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As Hong Kong Stands for Democracy, Rallies Around the World Show Support

More than 3,000 people gather in front of the Chinese embassy in London to express solidarity for the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. (Simon Gross/Epoch Times)
More than 3,000 people gather in front of the Chinese embassy in London to express solidarity for the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. (Simon Gross/Epoch Times)

Since the early morning of Sept. 28, when the organizers of Occupy Central With Love and Peace announced the start of the democracy movement, tens...


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  • People carry umbrellas on a street in Toronto on Oct. 1, 2014 while demonstrating in solidarity with protesters in Hong Kong. Supporters of democracy took to Hong Kong's streets after the Chinese regime ruled that it would restrict who could run in the 2017 election for the island city's chief executive. (Ling Yi/Epoch Times)

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  • People demonstrate against the Toronto School Board's partnership with the Beijing-controlled Confucius Institute outside the TDSB on Oct. 1, 2014. A committee has voted in favour terminating the TDSB's Confucius Institute program. The issue will now go before the entire board for a vote at the end of the month. (Allen Zhou/Epoch Times)

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  • A woman being discharged from the Island Clinic Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia, is sprayed with disinfectant, Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014. Six months into the world’s worst-ever Ebola outbreak, and the first to happen in an unprepared West Africa, the gap between what has been sent by other countries and private groups and what is desperately needed is huge. Even as countries try to marshal more resources to close the gap, those needs threaten to become much greater, and possibly even insurmountable. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

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  • FILE - In this Saturday, April 26, 2014 file photo, ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak attends a hearing in his retrial over charges of failing to stop killings of protesters during the 2011 uprising that led to his downfall, in the  Police Academy-turned-court in the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. An Egyptian judge postponed the verdict in the trial of former President Hosni Mubarak until late November. (AP Photo/Tarek el Gabbas, File)

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  • Oscar Pistorius looks ahead as he sits in court in Pretoria, South Africa, on Sept. 12, 2014. In passing judgement judge Thokozile Masipa ruled out a murder conviction for the double-amputee Olympian in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, but said he was negligent and convicted him of culpable homicide. (AP Photo/Alon Skuy)

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  • FILE - In this Monday, March 25, 2013 file photo, Egyptians walk in front of an advertisement for a watch in Cairo, Egypt. On midnight Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, Egypt rolled back clocks one hour for the end of daylight savings time in the fourth time change in less than five months. Egypt is now two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. In May the government moved clocks ahead one hour as a power-saving measure. It then switched clocks for the start and end of Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month, which this year fell in the scorching months of June and July. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

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  • In this photo taken on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, a woman suspected of suffering from the Ebola virus sits in an ambulance in Kenema, Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone restricted travel Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 in three more "hotspots" of Ebola where more than 1 million people live, meaning about a third of the country's population is now under quarantine. Sierra Leone is one of the hardest hit countries in the Ebola outbreak sweeping West Africa that is believed to have killed more than 2,900 people, according to World Health Organization tolls published Thursday. (AP Photo/ Tanya Bindra)

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  • FILE - in this Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 file photo, Malaysia Airlines planes taxi on the tarmac at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia. Malaysia Airlines has renamed a promotional competition asking people what activities and destinations are on their "bucket list" after acknowledging it was inappropriate given the two deadly disasters it has suffered this year. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin, File)

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  • Volcanic gases and ash billow from the peak crater of Mount Ontake in central Japan Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 30, 2014. Increased seismic activity raised concern Tuesday about the possibility of another eruption at the Japanese volcano where dozens were killed by Saturday's initial eruption, forcing rescuers to suspend plans to try to recover at least two dozen bodies still near the summit. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

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  • Pro-democracy protesters flood the Central financial district in Hong Kong Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Pro-democracy protesters expanded their rallies throughout Hong Kong on Monday, defying calls to disperse in a major pushback against Beijing's decision to limit democratic reforms in the Asian financial hub. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

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  • FILE - In this July 27, 2013 file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves to war veterans during a mass military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea’s authoritarian leader makes no public appearances for three weeks, skipping a high-profile event he usually attends. Official state media make a reference to his “discomfort.” What follows is a smorgasbord of speculation about what's wrong with Kim Jong Un, and even what he might be eating.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

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  • Firefighters and members of Japan's Self-Defense Forces conduct a rescue operation at an ash-covered cabin, center left, near the peak of Mount Ontake in central Japan, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high into the sky and blanketing the surrounding area in ash. Rescue workers on Sunday found more than 30 people unconscious and believed to be dead near the peak of an erupting volcano, a Japanese police official said. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

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  • Pakistani security officials and rescue workers gather at the site of bomb blast in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. A Pakistani police official says a roadside bomb has targeted a Pakistani army vehicle, killing several and wounded more than a dozen people in a northwestern city. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)

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  • FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2011 file photo, a Predator B unmanned aircraft taxis at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

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  • Dense white plumes rise high in the air as Mt. Ontake erupts in central Japan, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. With a sound likened to thunder, the 3,067-meter (10,062-foot) mountain spewed large white plumes high into the sky, sending people fleeing, covering surrounding areas in ash and trapping more than 250 climbers. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

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  • European Commission official Declan Costello arrives at the Finance Ministry in Athens for talks with the Greek government on Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014. Debt inspectors from the European Central Bank, European Commission and International Monetary Fund, which are closely monitoring Greece's harsh austerity program, launched a new round of meetings with Greek officials Tuesday. Talks will focus on Greece's 2015 state budget and implementation of agreed reforms. Greece has depended on bailouts from its European partners and the IMF since it nearly went bankrupt in mid-2010.  (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    Greece Gov’t to Call Confidence Vote

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  • Smoke rises over a residential neighborhood near the airport after shelling in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Rebels in eastern Ukraine appear to be successfully closing in on the government-held airport of Donetsk, a strategic victory for the pro-Russian separatists that further undermines a shaky cease-fire in the region. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    Ukraine: Pro-Russia Rebels Close In on Donetsk Airport

    DONETSK, Ukraine—Pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine advanced Wednesday on the government-held airport in Donetsk, pressing to seize the key transportation hub even as the two... Read more

  • French Economy and Industry Minister Emmanuel Macron, center, listens to the explanations of PSA Peugeot research director Gilles Le Borgne, left, as they watch the EB turbo pure tech engine during his visit to the PSA Peugeot Citroen headquarters in Paris, Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014. Watching at right is PSA Peugeot Citroen chairman Carlos Tavares.  (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

    At Paris Show, Carmakers Look to Better Times

    PARIS— European carmakers are hoping to impress with new models at this week’s Paris Motor Show and prove they have come out stronger from years... Read more

  • A Eurofighter Typhoon performs during the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on July 12, 2014, in Fairford, England. (Tim Ireland/Getty Images)

