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January 28, 2015
Hong Kong Occupy protest leaders arrested
Hong Kong (AFP) Jan 24, 2015
The original founders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy Occupy movement were arrested and released Saturday as the city's police chief defended the investigation into mass protests, saying it was not "a show". A number of protest leaders have been arrested and released without charge, with some calling the investigation harassment. Occupy founder Benny Tai said that he, Chan Kin-man and Chu Yiu-ming had been formally arrested on accusations of organising and participating in an illegal assembly, but ... read more

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Sirisena to be sworn in as Sri Lanka's new president
Maithripala Sirisena will be sworn in as Sri Lankan president Friday after a shock victory over veteran strongman Mahinda Rajapakse in an election dominated by charges of corruption and growing authoritarianism. ... more
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Hong Kong student leader Wong slams authorities in court
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Hong Kong protest teenager sent to children's home
A 14-year-old Hong Kong girl arrested for scribbling graffiti on a wall famous for the pro-democracy messages it carried has been sent to a children's home, her lawyer said Tuesday. ... more
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Hong Kong 'Occupy hotel' recreates protest camp for guests
Hong Kong's pro-democracy protest camps may have been swept away but one man has recreated a rally site as an Occupy hotel - where guests now pay to spend the night in a tent. ... more
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Sri Lanka military denies dabbling in politics
Sri Lanka's military Thursday rejected opposition allegations that it had deployed troops to campaign for President Mahinda Rajapakse's re-election. ... more
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Dalai Lama says world must push for democracy in China
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Macau democracy leader says he's being watched before Xi visit
A Macau pro-democracy leader said Tuesday he is being "watched" by authorities before a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping, amid reports that Hong Kong students had been blocked from entering the territory. ... more
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