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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Prominent Hong Kong activist says protesters need to unify, strategize

    Prominent Hong Kong activist says protesters need to unify, strategize
    Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest organizers need to rethink their strategy and bring disparate factions together under a new structure to help lead the movement forward, a prominent left-wing lawmaker from the semiautonomous city urged this week....
  • Hong Kong crisis deepens after weekend clashes

    Hong Kong crisis deepens after weekend clashes
    A deepening sense of impasse gripped Hong Kong on Monday as pro-democracy protests entered their fourth week, with the government having limited options to end the crisis and demonstrators increasingly willing to confront police. Dozens of people were...
  • Hong Kong leader indicates possible concession as student-government talks start

    Hong Kong leader indicates possible concession as student-government talks start
    The panel chosen to pick candidates for Hong Kong's 2017 election could be made "more democratic", the territory's leader said on Tuesday, the first indication of a possible concession to pro-democracy protesters who have blocked city streets for weeks....
  • 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...
  • Growing police use of military equipment faces scrutiny

    Growing police use of military equipment faces scrutiny
    The image of Ferguson, Mo., police officers in camouflage pointing high-caliber rifles from armored vehicles at unarmed protesters has crystallized a debate over whether a decades-long flow of military-grade equipment to the nation's police departments...
  • Judge: Police in Ferguson can't forbid protesters to stand still

    Judge: Police in Ferguson can't forbid protesters to stand still
    Officers in Ferguson, Mo., violated the Constitution by requiring peaceful protesters to keep moving rather than stand still during demonstrations that followed the Aug. 9 police shooting of an unarmed man, a federal judge said Monday. U.S. District...
  • 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...
  • For abortion foes, a national strategy built at the state level

    For abortion foes, a national strategy built at the state level
    The numbers have changed little over the decades: A majority of Americans support abortion. But across the country, the antiabortion movement has recorded major success in the last four years, part of a well-funded national strategy to legislate...
  • 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...