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  • Pitching tents, Hong Kong democracy protesters dig in for long haul

    Hundreds of student activists camped overnight in major protest sites in Hong Kong as the democracy movement showed signs of regathering momentum after the government called off talks with its leaders to defuse unrest in the global financial hub. The...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hong Kong leader refuses to resign but offers talks with protesters

    Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying defied pro-democracy protesters' demands to step down by Friday, with pressure also increasing from Leung's backers in Beijing over one of the most serious political challenges they have faced in decades. Leung refused...
  • Hong Kong clashes break out, protesters threaten to boycott talks

    Hong Kong clashes break out, protesters threaten to boycott talks
    Violent scuffles broke out in one of Hong Kong's most famous and congested shopping districts on Friday, as hundreds of supporters of Chinese rule stormed tents and ripped down banners belonging to pro-democracy protesters, forcing many to retreat. As...
  • In Pakistan, some antigovernment protesters just want to go home

    In Pakistan, some antigovernment protesters just want to go home
    A month ago, Shabbir Ahmed was excited when he and 20 coworkers were ordered by their boss to join antigovernment demonstrations in the heart of this capital. The 25-year-old laborer from the eastern metropolis of Lahore had never been to Islamabad...
  • Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State fighters

    Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State fighters
    Turkey’s government opened its border Friday to thousands of Syrian Kurds fearing a massacre at the hands of the Islamic State as a U.S.-backed opposition group called for airstrikes to halt the militants’ advance in northern Syria. In the...
  • Hong Kong democracy movement feels Beijing's pressure

    Hong Kong democracy movement feels Beijing's pressure
    Hours after mainland Chinese officials announced new rules ensuring that only handpicked candidates could run for Hong Kong’s top leadership position in 2017, local democracy activist Benny Tai Yiu-ting declared a new "era of civil disobedience."...
  • Poll shows unwavering support for medical marijuana

    Poll shows unwavering support for medical marijuana
    Florida's attempt to become the 24th state to completely legalize medical marijuana is beginning to look inevitable – with a new poll showing support from 88 percent of likely voters. The level of support is the same as Quinnipiac University...