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Activist's Death Affects Indonesian Democratic Progress


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How Do Islamic State Militants Finance Their Operations?


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    Audio Hong Kong Protesters, Officials Dig In

    The Occupy Central protest group has said it will announce plans for the group’s next action on Wednesday if Hong Kong’s leader does not resign by October 1st. It also said the official, Leung Chun-ying, must meet demands for fair elections by that day.

    Audio Pro-Democracy Protest Grows in Hong Kong

    Thousands of Hong Kong protesters have ignored government calls to leave the streets to permit the return of public transport services. Police clashed with the protestors overnight when they tried to end the unrest that had spread over the weekend. | In the News

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    Audio Activist's Death Affects Indonesian Democratic Progress

    Munir Said Thalib was killed in September, 2004. His death remains unsolved, but not forgotten. Indonesia is now preparing to swear-in a new president, Joko Widodo. Observers say the case is a test for Indonesia and the new president. | In The News

    Audio US Is Hopeful for Nuclear Deal with Iran

    Also, President Obama warns world leaders that Ebola is becoming threat to world security. And, Nigeria says Boko Haram has released a young woman hostage | In the News

    Audio Obama Appeals to UN in Effort Against IS Militants

    Obama also laid out his vision for U.S. leadership in a changing world. Algerian militants beheaded a French tourist. And Hong Kong students marched to protest against China's policy. | In the News

    Audio US, Arab Allies Bomb Militant Targets in Syria

    At the U.N. Climate Summit, Obama and other world leaders are calling for a new international agreement to protect the Earth from dangerous greenhouse gases. Also, CDC says Ebola could infect 1.4 million by January. | In the News

    Audio US Launches Airstrikes Against IS Militants in Syria

    Also, Islamic State group urges followers to attack citizens of the United States, France and other countries. And three missing Afghan soldiers found in U.S. near border with Canada | In the News

    Audio How Do Islamic State Militants Finance Their Operations?

    The Islamic State militant group gets money to finance its fighters and operations in a number of ways. Observers say some of the money comes from kidnapping and human trafficking. | In The News

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    Photogallery Former US President Jimmy Carter Turns 90

    He won the Nobel Peace Prize and served as Georgia’s governor and as a Navy officer. Former peanut farmer, former nuclear engineer now works as a human rights activist. Liked and disliked around the world. He has written 26 books and is writing more. | As It Is More

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    Audio US 'Green Card' Lottery Registration Begins

    The US government’s Diversity Immigrant Visa Program makes 50,000 visas available every year. The program is designed for people from countries that have “historically low rates of immigration to the United States.” | As It Is More

  • Protesters block a street near government headquarters in Hong Kong September 30, 2014. Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters extended a blockade of Hong Kong streets on Tuesday, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades ahead of what

    Audio Hong Kong Protesters, Officials Dig In

    The Occupy Central protest group has said it will announce plans for the group’s next action on Wednesday if Hong Kong’s leader does not resign by October 1st. It also said the official, Leung Chun-ying, must meet demands for fair elections by that day. More

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    Audio Vietnam Calling for End to US Arms Ban

    Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh spoke last week in New York City during his visit to the United Nations General Assembly. | As It Is More

  • Riot police use pepper spray against protesters after thousands of people block a main road to the financial central district outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong, Sept. 28, 2014.

    Audio Chinese Media React to Hong Kong Protests

    Protesters are demanding that China permit public nominations for the territory’s chief executive. Police used tear gas and pepper spray to force protesters off the streets. But many protesters refused to leave. More

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