| 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 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 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...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 4:38 PM
Kurdish civilians in Turkey gaze skyward as warplanes rumble above the embattled city of Kobani, just across the border in Syria.
Late Wednesday afternoon, a massive explosion shakes a hilltop where, a few days ago, Islamic State militants had raised...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 10:25 PM
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.
| Oct 9, 2014
| 9:54 AM
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...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 4:33 PM
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...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 6:28 AM
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...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 5:52 AM
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.
| Oct 3, 2014
| 6:26 AM
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.