HK leader says China adamant; students seek talks

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters demanded that Hong Kong's top leader meet with them on Tuesday and threatened wider actions if he did not, after he said China would not budge in its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub.
US Ebola labs, parts for clinic arrive in Liberia

An Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) employee walks past drying safety boots at MSF's Ebola isolation and treatment center, in Monrovia, Liberia, Monday Sept. 29, 2014. Six months into the world’s worst-ever Ebola outbreak in West Africa authorities are desperately waiting for shipments of aid to help in the fight of this deadly disease. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — U.S. mobile Ebola labs should be up and running in Liberia this week, and American troops have broken ground for a field hospital, as the international community races to increase the ability to care for the spiraling number of people infected with the dreaded disease.



Wildlife populations plummet for 3,000 species

WWF's new Director General Marco Lambertini speaks during a press conference, where he presented the Living Planet Report 2014 at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. "There is no room for complacency," said Lambertini, calling for a greater focus on sustainable solutions to the impacts that people are inflicting on nature, particularly through the release of greenhouse gases. (AP Photo/Keystone, Salvatore Di Nolfi)GENEVA (AP) — About 3,000 species of wildlife around the world have seen their numbers plummet far worse than previously thought, according to a new study by one of the world's biggest environmental groups.



Virginia police: Forensic evidence links 2 cases

This undated photo provided by the City of Charlottesville, Va. on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 shows Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. Matthew, 32, is suspect in the Sept. 13, 2014 disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. (AP Photo/City of Charlottesville)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night on or near the University of Virginia campus. One was found dead nearly five years ago. The other is still missing.



25th anniversary of East German exodus to the West

Former German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher, center, and his spouse Barbara Schmidt Genscher, left, meet with refugees from former Eastern Germany at the German embassy in Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, during celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the exodus of East Germans. East Germans who sought refuge at the West German embassy in Prague were told by Genscher that they were allowed to go west shortly before the 1989 wave of anti-communist revolutions. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)PRAGUE (AP) — A former foreign minister of West Germany has arrived in Prague to meet former refugees from the East and commemorate events that led to communism's collapse in Eastern Europe and the reunification of Germany.





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