| Oct 23, 2014
| 6:11 PM
Twenty-five years after Chinese government tanks crushed the massive pro-democracy uprising in Tiananmen Square, an activist branded as one of the "black hands" behind the 1989 event has died in his Beijing home.
Chen Ziming's death Tuesday was caused...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 4:58 PM
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...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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....
| Oct 31, 2014
| 4:00 AM
With a $32-billion fortune and business interests as diverse as supermarkets and ports, Asia's richest man, Li Ka-shing, would seem to have little to fret about. But as the Hong Konger told a class of graduating students in the summer at mainland China'...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 7:53 PM
Police clashed with thousands of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok neighborhood early Saturday, leading to at least 26 arrests. Police said 15 officers were hurt in the fracas.
The confrontations were apparently fueled by...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 10:48 PM
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...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 10:33 AM
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...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 10:49 PM
A raucous “Ferguson October” crowd turned a mass protest service on its head Sunday night, heckling the president of the NAACP and successfully demanding that young demonstrators get a place on stage to address an audience of hundreds....
| Oct 12, 2014
| 8:05 PM
ST. LOUIS Paris Jackson shuffled onto the bus in Bronzeville before dawn Saturday, pulled her denim jacket tight around her and then slept most of the 300-mile trip to St. Louis.
As her fellow passengers chatted about the planned anti-police...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 3:22 AM
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...