    Germany Reports Eurofighter Manufacturing Fault

    BERLIN—The German military says a manufacturing fault has been discovered in the Eurofighter jet affecting the aircraft’s fuselage, leading it to suspend deliveries. Germany’s Bundeswehr said late Tuesday the error involves... Read more

  • A visitor inspects prisoner lists from Auschwitz Concentration Camp in an exhibition dedicated to the Nazi death camps at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial's museum in Jerusalem, on Jan. 20, 2005. (David Silverman/Getty Images)

    Nazi Hunter Pushes for New Probe

    BERLIN—The Simon Wiesenthal Center has identified dozens of former members of Nazi mobile death squads who might still be alive, and is pushing the German... Read more

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    French Government Unveils Hard Hitting Measures Against Smoking

    The Health Minister, Marisol Touraine, plans to add some harsh legislative restrictions as part of a national reduction plan for smoking. In 2011 measures were... Read more

  • 24 September, 2014: Protesting cultivators bring cauliflowers in front of the Prefecture of Saint-Brieux, Brittany, France (Fred Tanneau/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Ire of Breton Vegetable Producers

    PARIS, France—From 28 to 30 September, the Ministers of Agriculture of the European Union gathered for an informal meeting. Focussing on food security, this meeting... Read more

  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reaches for his notes as President Barack Obama spoke at the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    World War 3 Rumors: Russian FM US, NATO Won’t Abandon Cold War ‘Genetic Code’

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has accused the US and NATO of not changing their “Cold War” genetic code, according to comments he delivered a few days... Read more

  • (L-R) Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge travel by carriage during Trooping the Colour - Queen Elizabeth II's Birthday Parade, at The Royal Horseguards on June 14, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

    Prince William and Kate Middleton: Tabloid Says Queen Elizabeth Aligns With Duchess Against Camilla Parker-Bowles

    After an initial report that Kate Middleton has told mother-in-law Camilla Parker-Bowles, it seems that the Duchess of Cambridge has some crucial support against the Duchess of... Read more

  • Georgians wait their turn to pay tribute to late Prime Minister Zurab Zhvania, Tbilisi, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005. Mourners of Prime Minister Zurab Zhvania streamed into a deteriorating apartment building where his body lay in a coffin in his mother's cramped living-room on Saturday, two days after the man widely credited as one of the struggling country's most honorable politicians was found dead. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)

    Georgia Orders Zhvania Exhumed

    TBILISI, Georgia— A prosecutor in the former Soviet republic of Georgia has ordered the body of the late prime minister Zurab Zhvania to be exhumed,... Read more

  • Pro independence supporters gather outside the Generalitat Palace, the main head office of the Government of Catalonia, as Catalonia's regional president Artur Mas, signs the decree to call the referendum in Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.  The president of Spain's powerful northeastern region of Catalonia on Saturday formally called an independence referendum Nov. 9, the latest secession push in Europe and one of the most serious challenges to the Spanish state of recent years. (AP Photo/Jordi Borras)

    Spain’s Catalonia Region Temporarily Suspends Independence Vote

    MADRID—The regional government of Catalonia says it will heed a decision by Spain’s top court suspending its plans to hold an independence referendum but vows... Read more

  • In this Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 photo, plumbing supplies salesman Alexei Polezhai speaks with the Associated Press in Kiev, Ukraine. For Polezhai, who sells water heaters and wood-burning stoves at his two shops in Kiev, fall sales have been an unexpected gold mine despite the Ukrainian economy’s dramatic collapse this year. Ukrainians are rushing to insulate their walls, seal up drafty windows and snap up heating equipment as the possibility sets in that they may be about to experience their first winter without Russian gas. Whereas Oct. 1 typically marks the start of the heating season, first in public buildings and by the middle of the month in all private homes, this year the government has warned that it won’t supply heat until early November, when temperatures can easily dip below freezing. Russia stopped gas deliveries to Ukraine in June after Kiev failed to pay what Moscow said it owed in arrears. As the two sides play brinksmanship over whether to sign a stopgap deal that would provide Kiev with enough gas to get through the winter, many Ukrainians are left wondering whether they may have to fend for themselves in the coldest months. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov.)

    Ukraine Preparing for Winter Without Russian Gas

    KIEV, Ukraine—For Alexei Polezhai, who sells water heaters and wood-burning stoves at his two shops in Kiev, sales this fall have been remarkably good considering... Read more

  • Croatian Neven Mimica, EU Commissioner candidate for International Cooperation and Development at his hearing by the European Parliament in Brussels on September 29, 2014. The men and women picked to run the EU for the next five years are facing grueling vetting process by the European Parliament from Sept. 29-Oct. 7.( John Thys/AFP/Getty Images)

    EU Commission Candidates Face Tough Scrutiny

    BRUSSELS—It is only once every five years that new European Union (EU) ministers are elected to serve as their country’s representative in the European Commission,... Read more

  • Former Mercedes F1 driver Michael Schumacher of Germany pauses during a news conference to announce his retirement from Formula One at the end of 2012 in Suzuka, Japan, Oct. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

    Michael Schumacher Post-Coma Update: Costing $162K Per Week to Care for him

    It is costing Michael Schumacher’s family about $162,000 per week to keep the ex-F1 champion at his home in Switzerland, according to reports. EuroSport reported... Read more

  • People walk in front of the entrance of the refugee camp in Burbach, Germany, Sunday Sept.28,2014.  Police are investigating accusations that guards at an asylum center in Burbach in western Germany repeatedly abused refugees physically and mentally. A police spokesman from Hagen near Burbach said Sunday that police raided the center and questioned both security guards and refugees after a local journalist received a DVD showing the abuse of an asylum seeker by guards. (AP Photo/dpa/Federico Gambarini)

    German Government Shocked by Refugee Abuse Claims

    BERLIN— Germany’s government has condemned the alleged abuse of refugees by security guards at an asylum center. Police in the western city of Hagen said... Read more

  • Charles Ble Goude gestures, as he enters the courtroom for his initial appearance at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands, Thursday, March 27, 2014. A former youth leader accused of involvement in murder, rapes and persecution during violence after 2010 Ivory Coast elections has appeared for the first time at the International Criminal Court. Goude looked confident, pumping his fist, waving and blowing a kiss to supporters in the public gallery at the brief hearing Thursday. (AP Photo/Michael Kooren, Pool)

    Ivorian Accused of Crimes Against Humanity

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands— An international tribunal has begun reviewing evidence to see whether there is sufficient cause to try an Ivory Coast man accused of... Read more

  • Lima, Perú: Stephany Natividad, 31, Company Saleswoman: Yes! Everyone in the world should live in peace, but to receive peace one has to give peace. Then we would have a better world. Today the world is full of problems; there are killings, suicides, wars, et cetera, for various reasons. I think no one lives in peace. For example, in the home the family does not live in peace. In my case, I do not live in peace with my partner, the situation is very contentious, and I do not know when this situation will end. We each make own life, and live in the same home, and we have a daughter. I hope my situation is resolved.

