Hong Kong police armed with riot shields and pepper spray battled pro-democracy activists for control of an underpass overnight Wednesday, sparking the worst violence yet in the two-week protests. Continue reading
In our news wrap Monday, CDC director Tom Frieden stressed the importance of improving the safety of health workers on the front lines of treating Ebola after a Dallas nurse was confirmed to have contracted the disease by caring for Thomas Eric Duncan. Also, Islamic State fighters captured an Iraqi military training camp. The militants now control strategic towns and have advanced toward Baghdad. Continue reading
Hundreds of people rushed the barricades of pro-democracy protesters in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong Monday, battling with demonstrators to remove roadblocks that have caused traffic congestion in the city over the past two weeks.
In our news wrap Monday, the Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded to three neuroscientists for discovering the brain system that helps people orient themselves. Also, pro-democracy protests seemed to wane in Hong Kong. Talks have begun between the government and activists, but some demonstrators vowed to stand their ground until demands are met. Continue reading
In our news wrap Friday, violence erupted between pro-democracy protesters and Hong Kong police, who have confronted each other in the streets for six straight days. Also, students and their supporters in one Colorado county will resume protests against new standards created by the school board that stress patriotism for advanced placement U.S. History classes. Continue reading
In our news wrap Thursday, the leader of Hong Kong’s government defied calls for him to step down and warned protesters not to storm buildings. Gwen Ifill speaks with Demetri Sevastopulo on what’s driving young protestors. Also, as many as 100 people may have been exposed to the Ebola patient in Dallas, according to health officials in Texas. Continue reading
China’s government is refusing to compromise with pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong as protesters threatened escalated action in the autonomous island region of south China Thursday.
In our news wrap Wednesday, pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong booed the Chinese flag during a celebration of China’s National Day, and a chief organizer suggested the movement may storm government buildings. Also, twin suicide bombings exploded in Syria near an elementary school in Homs, killing at least 32 people. Continue reading
Parts of Hong Kong came to a standstill for a fifth day, with no sign that pro-democracy, student-led demonstrations will stop anytime soon. Lucy Watson of Independent Television News reports on the enthusiasm of the growing crowds and the question of what authorities will do in response. Continue reading