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Hong Kong authorities to clear more protest barricades

By Mon, Nov 24, 2014 9:46PM UTC

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities say they will remove some barricades from part of a pro-democracy protest site in Mong Kok district, scene of previous violent confrontations with police and angry mobs.

Church: Papal visit not part of Sri Lanka politics

By Mon, Nov 24, 2014 9:37PM UTC

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic church says Pope Francis’ visit in January should not be politicized and that papal images should not be used in the presidential election campaign.

Thai web editor jailed for defaming king

By Mon, Nov 24, 2014 9:26PM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — A military court in junta-ruled Thailand has sentenced a web editor to 4 1/2 years in jail for publishing an article five years ago that it said defamed the nation’s king.

China holds out hope for Iran nuclear deal

By Mon, Nov 24, 2014 9:22PM UTC

VIENNA (AP) — Talks on Iran’s nuclear program appear likely to run beyond their Monday midnight deadline, but China’s foreign minister says negotiators are still working on elements of a deal. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif agreed Sunday to start discussion on

China defends land reclamation in South China Sea

By Mon, Nov 24, 2014 9:17PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — China has defended its land reclamation in a disputed area of the South China Sea and says it is for public service use, although a London-based security group says the new island could host an airfield to intimidate neighbors.

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