting fighters in Syria, including Jejoen Bontinck.

E.U. Inquiry Into Fiat Tax Deal Could Reverberate

Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourg's former prime minister, is the incoming president of the European Commission.0

Kurds in Iraq0s North Make Gains Against Islamic State

Kurdish pesh merga fighters during a clash with0Islamic State militants on Tuesday in the town of Daquq, south of Kirkuk.

Catalan Leaders Suspend Plan for Ballot on Secession From Spain

The Catalan government said it would appeal a court order to suspend vote preparations and insisted that its plans for a ballot on independence from Spain were not over.

Lens Blog: Japanese Swordsman With a Camera

Tokyo Asakusa Sanja Matsuri. May 17, 1976.

Op-Ed Contributor: Hirohito: String Puller, Not Puppet

At War Blog: Helping Veterans Find Their Place, This Time on Campus

Organizations like the Posse Foundation are trying to bring more veterans to the nation0s elite four-year colleges and universities.

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