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  • Hong Kong police use sledgehammers, chainsaws to dismantle protest barriers

    Hong Kong police use sledgehammers, chainsaws to dismantle protest barriers
    Hundreds of Hong Kong police used sledgehammers and chainsaws to dismantle pro-democracy barricades near government offices and the city's financial center on Tuesday, a day after clashes broke out as anti-protest groups tried to reclaim roads. The...
  • Hong Kong protesters plan march after fruitless talks with government

    Hong Kong protesters plan march after fruitless talks with government
    Hong Kong protesters planned to march to the home of the city's Beijing-backed leader on Wednesday to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between student leaders and senior officials failed to break the deadlock. Demonstrators have...
  • Burkina Faso president's attempt to extend 27-year rule backfires

    Burkina Faso president's attempt to extend 27-year rule backfires
    One of Africa's longest-serving leaders, President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso, was forced to dissolve his government Thursday after severely misreading popular anger over his attempt to extend his 27 years in power. Compaore declared a national...
  • Video of apparent police beating of Hong Kong protester sparks outrage

    Video of apparent police beating of Hong Kong protester sparks outrage
    A video apparently showing at least six plainclothes Hong Kong police officers dragging a handcuffed pro-democracy protester into a dark corner then kicking and beating him captivated and enraged many in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory on Wednesday....
  • Hong Kong police use pepper spray on protesters, anger simmers over beating

    Hong Kong police use pepper spray on protesters, anger simmers over beating
    Hong Kong's most prominent tycoon, Li Ka-shing, on Wednesday urged protesters who have occupied parts of the city since late last month to go home, after police mounted their toughest action against the democracy activists in more than a week. Hong Kong...
  • Airstrikes 'destroyed or damaged' Islamic State targets, Pentagon says

    Airstrikes 'destroyed or damaged' Islamic State targets, Pentagon says
    U.S.-led airstrikes across a broad swath of northern Syria appear to have caused extensive damage to militant positions on the ground and left an unknown number of casualties, according to initial reports emerging Tuesday. The overnight assault marked...
  • Jimmy's coming, but where are the activists?

     Jimmy's coming, but where are the activists?
    If Jimmy Fallon really wants to grab Mayor Rahm Emanuel's attention when he brings "The Tonight Show" to Chicago for another mutual ear-licking session, Jimmy might ask this: When will Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson Sr. show up in Chicago to show...
  • Google pulls out of conservative group amid environmentalist pressure

    Google pulls out of conservative group amid environmentalist pressure
    Google's effort to build strong alliances with Republican politicians and conservative advocacy groups is paying dividends on Capitol Hill but has created a growing marketing and public-relations headache for the company. Climate-change activists have...
  • Police again cite activist, 90, for feeding homeless on Fort Lauderdale beach

    Police again cite activist, 90, for feeding homeless on Fort Lauderdale beach
    The power struggle between 90-year-old Arnold Abbott and the city continued Wednesday when police again cited the activist for feeding the homeless on the beach in violation of a new city ordinance. A squad of about 10 uniformed police stood by as Capt....
  • U.S. says it has targeted Khorasan Group again in Syria with airstrike

    U.S. says it has targeted Khorasan Group again in Syria with airstrike
    American warplanes have struck for a third time an Al Qaeda-linked extremist faction operating in Syria, the U.S. military's Central Command said Friday. A single airstrike targeted the Khorasan group, Centcom said in a statement, referring to a network...
  • In Syria, struggling to shine a light on victims of sexual violence

    Soon after the young woman was released by the Syrian government in a prisoner exchange, activists began noticing the signs. The woman's husband immediately divorced her. She rarely ventured outside her parents' house. Not long after, she left for...