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A local policeman stands guard behind barricades at the entrance of the government complex where Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-Ying's office is located. Student leaders of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong warned Wednesday that if the territory's leader doesn't step down by the end of Thursday, they will step up their actions. (Associated Press)

Beijing warns it’s growing tired of Hong Kong protest

China’s communist regime showed signs Wednesday that it is losing patience with tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators blocking Hong Kong streets, as the protesters threatened to occupy government buildings in their bid to oust the city’s top leader and hold elections free of Beijing’s control.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens as President Barack Obama speaks during their meeting 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)

Netanyahu presses Obama on nuclear Iran

- The Washington Times

Amid reports the White House may soften its stance toward Iran’s nuclear program, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a stern message to President Obama on Wednesday and stressed that the American leader must take a hard line going forward.

Afghan security forces walk around a destroyed army bus following 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)

Taliban suicide bombers kill 7 in Kabul, wound 21

- Associated Press

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.

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