The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

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Hong Kong REUTERS/Tyrone Siu Joshua Wong, leader of the student movement, delivers a speech, outside the offices of Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying in Hong Kong early October 3, 2014.

Hello! Here's what you need to know for Friday.

1. Hong Kong's leader Leung Chu-ying has refused to step down, despite protests for his resignation by midnight Thursday , but has agreed to talks with student demonstrators.

2. The UN's Ebola chief, Anthony Banbury, has warned that the Ebola virus could mutate and go airborne .

3. The names, addresses, phone numbers, and emails of 76 million households and 7 million small businesses was compromised in a cyber attack on JPMorgan, the bank said in an SEC filing on Thursday .

4. British prime minister David Cameron will be the first world leader to meet with new Afghan president Ashraf Ghani during a surprise visit to Kabul on Friday.

5. Australia has authorized airstrikes and the deployment of ground troops to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq .

6. Chai Yan Leung, the daughter of Hong Kong's leader, CY Leung, is receiving a storm of negative press after bragging about her expensive, taxpayer-funded lifestyle on social media .

7. An American cameraman for NBC News has been diagnosed with Ebola and is being flown back to the US for treatment .

8. Warren Buffett has admitted that he made a "huge mistake" investing in Tesco as shares in the UK's biggest retailer fall to an 11-year low .

9. Adam Sandler has signed an exclusive four-movie deal with Netflix , another move by the streaming service to shake up the entertainment industry.

10. Scientists have discovered previously unknown features of the Earth's ocean floor from a new map made using satellite information .

And finally ...

Most Americans can't answer these five questions .

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