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  • Hong Kong protesters march after government talks fail

    Hong Kong protesters march after government talks fail
    About 200 Hong Kong protesters marched 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. Others continued...
  • 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....
  • June Wing

    June Wing
    June Wing, a political, social and environmental activist who participated in the effort that stopped Interstate 95 from being built through several Southeast Baltimore communities, died of respiratory failure Tuesday at her Guilford home. She was 98....
  • Hong Kong street clashes erupt despite scheduled talks

    Hong Kong street clashes erupt despite scheduled talks
    Violent clashes erupted in Hong Kong early on Sunday for a second night, deepening a sense of impasse between a government with limited options and a pro-democracy movement increasingly willing to confront police. The worst political crisis in Hong...
  • Hong Kong clashes continue, raising concerns about casualties

    Hong Kong clashes continue, raising concerns about casualties
    Clashes between democracy protesters and police continued for a third day in a row Sunday in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok neighborhood, and leaders of both the government and the 3-week-old civil disobedience movement raised concerns that more casualties...
  • Both sides in Hong Kong warn of crisis as clashes continue

    Both sides in Hong Kong warn of crisis as clashes continue
    After a flare-up of violence between Hong Kong police and pro-democracy demonstrators Saturday, government officials and protest leaders alike warned that the situation was heading toward a breaking point. Demonstrators remained encamped around...
  • 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...
  • Animal activist to be held for mink-freeing trial; judge cites danger

    Animal activist to be held for mink-freeing trial; judge cites danger
    A federal judge on Wednesday ruled that an animal activist accused of releasing about 2,000 mink into the wild should be kept in custody pending trial because he poses a danger to the community. The ruling means that Kevin Johnson, 27, will be...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore pastor arrested at Ferguson protest

    Baltimore pastor arrested at Ferguson protest
    Baltimore pastor Jamal H. Bryant was among protesters arrested in Ferguson, Mo., on Monday, as he and other clergy demonstrated against police brutality and misconduct. Bryant was on the front lines of a crowd of hundreds of protesters and faith leaders...
  • Six months after girls abducted, Nigerians protest near president's house

    Six months after girls abducted, Nigerians protest near president's house
    Protesters demanding the release of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped six months ago by Islamist militants, demonstrated infront of the president's home on Tuesday, urging the government to do more to free them. Around 60 people in red T-...