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Hong Kong Democracy Protesters Determined Despite City’s Rejection Of Talks

Posted On October 10, 2014

(Hong Kong) -- More pro-democracy protests are planned through the weekend in Hong Kong after city leaders called off today's talks with student demonstrators. The talks were called off when democratic lawmakers demanded a probe of a six-point-four million dollar business payout to Hong Kong's pro-Beijing leader. Another city official claims the talks were nixed…

First Study Of Promising Ebola Vaccine Underway In West Africa

Posted On October 10, 2014

(Undated) -- A clinical trial of a promising Ebola vaccine is underway in West Africa. Dr. Peter Hotez from Texas's Baylor College of Medicine says while an Ebola vaccine would be a major breakthrough, it's still going to take time to develop.   The experimental vaccine was given to health care workers in Mali this…

Monitoring Group: ISIS Gaining In Kobani Despite Airstrikes

Posted On October 09, 2014

(Undated) -- ISIS continues to seize more of Kobani despite U.S.-led airstrikes. A monitoring group says ISIS fighters have seized more than a third of the key Syrian border town and continue to push forward. The commander of the Kurdish militia defending Kobani said ISIS has made major gains. The news comes as U.S. defense…

U.S. Forces Arrive In Liberia To Help Contain Ebola

Posted On October 09, 2014

(Undated) -- U.S. Marines are arriving in Liberia amid growing calls for more international aid to combat the Ebola virus. American forces are being deployed to the West African nation on a mission to build at least 17 treatment centers with thousands of beds. Meanwhile, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund held a…

Russian National Sentenced For Attempted Smuggling

Posted On October 09, 2014

(Wilmington, DE) -- A Russian national who tried to sneak high-tech military equipment out of the U.S. will spend a year-and-a-half in federal prison. Moscow native Dmitry Ustinov was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Wilmington, Delaware on Wednesday. Officials say he tried to sell over a dozen different night-vision devices that belonged to the…