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Hong Kong protesters stockpile supplies, prepare for long haul

Posted on the September 30th, 2014 under General News by

A protester sits next to cut-out of Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying while blocking a street outside the government headquarters in Hong KongBy Clare Baldwin and James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) – 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 some fear may be a push by police to clear the roads before Chinese National Day. Riot police shot pepper spray and tear gas at protesters at the weekend but withdrew on Monday to ease tension as the ranks of demonstrators swelled. Protesters spent the night sleeping or holding vigil unharassed on normally busy roads in the global financial hub. …



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Hong Kong protests: Resignation call amid stand-off – BBC News

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Hong Kong protests: Resignation call amid stand-off
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Pro-democracy protesters have again urged Hong Kong's leader to step down saying he will be condemned by history, as huge crowds continue to bring parts of the territory to a standstill. On Monday night, tens of thousands blocked streets, singing and …
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George Osborne targets benefits and tax credits in new squeeze on working poor – The Guardian

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George Osborne targets benefits and tax credits in new squeeze on working poor
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George Osborne gives his conference speech, in which he also announced a public-sector pay freeze until 2017. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images. Sponsored by: Ernst Young. Patrick Wintour, political editor. Monday 29 September 2014 16.03 …
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U.S. Charges Pakistani Man Of Conspiracy Over His Spyware App

Posted on the September 30th, 2014 under General News by

The Justice Department called this the “first-ever criminal case concerning the advertisement and sale of a mobile device spyware app.”

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Washington Post: White House Intruder Made It To Doorway Of Green Room

Posted on the September 29th, 2014 under General News by

The Secret Service had originally said Omar Gonzalez was apprehended shortly after he burst through the front door after jumping a fence.

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At U.N., Iceland Announces Men-Only Conference On Gender Equality

Posted on the September 29th, 2014 under General News by

During a speech in front of the General Assembly Gunnar Bragi said the conference would focus on violence against women and would be “unique” because only men and boys are invited.

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Protesters stay out on Hong Kong streets, defying Beijing

Posted on the September 29th, 2014 under General News by

By James Pomfret and Charlie Zhu HONG KONG (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters blocked Hong Kong streets in the early hours on Tuesday, maintaining pressure on China as it faces one of its biggest political challenges since the Tiananmen Square crackdown 25 years ago. Riot police had largely withdrawn and there were none of the clashes, tear gas and baton charges that had erupted over the weekend. As tensions eased, some exhausted demonstrators slept on roadsides while others sang songs or chanted slogans. …
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