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Hong Kong leader says Beijing won't back down

HONG KONG (AP) - Hong Kong's leader said China won't back down from its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub as pro-democracy protesters set a Wednesday deadline for a response from the government to meet their demands.
The unequivocal statement from Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on Tuesday dashed hopes that the standoff between demonstrators and authorities could be resolved quickly through negotiations. It does not come as a surprise given that showing

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Chinese patriotism fuels cruises to disputed isles

ABOARD THE COCONUT PRINCESS (AP) - On a cruise more about politics than pleasure, Zhang Jing watched the gray shells of the Paracel Islands emerge from the purple, pre-dawn South China Sea.
Cheers erupted on board at the sight of the distant land, and Zhang and the other passengers scurried to take pictures of each other at the railing holding China's bright red flag. A few miles away, a Chinese navy frigate cruised by silently, part of the country's continuing watch over the tiny islands it has long claimed as part of its territory.

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New tremors raise concern at Japan's Mount Ontake

KISO, Japan (AP) - Increased seismic activity raised concern Tuesday about the possibility of another eruption at a Japanese volcano where 36 people were killed, forcing rescuers to suspend plans to try to recover at least two dozen bodies still near the summit.
Volcanic tremors rose to a level not seen since Saturday evening, hours after Mount Ontake's initial large eruption, said Shoji Saito of the Japan Meteorological Agency. The tremor levels were oscillating up and down.

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Obama, Modi to put upbeat face on US-India ties

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi are trying to put an optimistic face on the future of relations between India and the United States, amid lingering concerns that the close ties the two democracies once enjoyed have lost their luster.
An Oval Office meeting Tuesday with Obama and Vice President Joe Biden was to be the centerpiece of Modi's two-day visit to the White House, where Modi was to be greeted with

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Australia says man sent money to American in Syria

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - One man was arrested in counterterrorism raids in the Australian city of Melbourne on Tuesday after police said he provided money to a U.S. citizen fighting alongside extremists in Syria.
Hassan El Sabsabi, 23, appeared briefly in a Melbourne court on six counts of intentionally making funds available to a terrorist organization. According to court documents, the groups involved were ISIL, also known as Islamic State, and Jabhat al-Nusra, also known as the Nusra Front. El Sabsabi did not enter a plea or apply for bail.

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