    Global Q&A: ‘Do all people around the world have a basic right to live in peace?’

    Peace is beyond “a right,” it’s a “must have” for everyone. Apart from war, conflicts, and selfish desires in everyday life, there are obstacles to... Read more

  • Professor Franco Citterio, President of the Italian Society of Organ Transplantation, during the congress held in Siena, Italy. (Konstantin Skabrin / Epoch Times)

    Italian Congress Shows the Double Face of Organ Transplantation

    ROME—The congress of the Italian Society of Organ Transplantation (SITO) concluded in Siena, Italy, end September. Doctors and professional workers shared with the public the... Read more

  • Director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Tom Frieden speaks during a news conference after confirming that a patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has tested positive for Ebola. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Ebola: What Is It and Who Is at Risk?

    The outbreak of Ebola in four West African countries is one of the largest outbreaks of the disease in history, according to the Centers for... Read more

  • Confetti rain on marching Filipino UN Peacekeepers as they are given a heroes welcome Wednesday, Oct.1, 2014 at Camp Aguinaldo at suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. In a separate ceremony at the Presidential Palace earlier, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III says his government will no longer deploy troops to security hotspots in the world where they can face unclear or impossible U.N. peacekeeping missions like in the Golan Heights, where Filipino forces came under attack by al-Qaida-linked insurgents. Aquino III said Wednesday hundreds of Filipino peacekeepers were tasked to guard a buffer zone separating Israel and Syria. But when the current Syrian conflict spilled over into the buffer zone and anti-government Islamic militants started attacking the Filipino peacekeepers, their mission became unclear.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Philippines Won’t Send Troops to Unclear Mission

    MANILA, Philippines— The Philippine president said Wednesday his government would no longer deploy peacekeepers in “impossible” missions like the Golan Heights, where Filipino forces were... Read more

  • Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, center, watches as military personnel march during a flag-raising ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 in Hong Kong, as thousands of protesters watching from behind police barricades yelled at him to step down. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

    Protesters to Hong Kong Leader: Quit or We Occupy Gov’t Buildings

    HONG KONG—Student leaders of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong warned Wednesday that if the territory’s leader doesn’t resign by the end of Thursday they will... Read more

  • New NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg arrives for his first day of work at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. A two-time prime minister, Stoltenberg became a recognizable face on the international scene with his dignified response to the twin terror attacks that killed 77 people in Norway in July 2011. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    NATO Gets New Chief, One Putin May Approve Of

    BRUSSELS—At a time of daunting geopolitical crises, NATO is undergoing its own version of regime change, with the arrival of a new chief official who has the blessing, at... Read more

  • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal (PETA) activists carry a Manhattan skyline replica carved entirely from vegetables to present to City Council members on the steps of the City Hall in New York on September 17, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images)

    World Vegetarian Day 2014: 15 Quotes and Sayings

    The World Vegetarian Day is set for Wednesday, October 1. The North American Vegetarian Society established the day in 1977, and it was endorsed by the... Read more

  • There just is no easy way out. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

    World Drowning in a Sea of Debt

    Oftentimes, academic research is commissioned to support policy. It is no different in economics and finance, where most of the reports coming out of the... Read more

  • World News to the Point: Sept. 29, 2014. (Photos.com)

    World News to the Point: Sept. 29

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  • Rebel fighters from the Islamic Front, Syria's largest rebel coalition, hold a position on July 13, 2014, during clashes with militants of the Islamic State (IS) for the control a village on the outskirts of Aleppo. (Ahmed Deeb/AFP/Getty Images)

    Is the Islamic State the Worst Threat or Just the Newsiest?

    On Tuesday, President Obama made what was, for many, a surprising announcement. Not only had the  United States conducted the first air strikes on the Islamic... Read more

  • Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki (L) and Palestinian Ambassador to the Netherlands Nabil Abuznaid (R) leave the International Criminal Court in The Hague, on Aug. 5, 2014. (Martijn Beekman/AFP/Getty Images)

    Islamic Nations Lobbying Palestinians to Join International Criminal Court

    UNITED NATIONS—The world’s largest bloc of Islamic countries has been lobbying the Palestinians to join the International Criminal Court so it can prosecute Israeli politicians... Read more

  • Undated artistic sketch of Rosetta, the one billion-euro comet chasing space probe due to be launched in Jan. 2003, whom the mission has been abandoned and a new mission will be found later, the European Space Agency (ESA) said on Jan. 15, 2003. Five or six other possible comets will be studied before a new target is selected, a decision likely not to be taken before the year's end. (J. Huart/AFP/Getty Images)

    Date Set for Rosetta Probe to Land on Comet 67P (+Photos, Videos)

      BERLIN—The European Space Agency says it will attempt to land the first spacecraft on a comet on Nov. 12. It says the maneuver will... Read more

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 69th United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    World Leaders Give Their Annual Speeches at the UN

    UNITED NATIONS—World leaders gathered Saturday for the fourth day of the annual ministerial meeting of the U.N. General Assembly to address the state of their... Read more

  • US Vice President Joe Biden (C) chairs a summit on international peacekeeping operations on the sidelines of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

    US, Others Vow to Strengthen UN Peacekeeping

    UNITED NATIONS—The United States and dozens of other countries vowed Friday to speed up and strengthen the U.N.’s overstretched peacekeeping response to crises around the... Read more

  • (European Commission DG ECHO, CC BY-ND)

    How Ebola Started, Spread and Spiralled out of Control

    Too slow. Too little, too late. Unprecedented. Out of control. These are just some of the descriptors for the biggest recorded epidemic of human infection... Read more

  • Brisbane, Australia: Stacey Armstrong, 26, Learning and Development Trainer: I would have to say the positives outweigh the negatives … The reasons for that would be, firstly tourism; it’s obviously going to bring a lot of people out, who potentially may not have visited that place before the World Cup went there. So tourism would be a big hit. Obviously, it probably would boost the economy as well. Depends on where it was, it would probably just put it on the map a bit more, because any publicity is good publicity as far as the World Cup goes. Even if there was any kind of drama or if there were a few things that would be classed as negative things, it would put it on the map and get it heard of a little bit more.

    Global Q&A: ‘Do you think the negatives outweigh the positives for a country hosting the World Cup?’

