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Disruptive Hong Kong protests loom after China rules out democracy

Hong Kong police used pepper spray to disperse pro-democracy activists on Monday as the Asian financial center braces for a wave of disruptive protests against China's decision to rule out full democracy.

Iraqi forces break militant siege after U.S. airstrikes

Iraqi security forces, with the help of Shiite volunteers, broke a six-week siege by Islamic State militants on the northern Iraqi town of Amirli on Sunday, a day after U.S. airstrikes targeted the area.

All 25 aboard rescued after US helicopter crashes in Gulf of Aden

A Marine Corps helicopter with 25 aboard crashed Monday in the Gulf of Aden, and all aboard were rescued, the Navy said.

Pakistan state TV forced off the air by protestors

Pakistani anti-government protesters stormed the state TV building on Monday, forcing the channel briefly off the air as they clashed with police and pushed further into a sprawling government complex in the capital, Islamabad, in an effort to reach the prime minister's residence.

Tropical depression forms off Gulf coast of Mexico

Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed off the Gulf coast of Mexico with tropical storm warnings issued from Tuxpan in the state of Veracruz north to La Pesca.

Alleged bomb plot foiled at Manila airport, state-run media report

Manila’s international airport is on high alert after authorities foiled an alleged bomb plot Monday, state-run media in the Philippines report.

NATO to create new 'spearhead' force to respond to crises

NATO leaders will respond to the Ukraine crisis by agreeing this week to create a "spearhead" rapid reaction force, potentially including several thousand troops, that could be sent to a hotspot in as little as two days, officials said on Monday.