Saudi Arabia sent 30,000 soldiers to its border with Iraq after reports that Iraqi soldiers had abandoned their posts, reports Saudi-owned al-Arabiya TV. But Iraqi officials denied Iraqi forces had withdrawn. Saudi Arabia also named a new spy chief.
Police forcibly removed hundreds of protesters from a central avenue running through the heart of Hong Kong early Wednesday morning. Demonstrators staged a sit-in to push for the right to elect their leader free of Beijing's influence.
Building collapse: Rescue workers pulled seven more survivors from under the concrete ruins of a collapsed 11-story building in India on Tuesday. The building collapsed on Saturday night with nearly 90 contract workers in the basement, at least 29 people have been killed.
With back-to-back, straight-set victories, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic moved closer to a semifinal showdown that would be a rematch of the final last year, when Murray beat Djokovic to become the first British man since 1936 to win Wimbledon.
French veil ban: Since 2011, France has banned women from hiding their face in public. France has the largest Muslim population in Western Europe, but a court ruled that the veil ban is a legitimate bid to promote harmony in a diverse population.