    Negatives were top for some and positives for others. Meaningful assessments beforehand could potentially produce a better balance for all concerned to gain from a... Read more

  • French President Francois Hollande speaks during the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Group That Killed French Herve Gourdel Is a Threat, Says Hollande

    UNITED NATIONS—French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday the terrorists who beheaded a French citizen in Algeria represent a global threat that must be stopped. In... Read more

  • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani walk to a meeting at the United Nations Tuesday, Sept 23, 2014, on the sidelines of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly. (AP Photo/Jewel Samad, Pool)

    UN Chief Says World Leaders Have ‘Duty’ to Nurture Hope in Chaotic World

    UNITED NATIONS—Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on global leaders Wednesday to find “seeds of hope” in the turmoil and despair of a world that may seem... Read more

  • An aerial survey mission by Greenpeace at East Kotawaringin district in Central Kalimantan province on Indonesia's Borneo Island shows cleared trees in a forest located in the concession of Karya Makmur Abadi which is being developed for a palm oil plantation, on Feb. 24, 2014. (Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty Images)

    Initiative to End Deforestation Eroded as Brazil Refuse to Join

    NEW YORK—More than 30 countries set the first-ever deadline on Tuesday to end deforestation by 2030, but the feasibility of such a goal was eroded... Read more

  • FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2014 file photo, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon participates in a news conference, at United Nations headquarters.  More than 120 world leaders convene Tuesday, Sept. 23, for U.N. summit aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015. Environmentalists will take to the streets Sunday, Sept. 20, in what is being billed as the largest march ever on global warming. Celebrities, CEOs and climatologists will appear at a string of events as part of New York Climate Week. DiCaprio has been tapped to talk about the cause of rising seas.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    UN to Leaders: Set ‘new Course’ on Climate Change

    UNITED NATIONS— United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon is challenging more than 100 world leaders to set a new course for a warming world and reverse... Read more

  • President Barack Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met for the first time since a rash of civilian casualties during Israel's summer war with Hamas heightened tensions between two leaders who have long had a prickly relationship. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    US Sharply Criticizes New Israeli Housing Project

    WASHINGTON—In a striking public rebuke, the Obama administration warned Israel on Wednesday that plans for a controversial new housing project in east Jerusalem would distance Israel from... Read more

  • A mother feeds her baby as thousands of new Syrian refugees from Kobani arrive at the Turkey-Syria border  crossing of Yumurtalik near Suruc, Turkey, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

    Syrian Refugees to US Could Surge in 2015

    Since U.S.-led airstrikes began to target ISIL forces in Syria more than a week ago, one of the largest groups of refugees in the three-and-half-year... Read more

  • Kurdish peshmerga fighters stand guard on the front line with the Islamic State group, as they patrol in Rabia, northwestern Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Iraqi Kurdish fighters on the front lines of battle say they have yet to receive the heavy weapons and training pledged by the United States and nearly a dozen other countries to help them push back the Sunni militants. Without more sophisticated weaponry, the Kurdish fighters, known as peshmerga, have had to rely on aging arms like the Soviet-era cannons, a centerpiece of the offensive Tuesday to retake Mahmoudiyah. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

    Iraqi Kurds Fight Islamic State With Aged Weapons

    MAHMOUDIYAH, Iraq—The exhausted Kurdish fighters leaned against a pair of antiquated green cannons on a hill overlooking this northern Iraqi village, the ground around them... Read more

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, file photo,  Army Lt. Gen. William Mayville, Jr., Director of Operations J3, speaks about the operations in Syria during a news conference at the Pentagon. According to current and former U.S. officials, the Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

    Obama: Strike Against Terrorists With ‘Near-Certainty That No Civilians Will Be Killed’

    WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama announced in May 2013 that no lethal strike against a terrorist would be authorized without “near-certainty that no civilians will be killed... Read more

  • A general view of Givat Hamatos area is seen in east Jerusalem on Dec. 5, 2012. Jerusalem officials said Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, that they have granted final approval for construction of a controversial new housing development in east Jerusalem, dealing a new blow to already tattered relations with the Palestinians and raising the likelihood of international condemnations. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

    East Jerusalem Construction Plan Moves Ahead

    JERUSALEM—City officials said Wednesday that they have granted final approval for the construction of a controversial new Israeli housing development in east Jerusalem, dealing a... Read more

  • French President Francois Hollande waits for guests aboard the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier off shore near Toulon, southern France, on Aug. 15, 2014, as part of ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the Allied landing in Provence. (Philippe Wojazer/AFP/Getty Images)

    France Deploys Anti-Aircraft Frigate, More Jets to Fight ISIS

    PARIS—France is deploying an anti-aircraft frigate and more fighter jets in the Persian Gulf region to boost its ability to carry out airstrikes against Islamic... Read more

  • An anti-Bashar Assad activist group Edlib News Network (ENN), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, show two Syrian children receiving treatment after they were given a second round of measles vaccinations, in Idlib province, on Sept. 17, 2014. At least 15 children died after receiving vaccinations in rebel-held parts of Syria. The children, some just babies, all exhibited signs of "severe allergic shock" about an hour after they were given a second round of measles vaccinations in the northwestern province of Idlib on Tuesday, with many suffocating to death as their bodies swelled, said physician Abdullah Ajaj, who administered the vaccinations in a medical center in the town of Jarjanaz. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

    UN Says Syrian Children’s Deaths by Vaccine Were an NGO ‘Mistake’

    UNITED NATIONS—A spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general says the recent deaths of Syrian children after receiving measles vaccinations was the result of a “mistake” by... Read more

  • FILE - In this March 3, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Despite deeply strained relations, the president and prime minister stand united on the US-led campaign to defeat Islamic State extremists. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

    Obama, Netanyahu Discuss Iran, Civilian Deaths…

    WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pressed each other politely but firmly Wednesday to address areas of tension in their relationship, with... Read more

  • Civilians inspect the site of double car bombings in the northern Shiite district al-Hurriyah in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. On Tuesday, officials say a wave of bombings targeted commercial areas across Iraq, killing and wounding dozens of people. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    Iraqi Officials: Baghdad Car Bomb Kills 13, Wounds 25

    BAGHDAD—Iraqi officials say a car bomb near pet and vegetable markets has killed 13 people and wounded another 25 in the capital Baghdad. Several cars were damaged in the attack on Wednesday. Medical officials confirmed the casualty figures... Read more

  • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at UN headquarters, on Sept. 26, 2014. In a pair of fiery speeches at the United Nations, the Israeli and Palestinian leaders appear to have abandoned any hope of reviving peace talks and instead seem intent on pressing forward with separate diplomatic initiatives that all but ignore each other. Both plans offer novel attempts at breaking months of deadlock, yet both appear doomed to fail. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Palestinians: Israeli Occupation Must End in 2016

