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Morning Digest: Hong Kong democracy protesters and officials mark uneasy National Day

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Hong Kong democracy protesters and officials mark uneasy National Day
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of pro-democracy protesters thronged the streets of Hong Kong on Wednesday, some of them jeering National Day celebrations, as demonstrations spread to a new area of the city, ratcheting up pressure on the pro-Beijing government..
Coalition jets strike Islamic State near Turkish border: Kurdish sources
MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces launched air strikes on Islamic State fighters who are besieging a Kurdish town near the Syrian border with Turkey on Wednesday, Kurdish sources in the town and a monitoring group said, a rare daylight coalition attack..
Lackluster factory data hits world stocks, dollar up
LONDON (Reuters) - Stocks worldwide began the fourth quarter on a negative note on Wednesday, with investors wary of lackluster economic data and keeping a cautious eye on civil unrest in Hong Kong..
Tracy Morgan incredulous Wal-Mart blames him for accident injuries
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comedian Tracy Morgan, who was injured in a road accident that caused the death of his friend, was incredulous on Tuesday that retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc blamed him and others in the vehicle for their injuries, saying they were not wearing seat belts..
Defiant Royals outfox A's in Wild Card game
KANSAS CITY (Reuters) - The Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 9-8 in a thrilling, 12-inning do-or-die Wild Card playoff on Tuesday to eke out a victory in their first postseason game for 29 years..
EBay follows Icahn's advice, plans PayPal spinoff in 2015
(Reuters) - EBay Inc's agreement on Tuesday to spin off PayPal next year will give the unit more flexibility to strike deals in the rapidly evolving payments space as growth at the company's traditional e-commerce business slows..
Obama's BRAIN initiative awards $46 million in grants
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wearable brain scanners and lasers that can turn hundreds of cells on and off were among 58 projects awarded $46 million in federal grants as part of President Obama's $100 million initiative to unlock the secrets of the human brain..
Spanish speleologist rescued from Peruvian cave after 12 days
LIMA (Reuters) - A Spanish speleologist trapped 400 meters (1,312 feet) underground in a cave in the Peruvian Amazon for nearly two weeks was pulled to safety on Tuesday, a rescue worker said..
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