| 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 26, 2014
| 10:45 AM
In the latest blow to freedom of expression and assembly in Egypt, a Cairo court on Sunday sentenced nearly two dozen secular activists to three-year prison terms for violating a law that essentially bans street protests.
The 23 who were sentenced in...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 2:43 AM
Student leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests said Thursday that they see little point in engaging in further dialogue with the government if officials don’t offer more specific details on a political reform proposal.
| Oct 21, 2014
| 4:38 AM
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....
| Oct 18, 2014
| 11:00 AM
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...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 9:16 PM
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...
| 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 11, 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...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 8:51 PM
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....
| Oct 15, 2014
| 5:25 PM
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...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 11:55 AM
Hundreds of Hong Kong police used sledgehammers and chainsaws on Tuesday to tear down barricades erected by pro-democracy protesters near government offices and the financial centre, reopening a major road for the first time in two weeks.
But late in...