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Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings

HONG KONG (AP) — Raising the stakes in their standoff with the authorities, Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters threatened to occupy key government buildings unless the territory's top official resigns by the end of the day Thursday.<p>The Chinese government, meanwhile, appeared to be losing …

Hong Kong protests approach potential National Day flashpoint

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong’s leader is willing to let pro-democracy demonstrations blocking large areas of the city go on for weeks if necessary, a source close to him said, while defiant protesters vowed they would not budge.<p>The city’s streets were calm early on Thursday while police largely …

Hong Kong protest leaders threaten to occupy government buildings

Student leaders of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have threatened to occupy government buildings if the region’s chief executive does not resign by the end of Thursday, amid growing uncertainty about where the demonstrations are heading.<p>There was a jubilant mood on the National Day public …

Hong Kong-China relationship is changing amid new dynamic

The colorful skyscrapers and massive luxury shops glistening along both sides of Hong Kong's harbor offer architectural proof of the economic boom that hit this city after Britain handed the former colony back to China in 1997.<p>To many of the pro-democracy demonstrators now clogging Hong Kong's …

How tear gas brought Hong Kongers together

When the pepper spray came out, the students only had moments to react.<p>Kason, a wiry 23-year-old engineering student, was at the front of around 2,000 young protesters on a highway when he was hit -- but what he remembers most is the way protesters cooperated with one another.<p>"Give umbrellas to the …

Woman Gets Third Breast Implanted in Hopes of Getting Her Own Reality Show

We’ve seen lots of bizarre plastic surgery stories in the past, but this one surpasses them all – a 21-year-old woman went and got herself a third …

Travel Tips: How to Take the Best Selfie Ever

When we travel, we are creating precious memories. And what better way to hold on to these memories than with pictures?<p>But taking pictures of yourself isn't always the easiest thing to do. Have you ever been on the road and asked somebody to take a picture of you? But then... where are you?<p>Why …

Problem Solved: Lost Passports

<i>National Geographic Traveler</i> Editor at Large <b>Christopher Elliott</b> is the magazine’s consumer advocate and ombudsman. Over the past 15 years he has helped countless readers fix their trips.<p><b>Here’s his latest advice:</b><p><b>Reader Question:</b> I’m an American who has lost my passport in Buenos Aires. Now what?<p><b>My</b> …

The Reading List Classic You Should Have On Your Shelf

<i>By Betsy Bloom for Off the Shelf</i><p>I have a confession. Somehow I made it through most of my adult life without reading John Knowles's <i>A Separate Peace</i>. In my defense, it was an unintentional oversight. This book that almost every high school student has read never appeared on any of my summer reading …

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The Paris Review

“Fingerprint words”: the words and phrases we overuse to the point that they become our personal trademarks. The strangest thing about these words is …

10 Healthy Pasta Recipes

Cheese Tortellini with Walnut Pesto Here's one of the quickest pesto sauces you'll come across. It's a perfect match for<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Christina …

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