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Hong Kong to shut down last, smallest protest site

A lone pro-democracy student protester sleeps in the middle of an occupied road in Hong Kong, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014.  AP

Hong Kong police said Saturday that they would clear out the third and final pro-democracy protest camp next week, putting an end to demonstrations that have blocked traffic in the southern Chinese city’s streets for 2 1/2 months.

Posted: December 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Former maid tells court of ‘torture’ by Hong Kong employers

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former Indonesian maid on Monday told a court for the first time how she was starved, beaten and ritually humiliated by her Hong Kong employers in a case that has sparked international outrage.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US calls for ‘competitive’ Hong Kong polls

Tents set up by pro-democracy protesters are seen at an occupied area outside government headquarters in Hong Kong's Admiralty district in Hong Kong Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

The United States Wednesday gave its strongest backing yet to protesters in Hong Kong calling for “competitive” 2017 elections, but came under fire for muting its support for fear of angering China.

Posted: December 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

HK protest heads to ‘surrender’, urge students to retreat

Hong Kong Democracy protest

The original founders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Occupy movement tearfully announced Tuesday they would “surrender” by turning themselves in to police and urged protesters on the streets to retreat.

Posted: December 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

HK protest leader on hunger strike

Hong Kong Democracy Protest

A prominent Hong Kong teen protest leader said Monday he’s going on a hunger strike after a failed attempt by pro-democracy activists to step up their flagging movement for democratic reforms by surrounding government headquarters.

Posted: December 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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