September 30, 2014 16:37 UTC

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Protesters block a street near government headquarters in Hong Kong September 30, 2014. Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters extended a blockade of Hong Kong streets on Tuesday, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades ahead of what

Audio Hong Kong Protesters, Officials Dig In

The Occupy Central protest group has said it will announce plans for the group’s next action on Wednesday if Hong Kong’s leader does not resign by October 1st. It also said the official, Leung Chun-ying, must meet demands for fair elections by that day. More


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 A Turkish Kurd protester runs away from tear gas fired by riot police near the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province.

A Turkish Kurd protester runs away from tear gas fired by riot police near the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province.

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