    UNITED NATIONS—The Palestinians are asking the U.N. Security Council to set a deadline of November 2016 for an Israeli withdrawal from all Palestinian territory occupied... Read more

  • Syrian rescue workers carry the body of a man following a reported barrel bomb attack by Syrian government forces in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Oct. 1, 2014. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, at least 180,000 people have been killed since the beginning of the conflict in March 2011. (Khaled Khateb/AFP/Getty Images)

    Car-Bombs Near Syrian School Kill 32, Including 10 Kids

    DAMASCUS, Syria—Twin bombings near an elementary school in Syria killed at least 32 people on Wednesday, including at least 10 children, with the second blast... Read more

  • Turkish soldiers patrol as Islamic militants fight Kurdish forces to the west of Kobani, Syria, at the Turkey-Syria border near Suruc, Turkey, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted fighters, vehicles and artillery pieces of the Islamic State group on both sides of the Syria-Iraq frontier Tuesday, including around a beleaguered Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border that is under assault by the militants, activists said.  (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

    Official: School Blasts Kill 17, Including 10 Kids

    DAMASCUS— A Syrian official says 17 people, including 10 children, have been killed in twin explosions near a school in the central city of Homs... Read more

  • Civilians inspect the site of double car bombings in the northern Shiite district al-Hurriyah in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. On Tuesday, officials say a wave of bombings targeted commercial areas across Iraq, killing and wounding dozens of people. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    UN: At Least 1,119 Iraqis Killed in September

    BAGHDAD—The U.N. mission in Baghdad says at least 1,119 Iraqis died in violence in September but that the real figure was likely much higher since the organization’s death toll does not include killings in... Read more

  • Turkish soldiers patrol as Islamic militants fight Kurdish forces to the west of Kobani, Syria, at the Turkey-Syria border near Suruc, Turkey, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted fighters, vehicles and artillery pieces of the Islamic State group on both sides of the Syria-Iraq frontier Tuesday, including around a beleaguered Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border that is under assault by the militants, activists said.  (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

    Islamic Militants Behead Captured Kurds in Syria

    BEIRUT—Activists say Islamic State militants have beheaded nine Kurdish fighters, including three women, captured in clashes near the Syria-Turkey border. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday that the nine Kurds were captured during fighting... Read more

  • Sailors launch an F/A-18C Hornet attached to the Valions of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15 from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), in the Arabian Gulf, on Sept. 4, 2014. According to current and former US officials, the Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Card/US Navy)

    Coalition Airstrikes Launched Amid Intelligence Gaps

    WASHINGTON—The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama... Read more

  • Afghan security forces guard the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Two suicide bombers in the Afghan capital targeted two buses carrying Afghan army troops on Wednesday, killing several people and wounding over a dozen others, police said. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

    Taliban Suicide Bombers Kill 7, Wound 21 in Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan—Taliban suicide bombers struck two buses carrying Afghan soldiers in Kabul early Wednesday, killing seven people and wounding 21, just a day after the signing of a key U.S.-Afghan security pact. The long-awaited... Read more

  • U.S. Ambassador to James Cunningham, seated, signs the documents of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) at the presidential palace as Afghanistan's president Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, first right, and chief executive Abdullah Abdullah, second right, watch, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Afghanistan and the United States signed a long-awaited security pact on Tuesday that will allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

    Afghan Pact Signed Amid Questions on Iraq Pullout

    WASHINGTON—After lengthy delays, U.S. and Afghan officials signed a security pact Tuesday to keep American troops in Afghanistan beyond year’s end, aiming to prevent the... Read more

  • Iraqi security forces stand guard in the holy city of Najaf, on Sept. 30, 2014. The holy Shiite city of Najaf has gained prominence as a centre of political and military power since the start of a crisis that has raised the spectre of Iraq breaking up along sectarian and ethnic lines. While the central government has struggled to respond to the Islamic State (IS) onslaught, which began on June 9, Najaf has absorbed thousands of Iraqis fleeing the violence, and its clerics have rallied thousands of Shiite fighters to bolster a flagging national army. (Haidar Hamdani/AFP/Getty Images)

    Wave of Attacks Kills Nearly 50 in Iraq

    BAGHDAD—A wave of car bombings and other attacks mainly targeting Shiite areas of Iraq killed at least 47 people on Tuesday, including more than 20... Read more

  • In this Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 photo, released by the U.S. Air Force, a U.S Air Force KC-10 Extender refuels an F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft prior to strike operations in Syria. The F-22s, making their combat debut, were part of a strike package that was engaging Islamic State group targets in Syria. Washington and its Arab allies opened the air assault against the extremist group on Sept. 23, striking military facilities, training camps, heavy weapons and oil installations. The campaign expands upon the airstrikes the United States has been conducting against the militants in Iraq since early August. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Russ Scalf )

    Kurds Claim Advances in Iraq as Britain Joins Fray

    SALHIYAH, Iraq—Kurdish officials said Tuesday their fighters recaptured a key Iraqi border crossing into Syria from Islamic State group militants in intense fighting, as Britain... Read more

  • Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, speaks during the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Israeli, Palestinian Leaders Part Ways in Dueling Speeches at UN

    JERUSALEM—In a pair of fiery speeches at the United Nations, the Israeli and Palestinian leaders appear to have abandoned any hope of reviving peace talks and instead seem intent... Read more

  • Rescue workers carry injured Spanish speleologist Cecilio Lopez after his rescue from inside the Inti Machay cave, in Leimebamba, Peru, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Lopez, a well-known cave explorer, was hurt when he fell inside the Inti Machay cave, where he remained trapped underground for 12 days in Peru's remote Amazon region. (AP Photo/Mauricio Munoz)

    Spaniard Rescued After 12 Days in Peru Cave

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  • People sign a petition to force a constitutional assembly that would seek to remove President Nicolas Maduro from office, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Hardliner opponents of Maduro began collecting signatures Saturday, to force a constitutional assembly and remove the leader before presidential elections in 2019. The Popular Will party led by jailed activist Leopoldo Lopez is launching the petition campaign. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

    Venezuelans Gather Signatures to Impeach Pres. Nicolás Maduro

    CARACAS, Venezuela—Hard-line opponents of President Nicolás Maduro began collecting signatures Saturday seeking to force a constitutional assembly and remove the socialist leader before presidential elections... Read more

  • According to economy journalist Pablo Wende, if Argentina solves the holdouts issue, it could get international financing with reasonable rates. (Daniel Musa/Epoch Times)

    Argentine Economist Discusses Strategies to Exit the Default

    BUENOS AIRES—Argentine journalist and economist Pablo Wende received the Epoch Times to discuss the particular time of Argentine economy. The director of Bank Magazine, which... Read more

