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It’s Wednesday folks. This week is just flying by quick.

International Politics

Overall

– Despite Pentagon officials saying “several hundred” Islamic State fighters died in Kobani, Syria, a former U.S. general warned the group made significant gains in Syria and Iraq.

– Russian President Vladimir Putin: The situation in Ukraine threatens global stability with international powers involved

Asia and Oceania

– Sean Starrs, a professor in Hong Kong, provides an excellent dispatch to The Real News on what is happening in Hong Kong. Specifically, local government ties to anti-Occupy protests and how China is dealing with the demonstrations.

Africa

– Pew: Just 48 percent of Tunisian citizens believe democracy is a good system to choose, down from 54 percent last year.

– Secretary of State John Kerry affirmed the U.S. was committed to help strengthen Libya

– A bomb near a busy center in Cairo, Egypt, killed at least 12 people

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Brandon Jordan

Brandon Jordan

Brandon Jordan is a freelance journalist in Queens, NY and written for publications such as The Nation, In These Times, Truthout and more.