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First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 22 mins ago - 101 reports

Pro-Democracy protests in Hong Kong

Pro-democracy activists shut down parts of downtown Hong Kong on September 30, 2014. Protesters young and old are preparing for what they hope will be the biggest rallies in their demand for universal suffrage so far, as China marks National Day. ... [Published UPI - 7 mins ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 22 mins ago - 87 reports

HK protesters dig in for long fight

Rejecting calls to end stir, crowds pour into central districts on the eve of anniversary of Communist Party's founding of the People's Republic of ChinaHONG KONG Protesters in Hong Kong on Tuesday rejected demands to end rallies that have paralysed the ... [Published Pune Mirror - 10 mins ago]
Entities: Protest, Hong Kong, China
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 36 mins ago - 11 reports

US lawmaker launches Hong Kong caucus to monitor rights

Washington (AFP) - US lawmaker Chris Smith, who for decades has prodded Beijing to improve its human rights record, announced Tuesday he was creating a congressional Hong Kong caucus to monitor China's actions there.With thousands of Hong Kong demonstrators ... [Published Yahoo! News - 36 mins ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 57 mins ago - 7 reports

Minimum wage to rise by 3%

LOW-WAGED workers will today be promised their first above-inflation pay rise since the Tories took power.Adults aged 21 and above will benefit from a 3 per cent boost to the national minimum wage from October, which will rise from £6.31 to £6.50.But ... [Published Morning Star Online - 57 mins ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 19 reports

Amnesty warns EU again on ‘Fortress Europe’

The new EU leadership must do more to help the plight of refugees trying to each Europe, according to Amnesty International. The rights group says more air and sea rescues are necessary. “The EU is certainly contributing to the spiralling death toll that ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 2 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 16 reports

U.S. to greatly expand resettlement for Syrian refugees

The Obama administration will greatly increase the number of Syrian refugees approved for permanent resettlement in the United States next year, but has opted against a separate refugee program to serve victims of that intractable civil war, administration ... [Published Austin American Statesman - 1 hour ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 19 reports

Ebola: Orphans shunned in West Africa

DAKAR/GENEVA: Two days after his mother died of Ebola at a clinic in the Liberian capital Monrovia last month, four-year-old John was put into foster care so he could be monitored for the disease.John’s new guardian, an Ebola survivor, was immune to the ... [Published Qatar Peninsula - 1 hour ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 2 hours ago - 10 reports

At a Glance: What's behind Hong Kong's democracy movement?

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters have been occupying parts of Hong Kong for more than a week now, demanding China change its rules around the city's 2017 election.The number of protesters started at just 3000, and has now increased to more ... [Published 3 News - 2 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 12 reports

Australia Makes Deal to Send Refugees to Cambodia

By Max Bartels  Impunity Watch Reporter, Oceania    Canberra, Australia  On Friday, Australia’s Immigration Minister, Scott Morrison, signed a deal with Cambodia’s Interior Minister Sar Kheng for Cambodia to accept some of Australia’s rejected ... [Published Impunity Watch - 3 hours ago]
Entities: Cambodia, Refugees, Nauru
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 16 hours ago - 46 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 - 16 hours ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 16 hours ago - 40 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 - 16 hours ago]
Entities: Hong Kong, Protest, China
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 18 hours ago - 106 reports

Hong Kong protesters stockpile supplies, prepare for long haul

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters extended a blockade of Hong Kong streets on Tuesday, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades ahead of what some fear may be a push by police to clear the roads before Chinese National Day.Riot ... [Published DNA India - 18 hours ago]

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A heavy downpour briefly sent umbrellas skyward and crowds scurrying, but the prospect of bad weather left the crowds undeterred. "We have spent more than a week under the sun, under pepper spray, we of course can stand the rain. Nothing can stop us" a student said
...But as GTN's Hailey Holloway tells us in our big story tonight, only 21 people get to go inside. "It's been 3 months since I've been onto a mattress. It's going to feel good, I'm ready to sleep."
"I don't think that Chinese know what democracy is - because they do not know how to fight for this," says Tsui. "And I think Hong Kong can be an example for them."
"We need a concerted effort by everyone who cares about the future of women, or a generation of girls will be locked out of power. That's why we are meeting with Julie Bishop today, to set out a clear pathway to power for girls and young women, and ensure they, Australia and the world can fully benefit from their participation in leadership."

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