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By Zen Soo, Associated Press
Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong residents turned up over the weekend to vote in an unofficial primary election held by the city’s pro-democracy camp as it gears up to field candidates for an upcoming legislative poll.
The United States condemned the arrests of at least 14 veteran pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong on charges of joining massive anti-government protests last year, saying the police action jeopardizes a high degree of autonomy guaranteed the southern Chinese city.
In our news wrap Wednesday, New Year’s Day brought only slight relief to parts of Australia ravaged by some of the country’s worst-ever wildfires. The death toll rose to 17. Also, the Taliban staged a series of attacks on Afghan…
In our news wrap Friday, democracy advocates in Hong Kong formed a human chain stretching 25 miles to show solidarity and appeal for international support. It was inspired by a human chain in the Baltic states 30 years ago that…
In our news wrap Wednesday, China said its trade war with the U.S. is hurting both countries. A spokesman in Beijing also said that when it comes to international treaties, the U.S. “breaks promises” and “violates rules.” Meanwhile, Hong Kong…
By Samy Magdy, Associated Press
The new, 11-member body — called the Sovereign Council — is to rule Sudan for a little over three years until elections can be held.
In our news wrap Friday, pro-democracy demonstrations resumed in Hong Kong, amid suspicion China could send in paramilitary forces to counter them. Hong Kong police insisted they would maintain control as thousands of students rallied against Beijing’s rule. Meanwhile, in…
By Bruce Harrison
Chinese military exercises Thursday near the border with Hong Kong reiterated the country’s waning patience with months of pro-democracy demonstrations, some turning violent. Beijing officials have referred to the protests as “terrorism,” and even some Hong Kong residents have grown…
By Jonathan Miller, Independent Television News
Violence is rising between protesters and police in Hong Kong, with China threatening to unleash retribution upon those who challenge its authority. Police attacked pro-democracy demonstrators Monday, severely injuring one, while media in Beijing warned it might send Chinese paramilitary…
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