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Hong Kong says riot police have pulled back as protesters jam city streets

The Hong Kong government said Monday that riot police have pulled back from pro-democracy demonstrations around the city that have caused widespread disruption in one of Asia's financial hubs.<p>Defiant demonstrators remained on the streets of Hong Kong's financial center, blocking traffic on key …

Tear gas used against Hong Kong protesters

Police clash with pro-democracy demonstators as city's leader says government to hold consultations on electoral reform.<p>Hong Kong police have used tear gas to disperse protesters, just after the city's leader announced that his government will launch a new round of consultations on electoral reform …

iPhone 6 Could Lock Out NSA, Law Enforcement

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The intelligence community and American law enforcement officials are none too happy with Apple, <i>The</i> …

Embracing 'Deep Time' Thinking

The past two Sundays I reflected, here and here in 13.7, on my anthropological fieldwork among experts developing a Safety Case supporting what might, in Finland in the early 2020s, become the world's first working geological repository for high-level nuclear waste.<p>I explored how these experts …

World leaders vow to help Iraq fight Islamic State using 'all means'

World leaders pledged Monday at a crisis summit to help Iraq fight Islamic State militants using "all means possible," including military action.<p>The emergency conference in Paris -- attended by 26 countries including key players in the region such as Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Lebanon and the …

Middle East

USAID is incubating start-ups to tackle poverty problems

With his nifty PowerPoint slides and carefully crafted pitch, Yashraj Khaitan might be mistaken for any other fast-talking, code-savvy Bay Area millennial boasting that he has hit on the idea to solve a vexing world problem.<p>Yet, in Khaitan's case, some very influential people in Washington think he …

First ban on shark and manta ray trade comes into force

<b>All trade in five named species of sharks is to be regulated from now on, in a significant step forward for conservation.</b><p>Without a permit confirming that these sharks have been harvested legally and sustainably, the sale of their meat or fins will be banned.<p>The regulation was agreed last year at a …

ISIS Became The Richest Terrorist Group Ever By Raising Money Like A Mafia

The extremist group's resources exceed that "of any other terrorist group in history," said a U.S. intelligence official who, like others interviewed, spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss classified assessments. Such riches are one reason that American officials are so concerned about the …

British hostage David Haines beheaded by Islamic State terrorists

Prime Minister David Cameron describes murder of British aid worker David Haines by Isil as 'an act of pure evil', as Foreign Office works urgently to verify video released by extremists<p>Islamic State has released a video showing the beheading of British hostage David Haines.<p>It comes just hours …

North Korea Sentences American Matthew Miller to Six Years Hard Labor

World<p>SEOUL - North Korea sentenced U.S. citizen Matthew Todd Miller to six years hard labor for committing "hostile acts" as a tourist to the isolated country, a statement carried by state media said on Sunday. "He committed acts hostile to the DPRK while entering the territory of the DPRK under …

North Korea