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Defiant Hong Kong protesters mark an uneasy National Day

A pro-democracy activist shouts slogans on a street near the government headquarters

Huge crowds of pro-democracy protesters from all walks of life gathered in Hong Kong Wednesday in defiant mood on China’s National Day as support for the movement spread around the world.

US warning over clashes in Myanmar

The US embassy in Myanmar on Wednesday issued a warning to its citizens travelling in eastern Myanmar after clashes between the military and ethnic minority rebels.

ISIS, US-led team fight for Syria town

Turkish Kurds watch the fighting between ISIS and Kurdish forces to the west of Kobani, Syria, at the Turkey-Syria border— AP

Kurdish fighters backed by US-led coalition airstrikes were locked in fierce fighting on Wednesday to prevent a key Syrian border town falling into the hands of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (I

UK strikes Islamists near Baghdad

British fighter jets fired on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) militants west of Baghdad overnight, the ministry of defence said on Wednesday, in their second strikes in as many days in Ira

Weed-smoking French clubber in wanted list

As a teen, Salim Benghalem smoked weed and went out clubbing. Now, the Frenchman is an ISIS jihadist wanted by Washington which accuses him of carrying out executions for the extremist group.

Last lap drama hands Iraq gold in 800m

The men’s 800m final witnessed high drama during the last lap resulting in the disqualification of the top three finishers.-AP

A sensational triple disqualification in the Asian Games men’s 800 metres on Wednesday lifted Iraq’s Adnan Taess Akkar from fourth to win his country’s first gold medal in Incheon.

Novak Djokovic in China Open Round 3

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic continued his 100 percent record at the China Open Wednesday as he overcame late resistance from Vasek Pospisil, while Maria Sharapova also won but Caroline Wozniacki crashed out.

PSG stun Barcelona

Roma hold City; Victory for Bayern behind closed doors

Russia scraps US exchange scheme

Russia has pulled out of a long-running US-funded student exchange programme, accusing the organisers of letting a teenager stay behind in the US in the care of a gay couple.

Welbeck takes scoring honours, Madrid duo win

Danny Welbeck scored a hat-trick in Arsenal's 4-1 romp over Galatasaray. Photo: AP

Danny Welbeck answered former coach Louis van Gaal's criticism in style on Wednesday, scoring a hat-trick in Arsenal's 4-1 romp over Galatasaray in their Champions League group match while both Madrid

Between 2 pm on October 1 and 10.30 am on October 2, Central government offices in New Delhi remained closed. Why? Because Prime Minister Narendra Modi, concerned about widespread filth in India, is “launching” the nation-wide “Swachchh Bharat” (Clean India) campaign today.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the Indian diaspora in New York with a grand promise: “India will touch new heights.” The crowd of 20,000 Americans of Indian origin erupted in re