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  • William D. Bowman: Unsung East German protesters made Berlin Wall's fall possible

    When the Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago, on Nov. 9, 1989, symbolically signaling the end of the Cold War, it was no surprise that many credited President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev for bringing it down. But the true heroes behind...
  • For some Hong Kong protesters, Tiananmen still casts a shadow

    For some Hong Kong protesters, Tiananmen still casts a shadow
    Every night around 1 a.m. for the last five weeks, Jonathan Chan has taken up watch near the Hong Kong government office complex. As pro-democracy demonstrators settle in for the night, he watches like a hawk for any movement of police on the perimeter....
  • Hong Kong clashes continue, raising concerns about casualties

    Hong Kong clashes continue, raising concerns about casualties
    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...
  • Both sides in Hong Kong warn of crisis as clashes continue

    Both sides in Hong Kong warn of crisis as clashes continue
    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...
  • The Week in Pictures | October 6 – 12, 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...
  • Hong Kong police clear protesters

    Hong Kong police clear protesters
    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....
  • Hong Kong police use pepper spray on protesters, anger simmers over beating

    Hong Kong police use pepper spray on protesters, anger simmers over beating
    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...
  • Related story: In Turkey, Kurdish anger, fear grow as militants advance in Syria

    Related story: In Turkey, Kurdish anger, fear grow as militants advance in Syria
    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...
  • 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...