Violent scuffles erupt in Hong Kong protests (LIVE BLOG)
About 1,000 Beijing supporters clashed with about 100 protesters, spitting and throwing water bottles in a side-show to the main protest movement.
What Beijing really fears: Hong Kong protests spreading across the country
After days of silence, Chinese media lash out at protesters. Mainlanders, in Hong Kong for the holidays, are shocked.
Hong Kong's #UmbrellaRevolution: A day in photos
On the eve of China's National Day, the protests gained momentum.
Hong Kong protesters might be most polite and orderly ever
They pick up rubbish, recycle plastic bottles and even apologize to the police.
Hong Kong protesters greet threats with cheer
On Tuesday night, neither lightning nor an ominous ultimatum could kill the students’ mood.
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists say they face death threats and intimidation
Although Monday was relatively peaceful, protesters were on edge on Tuesday, fearing a new round of police action.
Massive Mongolian mine endangers nomads’ water and way of life
Due to a Western mining company's mistake, grazing land is disappearing. Wells are drying up. Plants that survived years of drought now are withering. Herds of camels are dying.
21 Instagram photos from the Hong Kong protests that China doesn't want you to see
China just blocked Instagram. Here's what they're hiding.
Hong Kong police barricade streets, block in protesters
The move raised fears that the police were preparing an extensive crackdown before Hong Kong opens for business on Monday.
Hong Kong protesters dig in
Thousands massed outside Hong Kong's government headquarters Saturday night, keeping the pressure up and demanding more freedoms from Beijing.
Tragedy hits the Himalayas
An avalanche swept away two European climbers, while a veteran Japanese mountaineer plunged to his death.
Alibaba.com: Supermarket for torture devices?
Alibaba may be Wall Street’s wunderkind, but for dictators searching for thumb cuffs and shock devices, it's a great place to shop.
The Islamic State bogeyman has arrived in Australia
Australians are getting anxious about recent anti-terror raids and the Abbott government’s hastily adopted intelligence powers.
Forget filial piety. Young Chinese are fed up with the old
And the fight is getting nasty. An editorial asks, 'Did the old get bad, or did the bad get old?'
Why thousands of Hong Kong students are marching for democracy
Beijing last month rejected demands for people to freely choose the city's next leader, prompting threats from pro-democracy activists to shut down the Central financial district.
Will China help Obama fight the Islamic State?
Analysis: The terror group’s global reach tests Beijing’s longstanding vow not to interfere.
Alibaba is absolutely crushing the New York Stock Exchange right now
The Chinese e-commerce giant just set an IPO record and investors are going nuts.
Heaviest rain in 50 years in Kashmir claims hundreds of lives
Some 47,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in India.
Dutch report suggests MH17 was shot down from ground
The report said MH17 crashed due to a 'large number of high-energy objects' penetrating the fuselage.
Indian and Pakistani leaders offer to help each other in flood relief efforts
At least 175 people have been killed on the Indian side of the border, while Pakistan's Kashmir State Disaster Management Authority said 64 people have died.
These maps show where the world’s youngest and oldest people live
Does this tell us where the next revolution will take place?
Hong Kong democracy activists promise 'era of civil disobedience' campaign
Beijing's plan to vet candidates in the next election has dismayed democracy advocates.
Indian defense minister calls Pakistan border clashes 'extremely serious'
Several people including soldiers have been killed in the clashes between the two countries in recent weeks.
Australia’s cuddly koalas are rapidly dying out
But a new technique — involving nose prints — may help conservationists save them.
Everyone from Tibetan monks to Iran's Supreme Leader is watching Ferguson. Here's how they're reacting
The killing of Michael Brown matters to folks around the globe.
These maps show the best and worst countries for journalists, and how much has changed in recent years
Our time-lapse GIFs show you how conditions for journalists have changed over the last 12 years.
Sri Lanka's president is adamant about barring UN war crimes investigators
Sri Lankan government forces have been accused of widespread human rights violations in the final stages of the war, which ended in May 2009.
Hundreds of Taliban fighters battle Afghan forces near Kabul
The fighting in Logar is a grim reminder of the insecurity plaguing Afghanistan as the foreign combat troops wind down their military operations.
Myanmar struggles to kick a deadly addiction
The world’s fourth most common psychoactive habit delivers a potent buzz and lots of red saliva.
Landslides, floods kill 109 people, displace thousands in Nepal and India
The deaths come two weeks after the worst landslide in over a decade smashed into hamlets in northeastern Nepal, killing 156 people.
Tony Abbott's top business adviser says 'global cooling' is the climate threat we should be worried about
Global warming is a hoax. According to this guy, we're headed to another ice age.