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Open Elections Ruled Out In Hong Kong; Potential Showdown Looms

14 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

China's legislature is limiting reforms in Hong Kong, drawing battle lines in what opposition groups warned would be clashing visions of the political future of the region and of China.

British Embassy Apologizes For Humorous Tweet About Burning The White House

6 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The tweet joked about the burning of the White House 200 years ago by the British. It unleashed many tweets from Americans who didn't think relations were special enough for that kind of ribbing.

U.S. Won't Rule Out Attack In Syria To Hit Islamic State

last weekNews : The Two-Way

American aircraft have carried out more strikes against the Islamic State, after the extremist group beheaded U.S. journalist James Foley. The attacks come despite threats to kill other hostages.

Many Seek 'Justice' In Ferguson, Mo., But Will Have To Wait A While

last weekNews : The Two-Way

Demonstrators want an indictment of the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown earlier this month. But investigations — one of them a federal civil rights case — can take weeks, if not months.

Gaza Violence Resumes; Hamas Military Chief Targeted

last weekNews : The Two-Way

Israel says more than 70 rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip in the past 24 hours, and it carried out at least 60 airstrikes in response.

Fresh Clashes In Ferguson, Mo., As National Guard Arrives

last weekNews : The Two-Way

The St. Louis suburb has been tense since the Aug. 9 shooting by an officer of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager. Thirty-one people were arrested overnight in violence between protesters and police.

Ukraine: Reports Of Attack On Civilian Convoy Near Luhansk

last weekNews : The Two-Way

Ukraine's government and pro-Russian separatists are blaming one another for an attack on a convoy carrying people who were fleeing the fighting near the eastern city of Luhansk.

WikiLeaks' Assange Says He'll Leave Embassy In London

last weekNews : The Two-Way

Citing health concerns, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he'll leave Ecuador's embassy, where he has lived for more than two years. He faces criminal charges in Sweden and the U.S.

'They're Talking To People': Tensions Ease In Ferguson As Police Change Tactics

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Instead of meeting demonstrators with tear gas, police walked with them. There have been reports that officials might reveal the name today of the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown.

How People In Ferguson See The Police in Ferguson

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Some residents say that even before Ferguson police killed a teenager, they saw the police as a potential threat. Increasingly this week, they're seeing the police in military gear.

Tear Gas And Arrests: Ferguson Police And Protesters Faceoff

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson used helicopters and armored vehicles to try to control an area torn by racial tension and outrage over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

Another Police Shooting Reported In St. Louis Suburb

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

News of the shooting follows another night of protests over the killing of Michael Brown, 18, who was shot to death by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday afternoon.

Iraq Update: France Will Arm Kurds; More Refugees Leave Mountain

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

France says it will deliver weapons to Iraq's Kurds "in the coming hours," moving quickly after the European Union voted to allow such operations.

St. Louis-Area Rally For Teen Killed By Police Turns Violent

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Police and witnesses agree the teen did not have a gun and that a third person was also involved; beyond that, the details of Brown's death are in dispute.

Here's What You Need To Know About The U.S. Intervention In Iraq

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

President Obama authorized humanitarian drops and airstrikes against militants in the country. But administration officials say this does not signal a broader war against the Islamic extremists.

Sir Hugh Orde in conversation with John Ware @RelsForJustice @feilebelfast #timefortruth #feile2014

3 weeks agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Panorama veteran reporter John Ware interviewed Sir Hugh Orde in the Balmoral Hotel this afternoon in a packed event organised by Relatives for Justice as part of Féile an Phobail. Audio in three parts. [MP3 MP3 MP3] listen to ‘1/3 Sir Hugh Orde in conversation with John Ware @relsforjustice @feilebelfast’ on Audioboo For 45 minutes more...

Listen back to West Belfast Talks Back – Gaza, LGBT rights, lights out, #indyref & Haass #wbtalksback

3 weeks agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Noel Thompson swapped the comfy chair in the Good Morning Ulster studio to be ringmaster at West Belfast Talks Back this evening with Danny Kennedy (UUP, Minister of Regional Development), Fr Tim Bartlett (Catholic Church), Rev Dr Leslie Carroll (Presbyterian) and John O’Down (Sinn Féin, Minister of Education) in front of an audience of three more...

West Belfast Youth Talks Back … but mostly to itself #openuptheconversation #youthtalksback

3 weeks agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Yvette Shapiro introduced this year’s panel to an audience of 30 or so youth and another 30 less youthful in Whiterock Leisure Centre: Cllr Steven Corr (SF), Julie-Anne Corr (PUP), Anna Lo MLA (Alliance) and Sean Connolly (applied psychologist). She reminded the audience that the young people from West Belfast’s Upper Springfield Development Trust Participation more...

Rosetta Spacecraft Arrives At Comet After 10-Year Chase

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

In November, Rosetta will release a lander about the size of a small refrigerator that will attempt to secure itself to the comet's surface using harpoons.

In Quest To Harpoon A Comet, A Spacecraft Stalks Its Prey

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

The European Rosetta mission arrives at its target comet Wednesday morning. In the coming months, its lander unit will harpoon the space rock.

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