  • FILE - In this Thursday, July 3, 2014, file photo, state police stand inside a warehouse where a black cross covers a wall near blood stains on the ground, after a shootout between Mexican soldiers and alleged criminals on the outskirts of the village of San Pedro Limon, in Mexico state, Mexico. Mexico's Defense Department said Thursday Sept. 25  2014, that an army officer and seven soldiers have been detained in connection with the killing of 22 people in the rural town in southern Mexico. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

    Mexican Army Holds 8 Soldiers in June Killing of 22

    MEXICO CITY—An army officer and seven soldiers face disciplinary action for their participation in the killing of 22 people in rural southern Mexico, but the... Read more

  • Colombia Publishes Parts of Draft Peace Agreement

    BOGOTA, Colombia—Colombia’s government and Marxist rebels are releasing parts of a draft peace agreement to deflect criticism that the country’s democratic institutions are being redrawn... Read more

  • A woman does laundry in her home at the Brasilandia slum in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. Although president Dilma Rousseff and top rival Marina Silva are locked in a virtual tie among the middle class, the biggest group of voters, the president has a wide edge with Brazil’s poorest people because of generous welfare programs that have helped slash hunger and extreme poverty under the watch of her Workers Party. The most recent poll showed that 46 percent of people in the poorest income category would vote to re-elect Rousseff in the first round in the Oct. 5 election, compared to 24 percent for Silva. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

    Poor Support Brazil’s President in Re-election Bid

    SAO PAULO— Life may still be tough for millions of poor Brazilians — but it’s also never been better. And that’s the key for President... Read more

  • An aerial survey mission by Greenpeace at East Kotawaringin district in Central Kalimantan province on Indonesia's Borneo Island shows cleared trees in a forest located in the concession of Karya Makmur Abadi which is being developed for a palm oil plantation, on Feb. 24, 2014. (Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty Images)

    Initiative to End Deforestation Eroded as Brazil Refuse to Join

    NEW YORK—More than 30 countries set the first-ever deadline on Tuesday to end deforestation by 2030, but the feasibility of such a goal was eroded... Read more

  • Singer Jenni Rivera in a 2011 file photo. (Getty Images)

    Jenni Rivera Death: Singer Honored as Families in Plane Crash Sue; Chiquis Rivera Wants to Do a Movie About Mother

    Jenni Rivera was honored on a morning program on Monday as families who had family members on the plane that she was on have sued Rivera’s... Read more

  • In this Sept. 19, 2014 photo, a military helicopter flies over the VRAEM region, in Pichari, Peru. The region in the Apurimac, Ene and Mantaro River Valleys, or VRAEM, is the world's No. 1 coca-growing region. Security forces destroyed in the last two weeks more than 50 clandestine airstrips used by drug traffickers in the biggest offensive that seeks to combat the intense drug airlift to Bolivia. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

    AP Photos: Dynamite Doesn’t Stop Peru Narcos

    PICHARI, Peru— The dynamiting of clandestine airstrips by Peruvian security forces in the world’s No. 1 coca-growing valley cuts into profits but hardly discourages cocaine... Read more

  • View of a pool of water with sulfuric acid that is used to extract copper stones inside the "Buena Vista" copper mine, in Cananea community, Sonora state, Mexico on August 13, 2014, from which five days ago 40 thousand cubic meters of sulfuric acid leaked, seriously polluting the Sonora river. The chemical caused an orange stain along a 60-kilometer (37-mile) stretch of the river bordered by the towns of Arizpe, Banamichi, Vabiacora, Aconchi, Cananea, Ures and Hermosillo. More than twenty thousand people still remain without drinking water. (Hector Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images)

    Western Mexico State Reports New Copper Mine Toxic Spill

    HERMOSILLO, Mexico—Authorities in northern Mexico have issued a new alert of a toxic spill in the Sonora River basin from a copper mine operated by... Read more

  • Ivan Simonovis, former Caracas police chief (L) waves to the media from the balcony of his home, accompanied by his daughter Ivana (C) and wife Bony, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Simonovis whose decade-long imprisonment had rallied Venezuela’s opposition has been released from jail on humanitarian grounds to continue serving a 30-year sentence at home. Simonovis had been jailed since 2004 in connection with the death of pro-government protesters who had rushed to the defense of then-President Hugo Chavez during a failed coup attempt two years earlier. In 2009, he was convicted of aggravated murder. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

    Jailed Venezuelan Police Chief Ivan Simonovis Freed to Serve 30-Year Sentence at Home

    CARACAS, Venezuela—A former Caracas police chief whose decade-long imprisonment had rallied Venezuela’s opposition has been released from jail on humanitarian grounds to continue serving a... Read more

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    Jose Jose Dead? Nope, Daughter Says Singer is Alive and Did Not Commit Suicide

    Jose Jose is not dead after committing suicide, despite at least one report to the contrary. Apparently the singer is the latest celebrity to have... Read more

  • NY Developer to Invest $108M in Puerto Rico

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Puerto Rico’s government has announced the construction of a $108 million real estate development project as the island tries to emerge from... Read more

  • A 'Citi' sign is displayed outside Citigroup Center near Citibank headquarters in Manhattan. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Federal Appeals Judge: Argentina’s Bullying a Bank

    NEW YORK—Judges on a federal appeals court panel Thursday said they suspect Argentina has gone rogue, ignoring court orders and bullying a U.S. bank to... Read more

  • Argentine President Cristina Fernandez (R) speaks with Economy Minister Axel Kicillof during the ceremony for the 160th anniversary of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Argentina's government is proposing to change the way it pays holders of the country's debt, shifting it out of the US financial and legal systems as a way to end the default triggered by a legal battle with US investors. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

    Argentina Approves Price Control Law

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina—Argentina’s congress on Thursday approved a law that lets the government intervene in setting prices and profits in an attempt to tackle one... Read more

  • In this Sept. 15, 2014, photo a woman who did not want to give her name for fear of reprisals, lays out the clothes of her late 15-year-old daughter Erika Gomez Gonzalez, on a bed at her home in Arcelia, Mexico. The woman says she witnessed her child's death when army soldiers fired first at an armed group at a grain warehouse on June 30 in the town of San Pedro Limon, Mexico. She said one man died in the initial shootout, when the rest of the gunmen surrendered on the promise they would not be hurt. She recalls that her daughter, who was face down in the ground with a bullet in her leg, was rolled over while she was still alive and shot more than half a dozen times in the chest. The mother said she arrived to the warehouse the day before the shooting, in an attempt to take her daughter home, but gang members wouldn't let her. (AP Photo/Eduardo Castillo)

