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  • King's message of civil disobedience resonates among protesters

    King's message of civil disobedience resonates among protesters
    When he first heard that a white police officer had fatally shot a young black man near St. Louis last summer, the Rev. Jamal Bryant got a sick feeling in his stomach. Then a friend sent video. "Seeing Michael Brown's body on the ground, covered in...
  • 7 killed in Bangladesh violence as U.S. urges calm

    7 killed in Bangladesh violence as U.S. urges calm
    Seven people were killed Wednesday in worsening political unrest in Bangladesh, including five people who perished when demonstrators firebombed a passenger bus, officials said. Elsewhere, two political activists were assassinated in the latest round of...
  • Election deal reportedly reached in Haiti

    Election deal reportedly reached in Haiti
    After days of negotiations, the president of Haiti and opposition leaders have reportedly reached a deal aimed at ending a political impasse that had delayed elections and threatened the fragile nation’s recovery from a catastrophic 2010 earthquake....
  • College protests for 'Black Lives Matter' aren't a valid reason for finals extensions

    College protests for 'Black Lives Matter' aren't a valid reason for finals extensions
    Some of the college and graduate students who participated in the “Black Lives Matter” protests happen to study at schools that were preparing for finals. And in a few cases, they asked the administration and professors for leniency of various...
  • Syria willing to participate in peace talks organized by Russia

    Syria willing to participate in peace talks organized by Russia
    The Syrian government said Saturday that it would be willing to participate in a Russia-sponsored conference to end its almost four-year-long civil war, state media said. The Syrian state news agency, SANA, said there had been “ongoing...
  • In Hong Kong, Occupy protest leaders go free after surrender

    In Hong Kong, Occupy protest leaders go free after surrender
    Before surrendering to authorities, they were prepared for the worst: immediate arrest, perhaps prolonged detention. As they entered the police station Wednesday, they were jeered by opponents demanding that they be sent straight to jail. But the...
  • Police killings prompt activists to seek 'new civil rights movement'

    Police killings prompt activists to seek 'new civil rights movement'
    The chants are angry, but simple: "I can't breathe!" "Hands up, don't shoot!" "Black lives matter!" They have echoed from the American heartland to the coasts in the wake of two recent grand jury decisions that cleared white policemen in the deaths of...
  • Hong Kong police to remove protesters from streets after court order

    Hong Kong police to remove protesters from streets after court order
    Setting up what looked to be a final showdown between Hong Kong government authorities and the pro-democracy protesters who have occupied streets for nearly 10 weeks, a court has issued an order allowing for the removal of barricades from areas near...
  • Review: 'Limonov' by Emmanuel Carrère

    Review: 'Limonov' by Emmanuel Carrère
    The American critic and biographer Leon Edel once told an interviewer that writing a biography is "like falling in love." Infatuation, explained Edel, is necessary, but so is the termination of the love affair, "if a useful biography is to emerge."...
  • 183 Ferguson protesters arrested in L.A., many more than in other cities

    183 Ferguson protesters arrested in L.A., many more than in other cities
    Los Angeles police arrested 183 protesters overnight Tuesday -- a much larger number than in other major cities in the nation on the second night of protests over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting case. Los Angeles Police...
  • Young protesters vow to maintain Hong Kong democracy movement

     Young protesters vow to maintain Hong Kong democracy movement
    Hours after police forcibly dismantled the camp of pro-democracy protesters in the Mong Kok area this week, Christy Tsang was left bruised — literally and figuratively — by the setback. The 17-year-old activist said an officer had struck her...