Six protesters hold hands as they leave the Hong Kong Polytechnic University before surrendering to police early Friday. (Dale De La Rey/AFP/Getty Images)
Six protesters hold hands as they leave the Hong Kong Polytechnic University before surrendering to police early Friday. (Dale De La Rey/AFP/Getty Images)

Hong Kong protesters trickle out from besieged campus as city prepares for elections

Sunday’s district council vote looms as a test of support for the pro-democracy movement after months of anti-government unrest.

Bei Bei, Washington’s homegrown panda, returns to his ancestral roots.

For his first meal in China — breakfast on Thursday morning, although with his jet lag he might have thought it was dinner on Wednesday night — Bei Bei found the local bamboo to his taste.

India is the best place in the world to have a smartphone. That’s about to change.

Telecom companies reeling from bruising competition are planning to raise prices.

Argentine prosecutors seek abuse-related arrest of bishop who worked with Pope Francis

Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta is reported to have gone dark inside Vatican City.
(The Associated Press)
(The Associated Press)

In Iran, ‘rage is escalating’ as economic stress reaches new level

Protests have flared in many of the areas that saw unrest two years ago, but a wider spectrum of society may be joining in, analysts say.
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