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Sinosphere Blog: Hong Kong Politician Likens Protesters to African-American Slaves

Laura Cha.

Sinosphere Blog: Hong Kong Protesters Consider Taking Their Grievances to Beijing

Hundreds of folded paper umbrellas, a symbol of the democracy movement, are strung across a street in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.

U.N. Panel Faults Sri Lanka Over Presidential Powers

A human rights report criticized a constitutional change that allows the president to appoint or dismiss judges, and repealed the limit on presidential terms.

Syrian Photographer0s Record of Deaths Generates Outrage, but Little Action

The Syrian defector and photographer known as Caesar, wearing a blue hooded jacket, listened to an interpreter at a briefing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee in July.

Blaise Compaor0 Resigns as Burkina Faso0s President, and a General Assumes Power

Antigovernment protesters gathered in Ouagadougou on Friday.

Sunni Tribesmen Say ISIS Exacts Brutal Revenge

Islamic State militants have killed scores of members of an Iraqi Sunni tribe that fought them for months, tribal leaders and officials said.

Hungary Drops Internet Tax Plan After Surge of Protests

Protesters opposed to a plan to tax Internet use in Hungary. Some waved flags showing likenesses of Prime Minister Viktor Orban and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.

The Saturday Profile: Prolific Writer Clive James, Facing Death, Reflects on Getting 0a Few Things Done0

Clive James has just published a book of writing on poetry and hopes to live long enough to see a new 0Collected Poems,0 scheduled for next year.

China and Russia Said to Block Creation of Antarctic Marine Reserves

International talks in Australia on establishing two marine reserve areas, each larger than Texas, in the waters around Antarctica ended in failure on Friday.

Contested Holy Site in Jerusalem Reopens for Muslim Worship

Israeli police officers prevented a Palestinian man from entering the Al Aksa Mosque for Friday Prayer.

Braving Ebola

Portraits of those who labor and those who survived at an Ebola treatment center in rural Liberia.

Op-Ed Contributor: Hong Kong0s Occupy Generation

Sinosphere Blog: Beijing Police Clamp Down on Halloween Costumes in the Subway

The Halloween tradition draws a mostly foreign crowd.

Taiwan0s President Backs Hong Kong Protesters While Courting Beijing

President Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan at the presidential palace in Taipei on Friday.

Sinosphere Blog: Q. and A.: Larry Diamond on Political Change in Hong Kong

Larry Diamond.

Sweden Gives Recognition to Palestinians

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman of Israel said the decision by Stockholm was unfortunate and would strengthen radical elements and Palestinian recalcitrance.

Liberia0s Ebola Crisis Puts President in Harsh Light

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, center, with her security detail in August, visiting West Point, a neighborhood in Monrovia quarantined for Ebola.

Former Navy SEAL Team Member Investigated for Bin Laden Disclosures

A former Navy SEAL who wrote a best seller about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden is under criminal investigation for disclosing classified material.

Family of Washington Post Reporter Calls on Iran to Free Him

Jason Rezaian, an Iranian-American correspondent for The Washington Post, has spent 100 days in confinement.

New Russian Boldness Revives a Cold War Tradition: Testing the Other Side

A breach of a White House computer system and military flights skirting NATO territory could be 0message-sending by Putin, and it0s dangerous,0 a defense official said.

Mexico City Journal: Halloween Creeps In Where Local Tradition Ruled the Living and Dead

At the Sonora Market in downtown Mexico City, pi0atas associated with Halloween were on display as the Day of the Dead holiday approached on Sunday.

Protest Is Muted as Egypt Levels Border Area in Sinai

The Egyptian Army demolished homes in Rafah on Thursday to create a buffer against militants.

Open Source: Images of a Dramatic Day in Burkina Faso

Protesters celebrated seizing the offices of state television in Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou, on Thursday.

