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Hong Kong Police Use Tear Gas On Large Pro-Democracy Protest

NPR Top Stories - September 28, 2014 - 5:36am

Video footage from earlier in the day showed protesters using umbrellas to try to deflect pepper spray and water cannons as officers attempted to disperse the crowd.

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Reporter's Notebook: In Eastern Ukraine, A Bellicose Mood Prevails

NPR Top Stories - September 28, 2014 - 5:04am

On a return trip to eastern Ukraine, NPR's Eleanor Beardsley found a ceasefire that feels shaky and separatists who are full of swagger and determined to press their fight for independence.

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More Than 30 Feared Dead In Japanese Volcano's Eruption

NPR Top Stories - September 28, 2014 - 4:25am

Officials say the hikers were found close to the mountain's peak, in cardiac and respiratory arrest. More than 200 hikers survived Saturday's eruption.

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Tear Gas Flies As Pro-Democracy Protests Swell In Hong Kong

NPR Top Stories - September 28, 2014 - 3:50am

Hong Kong police used tear gas on Sunday as they tried to clear thousands of pro-democracy protesters gathered in a challenge to Beijing over its decision to restrict democratic reforms for the city.

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Police Officer Shot In Ferguson, Mo. As Protests Continue

NPR Top Stories - September 27, 2014 - 8:44pm

The shooting does not appear to be connected to the protests, police said. The officer, a woman, is expected to recover.

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