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  • Generational divide plays out in Hong Kong as political tensions rise

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - As Hong Kong's political crisis escalates, both the students and government are grappling with a generational conflict that is playing out on the streets and at dining room tables across the city. Many young protesters talk of...
  • At least seven killed in stampede in anti-government protest in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - At least seven people were killed and 42 hurt in a stampede during an anti-government protest in the Pakistani city of Multan on Friday, a hospital official said. Pakistan has been in crisis since August when protesters led by Imran...
  • Yemen bombings kill nearly 70; Al Qaeda suspected

    Yemen bombings kill nearly 70; Al Qaeda suspected
    Two suicide bombers spearheaded attacks in Yemen on Thursday that left nearly 70 people dead, including 19 soldiers, as factional violence continued to batter the weakened government. The deadliest of the two attacks targeted a gathering of Shiite...
  • China, trust the people

    China, trust the people
    In China, there are strikes and protests every day. Some are labor disputes, others target unfair land deals or pollution, but nearly all are broken up or resolved quickly and quietly. They don't spread. There's no media scrutiny. It's almost as if they...
  • Tanzania court frees opposition MP on bail after protest

    DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - A court in Tanzania granted bail to an opposition member of parliament on Wednesday and eight others after charging them with illegal protests for demonstrating last week against a draft constitution. An assembly dominated by...
  • Yemen PM appointment rejected by rebels holding capital

    SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen's president appointed a new prime minister on Tuesday as part of a deal with Shi'ite Muslim fighters who control the capital to start leaving the city, but they rejected the nomination and vowed to resist the move. Houthi fighters...
  • Fading Hong Kong protests still a challenge to China's image

    HONG KONG China hasn't said much about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, other than trotting out its state media to describe the protesters as fringe extremists, small in number, causing chaos in one of Asia's major trading centers. Now, as the...
  • In Brazil, Rousseff to face pro-business candidate in runoff; socialist falters

    RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilians on Sunday chose President Dilma Rousseff and former Gov. Aecio Neves for an Oct. 26 runoff, dealing a stinging rebuke to the once-surging candidacy of socialist Marina Silva. The election for the presidency of South America's...
  • Hong Kong protesters begin pullback at chief executive's office

    Some Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, many in tears, began leaving the Mong Kok area of the city late Sunday, pulling back from the scene of recent clashes with those who back the pro-Beijing government. Fearing a police crackdown may come within...
  • Rival protesters face off in gritty Hong Kong

    Rival protesters face off in gritty Hong Kong
    More than a thousand rival protesters, some wearing helmets, faced off in a densely populated, gritty district of Hong Kong on Saturday, fuelling concerns that the Chinese-controlled city's worst unrest in decades could take a more violent turn. After...
  • In death, 'Baby Doc' Duvalier cheated justice, victims say

    ?CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti When Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier made a surprising return to Haiti in 2011 after a quarter-century in exile, some hoped the aging dictator would finally have to answer for the abuses of his regime. During his 15-year rule,...