    Witness: 21 Killed by Mexico Army Had Surrendered

    ARCELIA, Mexico—A woman says she saw Mexican soldiers shoot and kill her 15-year-old daughter after a confrontation with a suspected drug gang even though the... Read more

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    Brazil Removed From UN World Hunger Map

    SAO PAULO—The Brazilian government Tuesday hailed a new United Nations report that for the first time removed Latin America’s biggest country from the World Hunger... Read more

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    Happy Mexican Independence Day Quotes: Sayings and Messages for Mexico’s Independence Day

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  • People carry umbrellas on a street in Toronto on Oct. 1, 2014 while demonstrating in solidarity with protesters in Hong Kong. Supporters of democracy took to Hong Kong's streets after the Chinese regime ruled that it would restrict who could run in the 2017 election for the island city's chief executive. (Ling Yi/Epoch Times)

    Canada’s Silence on Hong Kong

    PARLIAMENT HILL—Hong Kong is in a precarious position and the Canadian government’s quiet call for a peaceful resolution isn’t the strong voice of support some... Read more

  • People demonstrate against the Toronto School Board's partnership with the Beijing-controlled Confucius Institute outside the TDSB on Oct. 1, 2014. A committee has voted in favour terminating the TDSB's Confucius Institute program. The issue will now go before the entire board for a vote at the end of the month. (Allen Zhou/Epoch Times)

    TDSB Committee Votes to Terminate Partnership With Confucius Institutes

    A Toronto District School Board (TDSB) committee has voted in favour of permanently removing the controversial Confucius Institute program from Toronto schools. The vote took... Read more

  • A caregiver comforts a patient suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Health Minister Rona Ambrose and her provincial and territorial counterparts have agreed to work together to develop a national strategy to fight dementia. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

    Ottawa, Provinces, to Come Together to Develop National Dementia Strategy

    BANFF, Alta.—Citing the “impending boom” of a dementia health-care crisis, Health Minister Rona Ambrose and her provincial and territorial counterparts agreed Wednesday Oct. 1 to... Read more

  • A national fur organization raised objections with federal cabinet ministers upon learning the RCMP planned to begin outfitting officers with tuques instead of muskrat hats. The Mounties will continue wearing the customary winter head coverings. (Byrdyak/iStock/Thinkstock)

    Fur Group Lobbied Ministers Over RCMP Plan to Swap Muskrat Hats for Tuques

    OTTAWA—A national fur organization says it raised objections with federal cabinet ministers upon learning the RCMP planned to begin outfitting officers with tuques instead of... Read more

  • Chris Hadfield and former Olympian Catriona Le May Doan laugh during the announcement of the route for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Torch Relay at the Eaton Centre in Toronto on Oct. 1, 2014. (The Canadian Press/Hannah Yoon)

    Pan Am Games Torch Relay Will Cross Canada, Hit 130 Ont. Communities

    TORONTO—The torch relay for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games will be a national event, with stops in five Canadian cities as well as more... Read more

  • Canada Prepping for Potential Ebola Cases, but Risk Low: Ambrose

    TORONTO—Health Minister Rona Ambrose and Dr. Gregory Taylor, the head of the Public Health Agency of Canada, say the country has been preparing in case... Read more

  • ‘Stones of Shame’: Quebec Innu Want Compensation for Mining on Territory

    MONTREAL—The Innu of Maliotenam and Schefferville in Quebec say they’ll use all means necessary—including civil disobedience—to make sure they are compensated by IOC-Rio Tinto for... Read more

  • Demonstrators protest the Toronto District School Board’s partnership with the Beijing-controlled Confucius Institute outside the TDSB on June 18, 2014. (Allen Zhou/Epoch Times)

    Beijing Rallies Support to Keep Confucius Institutes in Toronto Schools

    As Toronto District School Board (TDSB) trustees prepare to vote on permanently removing its Confucius Institute from Toronto schools, Beijing is trying to rally support... Read more

  • A demonstrator holds a sign to protest the Toronto District School Board's partnership with the Confucius Institute outside of the TDSB on June 11, 2014. (Allen Zhou/Epoch Times)

    TDSB Committee to Vote on Terminating Partnership With Confucius Institutes

    The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is once again voting on its Confucius Institute, this time to decide whether to permanently sever its partnership with... Read more

  • Offences involving property, which include fraud and identity fraud, accounted for the majority of cybercrime cases reported by police in Canada in 2012. (scyther5/iStock/Thinkstock)

    Over Half of Online Crimes in Canada Involve Fraud

    Of the 9,000 reported incidents of cybercrime in Canada in 2012, more than half involved fraud, according to newly released data by Statistics Canada.  Internet... Read more

  • Cuba Sentences Canadian Businessman to 15-Year

    HAVANA—A Canadian automobile executive has been sentenced to 15 years in Cuban prison on corruption-related charges that officials here call part of a broad campaign... Read more

  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper takes part in a question and answer session at Goldman and Sachs in New York on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. With Harper mulling deeper involvement in Iraq, it seems likely he will bring the matter to the House of Commons. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Canada’s Role in Iraq Under Scrutiny

    PARLIAMENT HILL—Canada looks set to get deeper into the conflict in Iraq following a request by the U.S. and comments made by Prime Minister Stephen... Read more

  • Mark Goldblatt, volunteer president of the Funeral Co-operative of Ottawa, stands among caskets in his showroom. Goldblatt avoids "up-selling" to customers and doesn't offer expensive luxury caskets in efforts to provide more affordable funerals. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    The Death Business: Funeral Co-ops Take On Industry Price-Gouging

    The only sure things in life are death and taxes, so the old adage goes. Funeral homes understand this fact well, and have been profiting... Read more

  • In Surprise Move, NDP Endorses Canada’s New Trade Pact With Korea

    OTTAWA—The federal NDP says it is getting behind the Canada-Korea free trade pact. The party says it has some concerns about the deal, but on... Read more

  • Zero waste expert Paul Connett looks at an exhibition of photos of waste pickers or catadores in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Brazil’s 1 million catadores are involved in all stages of waste management, such as door-to-door collection, transport, separation, and value added production. The exhibition was part of an effort to win respect for catadores and improve both their image and working conditions. (Photo by Nina Orlow)

    Canada Lags Behind On Sustainable Waste Disposal, Says Zero-Waste Expert

    The guru of the zero waste movement is warning that, despite some strides in the right direction, Canadian cities are not doing enough to reduce... Read more

  • Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq speaks at the UN Climate Summit 2014 at the United Nations in New York on Sept. 23, 2014. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Canada’s Climate Summit Announcement Follows US Lead

    UNITED NATIONS—Barack Obama didn’t just make announcements for his own country at a United Nations climate summit Tuesday—he got to make Canada’s, too. Canada made... Read more

