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Hong Kong police reopen main road after clearing protest camp

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Hundreds of Hong Kong police Wednesday cleared a pro-democracy protest camp, arresting Joshua Wong and another student leader and reopening a main road blocked for almost two months. Pushing back protesters, police with the help of workmen removed tents and other obstacles blocking the six-lane Nathan...(more) 



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Hong Kong police arrest key protesters, clear site

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HONG KONG (AP) — Police arrested key student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests on Wednesday as they cleared barricades in one volatile district, throwing into doubt the future of a 2-month-old movement seeking free elections in the former British colony. 



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Thai junta chief says has not 'damaged' country, rights group disagrees

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha vigorously defended his position as leader on Wednesday, more than six months after he seized power in a bloodless coup, as a U.S.-based rights group said the country had fallen into an "apparently bottomless pit". Thailand has seen...(more) 



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ADB: Japan likely to return to growth in 4Q

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The president of the Asian Development Bank says Japan's economy is expected to return to growth in the fourth quarter of this year and its recession will have little impact on Southeast Asian economies. 

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Yemen's main oil export pipeline blown up, crude flows halted

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SANAA (Reuters) - Saboteurs blew up Yemen's main oil export pipeline on Wednesday, halting crude flows, the country's defense ministry and an industry source said, in the latest attack on a key source of foreign currency. Yemen's oil and gas pipelines have been targeted repeatedly, often...(more) 



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Sudan asks UNAMID to shut human rights office in Khartoum

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The UN-African Union mission in Darfur said Sudan has asked it to close its human rights office in Khartoum, as the government accused its peacekeepers of abuses. Ties between UNAMID and the government have deteriorated over the mission's attempts to investigate reports that government troops raped...(more) 



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China drafts first domestic violence law

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China has drafted its first national law against domestic violence, a move hailed by activists as a step forward in a country where abuse has long been sidelined as a private matter. The new law, published Tuesday, formally defines domestic violence for the first time and...(more) 



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The Impossible Length of Autumn Bicycle Shadows

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It's that season again. We're transitioning into winter. It's hard to describe Nordic light. It... For the full photographic glory and the rest of the text, you know where to go. The Original Cycle Chic awaits.  



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Gordon Corera: Social media - terrorism's front line

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Tackling the foe online is key for a modern counter-terrorist operation, says Gordon Corera, but there are concerns over free speech. 



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Mexico leader forced into action over 43 missing

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Two months after 43 students vanished in the night, change is afoot in Mexico: protests have swept the nation, sounding a wake-up call for the president to finally tackle corruption and police brutality. Facing the biggest crisis of his two-year-old administration, President Enrique Pena Nieto will...(more) 



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Hong Kong student leaders arrested as police attempt to clear protest zone

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Joshua Wong and Lester Shum among activists arrested as police try to clear Mong Kok neighbourhood following a court order Continue reading... 



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Zimbabwe vice president ousted from party post in succession war

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Zimbabwe Vice President Joice Mujuru has been ousted from the ruling party's powerful central committee after being accused of plotting to assassinate President Robert Mugabe, state media reported Wednesday. A provincial executive committee refused to accept Mujuru's election papers ahead of a key ZANU-PF party congress...(more) 



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