- Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott will send ground troops to Iraq and assist in airstrikes against ISIS forces.
- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has allowed Texas to begin enforcing harsh new restrictions on abortion clinics. As a result, all but seven of the state's abortion clinics are expected to close.
- "Protesters occupying one of Hong Kong's most crowded areas came under assault on Friday from men seeking to break apart their pro-democracy sit-in, tearing down their tents and surrounding demonstrators who said their attackers were pro-government gangs."
- A Connecticut man scheduled to appear in court on drug possession charges was arrested by courthouse officials because he tried to enter the court with marijuana in his possession.
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