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  • Hong Kong protesters take to streets again, marching for democracy

    More than 10,000 people marched in Hong Kong on Sunday to press for open elections in 2017, staging the first mass rally since police cleared pro-democracy demonstrators from the streets in December. Protesters rallied in the financial district known as...
  • 'Frozen conflicts': Democracies decline to uphold their own values

     'Frozen conflicts': Democracies decline to uphold their own values
    The front lines in eastern Ukraine have moved very little in recent weeks as Russia-backed separatists and government forces hunker down for winter and a World War I-style impasse sets in. Ukraine appears on its way to becoming the latest "frozen...
  • Hong Kong protest leader announces hunger strike

    Hong Kong protest leader announces hunger strike
    A student leader of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests said Monday that he and two other students were launching a hunger strike, a new tactic in the movement, which has begun to sputter after more than two months of sit-ins. The announcement from...
  • Hong Kong protest leaders halt planning vote, concede mistake

    Hong Kong protest leaders halt planning vote, concede mistake
    In a move that highlighted the difficulty of consolidating Hong Kong’s “umbrella movement,” protest leaders on Sunday scrapped plans to conduct a poll asking supporters to vote on what the democracy movement’s next move should be...
  • Mainland Chinese in Hong Kong watch protests with interest

    Mainland Chinese in Hong Kong watch protests with interest
    On a vacation to Hong Kong last week, one couple from Shandong province, China, made sure to take pictures of something they can’t see on the mainland: pro-democracy political signs. And their must-have souvenir was a copy of Apple Daily, an anti-...
  • Seeking a sense of purpose, FBI informant decides to tell all

    Seeking a sense of purpose, FBI informant decides to tell all
    Emad Salem struggled to keep the alibis, aliases and lies straight. He grew a beard; he shaved. He gained weight; he dieted. Plastic surgery reconfigured his looks. Fearful that the Islamic terrorists he helped put behind bars wanted him dead, Salem...
  • Politics of Ebola as deadly as the virus

    Politics of Ebola as deadly as the virus
    The arrival of a man infected with Ebola virus in Lagos, Nigeria — Africa's largest city — last week was certainly an alarming development, but it's also in some ways a distraction. Nigeria has far more resources to throw at the problem than...
  • Rebels likely downed Malaysian jet 'by mistake,' U.S. says

    Rebels likely downed Malaysian jet 'by mistake,' U.S. says
    The U.S. government believes that pro-Russian separatists most likely shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet "by mistake," not realizing it was a civilian passenger flight, U.S. intelligence officials said on Tuesday. The officials, who spoke on condition of...
  • Mexico City's 'Barrio Bravo' refuses to be conquered

    Mexico City's 'Barrio Bravo' refuses to be conquered
    Alfonso Hernandez stands before a mural of Jesus Christ being ferried on a lion-drawn carriage, trailed by Catholic bishops and priests. Behind them, scores of men in crisp suits — some smiling, some somber, one in dark shades — kneel as...
  • Syrians flee broken Aleppo as army closes in

    Syrians flee broken Aleppo as army closes in
    Minutes after the barrel bomb eviscerated the crowded market, those still alive had to contend with matters of survival — and collecting what little remained of the dead. A woman with tired eyes walked away cradling a bottle of water and a few...
  • Aviation last major source of toxic lead in U.S.

     Aviation last major source of toxic lead in U.S.
    Leaded gasoline is such a well-known scourge that automobile fuel made with the brain-damaging additive is still sold in only six countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Myanmar, North Korea and Yemen. Shifting to unleaded fuel in the U.S. — the...