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  • Hong Kong student leaders jailed over pro-democracy protest tied to Umbrella Movement

    Hong Kong student leaders jailed over pro-democracy protest tied to Umbrella Movement

    Nearly three years ago, several Hong Kong youth with hopes of greater democracy led a downtown protest that ballooned into thousands and lasted for 79 days. Now, they’re going to jail. Three student leaders who helped catalyze the city’s pro-democracy movement were sentenced to prison on Thursday,...

  • U.S. soldier killed in battle with Islamic State in Afghanistan

    U.S. soldier killed in battle with Islamic State in Afghanistan

    The U.S. military says an American soldier was killed and several others wounded in a battle with Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan. The military said in a statement that several Afghan forces were also wounded in the fighting Wednesday in the Achin district of the Nangarhar province,...

  • Anti-Muslim Australian senator wears a burqa in Parliament

    Anti-Muslim Australian senator wears a burqa in Parliament

    An Australian senator provoked an angry backlash from lawmakers by wearing a burqa in Parliament on Thursday as part of her campaign for a national ban on Islamic face covers. Pauline Hanson, leader of the anti-Muslim, anti-immigration One Nation minor party, sat wearing the black head-to-ankle...

  • At least 7 dead in alleged gang attack on Guatemala hospital

    At least 7 dead in alleged gang attack on Guatemala hospital

    Attackers stormed one of Guatemala's largest hospitals with guns blazing Wednesday to free an imprisoned gang member, officials said. At least seven people were killed and five were arrested. Carlos Soto, director of Roosevelt Hospital in the capital, said an unknown number of gunmen entered the...

  • South Korea looks to jump-start diplomacy in North Korea standoff

    South Korea looks to jump-start diplomacy in North Korea standoff

    In an effort to jump-start diplomacy, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that he would consider sending a special envoy to North Korea for talks if the North stops its missile and nuclear tests. He also declared, amid fears in South Korea that threats from President Trump to unleash...

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