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Police defend handling of protests in Hong Kong

Pro-democracy protesters sit on a road as they face-off with local police, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 in Hong Kong.  AP

Hong Kong’s police on Monday defended their use of tear gas and other tactics to control protests that have paralyzed the city’s financial district, appealing to the thousands gathered to demand more democracy to stop the unprecedented mass act of civil disobedience for the sake of safety and stability.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hong Kong protest spreads to new site across harbor

Protesters gather at a main road in the financial central district after riot police use tear gas against them after thousands of people blocked the road in Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

Hong Kong police used tear gas on Sunday and warned of further measures as they tried to clear thousands of pro-democracy protesters gathered outside government headquarters in a challenge to Beijing over its decision to restrict democratic reforms for the city.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Obama: Mistrust of police corrodes America

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US President Barack Obama said the widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Missouri, is corroding America, not just its black communities, and that the wariness flows from significant racial disparities in the administration of justice.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Italy fights mafia with new strategy: banish sons

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First Italy fought its mafia mobsters by confiscating their wealth. Now judges are taking away something more precious: their sons.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Britain to arm Iraqi Kurds with heavy machine guns

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Britain is to ship heavy machine guns to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State jihadists in Iraq, Defense Secretary Michael Fallon announced Tuesday.

Posted: September 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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