  • ISIS is Recruiting Somali Youths in Alberta, Group Warns

    EDMONTON—The leader of a Somali group has written to the prime minister warning that young people in Alberta are being recruited to become fighters for... Read more

  • A young woman takes an order at Starbucks. Canada’s young people are earning considerably less compared to their adult counterparts, according to a new report by the Conference Board of Canada. (AP Photo)

    Income Gap Between Generations Widening, Research Finds

    Canada’s young people are earning considerably less compared to their adult counterparts, according to a new report by the Conference Board of Canada.  The report... Read more

  • Visitors look at the Centennial Flame at Canada’s Parliament. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    Canada Faces ISIS Threat

    OTTAWA, Canada—Canada has escaped or prevented terrorist attacks on its own soil so far, but one security expert warns, that luck might not hold.  “Osama... Read more

  • US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz (L) and Canadian Minister of Natural of Resources Greg Rickford talk to reporters after they signed a memorandum of understanding outlining 11 areas of cooperation in Ottawa, Canada, Sept. 18. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    Canada and US Strengthen Energy Ties, Help Ukraine

    OTTAWA, Canada—Canada and the United States signed a memorandum of understanding this on Sept. 18 to tighten collaboration on energy. The heads of both countries’... Read more

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    CSK vs KXIP Cricket: Live Streaming, TV Channel, Time, Highlights for Chennai Super Kings-Kings XI Punjab

    It’s Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings in the Champions League Twenty20 semifinals. The match on Thursday is set to start at 8 p.m... Read more

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    KKR vs Hurricanes CLT20 Cricket: Live Streaming, TV Channel, Time, Squads for Kolkata Knight Riders-Hobart

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  • Mahatma Ghandi, who had many famous quotes and saying, surrounded by his followers during his Civil Disobedience Campaign around March 31, 1930. (AP Photo)

    Gandhi: Quotes on Life, Love, and Meditation From Mahatma Ghandi

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  • A student works on his charkha at the Gandhi Bhavan Center of Delhi University on Sept. 18, 2014. The course is helping to revive Gandhian value and teach Indian youth how to be self-reliant. (Venus Upadhayaya/Epoch Times)

    School in New Delhi Offers Ghandi-Style Spinning

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  • Indian people living in the US gather in support outside the White House, where Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with US President Barack Obama in Washington, DC, on September 30, 2014. Modi launched his Washington visit late on Monday at a private dinner hosted by Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in the ornate Blue Room of the White House. He came to Washington after wowing members of the Indian diaspora in New York and making his debut at the United Nations General Assembly, following his Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) landslide election win in May. (Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)

    What Modi Wants From the Indian Diaspora in the US

    During Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s five day visit to the U.S. he reached out to the Indian diaspora, sharing his vision for India’s development... Read more

  • President Barack Obama shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in the Oval Office  of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama and India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday that "it is time to set a new agenda" between their countries, addressing concerns that the world's two largest democracies have grown apart. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Obama, Modi Tout Potential for Deeper Economic Ties

    WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama and India’s new Prime Minister NarendraModi touted the potential for deeper economic collaboration between the world’s two largest democracies Tuesday, while seeking to address concerns that they have grown apart... Read more

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    Lions vs Scorchers Cricket: Live Streaming, TV Channel, Time, Squad, Preview for Lahore-Perth CLT20 Match

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    KKR vs Dolphins Cricket: Live Streaming, TV Channel, Time, Date for Kolkata Knight Riders CLT20 Match

    The Kolkata Knight Riders take on the Sunfoil Dolphins on Monday in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament. The match at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad... Read more

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gives a speech during a reception by the Indian community in honor of his visit to the United States at Madison Square Garden, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

    In Madison Square Garden, PM Narendra Modi Says India Won’t Look Back

    NEW YORK—India’s new prime minister, once shunned by Washington, appeared before an enthusiastic crowd in a famed New York sports arena Sunday where he appealed... Read more

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 69th United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    Indian PM Narendra Modi Says Serious About Peace With Pakistan

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  • Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu state Jayaram Jayalalitha, right, is seen through the mirror of a car as she comes out of her house in Chennai, India, Saturday, Sep. 27, 2014. A court in southern India has found the top elected official of Tamil Nadu state guilty of corruption in a case filed 18 years ago. Jayalalitha will have to step down as the state chief minister after the court on Saturday found her guilty of possessing wealth disproportionate to her known sources of income. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K.)

    Indian State’s Top Official Gets 4 Years for Graft

    NEW DELHI— A charismatic former actress who later joined politics and became the top elected official in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu was... Read more

  • Kashmiri demonstrators hold up a flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during a demonstration in India against Israeli military operations in Gaza, in downtown Srinagar on July 18, 2014. (Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images)

    Analyst: Indian Muslims Not Signing Up for Al-Qaeda or ISIL

    NEW DELHI—Investigations earlier this month identified two terrorist organization recruiters of Indian origin who have been trying to convince Indian youth to join ISIL (Islamic... Read more

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    KXIP vs Knights 2014 Cricket: Live Streaming, TV Channel, Start Time for Kings XI Punjab CLT20 Match

    The Kings XI Punjab are set to take on the Northern Knights in the Champions League Twenty20 on Friday. The match at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium,... Read more

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) shakes hand with Chinese leader Xi Jinping as he welcomes him at a hotel in Ahmadabad, India, on Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

    Behind the Scenes of Xi Jinping’s Visit to India

    NEW DELHI—The much-hyped visit of Chinese leader Xi Jinping to India last week did not yield what India had hoped for. Instead, it brought a... Read more

  • KKR vs Scorchers: Live Streaming, TV Channel, Time, Squads for Kolkata Knight Riders CLT20 Match

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  • Kashmiri residents cross a flooded neighborhood by boat in the outskirts of Srinagar on September 5, 2014. (Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images)

    Monsoon Rains Cause Landslides In Northeast India

      GAUHATI, India—Heavy rains in parts of northeastern India triggered landslides and flash floods, killing at least seven people, officials said Monday. A senior police... Read more

  • KKR vs Lahore Lions Cricket: Live Streaming, TV Channel, Start Time for Kolkata Knight Riders CLT20 Match

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  • Chinese leader Xi Jinping (L) speaks at joint press conference with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Sept. 18. India’s prime minister expressed concern about incidents on the two countries’ disputed border, as a standoff between troops at the frontier overshadowed key talks. (Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images)

    What China Doesn’t Want You to Know About Its Border With India

    NEW DELHI—On Thursday night, Chinese troops withdrew from Indian territory in Ladakh, a northern region on the border with China. This happened just after Indian... Read more

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    In 2012 we shared the story of Jadav Payeng, a man who single-handedly and with dogged determination planted an entire forest in Assam. Now, you... Read more


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