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Hong Kong police seize explosives as rival camps rally

Police said they found about 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) of TATP and arrested a man in a raid on a commercial building late Friday night. TATP, or tri-acetone tri-peroxide, has been used in terrorist attacks worldwide.

Hong Kong tourism, hotel occupancy falls as protests drag on

The declines reported on Wednesday came a day after Hong Kong retailers warned that July and August sales could drop by double-digits from a year earlier as tourists put off their visits.


Clashes break out as Hong Kong protesters escalate fight in suburbs

Clashes broke out as protesters hurled umbrellas and plastic bottles at police who retaliated by firing pepper spray amid chaotic scenes inside a shopping mall that houses some of the world's biggest luxury brands.

Hong Kong protesters, police clash as demonstrations target Chinese traders

The demonstration in the Hong Kong territorial town of Sheung Shui began peacefully but devolved into skirmishes and shouting. Protesters threw umbrellas and hardhats at police, who retaliated by swinging batons and firing pepper spray.

Hong Kong protests augur murky outlook for financial hub

The end of the former British colony's 50-year grace period after China took control in 1997 is years away, and the protests have made only a minor dent in day-to-day business.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says China extradition bill 'dead', students not satisfied

But Lam's attempt to restore order in the Asian financial hub and cling to her job did not satisfy many protesters who demanded she completely withdraw the bill and charged her with playing word games by declaring the bill dead.


Hong Kong: Protesters say storming of legislature born of desperation

The protesters were angry. For three weeks, they had tried to get the government's attention by blocking streets, defacing police headquarters and occupying government offices. Along with more peaceful demonstrators, they opposed the government's attempt to change extradition laws to allow suspects to be sent to China.

Beijing’s message to Hong Kong: Get in line or face irrelevance

The Chinese government has taken a increasingly firm line against both perceived meddling and the more radical protesters.

Chinese state media blames 'Western ideologues' for Hong Kong protests

The China Daily accused Western forces of instigating unrest against Hong Kong's government "as a means to put pressure on the central government".

Chinese state media warns conflicts could hurt Hong Kong economy

China called the violence an "undisguised challenge" to the "one country, two systems" model under which Hong Kong has been ruled for 22 years.

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Hundreds of thousands take to streets in renewed Hong Kong protests

Protesters formed a sea of black along roads, walkways and train stations across Hong Kong’s financial centre to vent their frustration and anger at the bill and the government’s handling of the resulting demonstrations.

Hong Kong braces for mass protests against bill allowing extraditions to China

The extradition law has aroused concerns that this would undermine the city's independent judicial system as it allows Hong Kong to hand over fugitives to the jurisdictions that the city doesn't currently have an extradition agreement with, mainland China.


Hundreds of thousands take to Hong Kong streets against China Extradition bill

Sunday’s outpouring was widely expected to raise the pressure on the administration of Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and her official backers in Beijing.

In Hong Kong, there is no space for the dead

In tightly packed Hong Kong, the dead are causing a problem for the living.

TOP FRAMES: Best photographs of the week gone by from around the world

In the Top frames this week The Nobel Peace Prize 2014 was awarded jointly to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education".

Hong Kong protests: Pro-democracy protesters defy tear gas

Police officers tried to negotiate with protesters camped out on a normally busy highway near the Hong Kong government headquarters.