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Special Report: In 'Umbrella Revolution,' China confronts limits of its power

HONG KONG (Reuters) – In the heart of Mong Kok, one of the most densely populated districts on earth, an abandoned Hong Kong police van is enveloped in the student-led demonstrations paralyzing swathes of the city. Along with yellow ribbons and flowers, symbols of the city’s pro-democracy movement, protesters have taped a hand-written placard in Chinese and English to the side of the locked and undamaged vehicle.



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Special Report: In 'Umbrella Revolution,' China confronts limits of its power

HONG KONG (Reuters) – In the heart of Mong Kok, one of the most densely populated districts on earth, an abandoned Hong Kong police van is enveloped in the student-led demonstrations paralyzing swathes of the city. Along with yellow ribbons and flowers, symbols of the city’s pro-democracy movement, protesters have taped a hand-written placard in Chinese and English to the side of the locked and undamaged vehicle.

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U.S. factory growth slows

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Growth in U.S. factory activity slowed more than expected in September even as private sector job growth accelerated, signs of an uneven expansion in the U.S. economy.

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Obama, Modi work to deepen improving U.S.-India ties

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed on Tuesday to deepen U.S.-Indian cooperation on maritime security to ensure freedom of navigation in what amounts to a response to China’s naval muscle-flexing in Asia.

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FCC considering move to ban NFL Redskins team name

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to punish broadcasters for using the moniker of the Washington NFL team, the Redskins, a word many consider a slur to Native Americans, the agency’s chairman indicated on Tuesday.



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EU questions Ireland's tax deal with Apple

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union antitrust regulators have asked Ireland to provide details of its tax arrangements with Apple in 1990 and 2007, warning that they could amount to illegal state aid which may be recovered from the U.S. company.



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