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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 short of issuing ... [Published Los Angeles Times - 13 mins ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 19 mins ago - 102 reports

Who guides Hong Kongs Umbrella Revolution pro-democracy movement?

Founders of the Occupy Central protest movement (L-R) Reverend Chu Yiu-ming, academic Benny Tai and Chan Kin-man. Photograph: Bobby Yip/ReutersHong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution has no singular leader – the protesters come from a huge swath of Hong Kong ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - 19 mins ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 23 mins ago - 15 reports

XINHUA - Iran to extend military aid to Lebanon: Official

Iran to extend military aid to Lebanon: OfficialContributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.BEIRUT, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Iran will provide military assistance to Lebanon, visiting Iranian high-ranking official said here on Tuesday.Ali Shamkhani, Iran's head of Supreme ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - 23 mins ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 28 mins ago - 21 reports

Dems blast Supreme Court early voting order

CINCINNATI -- Democrats and civil rights groups are blasting a ruling from a divided U.S. Supreme Court that puts off the start of early voting in Ohio.Early voting had been set to begin Tuesday, but a 5-4 vote by the high court Monday wiped out the so-called ... [Published WCPO - 28 mins ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 59 mins ago - 13 reports

For China, limited tools to quell unrest in Hong Kong

China’s Communist Party has ample experience extinguishing unrest. For years it has used a deft mix of censorship, arrests, armed force and, increasingly, money to repress or soften calls for political change.But as he faces swelling street demonstrations ... [Published Financial Express - 59 mins ago]
Entities: Hong Kong, Protest, China
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 19 reports

Thousands more join HK protests

By BBCThousands more people have been joining pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, ahead of what organisers hope will be the largest day of protests so far. They are demanding that China withdraw plans to vet candidates for the next leadership election ... [Published Austin American Statesman - 1 hour ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 1 hour ago - 21 reports

Washington rejects Netanyahu's comparison of Iran and Hamas to ISIS

The US has rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's comparison of Iran and the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) to the Islamic State (ISIS) yesterday, as well as his sharp criticism of the UN Human Rights Council.Speaking before the 69th ... [Published Middle East Monitor - 1 hour ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 6 hours ago - 37 reports

Hong Kong protest: Watch live as ‘Umbrella Revolution’ pro-democracy demonstrators continue their occupation

Protests in Hong Kong have continued to bring the city’s financial district to an effective standstill as demonstrators demand an end to Beijing’s interference in elections. ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - 6 hours ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 9 hours ago - 50 reports

China calls Hong Kong protests 'illegal'

(UPDATED) China condemns the Hong Kong protests as "illegal", but Hong Kong's leadership denies speculation that Beijing will send in the army to quash dissentDRAW ME A PICTURE. Pedestrians take pictures of a caricature of Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung ... [Published Rappler - 9 hours ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 10 hours ago - 92 reports

WRAPUP 4-Hong Kong protesters stockpile supplies, prepare for long haul

* Thousands of protesters stay out on Hong Kong streets* Police largely absent as tensions subside* Outside world looks on with concern* Demonstrations a major headache for Beijing (Adds quote from HK chief executive Leung, British prime minister, details, ... [Published London South East - 10 hours ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 10 hours ago - 72 reports

Hong Kong's leader to protesters: China won't back down

Share images, but stay safe. Hong Kong (CNN) -- Thousands of protesters clamoring for full democracy in Hong Kong stood their ground Tuesday even as the head of its government said China won't give in to their demands. They now have to take a detour, ... [Published Austin American Statesman - 10 hours ago]
Entities: Hong Kong, Protest, China
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 12 hours ago - 222 reports

Witnessing the Hong Kong protests

After the Chinese government announced that only Bejing-vetted candidates will be allowed to run in Hong Kong’s 2017 elections, protests have broken out in the city. For the vast majority of the Penn community, the tumult is playing out across TVs and ... [Published The Daily Pennsylvanian - 12 hours ago]
Entities: Hong Kong, Protest, Witness

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According to Jarrar, the U S hand in civilian deaths extends beyond direct bombings. "The indirect U S intervention is left unchecked as well: U S training and funding and equipping proxy groups in Iraq and Syria. There is very strong evidence that many of the U S allies that have been receiving us military assistance and training and equipments have been committing gross human rights violations and the U S has not been held accountable."
Others say that despite differences in economic development, the struggles are, at their core, similar fights. "They have better growth, share in wealth, and public services, we don't" says Baraa Shibam, a Yemeni human rights activist who visited Hong Kong in 2012
"The extremist Taliban insurgents who are supporting IS have blocked the communication roads in some districts obviously are busy in organizing their fighters" the paper quoted Mohammad Ali Ahmadi as saying

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Giving Foreign Policy Back To the GOP [Published The Left Coaster - 22 mins ago]
When Obama told Steve Kroft for Sunday’s “60 Minutes” that blame for the rise of ISIL rests with collective failures of the intelligence community and the Iraqi Army, he continued a tradition under his administration of blaming others for the faults ...
L’Oreal Halts Business Travel to Hong Kong Amid... [Published TIME.com - 35 mins ago]
The cosmetics company L’Oreal said Tuesday that it’s suspending all business travel to Hong Kong amid pro-democracy demonstrations that have brought the city to a standstill, in a troubling sign for the global hub of business and finance. The company ...
Hong Kong's Cultural Revolution to Democracy Pr... [Published Bloomberg via Google News - 35 mins ago]
Hong Kong's Cultural Revolution to Democracy Protests: Timeline Bloomberg Thousands of pro-democracy protesters have held demonstrations across the city since students surrounded the Hong Kong government headquarters on Sept. 26 to demand for free ...
Another Year With The Hyde Amendment Is Another... [Published Think Progress - 1 hour ago]
CREDIT: AP Photo/Mike Groll Tuesday marks the 38th year that the Hyde Amendment — which prohibits federal funds from being used to pay for abortion services except in the cases of rape, incest, or life-threatening situations — has been in effect. ...
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Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have entered their fourth day, and the situation is increasingly tense as demonstrators and global spectators expect a crackdown from authorities at some point. The student-led protests demand that Hong Kong Chief ...
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