Palo Alto police investigate recent spike in residential burglaries

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Police are investigating a spike in burglaries occurring in the south end of Palo Alto, including one that happened last week…

SF man arrested for slashing throat of woman

Police arrested a man after he allegedly used a broken glass bottle to slash the throat of a 25-year-old woman in SF…

Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings

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Student leaders of HK’s pro-democracy protests warned they will step up their actions if CY Leung doesn’t resign by Thursday…

CY Leung comments on protest in Hong Kong

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CY Leung said to sustain its development, Hong Kong must capitalize on the advantages of One Country, two Systems…

Most of China doesn’t see protests in Hong Kong

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China’s government has cut off news about Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests to the rest of the country…

Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray

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Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heavy fighting…

Wildlife populations plummet for 3,000 species

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About 3,000 species of wildlife around the world have seen their numbers plummet far worse than previously thought…

Santa Clara police seek suspect in street robberies

Santa Clara police are investigating a series of street robberies this month apparently targeting people of Indian descent…

SF woman robs bank in SOMA

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A woman robbed a bank in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood on Friday afternoon…

Obama: US ‘underestimated’ Islamic State threat

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President Barack Obama is acknowledging that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants…

Thai man gets death penalty for train rape, murder

A former railway worker in Thailand was sentenced to death for raping a 13-year-old girl on a train…

Hong Kong protesters set deadline for government

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Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong set a deadline for a response from the government to meet their demands for reforms…

China top leadership meet on eve of National Day

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Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin made a rare appearance at the National Day banquet…

Hong Kong leader rejects protesters’ demands

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Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said China’s communist leaders will not back down from an August decision to restrict voting reforms…

Bill Gates ranked richest American by Forbes

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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates topped Forbes’ latest list of the 400 richest Americans for the 21st straight year…

Car speeds through protesters in Mongkok

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A car sped through a group of protesters in Mongkok, Hong Kong. No one was injured…

SF man critically injured in Outer Mission stabbing

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A man was critically injured in a stabbing in San Francisco’s Outer Mission neighborhood early Sunday morning…

Safety agency studying Toyota acceleration

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A consumer’s petition alleging that older Toyota Corollas can accelerate unexpectedly at low speeds and cause crashes…

Pro-democracy protests expand in Hong Kong

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Pro-democracy protesters expanded their rallies throughout Hong Kong on Monday…

More bodies found at Japan volcano; toll now 36

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Rescuers found five more bodies near the summit of the volcano, bringing the death toll to 36…

Mass protests impact lives in Hong Kong

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The mass sit-in protests in Hong Kong has cause some impacts on people’s lives…

Hong Kong police defend handling of protests

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Police defended their use of tear gas to control the pro-democracy protests that have paralyzed Hong Kong’s financial district…

Denying wife money equal to domestic violence in Harbin

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Husbands who deny giving money to their wives may face domestic violence charges in Harbin…

Man fatally stabs 4 children in southern China

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A man fatally stabbed four students as they were walking to their elementary school Friday morning…

Hong Kong student democracy strike ends in chaos

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Dozens of young pro-democracy activists tried to force their way into Hong Kong government headquarters…

Bay Area transit drivers call in sick during one-day ferry strike

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At least a dozen Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District bus drivers have called in sick Friday…

Xi Jinping comments on Taiwan’s solution

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Chinese President Xi Jinping said “one country, two systems” is the best way to resolve Taiwan sovereignty issue…

Stampede kills 6 schoolchildren in China

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Six schoolchildren died and 25 were injured in a stampede at a primary school in Kunming…

$228.4 million winning Powerball ticket bought in San Mateo is claimed

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California’s latest multi-millionaire wasted no time coming forward and claiming his massive $228.4 million jackpot…

Chinese customs arrests 22 in iPhone smuggling case

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The Shenzhen Customs Anti-smuggling Bureau and arrested 22 suspected members of a criminal smuggling network…