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December 17, 2014
Dalai Lama says world must push for democracy in China
New Delhi (AFP) Dec 17, 2014
The Dalai Lama has said the world has a "moral responsibility" to push for democracy and rule of law in China. But he said seeking closer ties with the world's second-largest economy was a "realistic" policy for cash-strapped Western nations such as Britain. "Free world have moral responsibility to bring China to mainstream of democracy... Chinese people also want that," the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader told the BBC in an interview broadcast Tuesday. "I think the free world have certain r ... read more

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Hong Kong left deeply polarised by protests: analysts
The demolition of Hong Kong's main protest camp ended a pro-democracy occupation that paralysed the city for two months, but the campaign has left the city deeply divided both politically and socially, analysts say. ... more
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China media says Hong Kong protest movement 'defeated' after clearance
Chinese state-run media triumphantly declared the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement "defeated" Friday and warned domestic and foreign "hostile forces" against destabilising the city, after police swept away its main protest site. ... more
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Hong Kong 'business as usual' as activists vow to fight on
Rush-hour traffic streamed through the heart of Hong Kong for the first time in more than two months Friday after police cleared the city's main pro-democracy protest camp with mass arrests - but activists vowed that their struggle would go on. ... more
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Hong Kong 'revolution' defeated, say China media
Chinese state-run media Friday triumphantly declared the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement "defeated", warning domestic and foreign "hostile forces" against destabilising the city. ... more
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Mauritius opposition celebrate landslide victory
Mauritius' opposition coalition led by 84-year-old ex-president Anerood Jugnauth celebrated a landslide victory Friday taking nearly three-quarters of seats in parliament, as final election results were released. ... more
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Hong Kong protest leaders will 'stay to end' as police swoop looms
Hong Kong's student protest leaders said Wednesday that they would "stay to the end" as police prepared to swoop on the city's main rally site after more than two months of mass pro-democracy demonstrations. ... more
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Wordplay a new weapon in Hong Kong democracy battle
In street tents, on stages and online, Hong Kong's young demonstrators express themselves in an emerging dialect that is evolving so rapidly Helen Fan decided to deploy a new weapon in the democracy fight: a dictionary. ... more
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Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong calls off hunger strike
Joshua Wong, the teenage face of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement, said Saturday he has ended a four-day hunger strike designed to force the government into further talks on political reform. ... more
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Police prepare to clear Hong Kong protest sites
The clearance of Hong Kong's main pro-democracy protest camp will begin Thursday when bailiffs move in, authorities said, but some demonstrators vowed to stand their ground after more than two months of rallies. ... more
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With their smartphones and tablet computers, they look much like young people anywhere in the world. ... more
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Myanmar officer jailed for backing reduced military role: opposition
A Myanmar army officer has been jailed for two years after he signed a petition supporting Aung San Suu Kyi's efforts to reduce the military's role in politics, a member of her opposition party said Monday. ... more
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Hong Kong student leaders consider protest retreat
Hong Kong's student leaders said Thursday they would decide in the coming days whether to leave protest sites they have occupied for more than two months, following violent clashes. ... more
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Hong Kong protest founders to 'surrender', urge students to retreat
The original founders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy Occupy movement tearfully announced Tuesday they would "surrender" by turning themselves in to police and urged protesters on the streets to retreat. ... more
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Hong Kong protest founders prepare to surrender
The original founders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy Occupy movement prepared to surrender to police Wednesday in a move they said was to show their commitment to the rule of law. ... more
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US calls for 'competitive' Hong Kong polls
The United States Wednesday gave its strongest backing yet to protestors in Hong Kong calling for "competitive" 2017 elections, but came under fire for muting its support for fear of angering China. ... more
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Hong Kong police clash with protesters outside govt HQ
Hundreds of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters faced off against police early Monday in a fresh escalation of tensions, with officers firing pepper spray at angry students trying to surround the government headquarters. ... more
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British MPs have 'every right' to visit Hong Kong
The head of a British parliamentary committee refused entry to Hong Kong said Monday that MPs had "every right" to visit, as a government spokesman said China's reaction was "counter-productive". ... more
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Joshua Wong, two other HK student protesters on hunger strike
Hong Kong pro-democracy protest leader Joshua Wong and two other members of his student group Scholarism announced Monday they have gone on an "indefinite" hunger strike, starting immediately. ... more
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Hong Kong leader says protests 'in vain' after violent clashes
Hong Kong's leader said Monday that pro-democracy protests were "in vain" after police used pepper spray and batons on students trying to storm government headquarters overnight, in some of the worst violence since the rallies began. ... more
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Hong Kong student leader says police 'tried to hurt' him
Hong Kong student protest leader Joshua Wong Thursday accused police of using violence against him during his arrest as authorities clashed with demonstrators at a flashpoint rally site. ... more
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Hong Kong police spray protesters, arrest 80 in bid to clear street
Hong Kong police used pepper spray and arrested 80 people Tuesday as they moved to clear a city street blocked by pro-democracy demonstrators for nearly two months. ... more
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Myanmar rules out constitutional change before polls
Myanmar's parliament speaker said Tuesday the current junta-drafted constitution, which bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president, cannot be changed before elections in November 2015. ... more
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Clashes as Hong Kong protesters attempt parliament break-in
Hong Kong police clashed with pro-democracy demonstrators Wednesday after a small group attempted to break into the city's legislature, with tensions spiking as court-ordered clearances of protest sites get under way. ... more
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Hong Kong authorities begin clearing main protest camp
Hong Kong authorities on Tuesday cleared part of the city's main pro-democracy protest camp, the first of several planned evictions to shrink mass sit-ins that have blocked major thoroughfares for seven weeks. ... more
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