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CUHK poll shows waning support for Hong Kong protests

By Sun, Nov 23, 2014 1:42PM UTC A woman talks on a mobile phone next to some anti-government posters at an occupied area outside government headquarters in Hong Kong Friday. Pic: AP.

Just one month ago, protests in Hong Kong were in full swing: it was mid-October, and fresh clashes between the protesters and the police were taking place in both Admiralty and Mongkok. Even then, however, some worried that fatigue could take a toll on activists and nuisances created by the protest might erode the public’s patience. Those worries have now become a reality, as a poll by the Chinese University of Hong Kong recently showed.

UNFC condemns Burma army shelling of KIA cadets

By Sun, Nov 23, 2014 1:06PM UTC

The Burmese army has been condemned by the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) for killing 23 Kachin Independence Army (KIA) officer cadets and wounding 20 more by firing an artillery shell into their parade ground near Laiza on November 19.

NKorean student escapes kidnap attempt in Paris

By Sun, Nov 23, 2014 12:56PM UTC

PARIS (AP) — A North Korean student with family ties to the regime has escaped a kidnapping bid in Paris, where he was studying, and is now in hiding.

Magnitude-6.8 quake strikes central Japan’s Nagano city

By Sun, Nov 23, 2014 12:48PM UTC Magnitude-6.8 quake strikes central Japan’s Nagano city

TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake has hit central Japan, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The Japan Meteorological Agency says the magnitude-6.8 earthquake hit parts of Nagano city and surrounding areas the hardest. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake’s magnitude was 6.2. The earthquake

UN committee urges Burma action on Rohingya

By Sun, Nov 23, 2014 12:42PM UTC Rohingya refugees at Da Paing camp in Rakhine State. Pic: AP.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee has approved a resolution urging Burma to allow its persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority “access to full citizenship on an equal basis.”

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