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  • Student leaders face Hong Kong city elders in televised debate

    HONG KONG Student protest leaders on Tuesday debated Hong Kong officials on the future of democracy in this former British colony, the first time the two sides have confronted one another since street demonstrations erupted in late September. The meeting...
  • 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 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 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...
  • Protesters, police clash again in Hong Kong's Mong Kok neighborhood

    HONG KONG Hong Kong police again clashed with street occupiers early Sunday in Mong Kok, a neighborhood that has become the flashpoint of the city's ongoing protests. It was a relatively calm night Saturday until just after midnight, when hundreds of...
  • Hong Kong police clear protesters

    Hong Kong police clear protesters
    Hundreds of Hong Kong police staged their biggest and boldest raid yet on a pro-democracy protest camp before dawn on Friday, charging down student-led activists who have held a key intersection in one of the main protest zones for more than three weeks....
  • Hong Kong protesters retake Mong Kok streets in battles with police

    HONG KONG Thousands of pro-democracy activists and supporters overwhelmed clearly exhausted riot police in Hong Kong's Mong Kok district early Saturday morning, reoccupying streets that police had opened to vehicular traffic only a few hours earlier....
  • The Week in Pictures | October 6 – 12, 2014

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. We begin this week’s installment from West Africa, where a specialized Ebola inhumation team cleans a house in Sierra Leone. Ebola may only be present in a few African nations, but fears...
  • 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...
  • Saudi Arabia sentences outspoken Shi'ite cleric to death: brother

    By Angus McDowall RIYADH (Reuters) - A Saudi judge sentenced to death a prominent cleric on Wednesday who has called for greater rights for the kingdom's Shi'ites, the cleric's brother said, two years after his arrest prompted deadly protests in the...