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  • Myanmar activists demand law to ban violence against women

    YANGON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One afternoon in September, a 13-year-old student walking home in central Myanmar was accosted by a young man declaring his love for her. She swore at him. Incensed, he killed her, holding her head under water in a...
  • Hong Kong protesters issue ultimatum to Beijing

    HONG KONG Protesters threatened to expand the unrest throughout Hong Kong Tuesday if their demands for electoral reforms are not met. Leaders of the two main protest organizations made a joint appearance to issue an ultimatum to Beijing and the city's...
  • Hong Kong protesters prepare for long haul

    Hong Kong protesters prepare for long haul
    Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters extended a blockade of Hong Kong streets on Tuesday, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades ahead of what some fear may be a push by police to clear the roads before Chinese National Day. Riot...
  • Police use tear gas as thousands of protesters persist in Hong Kong

    Police discharged tear gas and fired rubber bullets in the air Sunday in a failed attempt to scatter pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong who appear to pose the greatest test yet for China’s “one country, two systems” approach to...
  • More Hong Kong protesters pour into streets as police pull back

    After a night of tense confrontations with pro-democracy protesters in which the streets of Hong Kong were filled with tear gas, police abruptly reversed course Monday and adopted a much more relaxed stance that allowed even bigger crowds to pour into...
  • ACLU wants police banned from 'keep moving' rule in Ferguson

    ST. LOUIS A crowd control tactic designed to enforce curfew during the most volatile nights of the Ferguson protests was applied in the most calm of daytime situations by mistake, St. Louis County Police Jon Belmar testified in federal court here on...
  • Protesters in Ferguson, Mo., say arrests were negotiating tool

    ST. LOUIS Arrests Sunday night in downtown Ferguson, Mo., raised accusations that those detained were being held as hostages by police to quiet and break up the crowd. At one point Sunday night, about 300 people gathered on South Florissant Road across...
  • Tens of thousands join Hong Kong protests, roiling financial markets

    HONG KONG Spurred by the decision Sunday to use tear gas and pepper spray on pro-democracy protesters, tens of thousands of people joined sit-ins across Hong Kong on Monday in an outpouring of discontent that's likely to disrupt this former British colony...
  • Hong Kong's student protesters ignite campaign against Beijing

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - They are dubbed the "umbrella generation" - teenaged students who have stormed the streets of Hong Kong in their tens of thousands and electrified a long-running protest campaign against Beijing's attempts to control the financial...
  • Hong Kong protesters defy tear gas and batons to renew democracy call

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong democracy protesters defied volleys of tear gas and police baton-charges to stand firm in the center of the global financial hub on Monday, one of the biggest political challenges for Beijing since the Tiananmen Square...
  • Harsh crackdown fails to stop Hong Kong protests

    HONG KONG Hong Kong police used tear gas and pepper spray against pro-democracy protesters Sunday in the city's harshest crackdown on free assembly since China took control of the former British colony in 1997. Tear gas wafted outside the city's...