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Oct 16, 2014

China blocks BBC website as Hong Kong tensions rise

Chinese censors have blocked the website of Britain’s national broadcaster, the BBC said in a statement late on Wednesday, as tensions rise in Hong Kong between pro-democracy protesters and police. The broadcaster said that the move seemed to be “deliberate censorship.” It did not ...

Police actions in Hong Kong protests spark outrage

Oct 16, 2014

Police actions in Hong Kong protests spark outrage

Riot police moving against activists sparked outrage after officers were seen kicking a handcuffed protester and dragging dozens of others away Wednesday in the worst violence against the pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong since they began more than two weeks ago. Clashes that erupted ...

Oct 16, 2014

North Korea praises its rights record in draft resolution

North Korea on Wednesday circulated a draft U.N. resolution praising its own human rights record in a rare effort to counter the international community’s growing condemnation of the way it treats its people. In a closed meeting, dozens of diplomats sat in silence after ...

Oct 15, 2014

More than 82 million in poverty in China: official

More than 82 million people in China still live on less than about $1 a day, a senior official said, despite a decades-long boom that made it the world’s second-largest economy. China’s official poverty standard is an annual income of 2,300 yuan ($375), close ...

Oct 15, 2014

Reports: Rival Koreas hold military talks

Military generals from North and South Korea met at a border village Wednesday for talks on how to ease animosities between the rival countries following two shooting incidents last week, South Korean media said. The two Koreas traded gunfire Friday after South Korean activists ...