Husband0s Arrest in India Tests Colonial-Era Sex Law

A man accused of having extramarital sex with men was charged with violating an 1861 law that India0s Supreme Court reinstated last December.

North Korea Said to Impose Ebola Quarantine on All Travelers

North Korea, which in the best of times allows a limited number of people in or out, is so rattled by the virus that it reportedly will quarantine anyone coming into the country from anywhere.

World Briefing: Mexico: 3 Americans Feared Dead

State officials in the state of Tamaulipas said Thursday that bodies found near Matamoros appeared to be those of three Americans missing in northern Mexico for more than two weeks.

World Briefing: Russia: Court Rules Against Tycoon

A Moscow court on Thursday ruled in favor of nationalizing a Russian billionaire0s majority stake in the oil producer Bashneft, one of the country0s largest private oil companies.

Friction Grows Between Israel and Jordan Over Revered Location

A decades-long arrangement for Jordan to oversee the Noble Sanctuary, or Temple Mount, is under strain because of recent clashes between Jews and Muslims.

Interpol May Charge to Screen Passports

The international police agency could raise funds from businesses like airlines, banks and hotels to screen documents against its criminal database.

American Drone Strike Kills 6 in Pakistani Tribal Areas

Pakistani officials said six militants, four of them foreigners, were killed in the strike in South Waziristan.

Open Source: Israeli Cartoonist Compares Netanyahu to 9/11 Hijackers

A political cartoon depicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel as a hijacker attacking the World Trade Center as happened in 2001 has stirred outrage and confusion.

Malala Yousafzai Donates Prize Money to Rebuild Gaza School

Malala Yousafzai, 17, donated $50,000.

Chinese and South Korean Students Face Fallout From Suspicions of SAT Cheating

The Educational Testing Service, which administers the test worldwide, is withholding the scores of those who took it on Oct. 11 while the company investigates the allegations.

Letter From Europe: Supplanting the Symbols of Warfare

With the relentless spread of conflicts of faith and identity, the emblems of conventional warfare have changed.

Israeli Firm, Target of Boycott, to Shut West Bank Plant

A Palestinian worker at the SodaStream factory in Mishor Adumim, where operations will be consolidated.

Op-Ed Contributor: Don0t Let Ebola Dehumanize Africa

Fear-mongering about the disease is threatening to reverse decades of progress for the continent's image.

Provocateur0s Death Haunts the Dutch

A portrait of Theo van Gogh painted in Amsterdam following his murder in 2004.

South Korean Court Orders Japanese Firm Nachi-Fujikoshi to Pay Forced Laborers

The company must give $75,800 to $94,800 to over a dozen people who were made to work in its factory during Japanese colonial rule of Korea.

In Hong Kong Photographer, China Sees Image of Spy

Dan Garrett, a student who has taken thousands of protest photos, says he once worked as a military intelligence analyst.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Hamburger Face for Congress

This is what a normal campaign season looks like: strange people, funny memes, a strong influence of religion and lots of turnarounds.

Theo Padnos, American Journalist, on Being Kidnapped, Tortured and Released in Syria

Theo Padnos.

Lens Blog: Poverty and Uncertainty for Widows of Syrian 0Freedom Fighters0

Two sisters posing for a portrait in their living room in a "Martyrs' Wives" building. They are young enough to go to school and are still allowed to go outside. Once they get older, they will more than likely spend their days inside the apartment and possibly be pushed into an early marriage.

Lens Blog: Emotions Reverberate After the Sky Crashed

Aklima, 28, a survivor who suffers from severe post-traumatic stress disorder. She worries that what happened to her could also affect her children0s well-being.

Lens Blog: A Festival of Ideas and Photos in Africa

Afose Sulayman Senayon found that workshops encouraged him to document his community.

ISIS Hostages Endured Torture and Dashed Hopes, Freed Cellmates Say

The father of Jejoen Bontinck, a young Belgian who spent three weeks in the same cell as James Foley and other hostages, showed a picture of the prison where they were held.