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  • Hong Kong leader urges protesters to go home, says he won't resign

    Hong Kong leader urges protesters to go home, says he won't resign
    Despite mounting calls from pro-democracy protesters, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said Tuesday that he would not step down and appealed to organizers of the Occupy Central movement to send their followers home. Leung stopped...
  • Hong Kong-China relationship is changing amid new dynamic

     Hong Kong-China relationship is changing amid new dynamic
    The colorful skyscrapers and massive luxury shops glistening along both sides of Hong Kong's harbor offer architectural proof of the economic boom that hit this city after Britain handed the former colony back to China in 1997. To many of the pro-...
  • Protests overshadow China's National Day ceremonies in Hong Kong

    Protests overshadow China's National Day ceremonies in Hong Kong
    Denouncing Beijing-backed dignitaries and continuing their street demonstrations, democracy protesters overshadowed ceremonies in Hong Kong on Wednesday marking the 65th anniversary of the founding of Communist China. “Step down!” a group of...
  • Syrian Kurds in Turkey watch militant onslaught across border

    Syrian Kurds in Turkey watch militant onslaught across border
    The crowd scanned the opposite side of the valley, looking for signs of movement across the border in the Syrian town of Ayn al-Arab, known as Kobani to its mostly Kurdish inhabitants. "I've been coming here every day," a 40-year-old man who goes by the...
  • Hong Kong celebrities largely mum on protests gripping city

    Hong Kong celebrities largely mum on protests gripping city
    Hong Kong celebrities are known for their omnipresence and outspokenness. Gossip-mad locals obsess over every word and every move of movie stars and soap-opera starlets whom they worship as, and actually call, “idols.” However, as this...
  • 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...
  • Violent Protests Bypass Connecticut; Police Point To Training, Standards

    Violent Protests Bypass Connecticut; Police Point To Training, Standards
    Vigils have been held throughout the country and in Hartford this week in memory of two New York City police officers who were killed Dec. 20, marking a break in the anger toward law enforcement that has fueled nationwide protests for the past several...
  • Ferguson prosecutor put Brown, not Wilson, on trial

    Ferguson prosecutor put Brown, not Wilson, on trial
    The name Ferguson should become shorthand for dehumanization. No one should have been surprised that police officer Darren Wilson was not charged in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. I've written before, and likely will have to write again,...
  • Blood on their hands

    Blood on their hands
    The politicians and so-called civil rights leaders who lent credibility to the unlawful protesters, rioters and looters around the country have blood on their hands after two New York City police officers were assassinated by a deranged man who did...
  • In 2014, hip hop takes a potent stand

    In 2014, hip hop takes a potent stand
    There's a line in New York rapper ASAP Ferg's syrupy new track "Talk It," a musical response to the death of Michael Brown and the subsequent riots in Ferguson, Mo., that underscored the calcified nature of relations between black communities and the...
  • Men and violence: Sizing up how men size up one another

    Men and violence: Sizing up how men size up one another
    Daniel Fessler is out at UCLA's Drake Track Stadium to do a bit of discreet academic observation. Spying, really, with a smidgen of fibbing. It's fall 2013. Headlines are fading about a Florida jury's acquittal of a neighborhood watch volunteer who...