Uncapped five in Cheika's first Wallaby squad

Michael Cheika pictured in Sydney on September 17, 2013New Wallabies coach Michael Cheika included five debutants in his first squad unveiled Wednesday for the November Tests in England, France, Ireland and Wales.



Bumgarner, Giants stop Royals 7-1 in Series opener

San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence watches his two-run home run during the first inning of Game 1 of baseball's World Series Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals' perfect postseason roll.



Hong Kong protesters plan march after fruitless talks with government

Pro-democracy protesters watch formal talks between student protest leaders and city officials on a video screen near the government headquarters in Hong KongBy Donny Kwok and Diana Chan HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong protesters planned to march to the home of the city's Beijing-backed leader on Wednesday to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between student leaders and senior officials failed to break the deadlock. Demonstrators have occupied main streets in the Chinese-controlled city for nearly a month to oppose a central government plan that would give Hong Kong people the chance to vote for their own leader in 2017 but tightly restrict the candidates to Beijing loyalists. ...



Fashion icon mourned in Dominican homeland

A security agent stands in front of the new "Oscar de la Renta" fashion showroom in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Tuesday, October 21, 2014. The Dominican government declared a day of official mourning after Dominican born designer Oscar de la Renta passed away on Monday in Connecticut. (AP Photo/Ezequiel Abiu Lopez)SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Designer Oscar de la Renta was mourned Tuesday in the Dominican Republic as a native son who brought glamour and prestige to a largely poor country better known for baseball and beaches than elegant evening wear.



Traffickers use abductions, prison ships to feed Asian slave trade

Suspected victims of human trafficking are seen at a government shelter in Takua PaBy Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Andrew R.C. Marshall PHANG NGA Thailand (Reuters) - When Afsar Miae left his home near Teknaf in southern Bangladesh to look for work last month, he told his mother, "I'll see you soon." He said he expected to return that evening. Prayoon Rattanasenee, the acting governor of Phang Nga province, said that interviews conducted by police, rights groups and his own people revealed that the victims were “brought by force.





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