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China: Hong Kong Police Arrest Dozens Of Student Protesters

Riot police in Hong Kong arrested dozens of student protesters who forced their way into government headquarters overnight, police said, Voice of America News reported Sept. 27.

Spain: Catalonian President Signs Decree For Independence Referendum

The president of Spain's Catalonia region, Artur Mas, signed a decree on Sept. 27 calling an independence referendum on Nov. 9, the president said during a ceremony in Barcelona, Reuters reported.

U.K.: Parliament Approves Airstrikes Against Islamic State

The British Parliament voted Sept. 26 to approve airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq by a vote of 524 to 43, Al Jazeera reported.

Hungary: FGSZ Suspends Natural Gas To Ukraine

Hungarian natural gas operator FGSZ Ltd. indefinitely suspended reverse natural gas supplies to Ukraine through the Brotherhood pipeline at 6 p.m. Sept. 25 citing technical reasons, according to a statement posted on the FGSZ website, Itar-Tass reported.

Cyprus: Rescued Syrians Disembark After Long Negotiations

Around 350 Syrian refugees agreed to disembark from a ship at Cyprus' Limassol port after negotiating with police all night, Famagusta Gazette reported Sept. 26.

Syria: Airstrikes Have Aided Militant Recruitment

More than 200 fighters have joined the Islamic State in Syria's northern Aleppo province since U.S. President Barack Obama announced he would strike the militant group Sept. 10, monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, Reuters reported Sept. 26.

Afghanistan: Taliban Kills Hundreds Sparking Fears Of The Islamic State

Hundreds of Taliban stormed Ghazni province located just southwest of Kabul, killing more than a hundred in five days, a government official said, Reuters reported Sept. 26.

Iraq: Islamic State Plans Subway Attacks In U.S., Paris

Iraq has what it calls credible intelligence that the Islamic State plans to attack subway systems in Paris and the United States, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi said, France 24 reported Sept. 26.

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